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    Here is a really nice almost complete machine that would be a wonderful addition to a collection.

    http://lexington.craigslist.org/atq/1853785387.html

    Billy

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    Well my 3 wilcox & gibbs will soon have a new home, and I will have a new machine come live with me, I am trading for a feather weight!! Can hardly wait, but I am very patient and can wait, till they find me a machine, super big grin here! :-)

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    will only wish the very best for you! will keep you in our prayers, I hope your recovery goes quickly! ((((((((((((HuGS)))))))))))))

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    overlander!! HI and how is your serger working? LOL I am trading machines left and right here. Really trying to down size a bit so if we ever sell our house will not have to move as much, LOL every thing here good, and you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    . . . I will give you all an update as soon as I'm able. . . .
    Doug
    So, as Doug is regaining consciousness, he grasps the nurse's hand and says, "Tell all my friends in Sewing Machine Heaven I'm doing fine!" The nurse reports to the doctor who says, "Oh no; he went too long without oxygen!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Here is a really nice almost complete machine that would be a wonderful addition to a collection.

    http://lexington.craigslist.org/atq/1853785387.html

    Billy
    I saw that one, but I have a much nicer one languishing away in my basement!! When I get back from TOGA, mine will join this one!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Oh, I love that machine. I am just not into having machines shipped. Thanks for the tip though! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    . . . I will give you all an update as soon as I'm able. . . .
    Doug
    So, as Doug is regaining consciousness, he grasps the nurse's hand and says, "Tell all my friends in Sewing Machine Heaven I'm doing fine!" The nurse reports to the doctor who says, "Oh no; he went too long without oxygen!!"
    LOL! Not only are you all a great group of people, but a lot of you have a really great sense of humor too! Thanx Miz Johnny Made my nite.

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    Hi! I've been reading through this thread for days and am still not even halfway through. I'm so glad there's such a wonderful source of information out there on antique sewing machines. :)

    I picked up a beautiful little machine at the local flea market a while back, and I'd love to get it in working condition as well as find out as much about it as I can. I'll post some pictures below.

    The model number? on the machine seems to be AF(or E?)887558

    Everything seems to work smoothly when I turn the wheel, the needle goes up and down, etc. but while I could hear the motor running it would not sew. I think it's missing a belt? Also, there are some frayed wires next to the motor.
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    Leaha, I am so jealous that you have THREE Willcox & Gibbs machines. I missed out on one the other day on Ebay which really upset me. I had arranged with the seller that if I won it, I would collect it from her in the UK in August, I put in a bid on an Auction Snipe site, and it sold for less than my bid!!! The reason was that she had put that she would sell to UK only, and I live in Ireland. When she agreed that I could collect if I won, she forgot to remove that block. So she lost some cash, and I lost a machine. I am still sore about it.

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    Chin up Doug. Our prayers will be with you from now right through your surgery and recovery. My DH went through this a few years ago and afterwards said he felt like a new man. {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}

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    Doing good here Leaha. Admiring everyones machines and waiting (not so patiently) to get mine back. He is in the shop for a checkup. Don't want to use him if the wiring is bad. Also want to know that all the workings are in order. He is such a beauty it will be lovely to sew on him. When do you move? I couldn't imagine that. We've been in the same house for 24 years. My sewing room alone would be a nightmare! :) :)

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    Ok, I think I have been spending way too much time reading all the post. Last night I had a dream that Billy had wrote the perfect "how to" book. It was great. All I remember the print was purple and turquiose. It had really good diagrams. So come on Billy, you need to make my dreams come true. :-P

    Doug good luck on the surgery. I will keep you in my prayers.

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    301 Singer Sewing Machine for Sale, in wooden cabinet has 4 drawers. Included are
    accessories parts to machine and owners manual. Asking $150.00 or Best offer


    She is mine but still at a friends business that brought it down for us. Waiting for the work week for it to come home. Got it for $50 as the bobbin thread was not coming up. Hope it will be fixable and some one already PM me and thought it was wrong bobbin installation.

