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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    Some day I hope I can dig it out from under the pile.
    Miz Johnny, Please just post one photo of this pile! I would love to see what you are hoarding!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Yep, I know, it's the cost to travel all that way and stay overnight. It's a 6 hour drive for me up there. Thanks for the invite, Cathy!! I'll try to make it to the one later this year.
    Janice, I can understand. The price of gas here in town just went up to $4.33; read some places in LA at over $5 already. You will be missed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Can I join this group?

    I should get my "Girls" out some day and take a 'family' photo. I have the following:


    Shari
    YES! The more the merrier. One or two of those machines has got to be a "guy". You have a nice collection!

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    Welcome Shari to the wonky world of Vintage sewing machines. Miriam is right we may be a little crazy but we have fun and learn a lot from these folks
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Welcome Shari to the wonky world of Vintage sewing machines. Miriam is right we may be a little crazy but we have fun and learn a lot from these folks
    Just be careful, Glenn loves to flash his drawers- cabinet drawers that he built himself.

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    You ladies are always trying to get me in trouble
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    just be careful, glenn loves to flash his drawers- cabinet drawers that he built himself.
    rotflmao!!!
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    I just had to!!!!! Your drawers are gorgeous!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I just had to!!!!! Your drawers are gorgeous!!!!
    I am so glad you like my drawers.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    This is the machine that I cleaned up this weekend. It still could use a bit more cleaning, but the goal was to get her cleaned up enough to move it out of the garage. It's a National, called The Eldredge. I think this is National's first in line of "The Eldredge" series- but I could be wrong. Spent hours looking for another machine and cabinet like this on the internet, only to find one person. Found one person with "The Eldredge", but it looked to be the next in line. At first I thought this machine was made around 1890, but when cleaning up the cabinet top there was a stamp in the wood with 1901. I love the treadle irons on this machine the most. I'm not in love with the machine and the poor cabinet needs help. Wish this machine found Glenn instead of me. He would have this cabinet looking gorgeous! The cool part of the machine is the long section (neck) isn't round, but a hexagon shape. I haven't sewn with it. I rescued this machine; I think the previous owner messed up the decals. I don't know what I'm going to do with this machine.
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    Trish, I love the quilt you just posted! It looks like it belongs in a girls room - hearts and all that pink! What machine did you use to piece that top? I can't wait to see it quilted!

    Nancy

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    Monica, that machine and the cabinet are awesome!! The irons are way cool!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I really like the cabinet on this machine, the Eldrege is a very good looking machine, but the cabinet is wonderful
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    So, most likely the Germans, with their Pfaff (the one Nancy is interested in), did copy the look of the Singer 15.

    Nancy, do you know the age of that machine that you want? I was wondering if the machine is younger than the treadle. Someone decided to switch machine heads at one time, an updating.
    The Germans certainly could have copied the look of the 15 since Singer's Model 15 started about 1895! The Germans sure didn't copy any Japanese Clones, as the Japanese never made a clone until the 1940's and later!

    Yes, according to Pfaff serial number records that machine is from 1912, exactly 100 years old! Way before any Japanese clones were made! I do wonder as you do Monica, if the Pfaff brothers didn't copy a Singer 15! Miz Johnny says even her Pfaff looks like a class 15! I can't wait to get that machine home and see the front! There are a lot of different machines with the tension on the face, but they aren't shaped so much like a 15 - like this Pfaff is shaped!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I really like the cabinet on this machine, the Eldrege is a very good looking machine, but the cabinet is wonderful
    Glenn, I wish I could give you the cabinet!

    I'm in love with the irons, they are gorgeous!! One part of me says to find the next steward and another part of me says keep it. My husband says keep it, but I know that I will never use this machine. I feel like the poor machine has lost its soul, and the cabinet has followed to an extent. It's the irons that keep screaming at me to keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    This is the machine that I cleaned up this weekend. It still could use a bit more cleaning, but the goal was to get her cleaned up enough to move it out of the garage. It's a National, called The Eldredge. I think this is National's first in line of "The Eldredge" series- but I could be wrong. Spent hours looking for another machine and cabinet like this on the internet, only to find one person. Found one person with "The Eldredge", but it looked to be the next in line. At first I thought this machine was made around 1890, but when cleaning up the cabinet top there was a stamp in the wood with 1901. I love the treadle irons on this machine the most. I'm not in love with the machine and the poor cabinet needs help. Wish this machine found Glenn instead of me. He would have this cabinet looking gorgeous! The cool part of the machine is the long section (neck) isn't round, but a hexagon shape. I haven't sewn with it. I rescued this machine; I think the previous owner messed up the decals. I don't know what I'm going to do with this machine.
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    Monica, I was wondering what Eldredge you were talking about cleaning up! I love it! It reminds me of my Eldredge Two Spools, also made by National! Oh and what is not to love about that cabinet? I love the fact that the cabinet says "Eldredge" - it is also shaped so nice!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well, I have not made it to Oakland yet. I just couldn't change yesterday's schedule! I will call today to see if the Pfaff is still there and if it is, we are planning a trip for Wednesday.

