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    Quote Originally Posted by tomodachi1 View Post
    miriam: I am interested in purchasing a 1940 221 singer featherweight. Please e mail me @mouse #copper.net
    Thanks tomodachi (lois)
    I don't have one of those any more... check with Cathy.
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    Can someone help me with finding out about my machine. It's an old Singer that if it wasn't working would make a great anchor. Darn heavy it is. Used to be a treadle but has electricity now. It's serial # is H1549214. I will appreciate any help I can get with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTheriault View Post
    Can someone help me with finding out about my machine. It's an old Singer that if it wasn't working would make a great anchor. Darn heavy it is. Used to be a treadle but has electricity now. It's serial # is H1549214. I will appreciate any help I can get with this.
    This should help.

    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers
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    Thanks for the links. I'm still not sure what model it is. I'll keep looking. Thanks again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTheriault View Post
    Can someone help me with finding out about my machine. It's an old Singer that if it wasn't working would make a great anchor. Darn heavy it is. Used to be a treadle but has electricity now. It's serial # is H1549214. I will appreciate any help I can get with this.
    can you post a picture of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTheriault View Post
    Can someone help me with finding out about my machine. It's an old Singer that if it wasn't working would make a great anchor. Darn heavy it is. Used to be a treadle but has electricity now. It's serial # is H1549214. I will appreciate any help I can get with this.
    Sharon, you have a Model 66 produced on August 6, 1907, according to Singer's records. Can you post a photo? What decal does it have? A lotus? A redeye?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, you have a Model 66 produced on August 6, 1907, according to Singer's records. Can you post a photo? What decal does it have? A lotus? A redeye?

    Nancy
    It has the lotus decals. Some of them are rubbed off, but there's still lots there. I will take some pictures today and try to post them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomodachi1 View Post
    miriam: I am interested in purchasing a 1940 221 singer featherweight. Please e mail me @mouse #copper.net
    Thanks tomodachi (lois)
    Lois, you can ask us about the FW. Most of the people on here have at least one featherweight! Are you just looking for a 1940 model, or do you have one located and just need some information on the machine?

    Nancy

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    Yes, many of us have a few FWs. I have 4 but not a 1940.

    Did everyone have a good Sewing Christmas? My dear DH got me a beautiful spool cabinet..... he thinks I have enough vintage machines. I don't agree with him.

    I'm still working on healing the broken arm but the therapist says she thinks I can try to do a little hand sewing now. We'll see how much I can do. I still can't work on any of the vintage machines I got this summer.... no pushing or pulling yet and I will need to do a lot of that to clean them up. But, I'm making progress.

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    Great sewing Christmas here. Daughter picking up the 201 decided to hold it for a Christmas present for me, and I got it finally. It is a centennial model with a little pinrash, but it hand turns easily. No time to play yet, what with my kids in for the holiday and my baby brother and family coming in today. My husband also surprised me with a 227M. It was frozen up tight, no throat plate, but a little oil (I couldn't help myself but to try) and it freed right up. Haven't threaded it yet, but the action seems very smooth. Any info out there would be helpful. No manual, or free one I can find anyway. My brother's daughter is 10, and her Christmas present is one of our mama's sewing machines, and a sewing lesson from her Aunt Melinda. We are going to make a tote bag and learn about the machine, and send it home to Maryland with her. I am excited about it. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas or holiday of your choice, and the New Year brings us all something good.
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    What a great gift to your niece, Melinda. I'm thinking that is what I want to do for my great granddaughter when she gets a little older.....if I can get her to slow down just a little. She is a livewire at 3. Go, go going all the time. I have a few machines that will be perfect for her and I know when she comes to visit me this summer she will want to tinker with my machines. The hand crank I got this past month may be perfect for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Great sewing Christmas here. Daughter picking up the 201 decided to hold it for a Christmas present for me, and I got it finally. It is a centennial model with a little pinrash, but it hand turns easily. No time to play yet, what with my kids in for the holiday and my baby brother and family coming in today. My husband also surprised me with a 227M. It was frozen up tight, no throat plate, but a little oil (I couldn't help myself but to try) and it freed right up. Haven't threaded it yet, but the action seems very smooth. Any info out there would be helpful. No manual, or free one I can find anyway. My brother's daughter is 10, and her Christmas present is one of our mama's sewing machines, and a sewing lesson from her Aunt Melinda. We are going to make a tote bag and learn about the machine, and send it home to Maryland with her. I am excited about it. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas or holiday of your choice, and the New Year brings us all something good.
    Melinda I agree with Jean, giving your niece a sewing machine was a great idea! It almost seems to me that sewing is making a comeback. Maybe because quilting has gotten extremely popular! Anyway, 10 is a great age - they still want to learn something new - are still open to new ideas . . . . and they haven't got caught up in the boyfriends, friends, malls, shopping, and 'I' phones/'I' pads completely! It seems all teenagers want to do is text!