    I am planning to do the actual quilting on this as it is a bit much for my more modern 6 1/2 yr old Janome 6500. Also looking forward to having a sewing area just set up for quilting only. DH is very supportive of me buying "new" machines as they are a fraction of the cost of the new quilting machines plus he loves working on them and the hunt for them.
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    Help please. My DH has my Singer Sphnix all cleaned and free wheeling so now I need to know what shuttle and bobbin it needs. It's number is D12753358. Any help will be so appreciated. Also what needle will this old girl need (not me, the machine)

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    I wanted to show what I adopted yesterday! My friend was out shopping garage sales yesterday and found this vintage machine. Called me and off I went! After going to the sale to check it out it came home with me! There are a few issues I have to work out-power cord (they didn't know where it was at), it needs a screw for the motor, I'm not sure what is going on with the lever in the cabinet. I know your leg/knee is to push on it to operate the machine but I'm not sure if there should be another piece to it? I'm also not sure if it needs a belt by the wheel? Looking in the book there was nothing noted about the lever or from the pictures I couldn't see if there was a belt.

    I tried to research the machine but hit a deadend! :roll: Will you share the website for the White machines? I would like to see how old and what kind it is. The serial number is FR 3111401. Oh yes, and it came with all the attachments a few little sewing things (the normal-needles, wooden spools, screw driver etc.) the book-and the best part All this for $5.00!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: I figured if I can't find the power cord I have a beautiful machine to look at for next to nothing!

    I'm off to run the tasting room today but will be checking in as often as I can. The sun is shining bright and will be another hot day!

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    Hey BoJangles,

    Try sewing with no thread until you learn the foot pedal coordination.

    Keep your presser foot up with no cloth for a few minutes until your feet/foot gets a feel for the treadle. Don't want the feed dogs scraping the bottom of your presser foot.

    Then put fabric under the foot and try treadling and guiding fabric at the same time. It actually takes most people a few practice sessions to get their hands separated from their feet, me included :-)

    When you can keep the machine going forward, and keep the fabric where you want it, then put thread in needle and see what happens when you sew.

    This is actually what many of the manufacturers have suggested in their manuals, and it does help us to learn.

    Can you post a picture of your thread tension assembly? We can take a look and see if we can help you figure out if it is installed correctly.

    Aardie

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Yes, I printed out the manual, but I'd still like to find the new Manual that is suppose to be out on how to care for the vintage treadles.

    I got my machine all cleaned up and put a new belt on it along with the rubber thingy that makes the bobbin wind. I got a bobbin wound -- geeze what a funny little bobbin case and bobbin! So off I went to try and sew -- not so much -- I can't seem to get a rhythm going and all I do is go back and forth and break thread!

    I think the machine needs a new check spring thing -- the spring keeps jumping above the little stop thing on the side of the tension disk then the thread comes out?

    I love the machine, but I need a LOT of practice sewing -- treadling is not easy!

    Nancy

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    Maporch, Love that faceplace, it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine Woman
    Will you share the website for the White machines? I would like to see how old and what kind it is. The serial number is FR 3111401.
    The White Sewing Machine Research Project:

    http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Wine Woman
    Will you share the website for the White machines? I would like to see how old and what kind it is. The serial number is FR 3111401.
    The White Sewing Machine Research Project:

    http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession
    Wow! That was quick! I will check it out as soon as I can. Thanks so much
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Well I took a quick minute to look at the site and this is where I was at yesterday. But I click on the pic I think is the same as mine but I'm not finding a serial number list or anything. Confused! :roll: :roll: Will check back in a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine Woman
    Well I took a quick minute to look at the site and this is where I was at yesterday. But I click on the pic I think is the same as mine but I'm not finding a serial number list or anything. Confused! :roll: :roll: Will check back in a little bit.
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...62576881KNhqLm

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    I think I saw something on this site once about a machine with a butterfly decal, made in the ROC. There's one on craigslist now, and I emailed the owner that I'm interested. Does anyone know more about that machine? I know there's a picture of one on needlebar, but that's really all I could find.

    Also - any opinions on the Singer 191? The same guy has one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackkip
    Ok, I think I have been spending way too much time reading all the post. Last night I had a dream that Billy had wrote the perfect "how to" book. It was great. All I remember the print was purple and turquiose. It had really good diagrams. So come on Billy, you need to make my dreams come true. :-P

    Doug good luck on the surgery. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Just give me a chance and I will!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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