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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Not sure...I bought my grandaughter a Domestic from 1947 that looked small, too. Looked very similar to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Found this on CL. Eldrege two spool, Rockford, MI., not mine. vdxgf-29[email protected]
    That's not the link to the posting. Can you try again? I wanna see!!!

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    Nancy, aren't you the Pfaff girl? Here's one you might like.

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/app/2923857946.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    That's not the link to the posting. Can you try again? I wanna see!!!
    OK, here's the link for whoever wants to see it. It's the head only, no treadle at this price. They have one but not the original. Anyway, not bad looking. Wish it was at least in the Western U.S.!!!!
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/2951229703.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    OK, here's the link for whoever wants to see it. It's the head only, no treadle at this price. They have one but not the original. Anyway, not bad looking. Wish it was at least in the Western U.S.!!!!
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/2951229703.html
    At least this one has the spool canister! It is a good price too, but she does not ship!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Nancy, aren't you the Pfaff girl? Here's one you might like.

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/app/2923857946.html
    Janice,

    Yes, I am and I wouldn't mind finding a 230, but Bakersfield is a very long trip for me!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    What is recommended as the best brand or type of lubricate for the gears in my machines? I have the right type of oil for the oil spots but want to make sure I use the right stuff for the gears on my machines. My plan is to begin to clean up and lubricate all of my working vintage machines before beginning to get those who don't work... up and working.
    You know, I always use Singer Lubricant. It is made for sewing machines. I have had very good luck with that lubricant. The stuff comes in a small tube and most sewing shops sell it.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thanks Mom3 and Miriam. Do you get Tri Flow Grease and Tri Flow Oil products through Sew-Classic?
    I think Sew-Classic carries both but I get it at my local bicycle shop.

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    Nancy,

    to the best of my knowledge the only significant difference is the -20 has a larger bobbin and bobbin case that the -15. they were both manufactured during the same time frames. No need to woryy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok Cathy, now you've got me worried! My 31-15 looks much older than my 31-20, and the serial number is completely worn off so I don't know its year, but I'm guessing 1910's to 1920's? My 31-20 is from 1925, but in much better shape than the 31-15. Now tell me about the bobbins? What is the difference? As you can tell, I haven't played with either yet!

    Nancy
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    Nancy,

    These needles are all the same except for the scarf area. Consider them interchangeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Cathy, when I looked up the needle size this is what I got. The 31-20 uses a 16x87 - the electric machine; but, the treadle uses a 16x73? I bought some 16x87's for my 31-20. Will that work on the 31-15 and are they right for the 31-20?

    Nancy
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    Well, I picked up the 3 machines I got at the Goodwill auction. I have so much to do.......... They all turn. They are all DIRTY. No foot controls - it's ok I have some. No cases or cabinets. The first one is a 306. I've not messed with one so I shall compare it to the 319. The bobbin case looks good. Then there is a 401 - I didn't look it over too much - it turns and the knobs turn - yeah! Then there is a 99 - the cord was cut off.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Well, I picked up the 3 machines I got at the Goodwill auction. I have so much to do.......... They all turn. They are all DIRTY. No foot controls - it's ok I have some. No cases or cabinets. The first one is a 306. I've not messed with one so I shall compare it to the 319. The bobbin case looks good. Then there is a 401 - I didn't look it over too much - it turns and the knobs turn - yeah! Then there is a 99 - the cord was cut off.
    Very Cool!!! Do you get them from shopgoodwill.com and then pick them up? I notice that the GW in Indy won't ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Very Cool!!! Do you get them from shopgoodwill.com and then pick them up? I notice that the GW in Indy won't ship.
    yup - I'm going to post the rest on my PDA...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    It isn't exactly quilting, but it is sewing several layers of fabric together for a purpose. I used my late mom's 1966 Wizard for the construction, to make this a legit post about vintage machines. It is the same machine that made both mine and my sister's wedding gowns several years ago. The wedding went well, and my "legion of sisters" put on a wonderful reception for my daughter and her new husband, and I am eternally grateful for all they did. Her dress turned out great, and I even made a little purse. The edge of the veil, 8 yards of beaded fun as well, is in the top of the picture.