    Jean, I am glad to hear your arm is finally getting better!

    Nancy

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    Cathy, Mizkaki, I am sorry I missed the TOGA you had right before Christmas. The weekend before Christmas is always crazy for me! I hope I can come to the next TOGA!

    I know you said you had some needles for my Jones Family CS HC! I will probably get some of your needles too, but I went ahead and ordered some since I was ordering the long bobbins - both from the same outfit! I haven't been able to really get in and clean up my Jones yet. I am excited to get the bobbins and needles so I can see how it sews!

    Can anyone date a Jones machine? Or do any of you have a Jones that you know the year it was made so I can do a comparison of your serial number with my Jones' serial numbers?

    Nancy

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    Thanks Nancy. I went downstairs yesterday to see if I could quilt. (I have had a quilt on the frame working on it for quite awhile) I could make the stitches but couldn't pull the needle through. I have a pair of small pliers that I've used before I found finger cots. But now I still don't have the strength to pull the needle through. I'm scheduled for a month of physical therapy and I'm making progress. It's amazing how much muscle you lose when you can't move your arm for 6 weeks.

    I think I will be able to sew at my machine if I can get someone to lift it up on my desk. This arm breaking accident happened just a couple of days after we got back from the summer cabin and I hadn't gotten things set back up yet. I'm so happy to do anything! Even doing dishes makes me feel good.... go figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post

    Jean, I am glad to hear your arm is finally getting better!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Thanks Nancy. I went downstairs yesterday to see if I could quilt. (I have had a quilt on the frame working on it for quite awhile) I could make the stitches but couldn't pull the needle through. I have a pair of small pliers that I've used before I found finger cots. But now I still don't have the strength to pull the needle through. I'm scheduled for a month of physical therapy and I'm making progress. It's amazing how much muscle you lose when you can't move your arm for 6 weeks.

    I think I will be able to sew at my machine if I can get someone to lift it up on my desk. This arm breaking accident happened just a couple of days after we got back from the summer cabin and I hadn't gotten things set back up yet. I'm so happy to do anything! Even doing dishes makes me feel good.... go figure.
    I bet a lot of us can relate! I have never broken an arm (knock on wood), but I have broken a hip and femur - from 2 different horse accidents. I know how hard it is to get back to normal! Hang in there. You start with little things - dishes count!

    Nancy

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    I'd rather be able to sew than do dishes! Hope you'll be able to sew soon.

    I think I will be able to sew at my machine if I can get someone to lift it up on my desk. This arm breaking accident happened just a couple of days after we got back from the summer cabin and I hadn't gotten things set back up yet. I'm so happy to do anything! Even doing dishes makes me feel good.... go figure.[/QUOTE]

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    May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
    the foresight to know where you're going
    and the insight to know when you're going too far.

    Happy New Year Everybody!
    We have more snow today - anybody want some of it?
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    Thanks Miriam but No thanks we have enough snow and ice right now. Ask me again about July.

    Happy New Year everyone and Happy Hunting, hope we can all save a lot more of the pretty ladies again in 2013.

    Nanna, glad your arm is doing better.
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    Do you still restore vintage singers with custom paint jobs?
    May Everyone have a Blessed and Bountiful 2012..Teresa

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
    the foresight to know where you're going
    and the insight to know when you're going too far.

    Happy New Year Everybody!
    We have more snow today - anybody want some of it?
    Miriam, I love that little saying! Thank you! And no, I don't want any snow! I rode today, it was a beautiful day here in sunny California!

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2013 is a great year for all of us! New beginnings, always a good thing!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tslowery View Post
    Do you still restore vintage singers with custom paint jobs?
    I think this question is meant for Billy? He got very ill and does not visit here much anymore. You could try sending him a PM asking him your question.

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    You can get a custom paint job at just about any car paint place. If you search on line you can learn how to prepare or the car paint guys can tell you how to do it. My BIL does custom paint. He says 99% is preparation. Then he says he can use up excess paint from a car or you can buy paint the color you wish for.

    That said, I feel that Glenn has a wonderful tutorial to RESTORE your machine to it's own NATURAL normal looking beauty for the age of the machine. It is easy to do and inexpensive and the results are so VERY worth the effort. Here is a link: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t193635.html Glenn also has tutorials on how to restore the finish on the sewing machine cabinets. I've been to Glenn's house and have seen his work first hand. The machines and cabinets are very much worth the effort and cost effective, too. Some of us have posted before and after pics on there when we tried it ourselves. It was not too hard to do.
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    Well it is 12:20 am our neighbors all saved up the fireworks from July 4 when we had the fireworks ban... Happy sleepy New Year from the war zone in Indianapolis. GROG.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Happy New Year, Everyone!! Hoping this year brings many blessings to us all.
    Melinda

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