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    Old 03-05-2011, 05:36 PM
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    Originally Posted by Happy Treadler
    Yesterday I got enough nerve to try to modify a Singer Professional Walking Foot by using plans on another group I belong to (Treadle On), which had me actually shave some of the metal off where the arm lifts up to accommodate the 31-15 higher throw space, and it worked!! Wasn't hard at all, either. So if anyone has an industrial Singer, just wanted to say there's an option out there for the walking foot. Can't wait to give it a try on DD's quilt. Just waiting for the thread to come in the mail. :)
    Wow Happy Treadler! It took some nerve to shave a walking foot! It is really fun to hear someone do what you have done and have success! Show us the first quilt you finish using that 31-15! I'd really like to see a picture of the 31-15 too!

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    Old 03-05-2011, 05:52 PM
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    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.
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    Old 03-05-2011, 05:58 PM
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIZ JOHNNY!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEATHERWEIGHT!!
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    Old 03-05-2011, 05:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by MarieM
    I thought he lived in AZ as in Area 51.
    Marie M.
    LOL You know I have a real close friend that his shop is called "Skunk Works"

    No its the era that I should have been in all this time.........

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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:01 PM
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    Welcome Vince!!

    Welcome Lena!!

    You guys will love it here. . . . it is so...."homey" and so educational. . . AND FUN!!
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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by Stummel
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.
    You have a Model 28 with 20000 of them allotted on March 30 1903.

    Billy
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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by Stummel
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.
    You have a Model 28 with 20000 of them allotted on March 30 1903.

    Billy
    Wow, thank you!
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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:04 PM
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    Jane,

    Those are all very nice looking machines. Congratulations!!

    How lucky to find 2 featherweights and for one of them to be white!!!

    Great find!
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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:06 PM
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    Jan, I have a hand crack machine with case just like yours. It is in amazing shape. My sons paid $100 for it for me for Christmas. I was so happy I cried, literally.
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    Old 03-05-2011, 06:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Billy this is what I see...
    do we allow plastic wonders(aka: modern machines) on this board? :lol:
    This was a favor for PatriceJ......

    Billy
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