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    Old 05-14-2011, 09:14 PM
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    Wow I may have hit paydirt afterall!!! The lady didn't have a 404 and (405) she has the 301 that I want for my camper for $100 and then she has a 500a AND a 503a that she wants $75 each for. Those she says she has cams for.

    I'm so excited!! I'm going tomorrow to see all of her stuff that she is getting rid of. Its a 1.5 hour drive.

    I believe I am coming home with a new machine....or three lol
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    Old 05-14-2011, 09:25 PM
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    Sorry don't mean to but in. But I have bought a singer 101 I think, It has a top load bobbin. The # is AD348540 . I need help it dosn't have a foot pedal,it has a lever you work with your knee. I havent plugged it in I'am afraid of it. The moter is all incased and the bottom is also.I can hand crank the wheel everything seams to turn. The wiring is all messed up & dont know where everything goes. It dosent have a belt & ???? DOES IT NEED A BELT??? its in really good shape .It wasnt taken very good care of. Needs lots of TLC. will post pictures tomorrow, will have to do a clean up first. Dottie Bug
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    Old 05-14-2011, 11:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    mpeters, I'm new at all of this too. Started collecting machines last summer. I would have only been collecting Singers if it hadn't been for this site and the wonderful folk here posting pictures of their beautiful machines, and/or talking about them. I have spent hours researching info. I see something on CLs or ebay and then google the info to learn more or see if the information is correct.

    I didn't know what a cam was either. I learned to sew on a Necchi Supernova that had cams; just that my mom never showed me how to use them since she didn't use them (she was an excellent seamstress that made all her Vogue clothes).

    It wasn't until Purplfiend, Sharon, posted her zig-zag machine that got me wanting a zig-zag machine to treadle, and then an interest in finding a machine that does decorative stitches that can be treadled-and cams!

    There are different types of cams for different machines.
    Photo of flat cams for my 328k and a photo of the Singer 328k in treadle.
    So those are cams. The machine has to have those to make decorative stitches right? How do they work? Having one on, does it somehow change how and when the needle comes down to create the stitches? While those are super neat and I've not seen them before, they would seem to make a machine really complicated to use.

    Thanks for posting pictures. It was hard to picture in my head what those look like. The light bulb went on and I understood!

    My mom sewed all our clothes for as long as she could. She would skim through penny's and ward's catalogues and pick things for us. We got to pick one or two things we liked. Then, we'd come in from playing one day and the clothes would be on our beds to put away. I had no idea that she made them, especially without a pattern, until much, much later. I only have a couple memories of when she had the machine out.
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    Old 05-15-2011, 12:31 AM
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    Dottie Bug,
    The Singer 101 has a potted motor(all encased) and is gear
    driven, so no need for a belt. It has a spider-like oil wick system for oiling the machine. It was Singer's first machine
    made exclusively for electric use.
    The Singer 15-91,15-125 & 201-2 also have the potted motor.
    Is your machine in a cabinet? I hope you post pictures soon.
    Sharon W. in Texas
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    Old 05-15-2011, 04:54 AM
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    Just thought you would like to see some really old and unfamiliar to me, machines coming up at the ISMACS Convention.
    http://www.ismacsconvention.com/auction.html
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    Old 05-15-2011, 05:07 AM
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    Originally Posted by cherrybsixty
    Hi everyone, My 'pillque' (computer) went down about three weeks ago, and it took me a little while to get up and running again. It has taken me two weeks to get caught up with you guys and dolls. First, may I send out my condolences to all who have endures losses of love one's. May I send blessing to who have made it through the storms, fires, and floodings. May I send congrats to all who have obtain new acquired ladies. May I wish everyone a belated 'Mother's day. I thank all of you for the very much welcome shared knowledge concerning these percious ladies. And last, I'd like to share I have acquired two ancient beauties of my own. One an ancient hand pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted QULIT. The other is a FW. I know, you want to see pictures. I have to take pics, first and then I can post them. Oh yea, the quilt may be 60 to 80 years old. The speciality cleaners is quessing that age, because of the fabric that it is made with. Let me say good blessings to all.
    Cherry, I can't wait to see pictures of the quilt! Congratulations on the new featherweight! What year is your FW? So glad you are back with us!

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    Old 05-15-2011, 05:25 AM
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    Originally Posted by colleen53
    ty nancy but we know it was made in Japan due to the serial number.. and it was made after 1956.
    Colleen, can you post a picture of the whole machine and give us the serial number? The 127's were not made in 1956 - they were made until about the 1940's. Here is a link to the 127 history from ISMACS - scroll down until you get to the 127's.
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...s-100-199.html

    Very interesting and yes Singer did have a factory in Japan, but they were not doing the Sphinx decals in 1956, although, people could still buy the decals and add them to the machines!

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    Old 05-15-2011, 05:27 AM
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    Originally Posted by ewecansew
    It is an old pattern from Mumm's the Word (Debbie Mumm) from 1989 called 'All Sewed Up'. It may have also been in one of her early books.
    Hummmmm, I will have to look for the book!
    Thank you!
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    Old 05-15-2011, 05:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by jan on 446
    Just thought you would like to see some really old and unfamiliar to me, machines coming up at the ISMACS Convention.
    http://www.ismacsconvention.com/auction.html
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    Really nice looking SM's. Thanks Jan for posting.

    Judy
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    Old 05-15-2011, 05:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    you could order a service manual on line for about $10- it has how to do the spring
    I have looked for a service manual and the only ones I could find were around $30 so I figured it would be just a cheap to have my sewing repair guy just put the spring in since I have the spring. Where are they $10?

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