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    Quote Originally Posted by JuliaG View Post
    Hey everyone!
    I'm new here, I don't quilt(...yet). I've only been sewing about 4 years. I have recently acquired a Singer 15-91(Great condition she just needed new electrical), a 1923 White Rotary (really dirty, some rust, currently in pieces for cleaning), and I will be picking up a Clipper treadle (looks dirty, cabinet damage,most decals seem intact)tomorrow.
    I am posting this because of the Clipper. I can't find ANY info on it, except one mention on ISMACS (needle guide several pages down) it says the manufacturer was New Home. I was wondering if any one knows where I can find more information on it.
    Attachment 361956The base does look like some of the New Home models I have seen online, but I've never seen a cabinet like this(carving on the front is textured and the pulls sit center on a horizontal diamond). If needed I will post better pics tomorrow after I get it. Needless to say I've been bitten by the vintage machine bug and couldn't resist this mystery. If anyone has any ideas/leads or something I would be grateful
    Thank you!
    Julie
    Julie, I'd love to see a close up photo of the machine. Those decals look very interesting!

    Nancy

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    Ok my photos are not very good because there's horrible lighting in the guest house at the moment and they're all "stacked" in one room but here's my acquisitions from yesterday. I haven't looked at the serial numbers to date them yet:
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    Charlee, if it's in working condition, that Pfaff should be in your possession! Just make sure ALL the cords are there as they are very expensive to replace.

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    Thanks Nancy, I had it that way once and wasn't sure it was right. I thought the friction disc was bad because I couldn't get the thread in between the disc, now I realize that it's more like a pulley with the spring putting pressure on the disc to resist turning. Thank you. Lee

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    Threading for the Two Spools.

    Somewhere I once posted the threading for the Two Spools on QB. I can't find it now. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Ok M'friends....tell me about a Pfaff 230. I found one locally, but didn't pick it up...no attachments at all, in a cabinet (would prefer a case) Everything moves and it appears that the camstack is in one piece.... the guy wants $30, could probably get it for $20...
    Do I want it?
    YES!! The book is online at http://s2.vsmgroup.com/VSM/Pfaff/pfaffmanual.nsf if you want to look in advance. Mine is my best FMQ hands down.
    Melinda

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    This is really cool!
    I don't quilt yet, but I want to get my recently acquired vintage singer model 101 going.
    and I saw a posting on here about someone that had one.
    I was just wondering if there is anyone in virginia that has one, or knows how to work on them.
    I just took it apart tonight a bit to see what was wrong with it, and plan on taking it to get looked at, but would like to learn how to fix it myself.
    Thanks, and hopefully as soon as I get it fixed, I can use it to make my first quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeaniebeanie View Post
    Attachment 362062

    I have two White Rotary machines. My treadle version is in the "hubby spa" getting re-worked. It was handed down to me by a very dear family friend. Mary Gertrude, serial #25247 (named after the great-grandma who used it), has seen a lot of use. Her finish is quite worn and the decals almost gone, but the sentimental value of this machine means more to me than anything.

    It's tough to see her all torn apart, but hubby is really giving her a good go-over to get her innards good as new. This is a learning process for both of us. I can't wait to be able to sew with her! In the process he's discovered that he really likes tinkering with machines.

    That's awesome, because I have a second rotary machine to work on. That one is a beauty and has been electrified. I can't wait!
    Jeanie welcome aboard. I see you have already gotten the bug! You have two White Rotary machines now, but if you stay on this board you will have plenty more vintage machines before long. There is a vintage sewing machine bug that the rest of us have contracted - there is no cure! It is a lot of fun, though, and most of us don't want to find a cure! We need to see a photo of the second White?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Ok M'friends....tell me about a Pfaff 230. I found one locally, but didn't pick it up...no attachments at all, in a cabinet (would prefer a case) Everything moves and it appears that the camstack is in one piece.... the guy wants $30, could probably get it for $20...
    Do I want it?
    Charlee -

    The old Pfaffs are tanks. You can't beat the German engineering. For $30 you can flip it, but if it's in working condition I suspect you will be keeping. Also many of their cabinets are very "modern" in design. They have a very small footprint but are big on features and workspace. We love our modern Pfaffs and I have tried to snag a vintage, but every one I find is WAY expensive. I'm looking forward to seeing your pics.

