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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    According to tracking, my "Rodney" machine is suppose to come today! I can't wait to see it - and see DH's face when he sees it!

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    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Popping in again to say "hi"! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!! We had a great day...The two of us, our son and DIL, the spousal unit's brother and wife, and remember "John"? The friend we made the dialysis quilt for? He came too!

    I will be so glad when life gets back to "almost normal"!! LOL!

    Got the tree and Santa collection out today...tomorrow evening, we're going to check out a machine that the kids want to get for me for Christmas... I'm not going to tell you what it is, but I've kept my eyes open for one since someone else here got one!! I'll post pics tomorrow evening if it comes home with us!!
    Charlee good to hear from you, know you are busy with family and Christmas so get back on the board as soon as you can. Say hey to William.
    Pat and Skip
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    Thanks Skip!! They went looking around today, so hopefully they'll have a nice apartment or house soon...I know that they'd like to get back to some semblance of "normal" too!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    An update on the White Family Rotary problem. Here is a pic of what happens. I've restored Whites before but this is my first rotary bobbin White. HELP!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    An update on the White Family Rotary problem. Here is a pic of what happens. I've restored Whites before but this is my first rotary bobbin White. HELP!!
    My first thought is, I'm wondering if there is a burr or some oil residue causing that. Could you be turning the hand wheel the wrong direction? Is that latch going all the way in or on backwards? I don't know that machine at all - I think I might have one but haven't gotten to it yet. I'm thinking I have one with a bobbin like that somewhere.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Red:

    Check which way you are threading the needle. That happens often if the needle is threaded from the wrong direction.

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    Please may I join too? I have several FW which I maintain myself, 3 treadles and just acquired some rarer vintage machines - well rare to me, but don't know if 1950's is vintage enough

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    Tsunamis, of COURSE you can come play too!! We're happy to have you, and please post pictures!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    WOOHOO!! I don't hafta be jealous of Nancy anymore... This is my Christmas gift from my son and daughter in law!!!! It's 1910...and I'm in love with it!! No manual, but it did come with the original attachments in the "Gnome" tin....

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    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Charlee,

    WOOHOO!! Yes, WOOHOO!! Boy am I envious. Pet it gently for me.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    WOOHOO!! I don't hafta be jealous of Nancy anymore... This is my Christmas gift from my son and daughter in law!!!! It's 1910...and I'm in love with it!! No manual, but it did come with the original attachments in the "Gnome" tin....
    Cathy

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

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    Come visit her Cathy!!
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    Wow, Charlee! You certainly have a knack for finding the beauties and this is a Pfaff. What a wonderful gift.

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    I'll start planning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Come visit her Cathy!!
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    Between this beautiful Pfaff and Nancy's Pfaff, I think I want one, too. But I'm not sure there is a shoehorn in this world big enough to get another machine into my house. I am sooooooooo out of room.

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    Wow, Charlee! You certainly have a knack for finding the beauties and this is a Pfaff. What a wonderful gift.
    Cathy

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    Pretty machine, Charlee. I haven't been online much since breaking my arm but it's good to see your post. I hope you are doing better.

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    nanna-up-north! How did you break your arm?? Are you ok now?

    I am doing better as long as I remember to take the pills I'm supposed to take now...hard for me, I not only hate taking pills, but I've never had to take pills before! I know that sounds lame, and I do try to remember...

    Cathy...I have a place for you ANYTIME!! C'mon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    WOOHOO!! I don't hafta be jealous of Nancy anymore... This is my Christmas gift from my son and daughter in law!!!! It's 1910...and I'm in love with it!! No manual, but it did come with the original attachments in the "Gnome" tin....

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    A breathtaking beauty Charlee!! I'm green with envy!!

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    I am quite jealous. Is that a beast like my Pfaff 130?
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    I think everyone that can appreciate art as well as sewing machines has to be at least a little envious. The condition is absolutely fantastic! The detail everywhere on it, even the legs is impressive to say the least. Love it! ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    My first thought is, I'm wondering if there is a burr or some oil residue causing that. Could you be turning the hand wheel the wrong direction? Is that latch going all the way in or on backwards? I don't know that machine at all - I think I might have one but haven't gotten to it yet. I'm thinking I have one with a bobbin like that somewhere.
    Last night I took off every bit of that assembly I could, looking for a burr! What I found got smoothed down. That assembly is clean, clean! The threading path is correct and away from me the handwheel rolls. My next step with be to sand down that latch's edge.

    So frustrating! A dear friend found this for me and now that it is cleaned up, it is SO quiet. All except for the cursing that happens when I try to sew!!
    Annette

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    I am quite jealous. Is that a beast like my Pfaff 130?
    It's about the same size as a Singer 201...my understanding is that this machine is a larger version of the family model...but it's not what I would consider huge...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    nanna-up-north! How did you break your arm?? Are you ok now?

    I am doing better as long as I remember to take the pills I'm supposed to take now...hard for me, I not only hate taking pills, but I've never had to take pills before! I know that sounds lame, and I do try to remember...
    Hint for pills Charlee. Get a weekly pill box. It has compartments for each day. I bought my mother one because she has to take so much medication three times a day. Then I bought myself one because I would forget to take my BP meds and vitamins . I hate taking pills also. Having both the pill containers on the kitchen counter reminds me that I have to take my pills also. No little kiddies around here so there is no danger.

    Love your new Pfaff by the way. Very nice present.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan View Post
    Last night I took off every bit of that assembly I could, looking for a burr! What I found got smoothed down. That assembly is clean, clean! The threading path is correct and away from me the handwheel rolls. My next step with be to sand down that latch's edge.
    Perhaps I can bring my WFR head over to help troubleshoot the problem. We would have to turn the handwheel manually to stitch cause I removed the motor a long time ago. Yeah folks, Redbug and I live about 7 miles from each other and thanks to the QB are very, very good friends.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Oh Charlee what a wonderful machine, now I must go find me one. Pat is about to put her foot down on no more mchines Like this will happen!!!
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