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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
    Glenn, with that HW I can see where this machine could be treadled without a whole lot of modifying. I would love to see it in a treadle - with the belt attached. I don't have a 319, but it looks like you have a zig zag too? If that is the case, I want to find one like yours that I can pop into a treadle without all the modifying to make it work.

    Nancy

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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 you did a great job cleaning that machine, and you answered my question to Glenn about the zig zag. Those black things you mentioned that can be changed must be cams? Anyway, great looking machine!

    Nancy

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    What can you guys tell me about a 201? Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    What can you guys tell me about a 201? Kathie
    good machine - sews through anything - Some were gear driven - Is the motor on the back kind of high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    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 you did a great job cleaning that machine, and you answered my question to Glenn about the zig zag. Those black things you mentioned that can be changed must be cams? Anyway, great looking machine!

    Nancy
    If the stack of cams can be changed I haven't figured out how. There is an external cam reader and cam in the front of the machine that can be changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    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 you did a great job cleaning that machine, and you answered my question to Glenn about the zig zag. Those black things you mentioned that can be changed must be cams? Anyway, great looking machine!

    Nancy
    If the stack of cams can be changed I haven't figured out how. There is an external cam reader and cam in the front of the machine that can be changed.
    All the cams that can be changed are on the outside. You can zig zag by using the top key. Those top keys can be used to together to get several decorative stitches. This is one machine where the manual is necessary to learn how to work the stiches.
    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    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
    Glenn, with that HW I can see where this machine could be treadled without a whole lot of modifying. I would love to see it in a treadle - with the belt attached. I don't have a 319, but it looks like you have a zig zag too? If that is the case, I want to find one like yours that I can pop into a treadle without all the modifying to make it work.

    Nancy
    Nancy if you send me your email address I will sent you a short clip of the machine in action in the treadle. If you have a red eye with the treadle no modification is necessary except to remove the motor and place in you cabinet. You will need a belt longer than the one on the red eye. I think any singer treadle with same dim as the red eye would work. My 319 fits the back lift hinges on the treadle. You will see an old man working the machine to LOL
    Glenn

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    first, let me say this link is such a BAD influence on me. Since I started reading it I bought a '47 featherweight and a '22 hand crank! Then I Started the hunt for a red eye treadle, that was the only one I wanted and the last vintage machine I would buy. I saw one this weekend on CL for $450 - WAAAY out of my price range. Then I saw one on ebay for local pick up only, but it was in Illinois, i'm in Texas - thus you see geographical problem :-) i was lamenting to my wonderful hubby that I may be on the forever-for-nothing search for a read eye treadle, when he said, bid on it, if you win, we'll go get it together (gosh, i LOVE this man!). So, I did, I won, we went! Here she is in all her glory, and her fantastic price of $56, she's a 1910. if that wasn't' great enough, the person who sold her also had a "portable" singer and asked was I interested!. I bought that machine for $20. I need your help, I have no idea what type of machine this tiffany decal machine is, her wooden cabinet is in rough shape but the machine looks great, she's a 1916. there is a hamilton beech motor attached to the back of this machine, I plan to take it off an make it a hand crank. Any ideas what type of machine she is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyquilter
    first, let me say this link is such a BAD influence on me. Since I started reading it I bought a '47 featherweight and a '22 hand crank! Then I Started the hunt for a red eye treadle, that was the only one I wanted and the last vintage machine I would buy. I saw one this weekend on CL for $450 - WAAAY out of my price range. Then I saw one on ebay for local pick up only, but it was in Illinois, i'm in Texas - thus you see geographical problem :-) i was lamenting to my wonderful hubby that I may be on the forever-for-nothing search for a read eye treadle, when he said, bid on it, if you win, we'll go get it together (gosh, i LOVE this man!). So, I did, I won, we went! Here she is in all her glory, and her fantastic price of $56, she's a 1910. if that wasn't' great enough, the person who sold her also had a "portable" singer and asked was I interested!. I bought that machine for $20. I need your help, I have no idea what type of machine this tiffany decal machine is, her wooden cabinet is in rough shape but the machine looks great, she's a 1916. there is a hamilton beech motor attached to the back of this machine, I plan to take it off an make it a hand crank. Any ideas what type of machine she is?
    It looks to me like a 66 the same model as the red eye
    Glenn

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    Mirian, I have not seen the machine yet. I will be looking at several Singers this afternoon. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyquilter
    first, let me say this link is such a BAD influence on me. Since I started reading it I bought a '47 featherweight and a '22 hand crank! Then I Started the hunt for a red eye treadle, that was the only one I wanted and the last vintage machine I would buy. I saw one this weekend on CL for $450 - WAAAY out of my price range. Then I saw one on ebay for local pick up only, but it was in Illinois, i'm in Texas - thus you see geographical problem :-) i was lamenting to my wonderful hubby that I may be on the forever-for-nothing search for a read eye treadle, when he said, bid on it, if you win, we'll go get it together (gosh, i LOVE this man!). So, I did, I won, we went! Here she is in all her glory, and her fantastic price of $56, she's a 1910. if that wasn't' great enough, the person who sold her also had a "portable" singer and asked was I interested!. I bought that machine for $20. I need your help, I have no idea what type of machine this tiffany decal machine is, her wooden cabinet is in rough shape but the machine looks great, she's a 1916. there is a hamilton beech motor attached to the back of this machine, I plan to take it off an make it a hand crank. Any ideas what type of machine she is?
    Gorgeous machines! The Tiffany is a Singer 66. Most folks love the Redeye decals, but I my opinion the Tiffany is the prettier of the two.

