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    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.
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    Wow Kelly, beautiful Standard and treadle cabinet! You need to talk to Monica on here (Vintagemotif). She has a Standard too, and I believe those machines have a special attachment that will do a chain stitch too! Did you get attachments with the treadle? The whole thing is gorgeous!

    What is the pink machine next to the Standard? A Sewmor? Do you use that machine? We need to see a photo of that machine too!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    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
    Hehehehehe, it wasn't the terminology I was losing sleep over - I just couldn't sleep so I was thinking! How about 'duplicate' of an original vintage Singer!

    Kenneth you are right, class 15 machines have been around a very long time, even though, if you look at Singer's records they only claimed to make their Model 15 until about 1957. I don't know what the 'duplicate' machines are called? Anyone know what Singer calls those machines? Anyway, I think we have beat this horse enough. Yes, they are easy to repair, easy to maintain, a great straight stitch machine. But, there is no denying that those reproduced machines were purposely made to resemble a machine from the past!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Since everyone here is quilting at one time or another thought I would show you how my brain works.

    Trish, very cute! Are you going to design a quilt like the brain you made? I love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    PinkCastleDH, I would have never guessed you to be a Kenneth!

    Nancy
    Nancy - If I'd been a girl my mother was dead set on naming me Kennetha. <SHUDDER> I loved the uncle after whom I was named but there were plenty of times I'd wished for a different name when I was growing up - Kenny got to be a little much

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    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.
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    Thanks!! Kelly
    Hi Kelly,

    Do you own this machine or are you thinking of purchasing it? I ask because the flooring looks to be in a store.

    The Standard in the photo is the Standard Rotary( takes a bobbin) and not the Standard No.93-V. If you look at the photo of the pages that you have posted, the photo of that machine (a vibrating shuttle) is different from the Standard in the cabinet.



    I own a Standard like the one in the cabinet.

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    Names can have a profound impact on a person. My first name is Joseph for my Grandfather. My middle name is Gail after my father. His first name was Hiram. He was called Gail by friends and family. I never did like being called that. As I got older I still don't like it, but now I don't have to worry about it because anyone who would call me that is dead and gone .

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    Nancy, I believe Cathy also owns a Standard.

    I do not have any paperwork for my Standard. The paperwork that I have is for a White Rotary. The Standard wheel rotates in the same direction as a White, which is backwards from the Singer machines.

    Cathy, Do you have any paperwork for your Standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    The Standard wheel rotates in the same direction as a White, which is backwards from the Singer machines.
    Nancy - thanks for this information. You just saved me the time of doing motorectomies on my White I've tried treading with the 9W (which also rotates backwards from the Singers) and I find it frustrating. I'll stick with the ones that turn the way I'm used to for actually using on a treadle and just clean the White up so it's pretty.

    Ken

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    Valerie, my oldest daughter is the receptionist/eyeglass repairer, etc for an optometrist. She does a lot for the Amish as far as picking up and returning glasses as they are 20 miles out of town. They are very hard on their glasses so they greatly appreciate what she does. Her daughter (my GD) has the reputation of being the best customer at the Amish store - she's feeding 3 growing boys. The community made my daughter a gorgeous quilt when her house burned - a queen size multicolored Lone Star. When we delivered a pair of glasses one evening, we were given wonderful vegetables and a tour of the new house. I know she had a pair to pick up at 7:00 this morning and return this evening. The child can't see without them so what she does is special to the community. I don't buy much at the store, but I did buy a wolfdog from another Amish community. That was interesting.

    Names - I disliked my name growing up, but I no longer care. There are worse names than Judy. 10% of my HS graduating class were Judys- thank to the popularity of Judy Garland at the time we were born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    ...but I did buy a wolfdog from another Amish community.
    Details!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Lee, I can't get either ad to come up even when I do a search in Craigslist.org?

    Nancy
    That's because it's the reply email address, not the link to the ad.

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    It's too long a story - basically I bought a 3/4 Siberian/1/4 Malamute from an Amish breeder. The young man wasn't there and his mother told me my choice wasn't for sale. Keeping her? no, spoken for? no. So I started to leave, but the woman stopped me and took my money so I took the beautiful Mia. After spending a week or so with her, I suspected what I had. My son called the seller (they have phones in their barns, but not in their houses.) After a good deal of hemming and hawing, D convincing the young man I wasn't going to turn him in or breed her, he admitted that a unneutered half Sib/half wolf had 'visited' his female. He felt Mia was the only offspring and was going to destroy her. The man several miles down the road had bred wolfdogs when they were legal and refused to remove or neuter all his animals when it became illegal to have or bred them. Miss Mia was a wonderful, intelligent animal but for a while needed different training Thank goodness for a library book written by man who had to train a wolf for a movie. It was very helpful. One of her doctors was the doctor for the regional wolf sanctuary and he ran Mia's blood with only a number to confirm her heritage. It gets worse - when Mia was 4, I had to work an extra hour a day, so I went to the shelter and brought home a "Husky mix." Cleaned up and healthy, she turned out to be half American Eskimo and half coyote. The same doctor thought it was funny. Those two had a great time.

