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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
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    Climate controlled since bought it new in 1903?
    LMAO!! Meaning it's always been kept in the house...what's unique about that?
    Unfortunately, some of these grand ladies have not been treated as well. Note that some have been found in barns and on porches.
    I'm well aware, but the majority that we see have always been kept inside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
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    Climate controlled since bought it new in 1903?
    LMAO!! Meaning it's always been kept in the house...what's unique about that?
    Unfortunately, some of these grand ladies have not been treated as well. Note that some have been found in barns and on porches.
    I'm well aware, but the majority that we see have always been kept inside...
    he he - it is called MARKETING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammydar
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    Grammydar,
    What's your other treadle machine? The Singer 66-1 red eye is pretty. Sometimes a machine won't pick up the bobbin thread because its either not threaded correctly or the needle isn't in correctly.
    Sharon W.
    According to this board I have the 66 and 2-that are 127.
    I have gotten both 127's working, but the 66 isn't picking up the bobbin and I don't have instructions for it.

    Darlene
    Try retheading your machine, try changing your needle, take out the bobbin and put it back in. Kathie

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    I found a really sad 1922 Singer Red Eye awhile back. Her case was shot and she had been where water had reached her underside. Here she is when I got her. She needs the spa treatment badly !!

    Texas Jan
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    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    I am speechless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    Just beautiful! Did you get a repro wheel and hand crank? Or were they salvaged from another machine? Glenn's case is a great setting for it. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    That was a NICE deal. Glenn did an excellent job! And your machine looks beautiful in the custom box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    Just beautiful! Did you get a repro wheel and hand crank? Or were they salvaged from another machine? Glenn's case is a great setting for it. :)
    It is a reproduction hand crank. It had gold lettering in Chinese, but I painted over it. It is not near as good a crank as the original. It makes a noise that sounds like a frog croaking when you turn it. I need to try to put some more lubricant on it to quiet it down.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    That was a NICE deal. Glenn did an excellent job! And your machine looks beautiful in the custom box.
    He did do a wonderful job and she looks proud in it.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    I am speechless!
    Wait till you see the other one tomorrow. It is really unique.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    Absolutely gorgeous!!! You did a WONDERFUL job!! Gotta love our Glenn...he's the cat's meow in my book!! :)

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    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    You and Glenn did a beautiful job. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    Absolutely gorgeous!!! You did a WONDERFUL job!! Gotta love our Glenn...he's the cat's meow in my book!! :)
    He is quite a fella !!! The one I will show tomorrow is my Wheel-Wilson #8 that I bought when I was in New York. I just have the machine, and he made the neatest display box for it just from the measurements I sent.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa Glenn an. . .made (this) custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    You and Glenn did a beautiful job. Kathie
    I agree! It took our breath away!

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    Really nice ...... you two work well together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    I gave the Red Eye the spa treatment, but needed a new display box for her to sit in. I did some talking to our Glenn and we made a deal to trade my Singer 319 for two custom display boxes. Here is my Red Eye now, all decked out in her new box with the fancy attached little box. Aren't they both beautiful !!!

    Texas Jan
    Wow! the machine looks so beautiful! and the case just sets it off, Looks very elegant!

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    Thanks Everybody !! I just love the way they look.

    Texas Jan

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    I finished cleaning my 15-30. I put a repro hand crank on it also and painted out the Chinese letters - fortunately mine moves really smoothly and quietly. I had bought the machine for $20 and it was missing the slide plate - and the box. I bought a wood box on eBay that was covered with ugly wallpaper.I removed the wallpaper thinking I would paint it but the joints didn't look very good. So I put red oak veneer on it and stained it. Here is the finished product:

    Singer 15-30 "Gretel" 10/19/1915
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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    I finished cleaning my 15-30. I put a repro hand crank on it also and painted out the Chinese letters - fortunately mine moves really smoothly and quietly. I had bought the machine for $20 and it was missing the slide plate - and the box. I bought a wood box on eBay that was covered with ugly wallpaper.I removed the wallpaper thinking I would paint it but the joints didn't look very good. So I put red oak veneer on it and stained it. Here is the finished product:


    Your Gretel looks like a 15 to me.
    Great job cleaning her up.
    Love the handcrank.

    Blessings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    I finished cleaning my 15-30. I put a repro hand crank on it also and painted out the Chinese letters - fortunately mine moves really smoothly and quietly. I had bought the machine for $20 and it was missing the slide plate - and the box. I bought a wood box on eBay that was covered with ugly wallpaper.I removed the wallpaper thinking I would paint it but the joints didn't look very good. So I put red oak veneer on it and stained it. Here is the finished product:
    REALLY pretty!! Was the veneer very expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    I finished cleaning my 15-30. I put a repro hand crank on it also and painted out the Chinese letters - fortunately mine moves really smoothly and quietly. I had bought the machine for $20 and it was missing the slide plate - and the box. I bought a wood box on eBay that was covered with ugly wallpaper.I removed the wallpaper thinking I would paint it but the joints didn't look very good. So I put red oak veneer on it and stained it. Here is the finished product:
    REALLY pretty!! Was the veneer very expensive?
    Not really - the veneer cost $10 total. It was in iron-on pre-glued rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    I finished cleaning my 15-30. I put a repro hand crank on it also and painted out the Chinese letters - fortunately mine moves really smoothly and quietly. I had bought the machine for $20 and it was missing the slide plate - and the box. I bought a wood box on eBay that was covered with ugly wallpaper.I removed the wallpaper thinking I would paint it but the joints didn't look very good. So I put red oak veneer on it and stained it. Here is the finished product:
    REALLY pretty!! Was the veneer very expensive?
    Not really - the veneer cost $10 total. It was in iron-on pre-glued rolls.
    :) I watched a program once where the guy took iron on veneer and cut shapes to make an inlaid pattern....I've always wanted to do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

    Billy
    Thanks, I like the certificate that you can have printed out with your name, the serial #, and date of issue for the machine...looks real nice!

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