    Please post pictures of your other machines. Love to see folks vintage ladies and gents!

    Have fun treadling! And post your finish projects in "Quilts made using vintage machines!" ; love seeing them too.

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    Thanks Vintagemotif I could not think Tiffany. I knew it was a 66 but could remember the name of the decal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Thanks Vintagemotif I could not think Tiffiney. I knew it was a 66 but could remember the name of the decal
    I see those decals and think of old Victorian homes in SF and gingerbread.

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    Posting pics of my Singer 15. Know it was made in 1907.
    I'd like to know the name of the decals. I checked a site I found here and it didn't have the same decals.
    Thanks!
    Jan on 446

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Thanks Vintagemotif I could not think Tiffiney. I knew it was a 66 but could remember the name of the decal
    I see those decals and think of old Victorian homes in SF and gingerbread.
    It is a very pretty machine and is very victorian. After unsing the VS2 I don't think I will be looking for anymore 66's

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    I want to post some pictures of my 15 singer. I posted them and they went to the main quilting board.
    How do I get them to post here? All I find here is Quick Reply and Quote Reply.
    Thanks for your help. The help section wasn't much help!
    If you hit quote reply the box shows up a file attachments which you use to add picts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Thanks Vintagemotif I could not think Tiffiney. I knew it was a 66 but could remember the name of the decal
    I see those decals and think of old Victorian homes in SF and gingerbread.
    It is a very pretty machine and is very victorian. After unsing the VS2 I don't think I will be looking for anymore 66's
    I too was very surprised at how well the VS2 sews. The stitching is as nice or even better than my 201. The 201 is still the quietest machine that I own.

    If you own a VS2, there is no need to look for a 201.

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    Here are some pictures of my Singer 15 that was made in 1907. If anyone can tell me what the decals are called, I'd appreciate it. I hope to get the machine up and running eventually! I love the cabinet. Think it will clean up nicely!
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    This is the Tiffany decals too, sometimes called Gingerbread decals.

    Yours is a Singer 15, while Gypsyquilter had the Singer 66.
    Look at the difference of the machines.

    Your machine will be gorgeous once cleaned up.

    Enjoy treadling with her.

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    I have a beautiful Red Eye handcrank. My heart longs for a Tiffany decal machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyquilter
    first, let me say this link is such a BAD influence on me. Since I started reading it I bought a '47 featherweight and a '22 hand crank! Then I Started the hunt for a red eye treadle, that was the only one I wanted and the last vintage machine I would buy. I saw one this weekend on CL for $450 - WAAAY out of my price range. Then I saw one on ebay for local pick up only, but it was in Illinois, i'm in Texas - thus you see geographical problem :-) i was lamenting to my wonderful hubby that I may be on the forever-for-nothing search for a read eye treadle, when he said, bid on it, if you win, we'll go get it together (gosh, i LOVE this man!). So, I did, I won, we went! Here she is in all her glory, and her fantastic price of $56, she's a 1910. if that wasn't' great enough, the person who sold her also had a "portable" singer and asked was I interested!. I bought that machine for $20. I need your help, I have no idea what type of machine this tiffany decal machine is, her wooden cabinet is in rough shape but the machine looks great, she's a 1916. there is a hamilton beech motor attached to the back of this machine, I plan to take it off an make it a hand crank. Any ideas what type of machine she is?
    What beautiful "sisters." I've been seeing more of the Tiffany decals here, and they are very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is the Tiffany decals too, sometimes called Gingerbread decals.

    Yours is a Singer 15, while Gypsyquilter had the Singer 66.
    Look at the difference of the machines.

    Your machine will be gorgeous once cleaned up.

    Enjoy treadling with her.
    Thanks Vintagemotif! I was surprised that the decals were Tiffany! They are in pretty good shape for being 104 years old. This is the surprise to me machine. I had bought the cabinet about 6 years ago and completely forgot that there was a sewing machine it the cabinet. I had just found this site and have my MIL's treadle and went to check it out. It will go to my sil, as it was her mom's. While checking it out, I glanced over to my cabinet and while looking at the drawers, noticed a sewing machine it it! My Mil's is Free #5
    I'll attach a photo of it also.Jan on 446

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is the Tiffany decals too, sometimes called Gingerbread decals.

    Yours is a Singer 15, while Gypsyquilter had the Singer 66.
    Look at the difference of the machines.

    Your machine will be gorgeous once cleaned up.

    Enjoy treadling with her.
    Thanks Vintagemotif! I was surprised that the decals were Tiffany! They are in pretty good shape for being 104 years old. This is the surprise to me machine. I had bought the cabinet about 6 years ago and completely forgot that there was a sewing machine it the cabinet. I had just found this site and have my MIL's treadle and went to check it out. It will go to my sil, as it was her mom's. While checking it out, I glanced over to my cabinet and while looking at the drawers, noticed a sewing machine it it! My Mil's is Free #5
    I'll attach a photo of it also.Jan on 446
    SWEET Muv's video should help you figure out how to gently clean her up!!!

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    I LOVE that Free #5!! :) Really kind of funky decals...very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I LOVE that Free #5!! :) Really kind of funky decals...very pretty!
    The decals are in really good shape for it's age.
    I don't know how old it is etc. Haven't checked for a serial number on it. I'm not even sure there is a listing for the Free's. I know someone on this site when I first joined and I had written about it, said they didn't know Free made a #5 and wanted more information about it. Life got in the way so didn't get back to check the serial number. I'll try to get it done soon.
    Jan on 446

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