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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    And I just answered a CL ad for a 66 in a bentwood case. The machine looks in very good condition. The decals look very nice. The case looks nice; the wood looks a bit dry. It even has the key! I will pick her up tomorrow, I couldn't resist the price $20.
    I really have to stop looking on CL
    Anamaria, I wouldn't even try to resist a 66 in a decent bentwood case for $50, let alone $20 (unless it was a Godzilla, of course). I need to stop watching both CL and eBay - going to take a look at one from CL this weekend (treadle in cabinet) and just bought another one on eBay (though in my defense, Herself made the call on that one [though honesty forces me to admit that I didn't argue!]).

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    DD says Wilbur was playing good outdoors today - he's had less nose bleeds but more very messy diarrhea - she figured out if she puts the medicine in some of Walter's baby food Wilbur will eat it - specially if he thinks it belongs to Walter. The girls names do not begin with W.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I am a home winemaker and in the process of sanitizing equipment I use Potassium metabisulphite. About a tablespoon of Potassium metabisulphite dissolved in a quart of water can be used to kill bacteria, yeast and mold. It is the gas from this solution that is the most effective. YOU DON'T WANT TO BREATHE IN THE FUMES if you can avoid it. I have but boy do your lungs burn if you do. Make the solution and put about a cup in a small bowl in the bottom of a large plastic bag. Set the case (not the machine) over the bowl in the bag and close the bag securely. I would think that a couple days would be enough time for it to penetrate and kill the offenders. It will bleach some old fabrics so don't spill it on the felt. I doubt that it would hurt the exterior if wiped on and then off. Unless you are allergic to it, it shouldn't bother your hands as I use it on my hands in the winemaking process. The powder, Potassium metabisulphite, can be obtained at a wine making supply shop or some large family run pharmacies might be willing to order it for you. After removing from the plastic bag, let the case air out in the sun for a day (or less...sniff to decide). Unfortunately the Potassium metabisulphite is packaged in a greater quantity than you need but you can share with friends or your quilt guild. If you are a red wine drinker, it doesn't hurt to keep a spray bottle, properly labeled, in your laundry. If red wine is spilled on a tablecloth or carpet, give it a spray and watch the magic begin. Talk about getting the red out...it is the best (for wine, not eyes!). I haven't had a problem with it on modern fabrics but do the usual, test on an inconspicuous area first. Oh yes, whatever is left in the bowl can be poured back in your solution bottle. Potassium metabisulphite is sometimes sold as Campden tablets. I hope you have good luck with this. The solution can be washed down your drain safely if followed by water.
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    I am cleaning out my office and ran across the case for my FW. Eeeek! I don' t want to open it because I know it had moldy odor issues two years ago. I had tried leaving it open in the summer sunlight for days and to no avail.

    What is the BEST way to get rid of that odor? Or, is replacing the felting inside the only way. I hate musty smelling stuff.

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    Both my daughter and granddaughter have started praying for Wilbur. They live in Lakeland FL and I imagine their whole Church will be praying for your family and Wilbur especially. They asked me to let you know.
    Donna
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    DD says Wilbur was playing good outdoors today - he's had less nose bleeds but more very messy diarrhea - she figured out if she puts the medicine in some of Walter's baby food Wilbur will eat it - specially if he thinks it belongs to Walter. The girls names do not begin with W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Both my daughter and granddaughter have started praying for Wilbur. They live in Lakeland FL and I imagine their whole Church will be praying for your family and Wilbur especially. They asked me to let you know.
    Donna
    Joy says they need all the prayers they can get - he is not getting worse - that is good news already.
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    Anamaria,
    I have a pink Necchi. Lelia, I think. I do remember that the model number is a 512.
    If you are interested I can send you a picture after I get back to Sacramento tomorrow.

    Cathy
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Hi Nancy, I've seen that ad, the machine looks real pretty, but I don't like the cabinet. I really do prefer the plain wood. But, my wood finishing skills are zero. I thought painting would be easier, and I also want to stick with water based products.
    I would love to find a yellow, green or pink machine, but I have only seen the blue color it must have been very popular,
    Anamaria
    I agree Anamaria, I don't care for the painted cabinet either, but I can see that cabinet and machine in some houses - not mine! Remember, that Wilcox and Gibbs cabinet we re-did? It had been painted white, then black? The irons were painted gold. It looked really nasty when we bought it, but it is so beautiful now! We used several cans of stripper to get through all the paint layers. Re-finishing cabinets is doable - just takes a lot of elbow grease and determination! Good luck on whatever decision you make on the re-finishing method you chose for your cabinet! Please keep us posted on what you end up doing!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwfoley View Post
    Hi. 38389 posts - I was surprised when I found this forum the other day. Lots of great information here. You all have a very nice forum. Let me introduce myself. The name is Mike and I am in Clearwater, FL. Retired. One hobby is making stuff for motorcycles, dogs, and even people sometimes. Seats, grocery bags, covers. My first machine was a Consew which I had to restore to get working. So I figured out how these gizmos work and got 'hooked' on restoring. I use the Consew for leather and heavy materials. It's great for motorcycle seats, etc. Also I like garage sales, and that way I started buying old sewing machines and fixing them up. It's one thing I like to do.

    So I am pleased to meet all of you and hope to be helpful as I learn.

