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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Nancy, my daughter uses my dogs' brushed out hair to keep the deer out of the apple trees and flowers. I know my old hairdresser used to save cuttings for clients, too.

    Miriam - do I see a 301? Where did you find that many clothes for wrapping machines?

    Speaking of 301s, AnnieRose has another finish, though she had a little help from the 'new' MW. It's a two person size lap quilt for my granddaughter and her new husband. Attachment 329876
    I like the simplicity of that quilt. Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    They all have their price Candace... There are quite a few neat machines. Yes that is a 301. There is an old black Necchi, several 3/4 size 15 clones, just a bunch of machines. I think maybe the ugliest is that orange one. Cracks me up. I'm hoping to learn a lot. I know I will learn a lot about wiring or I'll never get rid of them. Some will be a real simple thing - just change them right out with some of the kits I have on hand. I also got a pile of attachments. I put them in bags - some managed to stay with their machine some did not. Attachment 329888

    Just....wow.

    You can send me the 301 and the attachments! ~wink and a grin~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Just....wow.

    You can send me the 301 and the attachments! ~wink and a grin~
    yeah sure, for a price...
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    Wish I had it to give ya!
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    It is killing me to not dig through all that stuff yet. I'm like a kid in the ice cream store - I don't know which one to try first. Probably be the 301 so I can get it on CL with the other one soon. I stuck it by my bench so I can find it again. It has a cool cabinet and pops right out when you pull a lever. I don't even know if it turns right now.

    That little nameless black machine is very intriguing. It has a place on the balance wheel makes me wonder if it once was a HC. I'll try to shoot it's wheel tomorrow some time. Glenn is going to run by here and pick it up along with a batch of scones from Phil. Cooking is not my epoch. My kids all learned how - they say I taught them. If I remember right they probably learned so they could eat. My son tells everybody I am a gourmet cook. So I asked him what he meant by that. He said, "Well, mom you wouldn't believe what other people eat." OH??? He says, "They eat stuff that comes out of boxes out of the freezer - tastes like it too. When I tell them you just cook ingredients they say your mom must be a gourmet cook..." If that's all it takes, I'm a gourmet cook. I just don't love cooking. As soon as you are done cooking it is gone. I like sewing. You can sit down and do it. I can look at it a lot longer when it's done. AND if it doesn't turn out at least I can use it for a rag - with food if it doesn't turn out you go hungry and the neighbor's dog won't even touch it.

    My wonderful boss is having me train someone tomorrow so it will be a long day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Wish I had it to give ya!
    I wish ya did too - I got my life savings tied up in that mess... lol
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    I'd call in sick so I could stay home and play!!
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    I can't do that - he knows about the machines.... he'd be at the door dragging me out by the hair... good swift kick in the butt - regular slave driver - sheesh - I'm having to train somebody on a store where he doesn't get along with the manager but I do. I got the lady to do some stuff he's been trying to get her to do for 3 years. They have little stand offs or something. She likes me for some reason. Galls him to no end. I hope he doesn't go on here...
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    Oh say it isn't so! You're not going to keep the 301? I know, I know, you can't keep them all:> I hope you got the bobbin case with it, cause original bobbin cases are verrrrrry pricey. I bet you can sell that one very quickly! I just got a 301 up and running that was rusted tight. After only 4 hours of elbow grease it just FMQed a baby quilt for me. Love my 301's!!

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    WOW! that is a real pretty quilt! love the colors! Your grand daughter is a lucky woman! Laura
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Nancy, my daughter uses my dogs' brushed out hair to keep the deer out of the apple trees and flowers. I know my old hairdresser used to save cuttings for clients, too.

    Miriam - do I see a 301? Where did you find that many clothes for wrapping machines?

