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    A 15 with potted motor is a 15-91 if it is the old body style.
    If it is the newer body with the straighter lines it is a 15-125.

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    Probably everyone except me knows the answer. What is a Singer 15 with a potted motor, no 201 plate? There's a number of them on ebay.
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    Charlee,
    Your machine looks just like the 2 I have. Your decals are in better condition, the finish on my working 66 red eye is all alligatored.
    Sharon W.

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    Franklin

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    Just started cleaning up the Franklin Rotary (made by White) Going to treadle it, I think...LauraAttachment 358487
    Laura, your Franklin is just line the one I restored a couple of months ago. I am treadling mine.
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    Franklin

    The finished restoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    The finished restoration
    Aren't the decals cool on this one? Very different than the floral decals I'm used to....Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    The finished restoration
    I have one like that in the rough...
    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 nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Aren't the decals cool on this one? Very different than the floral decals I'm used to....Laura
    I really like the decals also. Miriam has a nice one to

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Charlee,
    Your machine looks just like the 2 I have. Your decals are in better condition, the finish on my working 66 red eye is all alligatored.
    Sharon W.
    I have one other Redeye, a 1916 model...need to drag it out and compare the differences between the 1916 and the 1925...One difference I noticed right off the bat is the presser bar...back clamp on the older one, side clamp on the new one.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    My junkin' score of the day? A 1910 manual for a 66-1! Not much out there this week....
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    My junk score was an Elna SU!!!

    Joe and Elaine Miller came for a visit - after we toured my shop we hit up a thrift store... I spied an old Eldridge transverse shuttle - cool looking machine - way too pricy, broken Pittman holder part (someone tried to weld it back) AND someone painted the head so it is locked up tight...

    We had a good time checking out the junk in my shop. I don't get it... people come to my shop and can barely squeeze into their trucks then go to a thrift store or an antique shop... the good news is we crammed it all in - no sewing machines tied to the front of Joe's truck.
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    There's ALWAYS room for more!! I'm a little jealous that you keep getting visitors Miriam!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    There's ALWAYS room for more!! I'm a little jealous that you keep getting visitors Miriam!!
    Well put on your QB 'super member' quilted cape and zip on over here... Indianapolis has kind of a high water table so we don't have real many basements... We have TONS of thrift stores and antique stores... Indianapolis has garbage rationing. We get one (1.) government issued garbage can the size of a homeless shelter a week. Then once a month you can stick out one item. Yup. garbage rationing. SO everybody donates their garbage to Goodwill or someplace... people buy it and take it to the antique stores - lots to choose from... Junk City USA.
    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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    My junker of the day: White Rotary, I think about 1920
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    I would love to have a White Rotary that was affordable. I found a beautiful example locally, however the asking price is prohibitive. $350!!!

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    I really work at searching them out...and then you have to jump on it..Whew. It will need restoration but it's worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I think you've got it:> Of course, doing a decorative stitch with no skips will tell you if you've nailed it. Try some and then tighten those screws!
    Well Candace and Cathy, I think I did nail it yet again! I have been using the 319w for the last couple days to get some things finished and so far it does not skip stitches at all! I have out of state company coming on Saturday. She is going to stay for 9 days so I HAVE to get my sewing/guest room cleaned up!

    Charlee, that Redeye looks really nice. My one regret with all my machines is that I don't have any of my 66's in a cabinet in the house so I can sew with one! I have never actually sewn on a 66 except to make sure they work! My redeye's cabinet is in line for restoration out in my little sewing machine museum!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    I really work at searching them out...and then you have to jump on it..Whew. It will need restoration but it's worth it.
    Dan, that machine looks really nice! I love the front of those White Rotary machines! They are kind of wicked looking like a Wheeler and Wilson head. That machine does not look like it belongs in a case with a foot pedal - not with the spoked hand wheel!

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    Elaine and I had a very good trip to Indy and the visit with Miriam was a lot of fun. We really enjoyed it. I could have spent all day in her shop / and storage house and not seen all that was there. I "think" we might have been able to squeeze another portable machine into the Pathfinder, and maybe the rocking chair. The Pathfinder just isn't big enough.
    I told Elaine that the next trip we take her pick up. Much more room under the camper .

    Pictures coming later today.

    Joe

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    Purplefiend, I sent you a PM about a White Rotary. Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Well put on your QB 'super member' quilted cape and zip on over here... Indianapolis has kind of a high water table so we don't have real many basements... We have TONS of thrift stores and antique stores... Indianapolis has garbage rationing. We get one (1.) government issued garbage can the size of a homeless shelter a week. Then once a month you can stick out one item. Yup. garbage rationing. SO everybody donates their garbage to Goodwill or someplace... people buy it and take it to the antique stores - lots to choose from... Junk City USA.
    Hahaha, lurking in here mostly but had to reply - I'm a junk-o-holic and might be moving to Junk City USA after your incredible sales pitch!!!
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    Quiet day! Not that I contributed anything. I did pin a quilt. I hate basting, of all kinds, all methods, and all types. I think I've tried every possible way. While i was looking for ways to procrastinate, i notice I have 4 machines that have been cleaned and oiled, but not sewn out to see if they really are done. So, maybe I'll do that tomorrow. I'm afraid i won't have enough machines to work on for my Ray White class. Perhaps I will have to "borrow" from Miz Kaki.... Laura

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    Hey, if you move to Indy, be sure to look for a house with a basement. I grew up there and EVERY house I lived in had a basement and we never had water in them...they do exist and after all, you gotta have someplace to store all the junk you collect if you are a real junker. I had to sell all my junk when I moved to FL where supposedly there are no basements (high water table) and 2 out of the 3 houses I have owned have had basements and NO water ever in them. You have to find a house that was built by a builder that knows how to do a good basement. Now, I'm working on replenishing my junk supply.

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Hahaha, lurking in here mostly but had to reply - I'm a junk-o-holic and might be moving to Junk City USA after your incredible sales pitch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Elaine and I had a very good trip to Indy and the visit with Miriam was a lot of fun. We really enjoyed it. I could have spent all day in her shop / and storage house and not seen all that was there. I "think" we might have been able to squeeze another portable machine into the Pathfinder, and maybe the rocking chair. The Pathfinder just isn't big enough.
    I told Elaine that the next trip we take her pick up. Much more room under the camper .

    Pictures coming later today.

    Joe
    pictures????
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Hahaha, lurking in here mostly but had to reply - I'm a junk-o-holic and might be moving to Junk City USA after your incredible sales pitch!!!
    Well, this sure is the place for junk...
    As far as basements go you haven't lived until you have had to clean one out after it set in water with a hoard in it... We keep a sump pump with a back up for ourselves. We are talking OLD house not one of the new ones. I don't think there are that many newer houses in the city limits. Joe is a big tease. It's ok if he wants to buy some more stuff, including that old rocking chair... I do rather have a lot of stuff in that place. The rule is you can come but don't post pics of it... Sorry Joe.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Hahaha - well, I live in Northeast Ohio near the lake so I understand your feelings about basements. Most basements in this area get wet to say the least, but we do have bi-levels and people finish their basements so it's possible to have a dry basement around here...if you've got the cash to make it so. We don't have a basement but have a crawl space, and though I don't miss spiders and wet corners I DO miss space to stash my junk. I'm a junker who goes through a clutter free period about every three years to clear out my hoard. I have always teased my Husband, "I'm just one tragic life event from being on hoarders..." You know how they always say things on that show like, "Momma always did like to collect things...then Daddy died and she stopped taking out the garbage...and that was thirty years ago."
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