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    Old 05-16-2011, 09:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/c...VICE%20MANUAL/

    I found that when searching for the singer 500 service manual.

    It is jpg (photo) files but you can expand each page and print it or save it to file. :)
    Good find indeed!!

    Boy I am telling you that you guys are on it today!!!

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    Old 05-16-2011, 09:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Hi Becky ~ It's a Tucker :)

    Judy
    You call that a tucker........... This is a Tucker!! :mrgreen:

    [img]http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/...1/48tucker.jpg[/img]


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    Old 05-17-2011, 02:40 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Hi Becky ~ It's a Tucker :)

    Judy
    You call that a tucker........... This is a Tucker!! :mrgreen:

    [img]http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/...1/48tucker.jpg[/img]


    Billy
    Oooh, Billy....I LOVE THAT Tucker!!!! Is it yours??? I'm swooning!!!
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    Old 05-17-2011, 02:55 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Does anyone know about the Singer 185J or have one? I would like to learn more about it. My understanding is they are similar to the Singer 99. :-D
    They are really nice machines. I own a 185K (which has the plated faceplate) and I painted one for a little girl for her Christmas Present. You can never go wrong with this machine!

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    Billy,
    When that little girl is old like me and that machine is still running, somebody is still going to be trying to figure that one out. 'oD
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    Old 05-17-2011, 04:47 AM
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    Wow Billy, I like your Tucker a whole lot better than the seing machine's tucker! Does the blue Tucker live with you?
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    Old 05-17-2011, 04:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    fatcatpatterns.com has some cute patterns, one for FW just click on the sewing tab then on the upper tab over the FWs
    I am going to check this out! Thank you Weedwoman!

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    Old 05-17-2011, 04:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by romanojg
    Thank you so much. She is a very pretty machine and since I got her from the UK I spent more on shipping than on her. That was a blessing because since I had to pay for shipping most weren't bidding on her. I still paid under 300 so from what I've seen for this old 1952 model I got a good deal. Then this weekend I got a great deal. I went into the thrift store that helps support the childrens hospital that I work for and found another one; it's not a featherweight but it is small with the wooden hood on her. I will take her sn # later and see when she was borned. With my employee discount I paid under 30. for her. These are my first two babies and both together were around 300; not bad in my book and they are in great condition. I have to find a manual for each and the first one comes w/attachments and the instructions for using the ruffler that came with it. Thank you for your imput.
    I'd bet the second machine you got is a 99 in a Bentwood case. From the way you are describing the machine, it sounds like a 99 in a coffin top, bentwood type of case! Can you post pictures?

    Nancy

    Ok, I was as few pages behind and I think this got answered - you have the 128?
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    Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Has anyone embroidered the Featherweight design on a quilt or machine cover? I don't have the design, nor do I own an F/W but remember seeing it a few years ago and thought it would be a nice addition.

    Here's a couple of designs that google so kindly found...

    <http://perfectlittlestitches.com/products.asp?cat=23>

    <http://www.embroidery.com/product.as...=55860&EFID=71>

    <http://www.scribd.com/doc/22616060/F...-Machine-Cover>

    The last one is applique but thought someone might be interested. I'll have to look for embroidery designs for my old machines so I can make covers...all of my Janomes have their own quilted cover!!

    Bronwyn ;-)
    Bronwyn, thank you for the links! Wow, you have made a quilted cover for all your old machines -- that is impressive! Could you post some of them for us to see?

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    Old 05-17-2011, 05:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    Billy,
    When that little girl is old like me and that machine is still running, somebody is still going to be trying to figure that one out. 'oD
    Can you imagine what people 100 years from now are going to think? Between the paint jobs, taking motors off and putting machines in treadles, modifying machines to fit in treadles, piecing treadles together of different brands, -- this is going to drive someone crazy some day!

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    Old 05-17-2011, 05:27 AM
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    Well, I bid on the Jones machine, but we lost our internet for a few days so I did not get that one! It ended up selling for $62 plus shipping - not bad.

    I have been piecing with my new Morse 15 clone (page 929) and I am in love with that machine! It is so quiet - yes, Monica I am using an electric machine! LOL! And, Yes, I perfer my treadles most of the time too! I like to make something with each machine I have! I am still in awe of the workmanship that went into this machine compared to a Singer 15! There are so many features that just are above and beyond the Singer - like the dial on top to drop the feed dogs, the push in oil places instead of holes, the pressure foot release button, and just the overall beauty of the machine itself! I am in love with the clones!

    We also got my 99 clone - the 'Made in Occupied Japan' machine that was packed so crappy fixed. DH had to glue and put the cabinet back together. Anyway, I have also been piecing with that machine. It sews perfect too. Also a very well made machine, but not in the same class as the 15 clone!

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