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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Mystery machine revealed

    Well, stood outside in the chilly wind today and was the proud owner of the mystery Singer in the blonde cabinet I posted about earlier this week. Here she is:

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    Yep, a 319w in green. Drawers packed full, cams, attachments, lots of fun stuff. There were actually 2 Singers there. One was newer (maybe 70s?, not sure). Anyway, I had some disks for the newer one and went over to the bidder that had won it and let them know I put the disks with their machine since I had no use for them. About 5 minutes later, the gentleman approached me and asked if I would like to re-sell the machine. He said he was supposed to have bid on the green one for his niece, who was the daughter of the original owner, but he won the wrong one. Well...geez, what could I do? I don't need it, I have no room for it, and another one will come along some day. Since I didn't have anything else on my ticket, I just let them pay for it.

    More goodies I spotted (but didn't buy) were some quilt tops. Loved looking at all the different fabric in the apple core one.

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    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Oh, and on the apple core quilt, spotted this little gem for Miriam:

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    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    That is very sweet Charlee. I am happy for you.
    I went junking today, saw a W & W 8 for $149.50
    It had a paper from Isaccs {sp} in the drawer and said it was listed for 150. LOL
    a 50 cent price difference.
    Did not want to buy it, but I always go to look at machines and tables.

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    Wow, Bennett, I'm not sure I would have been as nice about it and as generous. But, you're right, another will come along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonurse View Post
    That is very sweet Charlee. I am happy for you.
    I went junking today, saw a W & W 8 for $149.50
    It had a paper from Isaccs {sp} in the drawer and said it was listed for 150. LOL
    a 50 cent price difference.
    Did not want to buy it, but I always go to look at machines and tables.
    I can't stay away from the machines and tables! LOL!! Gets me in trouble sometimes... Did you happen to notice a date on the invoice?
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Bennett, YOU ROCK!! You have to feel good to have done something so nice for the man and his niece! It's good to know that she'll have her mama's machine...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Charlee, doing happy dance with you that you get to keep your machines and get the new one.

    Bennett that was very nice of you. You know now an even better machine will make its way to you. I would of had a hard time leaving that apple core quilt top.
    Lisa

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    I just love the Indianapolis duck in the apple core quilt. I'd have gotten that one! It was such a nice thing that you did about that other machine. You sent it home where it would be cherished. Thank you for doing that. It's too bad it wasn't just given to her in the first place without having to go to auction.

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    I agree, it should have been given to her in the first place. But I'm glad she got the machine. Well over 30 years ago, when my Grandma had her auction, I got nothing at all. Dealers came in and prices were way out there. They put everything Grandma had in the auction to make it fair..... FAIR??? It's probably what they did there too - give all the relatives equal chance to buy what every they want. Makes more $$$ for the auctioneer.

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    Okay, I cleaned up the T&S 758 and oiled and ran her full out for a bit and seem to be running smoothly. But when I put the needle back in, the timing is off. The needle is still down when the bobbin part that rotates goes around and hits it. So not sure if that is something that I can figure out how to fix or if I should just part the machine out or put it on the curb for someone to take.
    Lisa

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    Bennett, that was a very nice thing you did. The girl should have gotten the machine before it even went to auction.
    Sometimes I wonder about family members. Some seem to not want anyone else to have things even if they don't want it themselves.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Okay, I cleaned up the T&S 758 and oiled and ran her full out for a bit and seem to be running smoothly. But when I put the needle back in, the timing is off. The needle is still down when the bobbin part that rotates goes around and hits it. So not sure if that is something that I can figure out how to fix or if I should just part the machine out or put it on the curb for someone to take.
    Check the needle. There are repair manuals. T & S is not my fav but sometimes they can work.

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    It is sad when estates go up for auction without being offered to families first, whether for settlement reasons or family differences. I've seen it happen before, and you can tell it hurts. I know one of my immediate family members who has it in his will to do it this way. I think that person believes it will be more equitable to just split the proceeds, having paid in for anything you want at the auction, but he doesn't understand that some things are worth more than a paycheck to the rest of us.

