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    Hey, here's a Japanese 15 called Household... And another called Edison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Feet for any low shank machine will fit the FW....power cord attached? What do you mean? Do you mean you need a Foot Pedal and power cord combination? Those you can get online at April 1930s or Sew-Classic.
    Or I have them here in my studio, I just got a huge shipment of parts in today so I am stocked up and ready to run again. Is your FW the later version with the cord and all hardwired into the machine? I have those also and the White belts for the White FW's.

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    Hales Crescent

    Davis and some other SM manufacturers would put whatever name the buyer wanted with an order of 100+- machines. Going by Davis serial numbers, I would roughly date your machine to 1906 . Attached is dated Davis machines, numbers beginning with "D" are Sears Minnesota's. Some badged Davis machines have this "D" also, which seems to be a smart way to mark the machine for needles and parts if "Davis" is not already on the slide plate. Good luck with the cabinet restoration and if part of the bobbin winder is missing, I might have some odd parts layin around if needed.
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    Jon and Monica, I think you are probably on the right track. This machine takes a very long needle. I haven't taken the needle out yet to measure - don't want to take a chance on ruining it - but, it appears to be a Boye 10 or Davis long. The whole machine reminds me of my Davis and my Two Spools. The cabinet is made like a Davis or National Two Spools cabinet - more a square cut, solid, sturdy. Right now the cabinet is dismantled until DH gets it fixed. DH repaired the broken treadle iron already! This is the second Hales Crescent I have seen. There is another one for sale in an antique shop in the town of El Dorado, which means it is not that unusual! This makes me wonder why ISMACS doesn't even list the Hales Crescent on their needle site? I am doubting at this point that this machine is from the Johnson, Flanders, and Company factory of Cresent machines?

    Oh the serial number is 1841671, and it is on the slide plate like a Davis - instead of on the bed of the machine somwhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Hey, here's a Japanese 15 called Household... And another called Edison.
    The bottom machine was built by Koyu and if you take the faceplate off and it should have an "SK" trademark on the back of it. If it does then parts of the machine if not all of the machine was subcontracted to the SK Sharma company for manufacture in India. I have a lot of information on this company and have done tons of research into the Japanese 15's and how to know who made them and dating them.

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    Hales Crescent sewing machine

    Sold by "Hale's Good Good's", attached is add from 1910.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2023,2749104

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Sold by "Hale's Good Good's", attached is add from 1910.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2023,2749104
    Hale Bros, multiple CA locations, large Dept store.

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    I found and bought a 503A today at a shop on the way home from a college vuisit with younger DD. $66 plus tax but no cams with it, only 1 bobbin and a couple of feet. I did, however, also get a manual plus a boatload of papers with the machine. It also came with the power cord. At the same shop I also picked up 2 long rectangular metal containers filled with vintage sewing machine parts with lots of screws. Hoping some of those screws are for Singers since those seem to find me and follow me home. Left a beautiful 66 Redeye there in a fabulous cabinet. If I'd had the money, wouldn't have given a fig about what DH would've said but didn't have the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51 View Post
    In the antique and vintage sewing machine community if it does not have the Singer logo it is called a copy. A clone is a Chinese reproduction that has the Singer logo on it. Some of the Chinese machines were allotted by Singer and a lot of them are counterfeit. But if it looks like a Singer 15 with the dial on the faceplate and a different name on it then it is a copy, or better known as a Japanese 15. I have lots of company records from the Japanese based companies that made them and even in their records they are called "Model 15's". And I have probably the most information about the Japanese machines than anyone on the planet.

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    I learned that at Needlebar too...and I knew that when you were on Needlebar, you were gathering Japanese information...didn't know how far you'd gotten with it, didn't matter much really to me, but those of us that don't want to pretend that we're experts are actually ok with calling them "clones"...it works for us and we know what each other are talking about.

    All I was trying to say before is that not every machine made in Japan is a 15...many aren't. Even having the tension on the faceplate does not necessarily make the machine a 15....it needs to also have the body style.
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    [QUOTE=BoJangles;4662871]
    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post

    Jon and Monica, I think you are probably on the right track. This machine takes a very long needle. I haven't taken the needle out yet to measure - don't want to take a chance on ruining it - but, it appears to be a Boye 10 or Davis long. The whole machine reminds me of my Davis and my Two Spools. The cabinet is made like a Davis or National Two Spools cabinet - more a square cut, solid, sturdy. Right now the cabinet is dismantled until DH gets it fixed. DH repaired the broken treadle iron already! This is the second Hales Crescent I have seen. There is another one for sale in an antique shop in the town of El Dorado, which means it is not that unusual! This makes me wonder why ISMACS doesn't even list the Hales Crescent on their needle site? I am doubting at this point that this machine is from the Johnson, Flanders, and Company factory of Cresent machines?

