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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I would love to get this table and put it in my sewing room with a cutting mat on it. Wouldn't that be cute? I just wish it had been made with the original treadle legs not the straight (later years) treadle legs! It worries me that he says one of the legs had been repaired too!

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    Why do they always want more for a table like that than one with a machine and cabinet?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Why do they always want more for a table like that than one with a machine and cabinet?
    That does look very nice.
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    Nancy, Those tables do make a good cutting table. My DH put a door across the legs and made a table for me but also had to mount the legs on a 2X4 to raise it up to cutting height. I love mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Valerie, I doubt very much they are being reproduced to dupe newbie collectors. They are probably being reproduced just as a gimmick to sell something different!

    Nancy
    I'm not sure I'd call them reproductions at all. I think the 15 has been in constant production since its introduction and they keep making them because they sell. The design is simple, tested and reliable. They're probably easy enough to do crude repairs on if the user doesn't have easy access to a proper shop. Cutting some corners on the tolerances and materials is par for the course if you're trying to keep the price low enough for large numbers of not-very-affluent people to be able to afford them.

    I don't know who imports these to the US but I just saw one in a local Craigslist add. Not the pretty butterfly decals so I won't bother

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    You don't want to know how many ways to spell or pronounce Miriam - but when I call you on the phone you will know it is I.
    Some people even manage to mess up Sharon...they add extra letters or just spell it totally wrong. Someone tried to shorten it to Shar....not gonna happen. I've had it spelled Sharron,Sherrin,Sharyn.... My sister is Kathy so she gets it. All the variations on Weaver are just ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Some people even manage to mess up Sharon...they add extra letters or just spell it totally wrong. Someone tried to shorten it to Shar....not gonna happen. I've had it spelled Sharron,Sherrin,Sharyn.... My sister is Kathy so she gets it. All the variations on Weaver are just ridiculous.
    Sharon W.
    After so many years I think I have gotten use to people not spelling or even calling me by my right name. My name is Anamaria, and even at work I have been asked what do you want to be called? I always tell them Anamaria, that is my name. I have been called Ann, Maryann, Annemarie, Ana, etc. And no one gets the spelling correct, I have 4 name badges, all with a different spelling. The one name that I always makes me stop and look is "mom" out of habit. When the 3 kids were small, I even thought my name was "Mom"

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    After so many years I think I have gotten use to people not spelling or even calling me by my right name. My name is Anamaria, and even at work I have been asked what do you want to be called? I always tell them Anamaria, that is my name. I have been called Ann, Maryann, Annemarie, Ana, etc. And no one gets the spelling correct, I have 4 name badges, all with a different spelling. The one name that I always makes me stop and look is "mom" out of habit. When the 3 kids were small, I even thought my name was "Mom"
    Anamaria, that is funny - the Mom thing! I think we all have done that - even after you are a grandmother - when someone yells Mom we all turn around! Wait tell you are a grandmother! Everywhere I go I hear Gramma! I always think it is for me!

    Well Nancy is pretty hard to mess up. I have never been called anything but Nancy, although, sometimes people want to spell it with an 'i' or an 'ie.' Well sometimes people want to call me 'Nanc' even my brothers do that - so I don't mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Some people even manage to mess up Sharon.
    For years I thought Kenneth was pretty simple, but three different people in the last few months have made it Kennith or Kennit. If I go by Ken it becomes Kent or Kim, even when it's written down.

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    Ha I know what you mean about the Mom thing. One time about 30 some years ago. Ahem. I was at a factory fabric sale. I was wondering around buying fabric - I had my hand on a kid's head for a while. Then he looked up and I looked down - wasn't my kid. He was the right height, his hair was sorta right, he had on a blue coat... LOL I betcha you don't wanna do that these days... Oh and my kid wasn't along.
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    Valerie, I live in Amish country, too. My LQS sells a Janome head just like an e machine except it is for a treadle. Pfaff makes one, too. I think our Amish make their own cabinets. I was invited into a new Amish home that had a wonderful, large sewing room. The mother's older treadle was there, but so were 2 beautiful new parlor cabinets in a light finish. When she opened them for me, they held their daughters' wedding presents - new, modern machines in treadles.

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    Hello,
    I was directed to this site as I searched for information for a vintage treadle machine. It's a Standard Treadle and I believe it to be a model no. 93-V. Anyone have any info? I most likely will use as a vintage piece, not for sewing at this time. It does have lots of attachments. etc in the drawers and it is in good condition.
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    Thanks!! Kelly

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    Valerie,

    Thank you. I do have my moments when my name is misspelled. BUT I have learned to 'go with the flow'. (Except when my ex's family gets it wrong).