    I knew that apple core top was going to go out of my price range, so I took lots of pictures! It was a little wonky on the piecing (by hand), but it had pristine fabrics that looked to be from the early 40s to the 50s or maybe 60s. I was talking to the daughter, and she said it was her grandmother who had been the quilter. Her mother was into different types of crafts, so that might explain the tops that were put away and not finished.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Okay, I cleaned up the T&S 758 and oiled and ran her full out for a bit and seem to be running smoothly. But when I put the needle back in, the timing is off. The needle is still down when the bobbin part that rotates goes around and hits it. So not sure if that is something that I can figure out how to fix or if I should just part the machine out or put it on the curb for someone to take.
    I'm not familiar with this exact model, but there should be a way to unscrew one or two screws that hold the bobbin assembly. Undo the screws and you should be able to rotate the hook to where it needs to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I'm not familiar with this exact model, but there should be a way to unscrew one or two screws that hold the bobbin assembly. Undo the screws and you should be able to rotate the hook to where it needs to be.
    I wouldn't mess with the timing until I tried undoing what ever was done before.

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    Is this a Singer 48K?

    I am in Ukraine with my friend and she knows that I love collecting vintage sewing machines.

    The Soviets sure had some interesting sewing machines such as the Tikka (looks like a Singer 15) that was made in Finland, which I wanted to take home except it's a treadle and I can't see taking that on the airplane. Name:  3349738766_126e8cc627_z.jpg
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    Looking at one of their local websites I found what I think is a Singer 48K. Is it a 48K and if it is are needles easy to find? One other question, do you think I am a little crazy thinking about carrying this sewing machine on the airplane with me? Name:  file.jpg
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    I don't think you're crazy at all for bringing a machine home on the plane! I'd do it in a heartbeat, especially this one! I can't answer your question right now about needles, but I'd buy the machine anyway, and figure out what to do with it later!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I can't stay away from the machines and tables! LOL!! Gets me in trouble sometimes... Did you happen to notice a date on the invoice?
    No I didn't look. It was 2 xeroxed papers, so I thought it was just something they printed off the internet.Maybe it wasn't?

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    Could have been a copy of something that someone researched on the web...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footlooseman View Post
    I am in Ukraine with my friend and she knows that I love collecting vintage sewing machines.

    The Soviets sure had some interesting sewing machines such as the Tikka (looks like a Singer 15) that was made in Finland, which I wanted to take home except it's a treadle and I can't see taking that on the airplane.
    That little Tikka is neat. I like how even the plate that the belt goes through is yellow.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by footlooseman View Post
    I am in Ukraine with my friend and she knows that I love collecting vintage sewing machines.

    The Soviets sure had some interesting sewing machines such as the Tikka (looks like a Singer 15) that was made in Finland, which I wanted to take home except it's a treadle and I can't see taking that on the airplane. Name:  3349738766_126e8cc627_z.jpg
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    Looking at one of their local websites I found what I think is a Singer 48K. Is it a 48K and if it is are needles easy to find? One other question, do you think I am a little crazy thinking about carrying this sewing machine on the airplane with me? Name:  file.jpg
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    Pretty machines! I'd carry on that hand crank!

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    My DH made me laugh today. My DB came to visit, I had digitized out an embroidery design for him (he helped me by bringing me a new/old lap top that would work with my software (it doesn't like the new computer upgrades!) Anyways, I sewed that out for him and then I hemmed a pair of pants. Since I was just on the Janome machine anyways, I switched back to regular sewing, pushed the blind hem stitch button and started sewing. Here's the funny part - my DH came into the room to see what was making all the noise - my older machines are so much quieter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    Pretty machines! I'd carry on that hand crank!
    yup - throw away the clothes and carry the HC... You can always get more clothes... I wonder... would that machine fit in a dog carrier???

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    Quote Originally Posted by footlooseman View Post
    I am in Ukraine with my friend and she knows that I love collecting vintage sewing machines.

    The Soviets sure had some interesting sewing machines such as the Tikka (looks like a Singer 15) that was made in Finland, which I wanted to take home except it's a treadle and I can't see taking that on the airplane. Name:  3349738766_126e8cc627_z.jpg
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    Looking at one of their local websites I found what I think is a Singer 48K. Is it a 48K and if it is are needles easy to find? One other question, do you think I am a little crazy thinking about carrying this sewing machine on the airplane with me? Name:  file.jpg
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    Wow, the Tikka machine is beautiful! Love the color!

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    Well of course I DO, but it is buried under a mound of machines and other stuff. I don't remember it being signed that way, and I'm having back issues, so it will be a while before I can get to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Holly, You may want to become a member of Treadleon if you haven't already. Someone there may just have all the information that you seek on Raymond machines. I don't think anyone here owns one, unless Ms. Johnny or Cathy do. I think there was once one person posting on the QB that had a Raymond, but I can't remember who that person is right now. Most likely there will be someone on Treadleon that can come to your rescue with a wealth of info and possible parts. I always just google for info, and then I get lost reading soo many websites. Have fun cleaning that machine up!
    Miz Johnny

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