    I have been enjoying reading about the new machines. Miriam, you are cleaning up at goodwill. I was hoping that was you bidding on those machines. I also am stoked about using Glenn's restoring methods on a couple of machines that need attention, now that the wedding is done, and more time on my hands. Everyone keep up the good work!!
    Melinda

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    Melinda, what a treasure and treasured memory you made for your daughter!! That is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I'm so glad you shared it...
    The wedding couple is pretty darned good looking too!! ~wink~ What a pretty girl you made...and she chose a handsome man!
    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
    Melinda, what a treasure and treasured memory you made for your daughter!! That is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I'm so glad you shared it...
    The wedding couple is pretty darned good looking too!! ~wink~ What a pretty girl you made...and she chose a handsome man!

    Thank you very much. Nobody could believe I made it!! It was all really wonderful, and they are honeymooning in the Bahamas, flying home tomorrow. I am glad to get back to normal as it gets here, hopefully sewing some, and relaxing.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Thank you very much. Nobody could believe I made it!! It was all really wonderful, and they are honeymooning in the Bahamas, flying home tomorrow. I am glad to get back to normal as it gets here, hopefully sewing some, and relaxing.
    I wish you could have made MY wedding dress...13 years ago....it wouldn't have been so elaborate, or gorgeous, but bet it would have been better than what I had!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Billy:
    There is a Pfaff treadle, going to be sold tomorrow at a neighborhood yard sale. The owner asked me what it was worth. I looked it up on the internet and came away a little depressed. The model is 362-261. I know nothing about these machines. It is supposed to work. I haven't seen it yet. Will see it first thing tomorrow. Are parts obtainable as readily for Pfaffs? How rare are Pfaff treadles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    OK, here's the link for whoever wants to see it. It's the head only, no treadle at this price. They have one but not the original. Anyway, not bad looking. Wish it was at least in the Western U.S.!!!!
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/2951229703.html
    Good looking machine and it's less than 100 miles south, but I'm not buying. I told my son about a Two Spools and he was intriqued.

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    Melinda, what a truly beautiful wedding gown you made and I love the veil too. How sweet of you to make this treasure for your daughter. I hope they will be very happy in their future together.

    Linda

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    The wedding dress is lovely as is the bride. You did a beautiful job on it. I've done dresses and veils, but no purses.

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    Thank yall much for the compliments. It was a labor of love. I committed to two beaded ones....we have two girls. One down, one to go....maybe not too soon, though. Let my fingers heal. LOL
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Melinda, what a treasure and treasured memory you made for your daughter!! That is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I'm so glad you shared it...
    The wedding couple is pretty darned good looking too!! ~wink~ What a pretty girl you made...and she chose a handsome man!
    Ditto on that!!!
    Thanks for helping me learn how to shopgoodwill - yeah it was me.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I'm headed to the shop when we get some daylight. I'm wanting to evaluate a bunch of machines, organize and prepare for Ray's class. How many should I take??? I don't think I am in any danger of running out of things to do.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaQuilts View Post
    Billy:
    There is a Pfaff treadle, going to be sold tomorrow at a neighborhood yard sale. The owner asked me what it was worth. I looked it up on the internet and came away a little depressed. The model is 362-261. I know nothing about these machines. It is supposed to work. I haven't seen it yet. Will see it first thing tomorrow. Are parts obtainable as readily for Pfaffs? How rare are Pfaff treadles?
    Donna, Pfaff treadles are not common here in the states. Pfaff didn't start seriously importing and selling machines here until the 1940's, so the treadles you find here were brought over by someone who loved them. The 362 was not a treadle originally? Are you sure the one being sold in the yard sale is a treadle? They are only worth what someone is willing to pay! Make an offer and see what happens! You can't go by e-bay or craigslist - any price can be asked, but whether they actually sell for that price is questionable.

    Nancy

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