    Here is my Mocha 301. My newest machine that I got from Cathy, Mizkaki. The jury was out on her at first. I took her to Girl's Night Out, and because I am so used to the 1/4" foot and the acrylic extension bed, I just couldn't seem to sew a straight seam with her that night! Of course, it didn't help that the quilt top's blocks that I was trying to put together were all screwed up after I squared the blocks up! Anyway, I brought her home and started using her a a few days ago! I am in LOVE with this machine! I got my 1/4" slant foot and I am now putting the blocks together for the top I thought would not go together right - and they are matching (mostly)!Attachment 315795 I am loving this machine! No wonder Candace collects the 301! Nancy
    Nancy, I absolutely love my 301, Rebekah. She is my go-to machine for everything but repairing the monster dog bed - didn't want to chance hurting her with the monster - and she's my traveling machine when I travel for my job. I love the reliability of her and her weight is a definite bonus compared the heavier machines which I also love. This next statement might be heresy but I love my 301 and only like my FW and if I had to choose, I would choose the 301. Go ahead, load both barrels and shoot me now.

    Chris
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Can I join this group?

    I should get my "Girls" out some day and take a 'family' photo. I have the following:

    29-4 (called the "Boot Patcher" - treadle and electric, a cast iron beauty! Sample photos of this model are here: http://tinyurl.com/7h6b6ro )
    66 (a "Red Eye" in a coffin case)
    66-16
    221-1
    237
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    301A
    401A
    15 (hand crank)
    15-91
    99 (two of them - they are so cute - they are my 'twins'!)

    Plus a couple more stored elsewhere that I haven't inventoried yet.

    Shari
    Welcome aboard Shari! I see you already have a nice collection! I have all your machines, except the 237 and 257, plus about 30 more! Just a warning, that is what happens when you join this board - machines start following you home, or you find them on your doorstep looking forlorn!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Monica, I was wondering what Eldredge you were talking about cleaning up! I love it! It reminds me of my Eldredge Two Spools, also made by National! Oh and what is not to love about that cabinet? I love the fact that the cabinet says "Eldredge" - it is also shaped so nice!

    Nancy
    The cabinet does have an adorable shape, but the poor thing is needing repairs badly, which is difficult to see from the photo. A Two Spools doesn't fit this cabinet. I would need to make a new top for a Two Spools to fit.

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    I saw this ad on Craigslist. The ad just says Antique Viking, no picture or anything else. I asked for a photo and this is what I got! Isn't it cute! I want that one too - but, DH will KILL me!Name:  Viking.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Glenn, I wish I could give you the cabinet!

    I'm in love with the irons, they are gorgeous!! One part of me says to find the next steward and another part of me says keep it. My husband says keep it, but I know that I will never use this machine. I feel like the poor machine has lost its soul, and the cabinet has followed to an extent. It's the irons that keep screaming at me to keep.
    I would take it in a heart beat
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I would take it in a heart beat
    And you would breathe life into it again and make it beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I did post a photo of it, but it's buried somewhere...machine photos thread maybe? It's gray with a white faceplate...really a pretty machine, in my opinion. I took it out of it's original cabinet, a small one that had a "door" but no storage, and put it in this desk cabinet. The strip of light wood that you see behind the machine is the top of the desk...when you lift it up and slide it behind the desk, it lifts the machine.

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    Charlee that is a handsome machine for sure! It looks like a 'boy' to me! Very strong and capable! The color also looks boyish! Thank you for posting it again!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I saw this ad on Craigslist. The ad just says Antique Viking, no picture or anything else. I asked for a photo and this is what I got! Isn't it cute! I want that one too - but, DH will KILL me!Name:  Viking.jpg
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    Ooooooooooo!! How much are they asking for it?
    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
    Ooooooooooo!! How much are they asking for it?
    They are only asking $75, but the machine is in Nevada City - over an hour from me so I can't get it without DH knowing! I'd go if DH and I hadn't had this "I have to stop talk" this morning! He agrees I need to get the Pfaff, but he wants me to stop after that! Uugggg! I hate it! Isn't that Viking cute?
    Nancy

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