    Cathy

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    Oh heavens, so sorry to hear it, and you deserve your rightful C!! I will not forget again. Those things matter to some degree, don't they? I think they do. Many people over the years have called me Val...but I'm a Valerie. It's a little thing, not a big deal, but if you know me, I'm certainly no Val, lol*, and I have always preferred my full first name. It definitely makes a difference when someone notices or remembers. Silly as it might sound!
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Nancy,

    Goodness, I sure hope you didn't have trouble sleeping over my comments.
    I see your point and do agree. I agree nostalgic isn't probably the best term, but neither is reproduction. Maybe we can come up with something better.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok Cathy as much as I love you and your knowledge I have to differ with the 'reproduction' or 'nostalgic' terms. I couldn't sleep last night and thought about the two terms. The 'nostalgic' does have a certain romantic notion, but to me does not describe those machines so I looked up the meaning of both terms.

    Reproduce, reproduction, means the process of making a copy of something . . . . made by reproducing an original, copy, duplicate . . . etc.

    Nostalgic mean a sentimental or wishful yearning for the happiness felt in a former time, place, or situation . . . a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

    I know all of us could probably use either term to describe those machines that are copies of the original Singers, but to me they will always be a reproduced copy. I can't think of them as nostalgic, even though that term does sound much nicer!

    Cathy you are just such a sweet person, you want the nice term used, but is it really the correct term?

    Nancy
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    Hi KellyD2, Do you have a picture of the machine next to the Standard, it looks very interesting. What color is it? It looks Pink/Mauve?
    Thank you

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    Anamaria,

    When my youngest was small I was usually referred to as "Andy's mom".

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    After so many years I think I have gotten use to people not spelling or even calling me by my right name. My name is Anamaria, and even at work I have been asked what do you want to be called? I always tell them Anamaria, that is my name. I have been called Ann, Maryann, Annemarie, Ana, etc. And no one gets the spelling correct, I have 4 name badges, all with a different spelling. The one name that I always makes me stop and look is "mom" out of habit. When the 3 kids were small, I even thought my name was "Mom"
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    KellyD2, that is a very pretty machine and a beautiful cabinet. What a nice find! Underbraiders are a real find, too, if there's one in the drawer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Anamaria,

    When my youngest was small I was usually referred to as "Andy's mom".

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    Hi Cathy, I have a brother, named Andy, so for me it was "Oh, you're Andy's sister"

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    That explains why my brain always feels cluttered.

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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Hi everyone, my daughter has just picked up an almost identical machine to this one but it is a model 'P' which we believe was made in 1911. It has a long bullet shuttle. Don't you just love the old advertising literature, one we read said that this was the only vibrator you need....

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    Found this on local craigslist this morning. Was this a repaint?
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    Really nice treadle. Not a bad price either. [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    After so many years I think I have gotten use to people not spelling or even calling me by my right name. My name is Anamaria, and even at work I have been asked what do you want to be called? I always tell them Anamaria, that is my name. I have been called Ann, Maryann, Annemarie, Ana, etc. And no one gets the spelling correct, I have 4 name badges, all with a different spelling. The one name that I always makes me stop and look is "mom" out of habit. When the 3 kids were small, I even thought my name was "Mom"
    Hehehe - I am the Mother of three also and whenever I hear a child cry or call out Mom, I too am up and ready to help!

    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Valerie, I live in Amish country, too. My LQS sells a Janome head just like an e machine except it is for a treadle. Pfaff makes one, too. I think our Amish make their own cabinets. I was invited into a new Amish home that had a wonderful, large sewing room. The mother's older treadle was there, but so were 2 beautiful new parlor cabinets in a light finish. When she opened them for me, they held their daughters' wedding presents - new, modern machines in treadles.
    What a priviledge to see such a thing - the Amish don't let a lot of outsiders in, though I have to say the ladies at the flea markets and road side stands selling their baked goods have always been friendly and willing to chat.

    Quote Originally Posted by KellyD2 View Post
    Hello,
    I was directed to this site as I searched for information for a vintage treadle machine. It's a Standard Treadle and I believe it to be a model no. 93-V. Anyone have any info? I most likely will use as a vintage piece, not for sewing at this time. It does have lots of attachments. etc in the drawers and it is in good condition.
    Thanks!! Kelly
    That is one gorgeous treadle and I hope you get to sew on it eventually. The cabinet is just beautiful!

    Quote Originally Posted by luna123 View Post
    Hi everyone, my daughter has just picked up an almost identical machine to this one but it is a model 'P' which we believe was made in 1911. It has a long bullet shuttle. Don't you just love the old advertising literature, one we read said that this was the only vibrator you need....
    You certainly couldn't use that catch phrase for a modern advertisement now could you???! Lol*
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    For years I thought Kenneth was pretty simple, but three different people in the last few months have made it Kennith or Kennit. If I go by Ken it becomes Kent or Kim, even when it's written down.
    PinkCastleDH, I would have never guessed you to be a Kenneth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Nancy, Those tables do make a good cutting table. My DH put a door across the legs and made a table for me but also had to mount the legs on a 2X4 to raise it up to cutting height. I love mine.
    I think it would make a great cutting table, but the repaired leg worries me; and if you look at the end of the table photo it looks like the wood is warped.

    Miriam, I wouldn't have paid the full asking price. I'd have made an offer if I really wanted that table. I do think it would be really cute in a sewing room full of treadles!

    Nancy

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