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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Monica, I knew you were treadling that 201!

    Well, I am going to pass on the New Home. I talked the owner into lowering his price on Craigslist so he can sell the machine. I have decided to buy the messed up Hales Crescent on Craigslist instead. I talked to the gal that has the Hales Crescent with the broken treadle leg (my DH can weld that) and it is a one family owned machine with the manual and everything. She says it is in good shape, even the cabinet,so we are off to go see it!

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2665083502.html

    Nancy
    Nancy, For $10 that's a great deal! I saw that posting, but I'm to far away. Happy to read that you are going to rescue it.
    And lucky you that your husband does welding. Looking forward to seeing better pictures of machine and cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdschafer View Post
    testing for photo download. I did it , but now I don't remember how I did it, as I did so many things....
    This is the old machine that I have started to use. I think it's a 99.... Well everything was going great as I was free motion sewing on it. Then it started to break the thread and then it broke needles. I'm I trying to do too much with the old machine???? I'm really looking for a machine that will do free motion on, as my 500 has a real hard time with it too?!?!?!
    I just found your site and it's so interesting. Thanks.

    The better vintage Singer machines for FM quilting are the 15s. You can use your 66 for FM, but most folks find the 15s better for this type of quilting. I have noticed that FM quilting is easier and better with a 15 over a 66 due to the bobbin area and how the thread comes up out of the rotary drive (bobbin area). I only do straight stitch quilting with a 66 -which produces gorgeous stitches.

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    Nancy; Thanks. I have never found any JA numbers on this one or the one made in Occupied Japan. Both are full size and take a class 66 bobbin. I know these Japanese made machines are supposed to have the JA numbers but will look again at them for more numbers. So I am correct in thinking that it is not a 15 clone? Curiouser and curiouser as Pooh would say.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Chris that is definitely not a 15 clone. From what I have read after WWII we gave Japan the specs to make 15 clones and 99 clones. That looks like a full sized machine? I doubt if that machine is a clone - I never heard of a class 66 clone? Does the serial number start with a JA? Anyway, it is a very nice looking/heavy duty machine.
    I have a 99 clone that says "made in occupied Japan," but I haven't found a lot of the 99 clones either. Nancy
    It is a full size machine as is the other "Made in Occupied Japan" machine that I have. I have not found any JA or JC numbers on either but haven't looked in a while either. Will look later tonight or tomorrow. So, if it's not's a 15 or a 99, then is it something else? I am just curious & not overly concerned.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    I have a 'Federal' and it is a clone - you are right that one isn't a 15 clone though but I bet it is made in Japan.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Monica, I knew you were treadling that 201!

    Well, I am going to pass on the New Home. I talked the owner into lowering his price on Craigslist so he can sell the machine. I have decided to buy the messed up Hales Crescent on Craigslist instead. I talked to the gal that has the Hales Crescent with the broken treadle leg (my DH can weld that) and it is a one family owned machine with the manual and everything. She says it is in good shape, even the cabinet,so we are off to go see it!

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2665083502.html

    Nancy
    Well Nancy you must have bought it, because the posting is gone!! Pics, please!! What is a Hales Crescent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Photo #1 is a seam guide, it attaches to the bed of the machine to butt the edge of your fabric against. Looks like you have a gathering foot there as well.
    Photo #2 is a zipper foot

    Miriam uses toothpaste to clean the attachments, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to!
    Okay, dumb question. Is there some place that shows me how to use these attachments? I thought that maybe the attachment on the right side of photo 1 was like a darning or FM foot. It sort of looks like the one I have for my Brother. I will try silver polish on the bar, see if it cleans it, since it was mentioned. If not, have plenty of toothpaste, lol. Thanks.
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    Style-O-Matic attachment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51 View Post
    Hello everyone!!!

    I just want to say that since I have become a member in this community I have felt very welcome and honored to be able to get to know you all and I have met some really wonderful people and have made quite a few friends!!

    Everyone here by now knows that I love old machines especially treadles and somehow you guys find me the go to guy for answers to you questions.

    Every day I hop on to see what is going on and I have tons of PM's in my folder waiting on me to help out with your vintage machines. I am NOT complaining a drop, believe me I really appreciate the fact that you respect me enough to want to ask your questions and I REALLY enjoy helping you all out. Plus I get to see some really neat machines that you guys own!!!!

    Now I am far from an expert by no means, but you know I will do everything I can to find the answers for you or point you to someone who does know the answers. I have tons of records, manuals and parts list stored on my HD plus the stacks of factory documents sitting in front of me that could help a lot of us out with our machines.

    SO...........I am going to do a PDA just for asking questions, posting photos and just a nice place to hang out, but if it really takes off who knows the administrator might set up a corner just for the vintage machines.

