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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    What I really like is the embossing, even more than most of the intricate decals on other machines.
    That's what I noticed first, I like that too. I'm looking forward to seeing her all cleaned up!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I have one of these, it's what started my love for the crinkle look. Haven't sewn on it yet, the wiring just looks so old, hubby said it should be okay but I don't like playing with electricity or take chances. It's on the 'to do list' soon after the sewing room gets done, which doesn't get started for a couple more weeks; so it will be a minute. Hope it's as much fun to sew on as it is a pleasure to look at. :-) :-)

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    I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

    Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

    I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Pick an excuse:

    1. Yeah, I really do need one more thing on my to-do list. I'm like a squirrel, I have to pack them away for winter!
    2. Ten years is a long time to be a doorstop. (Seriously, I didn't know...but I'm learning).
    3. Once you've cleaned off a test spot and the serial number, you have to finish it.

    I salvaged this from my Grammy's garage after she died. No one wanted it at the estate sales, and I thought it was too interesting to toss. I've no idea where she got it. She didn't sew. It's not a treadle machine that she salvaged the base from. I used it as a doorstop for the last decade, never crossed my mind it could be fixed or used. :oops:

    Really, it's just missing 2 parts, but I ordered them both today. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get the motor cleaned up myself, but I should have fun trying. The crinkle finish is a little worn. What I really like is the embossing, even more than most of the intricate decals on other machines.

    White Rotary, black crinkle embossed. SN 1x62861, so the year is 1931.
    I really like that one. I'd like to find one, but so far no luck.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
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    Bennett you got you work cut out on this but it is a nice machine.
    Here is my 319 that I treadle. I got it from a good friend.
    glenn
    What did you have to do to it to treadle it???
    I just took the motor off and set it in my red eye cabinet. I did have to get a longer belt and works great.
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Bennett you got you work cut out on this but it is a nice machine.
    Here is my 319 that I treadle. I got it from a good friend.
    glenn
    That is a nice looking machine, Glenn!!

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I finally scored!!
    Woohoo!!! That one's got a side clamp, I'm guessing someone changed out the needlebar... She's PRETTY!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

    Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

    I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.
    That really is a nice one. You will enjoy sewing with her.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    school of hard knocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

    Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

    I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.
    Very pretty--doesn't look like she needs much, she looks very shiny already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

    Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

    I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.
    Congrats!!! Pretty little gal with an interesting history. Are you going to put her back in treadle? You know, I would. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:
    I don't know - I thought I wanted him too - he's a piece of work - some are you know :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:
    I don't know - I thought I wanted him too - he's a piece of work - some are you know :roll:
    We're talking about the machine, right? ;) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Congrats!!! Pretty little gal with an interesting history. Are you going to put her back in treadle? You know, I would. :)
    Actually I think I will put a hand crank on her. That way I will have my own machine to use at the next TOGA :D

    Besides, I do have the 1891 VS2 that will be back in her cabinet as soon as I find Janice a mission style cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

    Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

    I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.
    Very pretty--doesn't look like she needs much, she looks very shiny already.
    She is pretty clean! Just needs a little touchup here & there so she will sparkle!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
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    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:
    I don't know - I thought I wanted him too - he's a piece of work - some are you know :roll:
    We're talking about the machine, right? ;) :lol:
    UH what ARE we talking about anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Bennett you got you work cut out on this but it is a nice machine.
    Here is my 319 that I treadle. I got it from a good friend.
    glenn
    It's fun having a machine that does decorative stitching in a treadle. Mine is the Singer 328 that I like to use to finish off my machine bindings. I picked the 328 because I only like to use standard needles, but I really love the look of the 319 over the ugly 328.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
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    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:
    I don't know - I thought I wanted him too - he's a piece of work - some are you know :roll:
    We're talking about the machine, right? ;) :lol:
    UH what ARE we talking about anyway?
    What the heck are you guys talking about? Miriam, I was referring to the machine and not the fireman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Congrats!!! Pretty little gal with an interesting history. Are you going to put her back in treadle? You know, I would. :)
    Actually I think I will put a hand crank on her. That way I will have my own machine to use at the next TOGA :D

    Besides, I do have the 1891 VS2 that will be back in her cabinet as soon as I find Janice a mission style cabinet.
    Oh, you are going to love that VS2. YES, Treadle the VS2, and HC for this pretty gal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I am very irritated at my local antique store. They have a 66 Lotus treadle in an awesome cabinet for $325. Way too high, in my opinion. But I went in to visit it today and they had the cabinet open with a set of iron fireplace log grates setting on the leaf!!! It is now all scratched up and dented. What idiots. I want it bad, but not for that price, now especially.
    There will be another one. Look for the deals on CL or garage sales.

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    I worked on the 319 today. What a mess. I'm going to make a post - I took a ton of pics so it maybe a long post. Here is a teaser I guess.
    Miriam, Excellent work in cleaning this gent up (looks like a boy to me).
    You know I've been thinking this one is a boy too - a real tough mean one. The dude that had his tv on the cabinet was huge fireman. Don't know his name. Thinking of calling him Edsel maybe Mr. Ed for short or Eddy or something.
    I'd call him Mr. Ed. - Ed. short for educational. ;)
    You're making me want one...and I'm an "old, black, treadle girl"!! :lol:
    I don't know - I thought I wanted him too - he's a piece of work - some are you know :roll:
    We're talking about the machine, right? ;) :lol:
    UH what ARE we talking about anyway?
    What the heck are you guys talking about? Miriam, I was referring to the machine and not the fireman.
    The fireman was sort of on the big dumb side and kind of young.
    I'm pretty happy with DH no need to flirt - 41 years coming up next week...
    what ARE we talking about.. or whom? :mrgreen:
    I must have inhaled the kerosene



















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    12 + or - or X's 2? lol

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