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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:29 PM
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    Here's a good deal.

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/atq/2219026791.html
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:34 PM
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    Back finally.. What a nite.. It seems the consensus is my newest machine is a 101, eh? There is a book with it. I haven't compared it yet. Been a crazy night! I don't know if the book is the same as the machine..will look at it tomorrow. Thanks for all the input. It is really appreciated!
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:36 PM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    There was a discussion recently on this thread of treadles in the bathrooms. I told my husband about that; can't remember what is quick humor was at the time, but I chuckled. I think Billy or someone stated that they were going to post a photo of their treadle in bathroom. I have been in some homes where a couple of treadles could fit in the master bathroom, but not mine.
    Now my Rocketeer might fit on the top of the toilet water tank ! :roll:[/quote]

    LOL I love it! :D
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by tjradj
    There's a parlour cabinet for sale on Kijiji just out of town for me. $125. Looks like a steal , just not for me (no place to put it)
    Teresa
    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ259682994



    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    BILLY.....there is a parlor cabinet for sale on CL for $100. It looks like it's in really nice shape and the town is close to Boston, in case you are interested. Here is the link:
    http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/atq/2220259449.html
    Well the machine is really to new for me but I am going to call about it!! Its funny now that I have gotten into the 1870's and 1880's machines the newer 1900+ machines just do not fancy me as much. :roll:

    But that is a gorgeous cabinet!!!

    Billy
    That is beautiful. Can you imagine what it wieghs? The treadles are heavy for me! It is special though! Price surely is right!
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by KatFish
    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    I need some advice on how to set the tension on my Singer 201-2. It was working perfect, didn't change anything, and then the tension was too loose on top. The top tread sets on top of the fabric. No matter what setting I set it on, it is still too loose. Any ideas on how I can fit it myself?

    Is the thread routed the right way? Is the spring keeping the tension on the thread when the take up lever is doing its thing?

    Billy
    yes it working fine. Just little or no tension when I sew. The tread just sets on top of the fabric. It's so loose that when I pull it out of the machine to cut the tread, it all pulls out.
    Do you have a manual for the 201? Or any Singer? Make sure you have your bobbin in correct and that you have it threaded right to left in the needle.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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    I had some bobbin tread jam, but I got it all. So is my problem with the bobbin tension and not the top tread tension?
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    Old 02-17-2011, 08:11 PM
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    You need to adjust the lower tension if the thread is sitting on top of the material. There will be a small screw that you will need to adjust. but only tighten it a 1/4 turn each time you do it.

    Billy

    Originally Posted by KatFish
    yes it working fine. Just little or no tension when I sew. The tread just sets on top of the fabric. It's so loose that when I pull it out of the machine to cut the tread, it all pulls out.
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    Old 02-17-2011, 08:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    BILLY.....there is a parlor cabinet for sale on CL for $100. It looks like it's in really nice shape and the town is close to Boston, in case you are interested. Here is the link:
    http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/atq/2220259449.html
    The ad says that the machine is a Singer redeye...but its really a Singer 27/127. Beautiful cabinet and machine, wish I lived closer. :(
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    Old 02-17-2011, 08:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Back finally.. What a nite.. It seems the consensus is my newest machine is a 101, eh? There is a book with it. I haven't compared it yet. Been a crazy night! I don't know if the book is the same as the machine..will look at it tomorrow. Thanks for all the input. It is really appreciated!
    I just quickly looked at the book...it said 201. I'm too tired to compare it to the machine at this point. Save it for the morning..
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    Old 02-17-2011, 08:18 PM
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    Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Back finally.. What a nite.. It seems the consensus is my newest machine is a 101, eh? There is a book with it. I haven't compared it yet. Been a crazy night! I don't know if the book is the same as the machine..will look at it tomorrow. Thanks for all the input. It is really appreciated!
    I just quickly looked at the book...it said 201. I'm too tired to compare it to the machine at this point. Save it for the morning..
    Trust me its a 101!!

    Billy
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