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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Boy do I wish I lived closer. I'd jump on that in a heartbeat. I can't resist those really old ladies and gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...369804471.html

    1872 Antique American Sewing Machine Company, Machine & Table. Machine Cover. No. 55602. Bag of parts included. Cash only. $75.


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Boy do I wish I lived closer. I'd jump on that in a heartbeat. I can't resist those really old ladies and gentlemen.

    Cathy
    Same here. Yes, I live closer than you do but that's still quite the drive. Looks like an incredible deal, though.

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    Where in Wisconsin do you live? I was born in Madison while my dad was in grad school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Same here. Yes, I live closer than you do but that's still quite the drive. Looks like an incredible deal, though.
    Cathy

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Where in Wisconsin do you live? I was born in Madison while my dad was in grad school.

    Cathy
    We moved out here to Waupun a few years ago to escape the dreary winters around Caroline S's place. Just try telling people that you moved to Wisconsin for better winter weather, though, and they think you're nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...369804471.html

    1872 Antique American Sewing Machine Company, Machine & Table. Machine Cover. No. 55602. Bag of parts included. Cash only. $75.
    Great price! I would pounce on that without a moment's hesitation.

    pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...369804471.html

    1872 Antique American Sewing Machine Company, Machine & Table. Machine Cover. No. 55602. Bag of parts included. Cash only. $75.


    Yeah, I emailed my kids last night to ask if they would go get it for me. My research showed that the model #2 in this particular cabinet was sold for $75.00 back in the 1870's. What a deal. I told the kids it would go fast - I am surprised the ad is still out there. My son answered early this morning that he won't be able to go get it but I haven't heard from my daughter yet. I can hope!

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    I think it was on this site but I just can't find it! There was a discussion on the Davis NVF reverse button. The discussion was that it is not a reverse but a back tack. I was glad to hear that since I remember opening the faceplate on mine trying to fix the reverse action and I was not successful. However, I put the Davis NVF in its cabinet today and tested it out - my Back Tack button works as it must have been designed. It simply puts the needle back in the same hole over and over again until I release the button. That is similar to what my Bernina 440QE does to secure stitches at the beginning and end of some patterns. Anyway, even though I can't find the discussion, thank you for this different take on the button, I can relax now knowing that my machine is indeed working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...369804471.html

    1872 Antique American Sewing Machine Company, Machine & Table. Machine Cover. No. 55602. Bag of parts included. Cash only. $75.


    here I sit wiping up drool off the keyboard...
    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 BoJangles View Post
    Well everyone, my new Pfaff 230 came yesterday! As usual Miriam packed that machine so well it could have been dropped from a high rise! I had a time cutting the machine out of the packing, bubble wrap, styrofoam!

    Miriam, the machine arrived in perfect condition! I will take photos as soon as I can of both my new Pfaff 230, and Pfaff 360! The 230 came with attachments, the stitch wheel, everything it needs. My 360 came with nothing but the case! Geeze, does that machine need a stitch wheel too? I haven't had a chance to really look at the machine because I have not shown it to hubby yet!

    If you guys want to purchase a machine that has to be shipped - get it from Miriam! She is the best at packing those things! These Pfaff's weigh close to 45 pounds each! Thank you Miriam!

    Nancy
    You will really enjoy the Pfaff 230. Mine came with a full set of attachments, including a hopping quilting foot. I had been trying to FMQ with a regular foot and thought I just didn't have the ability. That foot changed it in a good way.

    Amen to the Miriam Sewing Machine Packing technique. I can vouch that she does well.
    Melinda

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    blush - thank you - I know how important it is to get a machine in one piece. I sweet talk the FedX guy into being very careful... Think that works???
    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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    Yea, my keyboard is damp, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    here I sit wiping up drool off the keyboard...
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    I'm really surprised that the Singer Medium has such a small working space when the machine is so large. I have a Bradbury Medium which is almost the same. So I just went and took the measurement on it and it's working space is only 7 7/8" ( I would have lost that bet).
    I dug out my Singer 12 and it's measurement is 6 1/8".

    Anyone else have a machine we haven't listed?

    Cathy
    Cathy - one more. Our Singer 9W is 8 1/4", with that tall throat as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    here I sit wiping up drool off the keyboard...
    oh, my, that is nice. laura

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    Oh, great - now I'm thinking I should check this one out:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/clt/3315822536.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Oh, great - now I'm thinking I should check this one out:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/clt/3315822536.html

    ARGH!!! you catch it and we'll clean it and oil it and watch it work. WOW!!! Don't let Glenn see that or he will have to go back to Wisconsin...
    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 miriam View Post
    ARGH!!! you catch it and we'll clean it and oil it and watch it work. WOW!!! Don't let Glenn see that or he will have to go back to Wisconsin...
    You got that right I wish I could go back to WI to get that WW8. they are very nice machines indeed
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    I have that same WW #8 and it is one of the nicest stitchers that I own.
    Go get it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Oh, great - now I'm thinking I should check this one out:

    http://madison.craigslist.org/clt/3315822536.html
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    You got that right I wish I could go back to WI to get that WW8. they are very nice machines indeed
    Glenn - so tell me about the WW8. Herself is telling me that we don't need it and I'd like to have some ammunition. We just made it through a second weekend without getting a new machine and I think I'm going through withdrawals . Of course I should be concentrating on these:
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    pinkCastleDH, the WW8 has a wonderful stitch and is a very quiet machine. Never gives you any trouble and easy to use. I love mine. Just make sure it is all there and has a bobbin or two and hopefully some glass feet with it. Yes it has glass feet inserts for the foot.

    Ps I see you have your work cut out for you. What fun you will have.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Glenn - so tell me about the WW8. Herself is telling me that we don't need it and I'd like to have some ammunition. We just made it through a second weekend without getting a new machine and I think I'm going through withdrawals . Of course I should be concentrating on these:
    nice lot of old ladies!!!
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    Glenn did you ever find any glass feet? I keep looking for some - never seen any.
    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 miriam View Post
    Glenn did you ever find any glass feet? I keep looking for some - never seen any.
    No I never did but still looking for them. Someday I will find some
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    pinkCastleDH, the WW8 has a wonderful stitch and is a very quiet machine. Never gives you any trouble and easy to use. I love mine. Just make sure it is all there and has a bobbin or two and hopefully some glass feet with it. Yes it has glass feet inserts for the foot.

    Ps I see you have your work cut out for you. What fun you will have.
    Glass inserts? I don't suppose a person could make new ones, could they? What purpose do the inserts serve? Are the bobbins unobtainium? So far I'm scheduled to go see it Saturday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Ps I see you have your work cut out for you. What fun you will have.
    Yeah. Some of them don't need anything but a base, they're already bright and shiny and working. Some need a bit more than that and there are four or five cabinets needing work as well. Sounds like a good excuse to excavate my workbench!

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    They are glass feet the slide into a slot in the foot for regular sewing and quilting and such. I don't have any or I would send you a pic. All I have is the metal sewing foot but I am trying to find some for my machine. I quess you could make some if you knew how to work with glass but you would need an original on to make a mold to pour the hot glass in.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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