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    Old 04-05-2011, 07:16 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    Yipeeeeeee - Billy page 900!


    Nancy
    Yea!! Its hard to believe it has made it this far. If it were not for you guys it would never have taken off and done so well. I am glad you all feel at home here!

    But I am sorry I havent been in the shop in a while, today is really the first day I felt like doing anything as simple as to get on the computer. The entire house has an upper respiratory infection including all of my dogs. :roll: It has been all I can do just to answer a few PM's here and there.

    I have been running a fever and feel like I have been hit by a truck. I have coughed so hard for so long that my chest is sore from it. But I am going to try and jump into the shower (its been a few days) and get a few things in the mail for my customers and come home and try to rest a little more. Maybe tomorrow I can get back out to the studio and get some more repaints and services done.

    I am going to have to jump back about 20 pages to start to catch up on everything. :lol:

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    Hubby & I will be keeping you and your family (fur babies included) in our prayers.

    Blessings to you Billy.

    Sandi & Danny
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    Old 04-05-2011, 07:55 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I have been running a fever and feel like I have been hit by a truck. I have coughed so hard for so long that my chest is sore from it. But I am going to try and jump into the shower (its been a few days) and get a few things in the mail for my customers and come home and try to rest a little more. Maybe tomorrow I can get back out to the studio and get some more repaints and services done.

    Billy
    Billy are you sure you don't have whopping cough? I have heard it is going around now that most people have stopped immunizing against it. I know a couple adults who went in for physicals and their Dr's gave them whopping cough shots.

    Hope you get better soon!

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    Old 04-05-2011, 08:11 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Yipeeeeeee - Billy page 900!


    Nancy
    Yea!! Its hard to believe it has made it this far. If it were not for you guys it would never have taken off and done so well. I am glad you all feel at home here!

    But I am sorry I haven't been in the shop in a while, today is really the first day I felt like doing anything as simple as to get on the computer. The entire house has an upper respiratory infection including all of my dogs. :roll: It has been all I can do just to answer a few PM's here and there.

    I have been running a fever and feel like I have been hit by a truck. I have coughed so hard for so long that my chest is sore from it. But I am going to try and jump into the shower (its been a few days) and get a few things in the mail for my customers and come home and try to rest a little more. Maybe tomorrow I can get back out to the studio and get some more repaints and services done.

    I am going to have to jump back about 20 pages to start to catch up on everything. :lol:

    Billy

    Wowza!! I'd hate to have to go back and read from page 1. Missing a day or 2 takes time to get caught back up. I wished I would have kept notes of pictures and information so that I could use it as a reference.... now I swim through 20 -30 pages to locate the information I "think" I saw "someplace". LOL.

    Billy - Hope you get to feeling better. The respiratory influenza that has been going around kicks butt. Best not to over do or you'll find yourself dragging for another 2-3 weeks.
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    Old 04-05-2011, 08:31 AM
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    [quote=Lostn51But I am sorry I havent been in the shop in a while, today is really the first day I felt like doing anything as simple as to get on the computer. The entire house has an upper respiratory infection including all of my dogs. :roll: It has been all I can do just to answer a few PM's here and there.
    repaints and services done.
    Billy[/quote]

    There's a nasty virus going around; my daughter has been sick with it for at least 3 weeks, and I'm hearing similar stories from others. Take care that it doesn't go into something worse.
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    Old 04-05-2011, 08:48 AM
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    http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=WCII says the story better.

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    Originally Posted by melinda1962

    Well, here is all I came up with. I enjoy the research part of the machines. Read to the end of the piece about White's green machines. http://www.sewalot.com/domestic%20sewing%20machine.htm

    Melinda
    Yeah, i found that article too. It's kind of confusing to me though because it implies none were made after 1950 and I really didn't think this machine was that old.
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    Old 04-05-2011, 09:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    I had asked the seller to use lots of foam peanuts around the machine and case. He used none.

    Nancy

    Well, even a lot of packing peanuts doesn't always work. My 1917 Western Electric arrived yesterday with LOTS of peanuts in the box, but just not enough. The machine had shifted around in the box, and the bottom box part of the case came apart. I'll post pictures of it tonight...my DH had to unscrew the hinges to release the machine from the side of the case, which had completely separated. A couple of pieces of wood split. Luckily he's a wood guy and was able to glue it and put his large clamps on it overnight. It's not perfect, but it'll hold the machine again.

    BTW...I was right when I said he would KILL me when he found out I bought ANOTHER MaCHINE!! :-) He was mad for about 10 minutes....then he got to work fixing the case, and got over it. He said "good thing it's pretty, or I would be really mad!!"

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    Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
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    [quote=Miz Johnny]
    Originally Posted by Lostn51But I am sorry I havent been in the shop in a while, today is really the first day I felt like doing anything as simple as to get on the computer. The entire house has an upper respiratory infection including all of my dogs. :roll: It has been all I can do just to answer a few PM's here and there.
    repaints and services done.
    Billy[/quote

    There's a nasty virus going around; my daughter has been sick with it for at least 3 weeks, and I'm hearing similar stories from others. Take care that it doesn't go into something worse.

    Yes, that particular virus is really a "hanger on"....up to 4 weeks for some people...cough, fatigue, aches. Hang on...it'll go away. Sorry you are all ill. It went through California about a couple of months ago...I had it over Christmas.

    Congratulations on 900 pages, Billy!! We love hanging out here to find information on our machines. My new hobby-ette is my 4 vintage machines.

    Elna Supermatic - have not gone through it yet.
    Singer 301a - love it and am sewing on it
    Singer 99-13 - haven't touched it yet...hope to make it a hand crank.
    Western Electric - just arrived, had to fix case after shipping damage. Seller said she has been sewing on it daily, and I believe it from how it looks. Will try it this coming weekend.

    You all are an inspiration to me. Now I have to stop buying machines for a while, and just play with my 4. My DH about KILLED me when the Western showed up yesterday!! "Another machine??? Good thing it's pretty!"

    LOL
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    Old 04-05-2011, 09:41 AM
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    Congrats on 900 pages. I need to clean up my "new" machines and get them inside.

    So much to look at here on the board, but thankfully, some of the problems are getting worked out. It is still slow to post and does not always allow me to reply.
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    Old 04-05-2011, 09:41 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=WCII says the story better.


    Melinda
    Thanks!

    I think I have read that one too, but a second time around I seemed to have absorbed more :).

    I'm really wondering in anyone (billy?) would have a way of dating my machine with the model and serial number. Or know where I can get a manual. I found a place with manuals but not for the 816.

    I see Billy has been sick though so maybe soon after he feels better and gets caught up here.

    And for the record, Ihave been going back and trying to read a few pages everyday from the beginning :shock: I think I'm around pg 50 :)
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    Old 04-05-2011, 10:57 AM
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    Originally Posted by jljackquote

    You all are an inspiration to me. Now I have to stop buying machines for a while, and just play with my 4. My DH about KILLED me when the Western showed up yesterday!! "Another machine??? Good thing it's pretty!"

    LOL
    You need to find him a hobby to hold over his head. My husband plays poker and tennis and watches a LOT of sports. Plus I'm pretty mean when I get mad, and the husband really wants to keep me happy. Heh heh.

    All joking aside, this hobby has sustained me through some pretty bleak times, and if all it takes is a few sewing machines to perk up your life, it's a very <pick one> safe, cheap, entertaining--hobby. If people raise their eyebrows (or, since many folks have little sense--make nasty comments), just tell then you spent your crack money on the new machine. And THEN tell me what they said!!
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