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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    There are some awesome looking cabinets and treadles back East. http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/atq/2958838422.html

    Someone looking for a 1867 Weed. http://lancaster.craigslist.org/atq/2931012829.html
    I'm thinking there is a collector out there letting a few out at a time...
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    Havplenty, that's a beautiful 99! I paid $40 for mine a few years ago. It sews like a charm.

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    Those 99s, Spartans and 185s are all pretty nice little machines. Put a finger guard on and let a kid learn to sew.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    trolling the cl listings today i saw this singer 201 listed for just under $1,000.00 ($995.00). it's a beautiful machine & looks hardly used. the seller listed this info about the machine: Machine Class / Model Number: 201 / Quantity Allotted: 15,000. Year/Date Alloted: March 15, 1949. Serial number: AJ175398. i wonder how the seller arrived at a $1,000 selling price especially when there are so many vintage singers for sale in the area.... unless because it is one of only 15,000 that price is warranted. there was also a great looking 99k for $60 and what i think is a red eye for $50. i am glad i'm not a collector. four vintage singers is enough for me, except i do want a featherweight. there was FW for sale on cl today also but it did not look too great.

    the $995.00 201. beautiful machine.



    the 99k for $60.00. great looking machine



    the red eye (i believe) for $50.00 but it looks a bit battered




    the featherweight and what the seller listed about it: Cord needs fixed. It's got a lot of oily substance on it.... would clean up to very beautiful!! it was listed for $150.00. hmmm... i wonder if the seller would accept an offer of half of that just in case the oily stuff doesnt clean up quite so well.




    i just love looking at the vintage singers.
    Havplenty, the 201 is way way over priced! The rest look pretty good and are pretty reasonably priced. I'd offer less for the FW, it looks pretty rusted up, but those little jewels are such great machines, I'd bet you'd be able to get it purring along perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    There are some awesome looking cabinets and treadles back East. http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/atq/2958838422.html

    Someone looking for a 1867 Weed. http://lancaster.craigslist.org/atq/2931012829.html
    Monica, that Weed is awesome looking!

    Nancy

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    Miriam, you made me larf toda even if you did crib it from a newspaper chiz you swot nex time i see a nigel molesworth book for sail second hand its yors an if i never see won wel its just hard chedder old gurl

    Time for you all to see what my bro in law found in a charity shop and waltzed round here for me today. It came in its own box (don't know if it is the original) and with the manual, so I can look at lots of interesting pictures of attachments that weren't with it. We have taken off the spool holder, which was already broken, but if someone has any tips for gluing a small piece of cast iron back together I would be very grateful to hear from you.
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    OH, am I envious. That machine is gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Miriam, you made me larf toda even if you did crib it from a newspaper chiz you swot nex time i see a nigel molesworth book for sail second hand its yors an if i never see won wel its just hard chedder old gurl

    Time for you all to see what my bro in law found in a charity shop and waltzed round here for me today. It came in its own box (don't know if it is the original) and with the manual, so I can look at lots of interesting pictures of attachments that weren't with it. We have taken off the spool holder, which was already broken, but if someone has any tips for gluing a small piece of cast iron back together I would be very grateful to hear from you.
    Cathy

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    Muv, it's GORGEOUS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlee View Post
    muv, it's gorgeous!!
    ditto!!! You have all the luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bojangles View Post
    havplenty, the 201 is way way over priced! The rest look pretty good and are pretty reasonably priced. I'd offer less for the fw, it looks pretty rusted up, but those little jewels are such great machines, i'd bet you'd be able to get it purring along perfectly.

    Nancy
    that oily stuff on the FW is the finish - see glenn
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    Wow. Just--wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Time for you all to see what my bro in law found in a charity shop and waltzed round here for me today. It came in its own box (don't know if it is the original) and with the manual, so I can look at lots of interesting pictures of attachments that weren't with it. We have taken off the spool holder, which was already broken, but if someone has any tips for gluing a small piece of cast iron back together I would be very grateful to hear from you.
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    I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned on sewing machines today. Some are beyond hope and some that I thought were beyond hope turned out to be pretty cool. I showed a pic of a MW orange machine last week. I thought I'd give it a look see if it was junk or what. The zz was not moving at all but it cleaned up real nice and turns out to be a decent machine now that it works. It took a while but I even found a manual and a full set of accessories that hadn't been opened. Then I tried the motor. It either doesn't run or it only runs and doesn't stop - depends on which way it gets plugged into the strip. pics are from before I cleaned it up.
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    That yellow machine was really dirty but it cleaned up nice. It was missing the motor and foot control and didn't have any cool accessories. That machine turns beautifully - the bobbin case self ejects when the wheel is turned. I couldn't help it - that machine is cool.

