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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Foxflower that is a Singer Model 15, allotted on July 2, 1906. Wow, I did not know that the model 15 ever had the Sphinx decal - at first glance I thought you had a Model 127 because of the decal! Yours is the first 15 I have seen with a Sphinx Decal on the machine.

    Yes, the serial number tells you all about your machine from the Singer site.

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    Foxflower, I also own a Singer 15 made in NJ in 1904 with the Spinx decals. A collector told me it was quite rare to find the Spinx decal in 1904. I am not a collector so don't know how true that is. Just for interest sake, I paid $125. for mine as it was in town where I live, exactly what I wanted and I haven't regretted one minute of it. I posted a pic. a while back and Billy said to use pourable Liquid Gold furniture polish to protect the decals and make it real shinny.
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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:19 PM
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    Originally Posted by goosepoint
    Someone asked me to check the 'born' date for their Minnesota A (that is what she said) #417004 is the serial number. How can I date a Minnesota?
    Go to this site and scroll down to where it says "Serial Number/Dating List - click on that. There are about 49 papes of dates for all the models made by White. The Minnesota A, H, E, and M are all listed by their serial numbers and you can date your Minnesota. The Minnesota was sold by Sears, but made by the White Sewing Machine Company. http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession

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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:25 PM
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    Originally Posted by poygan23
    I have my mother's old Singer-reg. no.10938700-Phoenix design. It doesn't fold down, rather has a wooden cover with some carved grids. Don't have a picture. Was this made before 1900? Thanks for any information you can give me.
    Your machine is from 1892. Here is a link to the Singer Dating site. http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_noletter.html

    The top you are referring to is a Coffin Top. Lots of treadles had the coffin top. They are very pretty. Maybe, one of these days you can post a picture.

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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by Foxflower
    Is the "Treadle Belt - Fitall, Alphasew Leather" an good replacement for the belt on my Singer 15? I have the old one to make the proper measurement. If not a good replacement, what is? Thanks
    Foxflower, yes the Alphesew is a good belt. The treadle belts are usually 72's. We all have to fit them to our individual machines. After the machine is used awhile you will probably have to adjust it again as they will stretch a little with use.

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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:29 PM
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    Originally Posted by irishrose
    My oldest daughter came along and brought her in. The finish is beautiful. What appears to be pits in the picture are just crud on the machine. There is a little wear on the front edge of the bed. The cabinet looks better than the picture, too. Very solid, but it does have some nicks on the legs. A knee pedal, which I actually like. She will need a new belt before any real sewing is done, but the whole machine sounds very quiet and strong. All my Elna attachments will fit. The feed dogs drop, so she can help the 301 with quilting. The harp is a little bigger than the 301.

    Wow, I love the cabinet and the Necchi! What a good buy too!

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    Here is my $27 Necchi BF, number 600630.
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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:34 PM
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    Could someone please help me identify this Singer machine?
    I was thinking about getting Great-Grandmother's treadle out and back into use. I called my mom, who has had the machine stored for over 30 years, to drag it out and send me a picture. I've not personally laid eyes on it in over 30 years!

    I'm thinking it's a 15-30?
    Hopefully it's a bobbin machine, not a shuttle.

    Thanks!

    Great-Grandmother's Sewing Machine... well-loved!
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    Old 04-12-2011, 07:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by Damienvon3
    Hi Everyone! I have been a LURKER here for some time and decided it is time for me to jump in on the fun! I am new to quilting and haven't sewn a stitch since Home-Economics class in high school in 1990. I love antiques and I love that these old machines are still doing what they were made to do. How often do you find something that is a40, 60, 80, or even a100 years old and is still in use and has all of its accessories! I didn't own a machine until this last weekend; Billy has started me down the right road to get them oiled up and greased up.

    The singer 99 is a 1926 model and is in beautiful shape. I bought it sight unseen. The dome case was locked and no key. I discovered when I got it home and opened that the knee bar was missing. I went back to the sale the next morning to see if it was there as I had no idea it had one. I ask the ladies running the estate sale about it and they said that the couple that had just bought the White treadel had seen the bar and said it didn't belong but they told them to take it anyway. They were just loading it up when I got there and I ran out and asked about it. They got it out of the front of their car and gladly gave it to me.

    The 301 is AWESOME! I should have cleaned it up before I took the pictures. It came with the owners manual and a button holer but none of the other feet or accessories so I am on the hunt for them.

    The Phoenix Sewing AG Baer & Rempel is a treadel machine that at some point was converted to electric with a Singer motor. I believe it is a 28Z model. The cabinet is in pretty good shape and I gave it a pretty good scrub today. I didn't do anything to the machine itself yet so it looks dirty in the pictures. It to has the owners manual and also the box of accessories and the original tool wrench. I will convert it back to a treadel as the only thing that I need is a belt.

    Does anyone know anything about the Phoenix? There is not a lot of information that I can find yet; however, the search is on now!

    Here are my purchases, not a bad $50 spent I think!
    Wow....that Phoenix is wonderful looking!!!

    I have a 99-13 from 1928 and a 301. I have been sewing on the 301, but not the 99 yet...I am thinking of turning it into a hand crank for camping trips. I also have an Elna Supermatic and a Western Electric 1917 electric portable that runs, but needs new wires.

    Welcome here....this is a fun place to hang out. You will learn so much...I have, and it encouraged me to go find some vintage machines, and I just LOVE them!!
    Oh the 99 hand crank would be a hoot camping. Can you imagine how many people would stop and watch you in action, might even have a few volunteers to give you a rest. :thumbup:
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    Old 04-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Foxflower that is a Singer Model 15, allotted on July 2, 1906. Wow, I did not know that the model 15 ever had the Sphinx decal - at first glance I thought you had a Model 127 because of the decal! Yours is the first 15 I have seen with a Sphinx Decal on the machine.

    Yes, the serial number tells you all about your machine from the Singer site.

    Nancy
    Foxflower, I also own a Singer 15 made in NJ in 1904 with the Spinx decals. A collector told me it was quite rare to find the Spinx decal in 1904. I am not a collector so don't know how true that is. Just for interest sake, I paid $125. for mine as it was in town where I live, exactly what I wanted and I haven't regretted one minute of it. I posted a pic. a while back and Billy said to use pourable Liquid Gold furniture polish to protect the decals and make it real shinny.
    Thanks, she does need to be cleaned some, plus rust scrubbed off the steel parts. I've ordered a belt for starters.
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    Old 04-12-2011, 09:47 PM
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    I just posted a pic of a gorgeous sphinx at this link.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115711-1.htm
    Can't believe she looks so bright after 100+1 years.
    I am soooo thankful so many people took such good care of their machines.
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    Old 04-12-2011, 10:06 PM
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    Wow, that sure is beautiful and shiny. Mine's not in that kind of condition, but it looks good after 105 years!
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