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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Ok Everyone...cross your fingers for me....I have a line on a 301 that I can actually afford!
    Good luck Charlee....
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    Good luck ... you'll get it !!

    That's another machine that went up on c/l adds. I really like the looks of a Black one,,,but I like singers 160 th aniv model

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwpersson View Post
    Looking for information on this machine From all the searching I have done it seems to be from 1869 to 1920. It is a vibrating shuttle with an Eldredge-E 3 long bobbin. Most of my researching shows only a plain plate cover above the stitch regulator.From what I can find it may be a New Queen - National. The serial # is 2265238 with a small 7 above it. I am not sure how to find a manual for it. Any information anyone can contribute would be greatly appreciated.
    This is the old girl.
    I have a very similar machine. I was told it was a National Paveway, 3/4 size machine. The serial number on mine is 1531103 and it takes a 15 x 1 needle. The handcrank style is called Saxonia. The decals look identical, but yours has more of them left than mine does. Mine is also missing the bobbin winder.

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    Thanks Skip and John! This one is a mocha long bed...has the case, attachments and manual.... I've got everything crossed that I can get crossed!!
    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
    Thanks Skip and John! This one is a mocha long bed...has the case, attachments and manual.... I've got everything crossed that I can get crossed!!
    Charlee I am crossing everything too! You will love that machine if you do get it! I just cleaned my newest Mocha long bed 301a - the one I got on Saturday! That was the cleanest machine I have ever bought! It looked brand new under the bed, under the top, bobbin area, even when I opened up the front - clean as a whistle! I seriously doubt this 301 was ever used! Now I am going to make a special block for a going away quilt - the first project on my newest machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
    Good luck ... you'll get it !!

    That's another machine that went up on c/l adds. I really like the looks of a Black one,,,but I like singers 160 th aniv model
    John, a friend of mine just bought one of those Singer 160th black anniversary machines - it is very large - looks more like a modern embroidery machine - it is very noisey! She was driving everyone crazy at Girls Night Out with that noisey thing. She is going to put some batting or something under it next time she brings it - there is so much plastic on that machine that it rattles! I wanted one too, until I saw it in person! No way! It is way too big for what it does, and way too noisey, way toooooooooo much plastic for me! But if you want one, I hope you get one - they are getting pretty cheap!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    John, a friend of mine just bought one of those Singer 160th black anniversary machines - it is very large - looks more like a modern embroidery machine - it is very noisey! She was driving everyone crazy at Girls Night Out with that noisey thing. She is going to put some batting or something under it next time she brings it - there is so much plastic on that machine that it rattles! I wanted one too, until I saw it in person! No way! It is way too big for what it does, and way too noisey, way toooooooooo much plastic for me! But if you want one, I hope you get one - they are getting pretty cheap!

    Nancy
    I am like Nancy, I tried one out and it has to much plastic and it is very noisey for me. I will stick to my heavy old lady treadles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Charlee I am crossing everything too! You will love that machine if you do get it! I just cleaned my newest Mocha long bed 301a - the one I got on Saturday! That was the cleanest machine I have ever bought! It looked brand new under the bed, under the top, bobbin area, even when I opened up the front - clean as a whistle! I seriously doubt this 301 was ever used! Now I am going to make a special block for a going away quilt - the first project on my newest machine!

    Nancy
    That's awesome, Nancy. All of my 301's have been very loved:>

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    Charlee, I hope you get it. Honestly, I really think you'll love it. I keep telling myself that I need to part with at least one on CL and then I don't. It's very hard to let one go, once you've sewn on it! I know you don't do e machines much. Have you sewn on a 301 before?

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    Thanks Nancy and Candace!

    Candace, I've never used a 301 before...have not, that I remember, ever laid eyes on one in person! There was a shortbed on the local CL, in a cabinet for $100...I stopped myself from even looking...more than I wanted to spend, and Lord knows, I do NOT need another cabinet in here!
    When I saw this one on a CL where the spousal unit's auntie (who loves me lots! ) lives, I asked if she'd bring it to me when she comes in a couple of weeks....she hasn't answered yet...
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    Good luck, Charlee! When will you know?
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    Nancy and Glenn,

    I just saw my first one of those 160th Anniversary machines today too. FOR GET IT! I posted my opinion and review in my post about Louise in the Vintage Machine section.

    Joe

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    Thanks Melinda....as soon as Aunt Kandi logs into facebook...I've already sent an email to the folks that have it, haven't heard back from them yet!
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    OK, to tell the truth, I really shouldn't open this thread... I'm satisfied with all of my lovely vintage machines that live with me and DH and then, I pop in just to see what is happenin' and (sigh) I see all of the cool machines you all have brought home in the past few days... then, I want to go look on craigslist. When I do that I am either sad there isn't anything interested and elated that there is a coll machine available. Where I really go off the tracks and when I start looking in somewhat nearby cities. Of course, there are 'usually' cool machines that get my heart pumpin'.

    So, here is ONE of today's finds, in a nearby city that looks cool! Does anyone happen to know anything about this one? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3111662360.html

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    I found this today and looked at it. It does not have the bottom for reverse, but it does have the 2nd upper lever above the pressure foot lever. The number on the shuttle plate is 3735183 I think. It has a picture of the needle on it and it is longer than a 15x1. is the reverse button missing ? There is no hole for it. It is very small.
    Some one put a motor on it. I did not try to sew, it has not been used in years.
    Is it good or bad?
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    http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/atq/3082532044.html
    Phyllis, I own a Davis that looks like that. It's a Davis NVF, which takes 15x1 needles. The needle that shows on my plate is the same size as the 15x1. Try putting the standard needle, 15x1, on top of the image. Mine has a reverse button, which is only used to tack back just a wee bit. I don't think the reverse on the Davis is like what we think of as a reverse or preforms like the reverse on the Singers. Looks like the treadle is missing the treadle pedal. Is it?
    You can toss the motor and treadle that machine- if you wish.