    Oh the serial number is 1841671, and it is on the slide plate like a Davis - instead of on the bed of the machine somwhere!
    Nancy
    Nancy, Most Davis cabinets have a distinct look over other cabinets that where made during that time period. The wood used for the top was thicker than most woods used on other cabinets tops . Here is a picture of mine that shows the section of the thick wood. Some collectors has stated that they are able to spot a Davis cabinet across a room just because of this unique feature.
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    So, I was playing on the new board and trying to get accustomed to the various search features. I FINALLY had the courage to read through the dismantling and cleaning tutes that Billy made.

    I don't know a thing about these vintage machines, or well any machine actually. I posted the pics of mom's FW probably 20-30 pages ago. Do I have to take the tensioner off if I want to clean everything up? I roll the wheel towards me and the needle goes up and down. Everything seems to move smoothly, it just looks kinda gunky. I REALLY don't want to have to take off every single thing. I'm so scared of losing something. I can use a muffin tin or labels or something, but I'm just not sure I want to take off everything.

    Also, if you take off the spool pin thing from the top of the FW and look in there, is there a way to get to those pieces in there? They seem to run the whole width of the machine, but the spool pin is only so big.

    Also, what are inspection plates? I have a 66 that's very clean, but will occasionally need oil, then I have mom's FW that needs cleaned up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    I don't think I'm even going to TRY to catch up with you all!! I'm just going to dash in and give a quick update before getting back to hauling plants in out of the coming freeze.

    Since I know EXACTLY what you all want to hear, I'll let you know that yes, I'm still bringing in more machines than I sell. My newest old machines are a pair of 128's with Victorian decals (I bought one for the case and the crank, machine is in rough shape; the next day I found one in nice shape, so will put the two together); a German paw foot TS (beautiful little machine, need to get it cleaned and shined); a Domestic B HC (very cute); and my prize, a back-wheel Wilson treadle.

    First weekend in Oct was a quilt retreat--finally finished a top that had been giving me grief. 2nd weekend was a great time at ISMACS. It was a small crowd, but well worth the time. Beautiful machine overload viewing Gary Wachs' collection. Since then has been a cold, a burn, and a fall--not so much fun, but recovering from all. Life still busy beyond belief, but hope to be able to check in more often!!

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    I need help in more ways than 1 but we'll only discuss sewing machine help here. For the 503, I need to find the cams. Having looked on EBay, are there "code words" to type in so that I search only for the cams or do I just persue and droool over all the available machines and hope there are also some bits & pieces & parts on the auction site? Truly don't have a clue and just wanting to find out this information. TIA ~ Chris
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    Here is one of those Singers made in Taiwan. Depending on when the machine was made, call it either China or Taiwan. Mine was made in Taichung Taiwan in 1963, which was Taiwan (and is still Taiwan today, even though the Chinese want it back, but we won't get into politics now). This is one of my machines. I do have a cover plate for it, and I haven't used the machine yet. Another on my to do list.Name:  Screen shot 2011-11-10 at 7.07.47 PM.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    I need help in more ways than 1 but we'll only discuss sewing machine help here. For the 503, I need to find the cams. Having looked on EBay, are there "code words" to type in so that I search only for the cams or do I just persue and droool over all the available machines and hope there are also some bits & pieces & parts on the auction site? Truly don't have a clue and just wanting to find out this information. TIA ~ Chris
    Chris I got all my cams on E-bay. I did a search for "sewing machine cams" as well as "Singer 403, 500, 503." Also, search for 'singer Top Hat.' You'll find the cams. Too bad you aren't in Northern California as the gal here who puts on our TOGA's has tons of cams for sale.

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    Oh, I did switch the bobbin winder on this machine to my Singer 15-90. I did discover that it works better than the older bobbin winders.

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    [QUOTE=vintagemotif;4663833]
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post

    Nancy, Most Davis cabinets have a distinct look over other cabinets that where made during that time period. The wood used for the top was thicker than most woods used on other cabinets tops . Here is a picture of mine that shows the section of the thick wood. Some collectors has stated that they are able to spot a Davis cabinet across a room just because of this unique feature.
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    Yep, I know about the Davis cabinets. To me the Two Spools is the same way. Yes the cabinet for the Hales Crescent has the Davis look and feel. I will check it out tomorrow, it is in the storage unit, but the cabinets that were made by Johnson, Flanders, and Company had a logo on every treadle. If there is no logo on the treadle, my Hales Crescent is not a Johnson, Flanders and Co. Crescent! From my research all their machines had the logo on the treadle irons so they could stand out!