    Speaking of 301s, AnnieRose has another finish, though she had a little help from the 'new' MW. It's a two person size lap quilt for my granddaughter and her new husband. Attachment 329876

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Oh say it isn't so! You're not going to keep the 301? I know, I know, you can't keep them all:> I hope you got the bobbin case with it, cause original bobbin cases are verrrrrry pricey. I bet you can sell that one very quickly! I just got a 301 up and running that was rusted tight. After only 4 hours of elbow grease it just FMQed a baby quilt for me. Love my 301's!!
    Yuppers it had the bobbin case and no rust! Looks to be a good one. You are right I can't keep everything. I have a few favorites I like to use. I had a 301 and hated the bobbin arrangement - kept getting thread wrapped around it - very annoying. Didn't float my boat at all. I tested out that FW that was missing the bobbin case and it sews beautifully - that FW just doesn't look like much - mechanically fantastic though.
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    Please don't tell me the 301 is black. This is fun - for us watching, anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Please don't tell me the 301 is black. This is fun - for us watching, anyhow.
    look in the picture I posted- looks mocha to me.
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    Thanks Charlee. That is great as I already have a table the is 36" square on that wall so a treadle will take up less space and look nicer . Now the hunt is on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Yuppers it had the bobbin case and no rust! Looks to be a good one. You are right I can't keep everything. I have a few favorites I like to use. I had a 301 and hated the bobbin arrangement - kept getting thread wrapped around it - very annoying. Didn't float my boat at all. I tested out that FW that was missing the bobbin case and it sews beautifully - that FW just doesn't look like much - mechanically fantastic though.
    Hmmm. None of my 301's have problem with the thread wrapping around the bobbin assembly. Interesting.

    Do you have a problem with temperature control and the storage of machines? I know, last summer I kept one machine in the attic and the heat cracked the bobbin fill doughnut and then I wondered what it might be doing to belts etc. so I brought it back in the house. I have 2 huge attics that I could use for storage, but I don't think the cold and heat is good for the machines? Have you had any issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Miriam,

    I do have belts and wires. No catalog, as I only am a tiny dealer who sells less than part time. AND I'm in the middle moving so time is really crunched. In fact its squished/ flattened. Just ask Charlee. VBG

    Cathy
    Cathy, you're moving??? OMGosh....all those machines to move!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    yes he threw in a bench and I found an old wooden ironing board too...
    We have to get some room made for the next batch of machines.
    Wow, Miriam, what a haul!! My DH would have had a heart attack if I had even mentioned bringing all that stuff home!! I brought home a Davis treadle this weekend, and he just clucked his tongue. I'll put up pics when I get home tonite.

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    Janice,
    Yes, and I'm exhausted just thinking about it. But I'm excited!.
    I start moving the garage next Saturday. I'll be in Orangevale, just under 8 miles from here.
    AND there will be room for the TOGA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Cathy, you're moving??? OMGosh....all those machines to move!!
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Janice,
    Yes, and I'm exhausted just thinking about it. But I'm excited!.
    I start moving the garage next Saturday. I'll be in Orangevale, just under 8 miles from here.
    AND there will be room for the TOGA.

    Cathy
    Well, I don't envy your move....all those machines!! Whew!!! But glad you are excited. I guess you'll have to give us new directions, then, for the fall TOGA. Can't wait to see everyone again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Geeze, Miriam that is going to keep you busy for a while! What a haul! My DH would have a fit if I brought home that many machines, but what fun!

    Nancy
    My husband would think I lost it. He is supportive of the machines that I have rescued, but there would be no way I could bring home a haul like that.

    Miriam, You have a nice collection of machines to clean up. It does look like FUN! There are a couple of machines that I would treadle for fun. The pinkish Fabric-Matic would be the top of my list in treadling, cute machine!

    Your husband did a very nice job with the shelving unit, and it looks like the two of you are having fun!

