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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    Billy,
    Check out what this person found in her basement. She is on the board and I told her to post here. Maybe she will.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44341-1.htm
    I hope she will!!! I am sure everyone in here would drool over it!!!!

    Billy

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    Billy I will post a picture or 2 this week-end. LOL I named her Lassie and she is so dirty that I want to clean her up a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper2btrflys
    Billy I will post a picture or 2 this week-end. LOL I named her Lassie and she is so dirty that I want to clean her up a little
    I am digging the name you chose!! :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    Billy,
    Check out what this person found in her basement. She is on the board and I told her to post here. Maybe she will.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44341-1.htm
    This was definitely a precious find for me. I am so glad that my moma didn't get rid of it when they moved and that my daddy didn't toss it when my moma died.

    Billy, can you tell me anything about the attachments that I have. They look as if they have never been on the machine. Should I do as suggested and try oiling her and seeing how she does or should I take her to the service/repair shop.

    I didn't add pics as they should be on the link. If you want me to add them here, let me know. Thanks so much for setting this shop up. Really enjoy browsing!

    julie

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    Reread your post...here are the pics BEFORE any cleaning. This is how it came out of the box. Got the box airing out with the baking soda closed up in it.

    Gold seal
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    Attachements, Needles, Screwdrive
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeeGirl
    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    Billy,
    Check out what this person found in her basement. She is on the board and I told her to post here. Maybe she will.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44341-1.htm
    This was definitely a precious find for me. I am so glad that my moma didn't get rid of it when they moved and that my daddy didn't toss it when my moma died.

    Billy, can you tell me anything about the attachments that I have. They look as if they have never been on the machine. Should I do as suggested and try oiling her and seeing how she does or should I take her to the service/repair shop.

    I didn't add pics as they should be on the link. If you want me to add them here, let me know. Thanks so much for setting this shop up. Really enjoy browsing!

    julie
    Hope this will help a bit! :)

    On the left is a seam gauge, on the right is a seam guide that will screw into the bed of your machine near the needle
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    I have no idea what these are for!
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    Ruffler...FUN attachment!
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    Check out this quilting foot! :)
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    On the left is a binding attachment, the other two are hemmers
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    loving this thread! I have a Singer 127 treadle that i am using and I have my Grannie's old Singer 99 clone. It was one of the machines made in japan and had a badge ont he front that said Royal. I turned it into a handcrank as the wiring to the motor was totally shot. I also have a White 3355 that has the left needle position. That is a bit hard to get used to but it sews beautifully. Dh is bringing me another machine home tomorrow. Its a New Home AHC (can't remember the numbers) it needs a new power cord though. I've been told that it uses a different needle and from the manual someone on a vintage sewing list told me would work the feet look completely different that anything I've used before.. Oh and my treadle is named Nellie....she's kind of tempramental sometimes. My Kenmore machine (newest) is named LillyBet and the White has not told me its name yet. Grannie's machine that is now a handcrank is named Vivian after my Grannie.

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    Hmmm...... I probably shouldn't even post this message yet because I only have a story to tell and don't have any pertinent information. I won't for a month. But here goes anyway - it's late at night and this is the time I usually tell the kids old time stories when we gather together. So it's late at night here and I'm going to tell you all a story. Quite a while ago our uncle broke up housekeeping (he was in his 80's and a confirmed bachelor from the old days). There was an old sewing machine that was my grandmother's and no one in the family wanted it. I said, "Hey, I'll take that". Didn't have any idea what it was other than a sewing machine. Just knew that was in a wooden cabinet, considered portable, and heavier than "haites", feels like 20 lbs. It sat for a long time in my sewing area and I had a brilliant thought one night. I have my first ever made sampler quilt hanging in a hallway across from the "loo" and thought it would look nice sitting under that quilt - right - my first quilt and my grandma's sewing machine under it. Well, I have to tell you, that was the worst idea I ever could have had. The next night, on one of my mad dashes to the "room", forgetting about that little addition on the floor, I slammed right into it and broke 2 toes. Needless to say, that "box" was relegated to the farthest space in the house and I haven't set eyes on it since. After reading this blog I am determined to dig it out and find out what it is. Hopefully I'll be able to post some information here and find out if it is something that I might be able to use. Don't know if it's the machine that weighs so much or if it's the cabinet that it's encased in. It's not much bigger than a feather-weight in the black case.

    After reading all these posts, I'm anxious to get it out now. Thanks for creating this place. I'll bring my cappuccino machine next time I stop by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeeGirl
    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    Billy,
    Check out what this person found in her basement. She is on the board and I told her to post here. Maybe she will.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44341-1.htm
    This was definitely a precious find for me. I am so glad that my moma didn't get rid of it when they moved and that my daddy didn't toss it when my moma died.

    Billy, can you tell me anything about the attachments that I have. They look as if they have never been on the machine. Should I do as suggested and try oiling her and seeing how she does or should I take her to the service/repair shop.

    I didn't add pics as they should be on the link. If you want me to add them here, let me know. Thanks so much for setting this shop up. Really enjoy browsing!

    julie
    Hope this will help a bit! :)
    Charlee, this was a definate help to me. I bought a machine this week that had some attachments. The machine was in pretty rough shape. I bought it only for the attachments.

    But, being a complete novice, have no idea what they were and if the attachment was missing any parts. Thank you for posting pics of the attachments.

    I love this post! It is one of the best on the board! Should me up there highlighted under "MAIN"!

    :!: :) :thumbup:
    Jan

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    Well thank to the attachments that Charlee posted, I figured out I have the following:

    :) :)
    The Ruffler
    Pin Tuck Attachment
    Binder shown on the Left
    Binder shown on the Top
    The first unknown attachment on the left

    And a small piece that I have no clue of what it is. It looks like it connects to something. Will have to have my husband get a picture and post it.

