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    Billy, We sent you a PM have you had time to catch up with all your messages? Didn't know you were out of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    WOW I leave the shop for a day and I have 5 pages to read!!

    Billy
    This is what I'm afraid of. I'm going into the hospital next week for heart surgery and will be in there for at least 5 days and I just know I'm going to get really far behind on reading everyone's updates. But at least it will give me something to do while I'm recovering.
    Hope every thing goes ok for you next week. See you back on here real soon

    :-)

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    Billy, thank you for answering me so quickly. I am so excited, I have wanted a treadle for a long time. I am now on my way to see if I can find an instruction manual! I don't want to mess with the machine until I find some help! I just found out that I should be able to purchase an instruction manual for the vintage treadles at my quilt shop!

    Thank you!

    Nancy

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    Does any one out there know where to get the cable for the white treadle machines that raises the machine when you raise the lid. Local hardware stores don't seem to have any thing that small.

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    You can find most of the manuals free online.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Billy, thank you for answering me so quickly. I am so excited, I have wanted a treadle for a long time. I am now on my way to see if I can find an instruction manual! I don't want to mess with the machine until I find some help! I just found out that I should be able to purchase an instruction manual for the vintage treadles at my quilt shop!

    Thank you!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Billy, We sent you a PM have you had time to catch up with all your messages? Didn't know you were out of town.
    No I didnt......try it again and I will be looking for it.

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    OOOPS ! :cry: :cry:

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    Has anyone every heard of a

    G. Voigt Altona-Hamburg sewing machine ?

    BTW: it doesn't pay to stay away from the cafe for more than a day... every time I do, 10,000 pages get added. Hmmmm.....

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    Great idea. Love antique machines. I have a 1907 Singer that was my granny's, moms and now mine. Mom's and my wedding dresses were made on "Ole Jenny".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Billy, thank you for answering me so quickly. I am so excited, I have wanted a treadle for a long time. I am now on my way to see if I can find an instruction manual! I don't want to mess with the machine until I find some help! I just found out that I should be able to purchase an instruction manual for the vintage treadles at my quilt shop!

    Thank you!

    Nancy
    http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect.../NMAHTEX/2678/

    http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/127-128-3.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    WOW I leave the shop for a day and I have 5 pages to read!!

    Billy
    This is what I'm afraid of. I'm going into the hospital next week for heart surgery and will be in there for at least 5 days and I just know I'm going to get really far behind on reading everyone's updates. But at least it will give me something to do while I'm recovering.
    Doug my prayers ar with you for the up coming surgery and recovery.
    Anna

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    Question- We just bought a Singer 301 in a table. $50 It is not here yet but it is at the people who will take it down South for us. The person selling us told that it runs but it is not catching the bobbin thread. Any thoughts on this? Will we need to replace the bobbin area or could it be as simple as needing a cleaning or correct installation of the bobbin?

    Also the belt and needed parts for the treadle are in the mail. This up coming week could be fun!!!!

    Eyeballing a treadle 96K no spare parts but they want $150. Should I go after it? First one I have seen with a reverse. It is plain and has a modern style base with simple 5 drawer cabinet but looks nice from the pictures. I think this machine is a tailors machine originally? Maybe Billy can tell me. I could find very little on it but my guess is it is made in Scottland because of the K. See a lot of machines down here with the K. Can you hear I am pretty interested in this one too. Hehehehe Dh says I can have it if I really want it but to me the price seems high. What would be fair for it? It is not working right now and has no manual or spare parts but I am pretty sure DH can get it humming in no time.

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    Well I GOT HER!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!
    This afternoon, we were on our way to pic up my DH car from the shop when he said, "Let's go look at that treadle machine." I said, "Really? Let's go!"

    Long story, short version - off we went. She is in a little rougher condition than I had thought from DH's pics, but I think she is nice anyway...and DH is determined to get her all shined up. There is some wear on the decals, so i can tell that she was well used. There are 2 extra bobbins and what I think is a button hole foot and a ruffler. I am fascinated by the shuttle mechanism that is used. I didn't know that they were made that way, but then, I know nothing of treadle machines, so DH and I both have a lot to learn. I did learn as Billy said, that they were copies of the Singer 27/127 and made by Domestic and then later White. The serial number is 491273, but can't seem to date her, but think it is early to mid 1900's.
    I am soooo excited! I feel like I have a piece of history sitting in my dining room.

    If anyone can give me more info on this sweetie, I would appreciate it.

    And now, introducing you to......Maisie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Karen,
    I think the cabinet is great and your machine looks like it is in very good condition. You made a good choice. You'll really be surprised at how much she'll cleanup and the decals will be even more beautiful. Let us know how you get along with those Tuts.
    Thank you Kitzone!

    Where can I get a owners manual at? I tried google and came up with nothing. I didn't realize there was so much to learn!

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    Maisie is a going to be beautiful when you get her all cleaned up!

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    Just Beautiful !!!! Can I borrow her for a while? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumbup: :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen
    Maisie is a going to be beautiful when you get her all cleaned up!
    Thanks so much! I can hardly wait til DH gets her up and running so I can try her out! It will be so neat to create something the way folks in the early 1900's did. Kinda makes you feel a connection with history. Hubby says he promises that I will have her ready to use by Christmas..yes I know, that is a ways away, but he is so busy with work, I am just tickled that he will do it at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Shawn
    Just Beautiful !!!! Can I borrow her for a while? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumbup: :XD:
    Well, you could come and visit when she is all prettied up ;)

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    Nursie, Maisie is a beauty. I think considering her age her decals look good and love the scarab beetle one. My little boys would love that! Love the wooden cabinet and metal base. Just wait till she had a her beauty treatment! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Nursie, Maisie is a beauty. I think considering her age her decals look good and love the scarrob beetle one. My little boys would love that! Just wait till she had a her beauty treatment! Enjoy!
    Our youngest daughter is 27 and I know that when she see's the scarabs, it will be her favorite part of the machine. For the longest time, when she was younger, she wanted to be an Egyptologist and could tell you all kinds of things about he Egyptians and scarabs, etc.

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    I was at our local Salvation Army today dropping off bags of clothing (cleaning out closets :)) and saw a beautiful White Rotary sitting in a little cabinet all by itself. I just had to have it. "Brownie" looks to be in good shape, missing the 2 thread spindles from the top of the machine, but other than that I can't see anything wrong with it. It has a box of accessories and 5 bobbins. I bought it for $35.00 and then went home to get DH to help me move it to our lqs for some TLC and have the wiring checked before I use it. It is a 43X 48790 and DH said it was patented in 1937. I've looked online for a manual and found a generic one, but nothing specific for the model 43 that is free and downloadable. I am very excited to have our tech look at it and then get it home to use. Here are some pics.

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    What a sweet little machine! Great find!

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    I went online when I got home and found out that this machine is a heavy duty used for anything from cottons to heavy denim, leather, sailmaking and upholdery. :) I am so happy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    WOW I leave the shop for a day and I have 5 pages to read!!

    Billy
    This is what I'm afraid of. I'm going into the hospital next week for heart surgery and will be in there for at least 5 days and I just know I'm going to get really far behind on reading everyone's updates. But at least it will give me something to do while I'm recovering.
    I wish you well with the surgery. Had one heart attack and 2 angioplastys so I can really relate. Want you to know after my HA I felt 10 years younger. Felt great, then DR. said emphysema!!! So ...am a little SOB but still here at 74. Take heart, all of us here on the QB will be rooting and praying for you. Hurry back.

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