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    Well, even though I haven't put up pictures, I can tell you I finally got that Davis from L.A. My grandaughter and I drove down on Saturday to get it. When I got there the lady had 3 good sized boxes of sewing stuff....and she offered it to me for an extra $25. So I took it. When I got home and started going through it, it turned out to be tons of sewing machine needles, lots of hand needles, TONS of thread, 2 TONS of zippers of all sizes and colors, about 30 different sewing machine attachments of various sizes and shapes, a whole gallon plastic bag of hooks & eyes and snaps, a vintage Singer zigzagger attachment, and a really cool Greist Decorative Zigzagger with all the little template blades/cogs in it's original box and with the original booklet. I looked it up on eBay because I hadn't seen one before, and found some, but none on there had everything with it and all original. So I think I have something special with this one. The Davis is the New Vertical Feed, and the decals are in great condition. The lady I bought it from got it when a family friend passed away and the lady's family divided up her belongs among her friends. The lady was a professional seamstress/tailor, and so had tons of sewing supplies and 6 sewing machines. Hence, the lady I bought it from had a cut of her friend's stash. I'll put up pics tonite, I promise!! I was too busy this weekend finishing a quilt for my DD and DSIL to use for a raffle at a fundraiser they are doing this coming weekend, and I have to mail the quilt to NC today. Anyway, I am excited to use this Davis..I replaced the treadle belt that was broken, and I tried it, and it sews so smoothly!!

    Oh, yes, and the Davis came with a bunch of attachments for it, too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie99 View Post
    Okay you guys are making me jealous with all your great treadle machines. So now I'm sizing up where I can fit one in. How long is a regular treadle cabinet (with the cover closed)? I have a possible place in mind if it will fit. I just found this board about 2 weeks ago and trying to read the past posts(on page 1077) but also keeping up to date with current stuff. I must have always liked vintage machines as I picked up the machine below at a church sale when I was 17, and that wasn't yesterday,lol. I paid $10. and it works perfectly. It also came with a box full of Griest attachments.
    Rosie99, You have a pretty machine that you got at an excellent deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Wow, Miriam, what a haul!! My DH would have had a heart attack if I had even mentioned bringing all that stuff home!! I brought home a Davis treadle this weekend, and he just clucked his tongue. I'll put up pics when I get home tonite.
    You got your Davis treadle!!! I want to see!!! Congrats!

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    Irishrose, That's a beautiful quilt!! Nicely done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Well, even though I haven't put up pictures, I can tell you I finally got that Davis from L.A. My grandaughter and I drove down on Saturday to get it. When I got there the lady had 3 good sized boxes of sewing stuff....and she offered it to me for an extra $25. So I took it. When I got home and started going through it, it turned out to be tons of sewing machine needles, lots of hand needles, TONS of thread, 2 TONS of zippers of all sizes and colors, about 30 different sewing machine attachments of various sizes and shapes, a whole gallon plastic bag of hooks & eyes and snaps, a vintage Singer zigzagger attachment, and a really cool Greist Decorative Zigzagger with all the little template blades/cogs in it's original box and with the original booklet. I looked it up on eBay because I hadn't seen one before, and found some, but none on there had everything with it and all original. So I think I have something special with this one. The Davis is the New Vertical Feed, and the decals are in great condition. The lady I bought it from got it when a family friend passed away and the lady's family divided up her belongs among her friends. The lady was a professional seamstress/tailor, and so had tons of sewing supplies and 6 sewing machines. Hence, the lady I bought it from had a cut of her friend's stash. I'll put up pics tonite, I promise!! I was too busy this weekend finishing a quilt for my DD and DSIL to use for a raffle at a fundraiser they are doing this coming weekend, and I have to mail the quilt to NC today. Anyway, I am excited to use this Davis..I replaced the treadle belt that was broken, and I tried it, and it sews so smoothly!!

    Oh, yes, and the Davis came with a bunch of attachments for it, too!!
    Janice, I'm so excited for you!! You are going to love this Davis NVF. You got an excellent deal, very NICE find!!
    Please post the Greist Decorative Zigzagger too.

    I'm so happy that you found a Davis Cabinet. I'm happy that you also now not only have your older Davis, but a NVF which uses standard needles. If the inside of the machine needs a cleaning, just follow the excellent tutorial on the yahoo Davis site. Looking forward to photos! Enjoy!!!

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