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Ok my photos are not very good because there's horrible lighting in the guest house at the moment and they're all "stacked" in one room but here's my acquisitions from yesterday. I haven't looked at the serial numbers to date them yet:
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    Wow Jenn, what a beautiful collection! That White's cabinet looks great too! I think I like the first White and the New Cottage the best!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Thanks Nancy, I had it that way once and wasn't sure it was right. I thought the friction disc was bad because I couldn't get the thread in between the disc, now I realize that it's more like a pulley with the spring putting pressure on the disc to resist turning. Thank you. Lee
    You are welcome Lee, and yes the tension is referred to as a 'pulley' in the manual.

    Nancy

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    Brother HL2-B254 Sewing Machine Up for Grabs

    I have a antique Brother HL2-B254 Sewing Machine in excellent working condition. It is 40+ years old with a matching cabinet and stool. I have user manuals in both Japanese and English. It also has a button hole maker and extra belt.

    Would you or anyone you know be interested in this item or know of an antique or sewing machine store that might? You can email me at this address ([email protected]) and I will forward pictures additional details.

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    Charlene, 40 years is vintage, not antique. Unless you have other Japanese made machines from that era, you might want to hang on to it. They generally sew so well are are easy to maintain. For a machine that would sell for under $50, I wouldn't part with it.

    BTW, we can't sell on here. Just in the 'Items for Sale or Trade' forum.

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    I sold a Singer 301 the other day. The lady knew what it was. She had a new Viking. It was costing her an arm and a leg to clean it every so often and she figured for just straight stitch she would use the 301 and for other stuff the Viking. Then she said she mostly sews straight stitch. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Jeanie welcome aboard. I see you have already gotten the bug! You have two White Rotary machines now, but if you stay on this board you will have plenty more vintage machines before long. There is a vintage sewing machine bug that the rest of us have contracted - there is no cure! It is a lot of fun, though, and most of us don't want to find a cure! We need to see a photo of the second White?

    Nancy
    Oh, I also have a vintage white and a featherweight.
    I already had that bug! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Hi Julie,

    Your Clipper is a Davis Model M if the bed measures close to full size 14". Model N is 3/4 size. Rough dating is 1910-1920. Davis New Vertical Feed owners (NVF) will recognize the cast base. Nice looking machine and woodwork.

    Jon
    jlhmnj THANK YOU! I had consigned myself to never learning anything about it. I was supposed to pick it up today but the guy wasn't there, he was two hours away, . He got held up. I'm not mad though-he offered free delivery. So once I get it I will post pics of it for you...i'm forgetful though you may have to remind me

    Jennb I can't wait to get it home, I couldn't resist the unique cabinet, and my inability to find info on it was just too enticing. And I was itching to add a treadle to the "collection".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I am back and wondering how the TOGA went last Saturday? Did any of you go? Did any you get goodies from Cathy and Pat's pile of thinned goodies?
    Hi Nancy,

    The TOGA was lots of fun; you should have been there! I went with 7 miscellaneous heads and electrics and came home with only one.

    pat

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    The Pfaff 230 won't be coming home with me...no power cord, and no bobbin case. Disappointed to be sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The Pfaff 230 won't be coming home with me...no power cord, and no bobbin case. Disappointed to be sure!
    Boo..... to bad:<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The Pfaff 230 won't be coming home with me...no power cord, and no bobbin case. Disappointed to be sure!
    I was hoping you would get it too. It sounds like a very nice machine. I hope a good one comes along for you soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by startella18 View Post
    This is really cool!
    I don't quilt yet, but I want to get my recently acquired vintage singer model 101 going.
    and I saw a posting on here about someone that had one.
    I was just wondering if there is anyone in virginia that has one, or knows how to work on them.
    I just took it apart tonight a bit to see what was wrong with it, and plan on taking it to get looked at, but would like to learn how to fix it myself.
    Thanks, and hopefully as soon as I get it fixed, I can use it to make my first quilt!
    We have a 101 that didn't work when we got it. DH fixed it. What is your machine not doing? Ours had to be rewired. It didn't sew but now it does. You can send me a pm if you want.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Charlee, I'd get that 230 in a heartbeat! I think Sharon has a 230?

    Nancy
    I have Pfaff 60 treadle. I love it!!
    Sharon

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    There is a Pfaff down in Bloomington Indiana... I wish I had the time...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The Pfaff 230 won't be coming home with me...no power cord, and no bobbin case. Disappointed to be sure!
    Was the machine in good condition otherwise? Could it be treadled?
    Sharon

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    Nancy, how about posting a picture of your new Singer machine for others to see. It is adorable. Kathie

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