    Now I have to find out out to use these. Luckily there is very little rust on them.

    I still need:
    The Quilting foot
    The Seam guide (one of my favorite tools, could use a couple)
    The binder on the right
    and I thought the model 66 had a walking foot!

    I also found another bobbin for the 128 which I can't use so will mail to Billy.

    Thanks again for your post Charlee!
    :)

    Now I have to learn how to use these. First on the electrified, then my "Smitty" my beautiful treadle!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have most if not all of those same attachments for my Singer 206 that look as though they have never been used. I'll be back up at my Dad's on the 10th of May and will take some pictures. I love this thread too!

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    Charlee, this was a definate help to me. I bought a machine this week that had some attachments. The machine was in pretty rough shape. I bought it only for the attachments.

    But, being a complete novice, have no idea what they were and if the attachment was missing any parts. Thank you for posting pics of the attachments.

    I love this post! It is one of the best on the board! Should me up there highlighted under "MAIN"!

    :!: :) :thumbup:
    Jan[/quote]

    I agree with Jan, this should be under the main, is there a way for people to set up a file with there pictures on this message board? I wanted to see one again and it took quite some time to find it.

    Blessings,

    Sharon

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    Can anyone tell me the advantages and difference in the following models?

    The singer 301 and the singer 404?

    Is the 404 aluminum?

    Thank You,

    Sharon

    PS loving seeing all the machines, I would love to stay in the shop all day. I too, am getting little done except for spending time on the computer

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    I have so much to do today but found your topic. so I read it all and yes it is true.....I have an old machine downstairs. no idea what it is but by the end of the weekend I will drag it out and do some research. why is this addicting yea I know we have a lot of issues, all nice. Quilters take care.

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    I think this thread should be its own section of the forum! you know
    main
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    VINTAGE MACHINES

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I think this thread should be its own section of the forum! you know
    main
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    VINTAGE MACHINES
    That might be a possibility, I am going to PM the Admin to see what they think about it. I was told we could make this a virtual thread but I need to read up on it a little more as the format is a bit different from what I am used to.

    But I am agreeing with everyone I had no idea this would turn out so big and to think 20 pages on the start of the 5th day?

    That is saying something there!!!!!

    But thanks to everyone who has posted and commented, if it were not for you this Shop would have drifted off into never never land!

    Billy

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    Charlee,

    Thank you so much for the information on the attachments. I am familiar with a few of them but in no way an expert spotter as to what is what yet. I did recognize the Fagoter but thats because I have been watching for one that is reasonably priced in the original box.

    Funny thing I have all of these machines and only 3 or 4 attachments for them and do not have an idea how to use them yet LOL!!

    Billy

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    As for our own section, see this thread that I started... ;)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44411-1.htm#1007525

    Regarding attachments, I'll try to get some pictures of how to use them...they can be great fun! :)

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    Ouch, Burnsk.

    Good morning all. Sorry, no coffee cake this morning, too tired to make any and have to go back to school to finish ceramics final. I will take a cup, tho.

    Maybe the sewing fairy will magicallly put a treadle or FW in my path(although not literally) while in town. Wish me luck in finding something.

    I love this thread.

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    Wow! I learn something new each time I come here. Thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge.

    As to a section, I know a section named 'machines' would be easiest. When Admin made the change to the new format, there was discussion of new topics. It was decided at that time to have the virtual sections, so everything under a particular topic could be accessed from the virtual section. This requires some work on the part of a knowledgable person (sorry, I can't volunteer. I do not know how to go about that.) to peruse threads and add the thread to the virtual section. A virtual section allows things like this shop, threads with pics, etc., to all be under the same umbrella. So it will eventually be the same as a section - but it will not have a title in the list of 'main, pictures', etc. It would be listed under the 'all user-defined sections'.

    By the way, I love this shop! Thanks for setting it up.

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    I went to a hardware store and got the supplies you suggested to clean my machine. I even found a small table to put in the yard to do the work..it's metal so don't have to worry about the wood rotting. I've managed to get the motor and light assembly off and am ready to go. I taped each screw and part to a piece of cardboard and labeled them so hopefully will be able to get everything back together. I do have a question...when I am cleaning with the kerosene, will it affect the decals on the machine of some should get on them.

    Also, I saw a Brother treadle machine at the thrift shop yesterday. The # was A556547. I did a search for dating Brothers and got nowhere. They were asking $75....the belt was rotten and it was dusty and dirty but not in too bad a shape. Can you date it for me??

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    I went to a hardware store and got the supplies you suggested to clean my machine. I even found a small table to put in the yard to do the work..it's metal so don't have to worry about the wood rotting. I've managed to get the motor and light assembly off and am ready to go. I taped each screw and part to a piece of cardboard and labeled them so hopefully will be able to get everything back together. I do have a question...when I am cleaning with the kerosene, will it affect the decals on the machine of some should get on them.

    Also, I saw a Brother treadle machine at the thrift shop yesterday. The # was A556547. I did a search for dating Brothers and got nowhere. They were asking $75....the belt was rotten and it was dusty and dirty but not in too bad a shape. Can you date it for me??

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    Sorry for the dupe...operator error

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    Hopefully Admin will just add this as a separate section such that Pictures, Main, ect. are. It would be easier to find.....but that is just my opinion....lol.

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    you know I just like looking at the old machines. they are so elaborate. Another thing you can do is every so often feature one of your machines. give a brief history of how you got it.
    plus you .can have a contest to name her.

    mine is known as uncle eddie, because he gave it to me whenhe passed. Now i feel bad that I left it in the cellar. but am going to display it thanx

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