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    Found these on craigslist. Sorry I posted the reply to link this morning, this is the link to machines.

    http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/atq/3342840802.html

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/3343453045.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Cleaned up and healthy, she turned out to be half American Eskimo and half coyote. The same doctor thought it was funny. Those two had a great time.
    Wait,..there's a way to tell if they're part coyote? We've long suspected that with our female dog. (supposedly a Husky Shepherd cross) The male was advertised as a Husky collie cross, but when I took him (at about 4 yrs old) to be neutered, they said Malamute collie cross, but that never seemed quite right either. He'd been a sled dog up north until his hips got too bad to run anymore, and was sent down here. That's how we found him. You should have seen him eat a salmon! We were told they were fed that way up north, so we tried it a time or two. The first time without bones. I don't think he chewed once. The second time with, he actually ate around them like the original owners said he would. A couple of years after he passed, we were at a wildlife sanctuary. There was a pack of wolves there, and we both swore that we were watching our male. All of the mannerisms were right. The lanky build for a wolf looked more like him than any Mal (or Husky) I ever saw did. And the prey drive. Holy cow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Found these on craigslist. Sorry I posted the reply to link this morning, this is the link to machines.

    http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/atq/3342840802.html

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/3343453045.html
    Yes, the featherweight is a repaint. It says it in the ad too (maybe it didn't earlier?). Singer made 2 colors of the featherweight: Black, and "White" (more of a light green). Anything else is a repaint. Sort of a shame too for a Centennial....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Yes, the featherweight is a repaint. It says it in the ad too (maybe it didn't earlier?). Singer made 2 colors of the featherweight: Black, and "White" (more of a light green). Anything else is a repaint. Sort of a shame too for a Centennial....
    Actually Singer made three colors. There is also a beige original featherweight also. It comes in a beige and light brown case. To see one there is one for sale on Ebay right now.
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    Kelly,
    I think the Standard treadle would be a wonderful machine to sew with. I prefer the round bobbin machines rather than the long bobbin types.
    Sharon

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    I've had all of the original color Featherweights. Now I have 3 black and 1 beige, used to have 2 white FWs.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Kelly,
    I think the Standard treadle would be a wonderful machine to sew with. I prefer the round bobbin machines rather than the long bobbin types.
    Sharon
    Kelly,

    Yes, the Standard is a wonderful machine! Mine stitches beautifully!

    Having the hand wheel rotate forward(towards you) or backwards (away from you) is nothing to be afraid of when treadling or using these vintage machines. Once you remember which direction the wheel turns, you will be able to sew without difficulty. It's like remembering which way to thread the machine needle to make proper stitching.

    The Standard Rotary is a quieter machine than a shuttle machine. With this machine, one can chain stitch with it as long as you have the chain stitch attachment called a spider.

    I misread your post this morning. I see that you have attachments which means you own the machine.
    Please post a photo of the attachments. Maybe, I will be able to identify some of them, like the spider.

    Your machine is very pretty and cabinet is gorgeous too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Names can have a profound impact on a person. My first name is Joseph for my Grandfather. My middle name is Gail after my father. His first name was Hiram. He was called Gail by friends and family. I never did like being called that. As I got older I still don't like it, but now I don't have to worry about it because anyone who would call me that is dead and gone .
    Sometimes we miss those names that we aren't called anymore don't we? Even if it's because we miss the person who called us by the name more than the name itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Valerie, my oldest daughter is the receptionist/eyeglass repairer, etc for an optometrist. She does a lot for the Amish as far as picking up and returning glasses as they are 20 miles out of town. They are very hard on their glasses so they greatly appreciate what she does. Her daughter (my GD) has the reputation of being the best customer at the Amish store - she's feeding 3 growing boys. The community made my daughter a gorgeous quilt when her house burned - a queen size multicolored Lone Star. When we delivered a pair of glasses one evening, we were given wonderful vegetables and a tour of the new house. I know she had a pair to pick up at 7:00 this morning and return this evening. The child can't see without them so what she does is special to the community. I don't buy much at the store, but I did buy a wolfdog from another Amish community. That was interesting.

    Names - I disliked my name growing up, but I no longer care. There are worse names than Judy. 10% of my HS graduating class were Judys- thank to the popularity of Judy Garland at the time we were born.
    Hehehe, the Amish are so fascinating...but I suppose they are just like all people at the end of the day aren't they? Nearby there was great controversy in the news about an Amish Bishop who was shaving the beards of Amish members he didn't like! I guess you just never know!

    As for names...I have yet to meet a person who just loved their name. I think it must be some sort of rule that a person grow to dislike their name! LoL* I don't think mine is particularly awful, just nothing special.
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    PPQ (pumpkinpatachquilter) I'm calling you PPQ from here in.

    I love my name! It's Monica.

    I read your blog today. Your quilts are beautiful!! You are very artistic with your quilting, and the birthday cake for your 1 year old was adorable. I enjoyed quickly reading through your wonderful blog, a great inspiration! Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Sometimes we miss those names that we aren't called anymore don't we? Even if it's because we miss the person who called us by the name more than the name itself.

    As for names...I have yet to meet a person who just loved their name. I think it must be some sort of rule that a person grow to dislike their name! LoL* I don't think mine is particularly awful, just nothing special.
    Well Pumpkin, you just met two people who actually like their names - Monica and me! I have always liked the name Nancy! I don't know of any other name I'd like better than being named Nancy.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter View Post
    Actually Singer made three colors. There is also a beige original featherweight also. It comes in a beige and light brown case. To see one there is one for sale on Ebay right now.
    Judy
    I completely forgot about the beige ones! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Sometimes we miss those names that we aren't called anymore don't we? Even if it's because we miss the person who called us by the name more than the name itself.



    Hehehe, the Amish are so fascinating...but I suppose they are just like all people at the end of the day aren't they? Nearby there was great controversy in the news about an Amish Bishop who was shaving the beards of Amish members he didn't like! I guess you just never know!

    As for names...I have yet to meet a person who just loved their name. I think it must be some sort of rule that a person grow to dislike their name! LoL* I don't think mine is particularly awful, just nothing special.
    The older I get the more I appreciate my name - nobody else I know has it.
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