    Yes, This Cl posting is missing the reverse button knob.
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 07-01-2012 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    OK, to tell the truth, I really shouldn't open this thread... I'm satisfied with all of my lovely vintage machines that live with me and DH and then, I pop in just to see what is happenin' and (sigh) I see all of the cool machines you all have brought home in the past few days... then, I want to go look on craigslist. When I do that I am either sad there isn't anything interested and elated that there is a coll machine available. Where I really go off the tracks and when I start looking in somewhat nearby cities. Of course, there are 'usually' cool machines that get my heart pumpin'.

    So, here is ONE of today's finds, in a nearby city that looks cool! Does anyone happen to know anything about this one? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3111662360.html
    Have no clue other than it would have already come home with me!! GO GET IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    OK, to tell the truth, I really shouldn't open this thread... I'm satisfied with all of my lovely vintage machines that live with me and DH and then, I pop in just to see what is happenin' and (sigh) I see all of the cool machines you all have brought home in the past few days... then, I want to go look on craigslist. When I do that I am either sad there isn't anything interested and elated that there is a coll machine available. Where I really go off the tracks and when I start looking in somewhat nearby cities. Of course, there are 'usually' cool machines that get my heart pumpin'.

    So, here is ONE of today's finds, in a nearby city that looks cool! Does anyone happen to know anything about this one? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3111662360.html
    I believe Pat or Cathy can tell you all about these machines. Pat loves the machines prior to 1900s.
    This one is very pretty!

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    I am nearly 20 pages behind here, but have to sneak in a comment. We had a family reunion this weekend and as we set the camper in place my DH cousin came over to me and asked if I wanted another machine. I said, well, if it's an interesting one, I could be talked into one. It belonged to his great grandmother (would also be my DH's great gramma, too) and he decided to restore it, so after many years in the barn and then the machine shed, he got it out to work on it. Sand blasted the irons and hung the foot pedal to dry and it caught the wind and fell to the concrete and shattered! He was sick and so am I now. (The largest piece looks like a star pattern). It's a Domestic coffin top, has the shuttle and all the paper work. He made a copy of the manual because of it's fragility and the warranty dates, 1881 to their great gramma!! The cousin said it was so very rusty so he had it all sanded down and primed to keep it from rusting, but of course even the silver parts are primed. The presser foot handle is on the left side of the "nose", on the faceplate. It's so interesting and I'll have it repainted black and will hunt for a Domestic logo to place on it. Everything turns, has a metal pitman, of course, I need to find a foot pedal/plate for the treadle and a belt.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Randa! Was wondering where you were off to!

    How cool that you're getting (have gotten?) a family machine! Even with all of the...modifications.... I'd love to have a family machine like that!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I was so excited to find one I was so concerned about the reverse button I forgot to look at the treadle or any thing else. It does have an extra shuttle and some strange attachments, two long bobbins and 4 short ones.

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    I was so excited to find one I was so concerned about the reverse button I forgot to look at the treadle or any thing else. It does have an extra shuttle and some strange attachments, two long bobbins and 4 short ones. The needle plate is scared very bad, but in the light the picture of the needle looks very long like an old new home needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Randa! Was wondering where you were off to!

    How cool that you're getting (have gotten?) a family machine! Even with all of the...modifications.... I'd love to have a family machine like that!
    Hi, Charlee! I've been so busy doing "things" that I haven't been on here nearly as much.....missing everyone! Just had to share about t his machine, tho. Still grinning!! LOL! Now I have to go hunt up Domestic to find out more about her history!! LOL!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I had read the various discussions about the lovely Lavender Lady Kenmore 89, and began a search for one a little while back. I am always on the lookout for any machine, and sometimes special ones; i.e. I saw the post on the yellow brother at girls' night in, and immediately started searching. Miriam found it for me, and it is great. I saw an ad for a Kenmore sewing machine for $50, and lo and behold, it was the Lavender one, and came down to $40. I consulted a couple of board enablers, I mean members, who told me what to check for, and I had to buy it. Pretty little lady that sews like a charm. It had a lot of extra feet but it did not have a manual, so if anyone has a link to a free one, please share. I can see the fascination now. Attachment 345700
    Sears has all the Kenmore manuals on their site! Laura

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    I wonder if the reverse button is missing, or was never there.
    heads up:

    I just went to the Davis group to see if I could date this machine but no luck.
    It says to down load any thing you want now, as they are closing the site as of July 4th.

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    'm pondering making this
    http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/06/q...rage.html#more
    for my sewing room. except, on feet and not wheels, because it doesn't need to go anywhere. Anyone have a really good fabric storage/cutting table solution they would like to share?
    So far i will have a bench for wood working and machine repair that is 7 feet long, some kind of cutting table with storage under it, room for my BEAUTIFUL ( not ugly! sturdy! ) 31, my davis vf, and my Singer 201 to all be set up and open at all times. need to figure out some kind of earthquake proof shelving for machine display/storage. I will also have a sink for fabric dyeing, fleece washing, and yarn/fleece dyeing. It's a 1 and a half car garage that I'm having finished for my self, just to give you an idea of size. Right now, I have half the spare bedroom, and you can't turn around in there. So, anyone with a space they like, what do you like about it? What don't you? what do you wish you had done different? Laura

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