    But I was thinking that if we had a special area to go to ask questions and post photos it might would help some else that may have the same question. To me there is nothing more special that to make a quilt on a vintage machine.

    So if you like Vintage machines and you want to come to the shop and hang out with us then feel free to do so!!!

    Billy
    Billy: This is Linda again ! ! ! ! I am still looking for the 221K Featherweight, Red S, and 221K gold plaque under the Singer Badge. Do you have one or do you have any idea where I can find one in really good condition? I would love to find this little lady before Christmas if at all possible but could wait to get a really good one. Please let me know if you have one.

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    Found this listing on CL http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/2692010865.html
    Artistic Sewing Cabinet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Yes, the 201 is in a treadle which is located in the living room. I love piecing with my Two Spools too just for the reasons that you describe. I decided to keep my husband company while he was watching tv the other night; so, I did the piecing with the 201. I prefer the foot on the Two Spools for piecing over the 201 foot since the fabrics glide under easier without getting messed. The Singer foot has the shorter one side while the Two Spools foot has both prongs the same length (hope that makes sense). I was thinking of moving my Two Spools into the living room, but I still like the look of the 201 in there more.
    Monica, I was having the same problem with the singer foot on my 66. So DH took a pair of plyers and raised it up just a little bit. Works so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    At that price you can pick up at least six. lol Kathie

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    Woo hoo! As long as this person doesn't turn out to be a total flake, I may have found a 301!! So excited!! Okay, back to work now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auniqueview View Post
    Okay, dumb question. Is there some place that shows me how to use these attachments?
    I always recommend Charlene Phillips' book The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook. Nice clear pictures, how-to's that make sense... It lives permanently beside my sewing table now. It never seems to make it back to the bookshelf.
    -Karen
    There's no such thing as too many sewing machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Found this listing on CL http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/2692010865.html
    Artistic Sewing Cabinet??
    OMG! That one takes the prize. It's the ugliest cabinet that I have seen so far.
    I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Monica, I was having the same problem with the singer foot on my 66. So DH took a pair of plyers and raised it up just a little bit. Works so much better.
    Thanks for this tip! Didn't think of that. I will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auniqueview View Post
    Okay, dumb question. Is there some place that shows me how to use these attachments? I thought that maybe the attachment on the right side of photo 1 was like a darning or FM foot. It sort of looks like the one I have for my Brother. I will try silver polish on the bar, see if it cleans it, since it was mentioned. If not, have plenty of toothpaste, lol. Thanks.
    this explains the foot i think some place on the site she demos it.
    http://www.april1930s.com/html/singe...e-o-matic.html
    phyllis nm

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    Uh, what were they on?

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    OMG! That one takes the prize. It's the ugliest cabinet that I have seen so far.
    I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
    If laughter is the best medicine, I prescribe a Dachshund or four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Woo hoo! As long as this person doesn't turn out to be a total flake, I may have found a 301!! So excited!! Okay, back to work now.
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    You gonna drive to Ft Worth to look at it?? I called her today, but couldn't go before Thursday.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have a 'Federal' and it is a clone - you are right that one isn't a 15 clone though but I bet it is made in Japan.
    She is made in Japan and sews quite well.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Found this listing on CL http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/2692010865.html
    Artistic Sewing Cabinet??
    In this case is artistic code for ugly?

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    I took a chance and pretty much did the deal based on the pictures she sent. It looked clean, cabinet looked okay, said it had the bobbin case. I figured the competition for that one would be pretty stiff at her asking price. I told her if there was nothing majorly wrong when I got there, I'd take it. I'm hoping she isn't fishing for "bids" and sells it before I can make it out there and that it's not horribly messed up in some way. If nothing else, I get a nice road trip and visit with family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    In this case is artistic code for ugly?
    It is now. Dang, poor cabinet.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ng-machine.pdf
    for the short manual
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...anual_1951.pdf
    for a longer manual
    and http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ght-manual.pdf
    lots to choose from!
    Here are a bunch of links http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...8.html#4566890

    For cleaning it up you need to look at Muv's videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidpJ..._order&list=UL
    it will go on and do part 2 when part one runs completely out
    This is a very good video for cleaning up an old sewing machine!!!
    I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

    She also has one on adjusting tension on a long bobbin sewing machine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43_-..._order&list=UL

    I think so far she has 9 videos - all very good.
    Miriam

    The MUV video you have listed above isn't good apparently. It comes up with an error message from youtube. Is there a particular thing I can search for to find them?
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    This is my first time to post a link so here goes:
    http://jackson.craigslist.org/fuo/2692082094.html

    Has anyone ever seen a sewing cabinet like this?

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