    I saw a post back a few pages about finishes. I did a lot of woodfinishing and prefer shellac. If anyone is interested in the way I french polish then let me know. I do use urithane though. Not a purist.
    Hello Mike! Welcome aboard! We love to have people join us who also share a love for the vintage sewing machine! We are a very enabling group! If you are not completely hooked on the 'old' sewing machines now, you will be hooked after visiting this forum for a few days! Several of us use treadles. I am one of those treadle people! I also use electric - mostly vintage - machines. A lot of us do motorectomies when we get one of the really old machines that someone had added a motor to - put it back to a treadle or hand crank! We'd love to see photos of your machines and the projects done with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Anamaria,
    I have a pink Necchi. Lelia, I think. I do remember that the model number is a 512.
    If you are interested I can send you a picture after I get back to Sacramento tomorrow.

    Cathy
    Hi Cathy,
    Thank you, I remember seeing it at the TOGA in your sewing room. I have a SuperNova, I think my favorite style, shape for sewing machines, is the more traditional shape. I just love the Singer 99K's, don't know what it is about them. Here is a picture of my pink, really a (coral color) machine.
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    I think my grandsons would be interested in this machine

    http://pinterest.com/pin/117023290286984498/

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    Who wouldn't love that machine? It's absolutely great! Thanks for the link.

    Cathy
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Hi Cathy,
    Thank you, I remember seeing it at the TOGA in your sewing room. I have a SuperNova, I think my favorite style, shape for sewing machines, is the more traditional shape. I just love the Singer 99K's, don't know what it is about them. Here is a picture of my pink, really a (coral color) machine.
    Anamaria
    Looks like a 15 clone
    here is a link for those who missed it... http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html Then feel free to post a pic on there if you haven't already.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    I think my grandsons would be interested in this machine

    http://pinterest.com/pin/117023290286984498/
    Oh my, another kind of hand crank. I wonder if it stitches?
    Sweet Caroline

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    Miriam,
    I've been praying for Wilbur, I hope he heals quickly.
    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    That is one butt ugly paint job. UGH!
    Sharon

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    MWFoley/Mike,
    Welcome! I'm so happy that you found us. This is a wonderful group of people, with lots of information to share.

    I sew mostly with vintage/antique machines, some are treadles. My current favorite among my treadles is the Pfaff 60, straight stitch only and is in beautiful condition.
    I'm primarily a quilter and sometimes a sewist of garments for myself. I make charity quilts for in-need children and Quilts of Valor.
    happily treadling in central Texas,
    Sharon W.

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    Anyone looking for a nice Singer 128 Centennial Blackside sewing machine? Pittsfield, MA http://westernmass.craigslist.org/art/3301994650.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Anyone looking for a nice Singer 128 Centennial Blackside sewing machine? Pittsfield, MA http://westernmass.craigslist.org/art/3301994650.html
    Holy Cow! For that, I might break my $80 rule.... (no more than $80 for any machine unless it's really really special)
    Blackside, Centennial, and a Singercraft Guide that looks whole. That is, if I wasn't one country over and a couple thousand miles... Probably will get that for it.

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    I've got a similar one for $35, though it's not a Centennial version. Pick up, only, of course. My machine looks better, but their case looks better.

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    This is what I picked up today, I didn't realize from the CL photo that she is a 99. It came in a Bentwood case, the locks work, and it has the key! The machine is dirty, a lot of fluff, and just dirt. I took off the motor, part of the cords outer cover was melted. So, maybe a new motor, or another hand crank?? This one was born Jan 3, 1938. One owner, and has been in storage for 25 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I've got a similar one for $35, though it's not a Centennial version. Pick up, only, of course. My machine looks better, but their case looks better.
    -There- it's probably not a great price.
    Here, a machine in that sort of shape that isn't a centennial, or a blackside, or with the Singercraft and other accessories lists around $75 - 100.

    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    This is what I picked up today, I didn't realize from the CL photo that she is a 99. It came in a Bentwood case, the locks work, and it has the key! The machine is dirty, a lot of fluff, and just dirt. I took off the motor, part of the cords outer cover was melted. So, maybe a new motor, or another hand crank?? This one was born Jan 3, 1938. One owner, and has been in storage for 25 years.
    Nice looking machine! The power cords to that motor are likely short leads that have marettes (sp?) tying them to the main wiring for the motor under the cover that's under the motor. I really doubt you'd need to replace the motor over the wires. I just did one, a BA3-8 I think? It was simple. Easier than a potted motor by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    This is what I picked up today, I didn't realize from the CL photo that she is a 99. It came in a Bentwood case, the locks work, and it has the key! The machine is dirty, a lot of fluff, and just dirt. I took off the motor, part of the cords outer cover was melted. So, maybe a new motor, or another hand crank?? This one was born Jan 3, 1938. One owner, and has been in storage for 25 years.
    That be pretty! I like the idea of making it a hand crank but that's just me.

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    Wilbur is doing a bit better his sores are healing so he is responding to the medicine!!! He still has diarrhea and thinks he can make that happen at will... well he tries... makes the sisters giggle and he is all about that - he's on the antibiotic until next Friday. He is sleeping at night now - he hasn't kept the whole house up by moaning in his sleep or thrashing about trying to breathe. Thanks for the prayers.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Wilbur is doing a bit better his sores are healing so he is responding to the medicine!!! He still has diarrhea and thinks he can make that happen at will... well he tries... makes the sisters giggle and he is all about that - he's on the antibiotic until next Friday. He is sleeping at night now - he hasn't kept the whole house up by moaning in his sleep or thrashing about trying to breathe. Thanks for the prayers.
    Miriam, good to hear that Wilbur is feeling better. Antibiotics are tough on the stomach, not fun.

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    So glad little W is better give him a big hug for us.
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