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    Quote Originally Posted by HisPatchwork
    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!
    I have 9 Singers dated before 1970...Do you think I can get a certificate for every one???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by HisPatchwork
    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!
    I have 9 Singers dated before 1970...Do you think I can get a certificate for every one???
    I did! For all 9 of them!

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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 just have to say how beautiful this came out - hard to believe it's the same machine! That little lady really got her money's worth at that spa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    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 just have to say how beautiful this came out - hard to believe it's the same machine! That little lady really got her money's worth at that spa.
    I agree!!! She is a real beauty now, and has her dignity back!!

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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!!! All I can say is if anybody thinks their machine is too sad to save, just look at that. Wonderful job, and great box. The machine looks quite at home. Happy dance for it!!

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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:
    Another pretty hand crank! Lots of inspiration here tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
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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
    That is one of the problems, I'm not sure how to thread the bobbin through. And it really need a deep cleaning. But it's too wet to take it outside and give it a bath.

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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:
    Where did you get the hand crank

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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, what a transformation! Very nice! :) The new box is beautiful too...

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    deplaylady and quiltdoctor, you have done wonders with your machines! The boxes are just right for them - kudos to Glenn as well.

    I had not thought of veneer for the repairs. Thanks for the reminder that the product is out there and available, and for the great example of how it can turn out.

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    I will be back with hopefully a good status report. We're babying a vintage Singer 66 and hope to get it working more smoothly in the near future. I just haven't found the time to get it all apart and properly oil it yet.

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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
    boy does she shine now...love it...the box is nice too. I have a GF who has a sphinx without cabinet I'm trying to talk into putting her into a HC...her cousin could make a box for her. She really doesn't know what she has...darn

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    Try retheading your machine, try changing your needle, take out the bobbin and put it back in. Kathie[/quote]

    That is one of the problems, I'm not sure how to thread the bobbin through. And it really need a deep cleaning. But it's too wet to take it outside and give it a bath.[/quote]
    When you put your bobbin make sure the thread is coming from the top of the bobbin and bring it towards you. Put it throught the slit in the bobbin case and bring the thread to the back of the machine. It threads just like the bobbin on the new machines. Kathie

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    good hint on the veneer...didn't know you could do that..could I do the top of my cabinet where the veneer has lifted in places...should I remove the old before I do that. Its just the top that is bad and rippled in places. I don't know if I have a picture of the top but will look

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    I look at everyones machine and what a beautiful job they have done on cleaning them up. Our machines are so blessed to have someone who cares about them to see that they are well taken care of. We are so blessed to have them. My hats off to each and every one of you. :thumbup: :thumbup: Keep up the good work and help save a part of our past. Kathie

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    Ok, here we go. I purchased two sewing machines this past Wednesday at GW. Due to having oral surgery on Thursday I finally got a good look at them. Both have had the foot controllers cut off from the motors. Why would they do this? Is this an easy repair? Sew Classic has resonably priced controllers for sale. Which ones should I buy? Or should I find a repair shop to do the repairs?

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    In some states it's illegal to see used electrical appliances with the cords intact, the idea to force the buyer to rewire and make sure that the wiring is safe.

    I've not done any rewiring, William does that kind of stuff for me...altho I might if he doesn't get my 99 done soon! ;) :lol:

    Miriam is really good at it tho....maybe she'll jump in here if she gets a chance?

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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:
    She is beautiful!! I never thought about putting wood veneer on some of these ugly old bases. (most of mine don't come with any base) lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S
    Ok, here we go. I purchased two sewing machines this past Wednesday at GW. Due to having oral surgery on Thursday I finally got a good look at them. Both have had the foot controllers cut off from the motors. Why would they do this? Is this an easy repair? Sew Classic has resonably priced controllers for sale. Which ones should I buy? Or should I find a repair shop to do the repairs?
    Those are both really neat !! I have a couple of retro machines, but haven't found a Godzilla finish yet.

    Texas Jan

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    ok, am I bad..
    I just found this Topic, and I started on the last page, acting like a 4 yr old looking for pictures.

    Now to figure out how to save this Topic so I can look at it every day.

    We purchased 4 red eyes in one day, or was it 5. all for around $125
    When my son and husband work on them they set up a big table in the family room with resin paper on it. And go through the whole machine. I'm in charge of polishing at the end.
    Our 16 yr old is going to start this as a side line business, purchasing a scissor sharpener this fall with any monies he has earned this summer.
    Just blessed to be able love the field I work in. When I look at all the areas in my life, machine quilting, piecing, canning, picking hickory nuts, today apple cider making, I'm almost giddy and don't know which direction I should go in today.
    Glad to see all you fellow Vintage machine lovers guide us "newbies". I even gave my sister a Treadle, she was so excited. I think she may even let me see the Featherweight she got from my mom... I had a glimse at it once. LOL
    Mom picked it up at a rummage sale,$15, a couple months before she passed away.
    Thanks, I'm bookmarking this NOW.
    Enjoy~

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    double clicked, sorry two messages.
    Have a great day!

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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
    Texas Jan, that is unbelievable! What a transformation!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    In some states it's illegal to see used electrical appliances with the cords intact, the idea to force the buyer to rewire and make sure that the wiring is safe.

    I've not done any rewiring, William does that kind of stuff for me...altho I might if he doesn't get my 99 done soon! ;) :lol:

    Miriam is really good at it tho....maybe she'll jump in here if she gets a chance?
    Ha. I get DH to do some of it too. He does wiring for work - check with sew classic's blog. This blog has a bit of cheater info http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/

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    I wish just putting veneer on would help my Federal. It has termite tunnels in it's base. I'm afraid I'm going to have to have a base for that one if it won't go in a cabinet.

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    So did any of go you get to go to the ISMACS convention this weekend? We were going but last night Valerie noticed that I was having another outbreak and this morning I have several really bad areas that are weeping. I think I broke though the meds again or because I got a little over heated when I was fixing dinner the other night. Either way Valerie told me to stay inside and rest all weekend and hopefully I can make it until Monday when I see my Rhuematologist. :( :( :(

    Anyway I have the link to event and here is a link to the auction list for some of the machines that are being sold there. I wanted to go because there are 2 machines that I wanted to bid on.

    http://www.ismacs.net/events.html

    Just click on the auction catalog and be sure to put a bib on!!


    Billy

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