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    [QUOTE=vintagemotif;4663833]
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post

    Nancy, Most Davis cabinets have a distinct look over other cabinets that where made during that time period. The wood used for the top was thicker than most woods used on other cabinets tops . Here is a picture of mine that shows the section of the thick wood. Some collectors has stated that they are able to spot a Davis cabinet across a room just because of this unique feature.
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    Do all Davis cabinets have the scroll work like yours? Mine does. My cabinet drawer pulls are different than yours, but my cabinet has the thick wood at the top, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Chris I got all my cams on E-bay. I did a search for "sewing machine cams" as well as "Singer 403, 500, 503." Also, search for 'singer Top Hat.' You'll find the cams. Too bad you aren't in Northern California as the gal here who puts on our TOGA's has tons of cams for sale. Nancy
    Nancy; Thanks for the information. I do appreciate it. Not that I don't love looking at all the machines for sale but my cup runneth over in that department. However, had I had the money, another one would have come home with me also from that shop.
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    [QUOTE=sew wishful;4664011]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Do all Davis cabinets have the scroll work like yours? Mine does. My cabinet drawer pulls are different than yours, but my cabinet has the thick wood at the top, also.
    That I don't know. I would have to google images and study that info. All I do know is that the wood is thicker. I have seen on so many cabinets (makers) with so many different drawer pulls too.
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    Weedwoman,
    I love your fabric bowls!! Are they hard to make?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I learned that at Needlebar too...and I knew that when you were on Needlebar, you were gathering Japanese information...didn't know how far you'd gotten with it, didn't matter much really to me, but those of us that don't want to pretend that we're experts are actually ok with calling them "clones"...it works for us and we know what each other are talking about.

    All I was trying to say before is that not every machine made in Japan is a 15...many aren't. Even having the tension on the faceplate does not necessarily make the machine a 15....it needs to also have the body style.
    I haven't had time to go back and read all the posts from the last couple days, but I have read a couple of the 'clones' debate.

    If you do a search of 'Singer 15 clones" all kinds of stuff comes up. I printed out an article that I thought was really interesting on the subject of the 'clones' when I got my first 'clone.'

    This article was written in 2006 by Ed Lamoureux and I found it explained the Japanese 'clones' very well. To quote from the article, "Shortly after WWII, Japan, with money from the US, manufactured a large number of sewing machines. The most common of these were based on the Singer Model 15, but there are also Singer 99 clones. Indeed many of these machines are practically indistinguishable from a Singer and use parts that are interchangeable. Often they were given American sounding names to appeal to the overseas market. Over 5000 different "brands" have been identified, manufactured by 15 or so companies. Unfortunately, records from these manufactures don't exist, so it is impossible to identify them further. Generally speaking, a machine will somewhere state "made in Japan" or have a "JA" stamped into the bottom of the machine. To further complicate matters, large retailers would purchase machines and have the company name on them: RH Macy, Gimballs, etc. Any retailer so inclined could have Sewing Machines made just for him or her (Sears Kenmore, Wards Signature). I've tracked Department Stores, machines with automobile names, female names, patriotic names, etc. The post war machines are generally well made, often quieter and smoother running than the Singers they were copied from. Japan also gave us many of our colored sewing machines, examples have been found in metallic blue, green, pink, yellow, and I have a Fire Engine Red one!~ In terms of collectability, don't be fooled by a claim of 'an extremely rare" Mitsubishi, Ford, Saxon, Stitch Queen, etc., the same machine could have dozens of different names. If it says Singer on the machine, it probably is. If it doesn't, it's not. The Japanese machines have not caught on with collectors (even the ones made in occupied Japan) and as a result retain very little value. They can be found at Thrift Stores for $10 - $20 and at local auctions for under $5. "

    Anyway, since this article was written in 2006, I think very little has changed. The 15 'clones' are great machines. Whether they are in fact actual clones or not they have been called 'clones' for a very long time.

    Nancy
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    justtrish,
    That's a Singer 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Weedwoman,
    I love your fabric bowls!! Are they hard to make?
    Sharon W.
    I agree that these are cute fabric bowls.

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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??
    What were they thinking???? That's just creepy!! UGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    I don't think I'm even going to TRY to catch up with you all!! I'm just going to dash in and give a quick update before getting back to hauling plants in out of the coming freeze.

    Since I know EXACTLY what you all want to hear, I'll let you know that yes, I'm still bringing in more machines than I sell. My newest old machines are a pair of 128's with Victorian decals (I bought one for the case and the crank, machine is in rough shape; the next day I found one in nice shape, so will put the two together); a German paw foot TS (beautiful little machine, need to get it cleaned and shined); a Domestic B HC (very cute); and my prize, a back-wheel Wilson treadle.

    First weekend in Oct was a quilt retreat--finally finished a top that had been giving me grief. 2nd weekend was a great time at ISMACS. It was a small crowd, but well worth the time. Beautiful machine overload viewing Gary Wachs' collection. Since then has been a cold, a burn, and a fall--not so much fun, but recovering from all. Life still busy beyond belief, but hope to be able to check in more often!!

    So now--when did the Quilting Board get a new look? Do we like it???
    Miz Johnny, where have you been? Oh yeah, you already answered that question! I'm still waiting to see pictures of that Pfaff treadle! Glad you popped in to the new shop! We are all still getting use to the feel of this new format, but most of us are getting comfortable with it already!

    Nancy

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