    Then I messed with an assortment of zz machines today. Some were frozen up but look like they might be good machines when they unlock. There were a couple Singer 237s that were frozen up and I got them working I think. I never did thread up - I just cleaned the crud off and got them turning. There is one machine I checked over - not bad but the reverse doesn't do anything. Phil matched up foot controls with as many as had some. I picked up a Japanese machine all dirty and icky, cleaned it up and away it goes - totally clean inside - a keeper. There is a 'Wizard' that I was hoping would be a good machine that is rusted everywhere - it won't even make a parts machine. It is also missing the motor and foot control. That was just the machines off the floor. I'm pretty excited how many actually will work but parts machines are not a bad thing either.
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    I dug out an old black Necchi - it was frozen up - I got it to turn but it has a spot that likes to stick. Not a whole lot of access on that one. It could go in a treadle if it will free up. I looked at a Necchi Nora - I think I messed that one up years ago. (It was frozen up so I used some liquid wrench on it. Melted the plastic stitch length piece.) no more liquid wrench everywhere. spank spank spank. Too bad - that is a very nice machine. Very pretty and I love the engineering. I think I can see how Necchi is related to some of the Kenmore machines. Not having manuals makes it tough to figure out some of them right away but eventually they come around.

    Some time I need to check out all the godzilla machines - I think there are 8 or 10 assorted machines. Some I know right off are not going to be able to work. There are a couple especially nice ones though. HEAVY. WHEW.

    There are a bunch with potted motors - all need work.

    DD came along and brought little Walter to play with. He is so cute. He giggles now. I think she just wanted to see all those machines. She is looking at the free arm one I got. Yeah one... HEAVY Kenmore. I can't remember if it works or not.
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    welcome to all of our new members. Lots of things going on here in the shop since I had surgery on Friday. I am on the mend; won't be sitting down to sew anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I'll have to get some tights for when I fly on out - I wear clunky Redwing shoes - I'm on my feet all day for work... I bet Glenn couldn't get past that... He was laughing pretty good.
    Yes Miriam does wear clunky Redwings, that could be her problem with treadleing lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Yes Miriam does wear clunky Redwings, that could be her problem with treadleing lol
    maybe Crocs would be an improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    welcome to all of our new members. Lots of things going on here in the shop since I had surgery on Friday. I am on the mend; won't be sitting down to sew anytime soon.
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    Sharon heal soon so we can here from you again. Just don't over do it . Skip
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    Yeah - take it easy - catching up on QB should take about as much time as your healing from the surgery... Prayers.
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    JB Weld works nicely.

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    but if someone has any tips for gluing a small piece of cast iron back together I would be very grateful to hear from you.[/QUOTE]

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    My new 28K HC

    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    welcome to all of our new members. Lots of things going on here in the shop since I had surgery on Friday. I am on the mend; won't be sitting down to sew anytime soon.
    hugs,
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    Sharon, glad to hear you are on the mend!

    Muv, beautiful Wilcox and Gibbs! I have two of those babies, but neither one is a hand crank! One of mine is a treadle, the other electric!

    Well, Miriam and Candace you shamed me into trying the timing myself on the FW! I tried - it didn't work! I actually thought I had the timing perfect a few times, but everytime I put the feed dogs back on, the plate back on - then tried to sew I got skipped stitches. I finally called Cathy to the rescue and took that FW to visit Cathy. She had it timed in no time flat. Actually, the needle bar was out of time with the hook/needle - so it was more complicated than just the hook/needle timing! I would never have known that one - never had to try to time a needle bar with the hook/needle scarf! Cathy showed me the grid lines to time the needle bar - I think she said 3200 of a inch! I learn more and more all the time! Thank you Cathy - you are a lifesaver!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, glad to hear you are on the mend!

    Muv, beautiful Wilcox and Gibbs! I have two of those babies, but neither one is a hand crank! One of mine is a treadle, the other electric!

    Well, Miriam and Candace you shamed me into trying the timing myself on the FW! Didn't work! I actually thought I had the timing perfect a few times, but everytime I put the feed dogs back on, the plate back on - then tried I got skipped stitches. I finally called Cathy to the rescue and took that FW to visit Cathy. She had it timed in no time flat. Actually, the needle bar was out of time with the hook/needle - not just the hook/needle! I would never have never known that one - never had to try to time a needle bar! I learn more and more all the time! Thank you Cathy - you are a lifesaver!

    Nancy
    Well Nancy, at least you tried and you had Cathy... Timing is tricky the first couple times. To not try would be the real failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Wow Glenn - that one is over the top.
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    Muv what a wonderful machine.
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    my 301 A that I got for 86$ looks exactly like that. two tone with the flip bed. I would like to get a black one tho. Saw a singer 99 I think in aa cabinet. cabinet was not the greatest. 45$. left it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Well Nancy, at least you tried and you had Cathy... Timing is tricky the first couple times. To not try would be the real failure.
    Yep, and I actually think I could of figured it out if the needle bar hadn't been out of time too! I didn't know about that one - couldn't find a service manual on-line for the 221 - but, I am learning tons thanks to Cathy.

    Ray White will be here in September and I am really thinking about taking his 3 day class! I know you are going to take it too Miriam. When is your class? I'd like to know what you thought of the class.

    Nancy

    Glenn, that is a really pristine 28! Congratulations!

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