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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
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    Nancy, check out this site: http://needlebar.org/main~nb/manuals/singer9w/index.html
    Thank you Weedwoman! I got the manual printed out! This machine threads weird!

    I have been searching for the needles Billy said I needed - Boyle 18 -- can't find them? Any ideas?

    THANK YOU AGAIN!

    I know a little old man that repairs machines for the salvation army store and he has a load of machines, he's the one with the Wheeler/Wilson one we looked at (what a gorgeous one) I'll see him again soon or talk to him on the phone and I'll ask him if he has a source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
    :shock: :shock: :shock: Whoa what a big difference!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Man those tutorials really work huh?!! :lol: :lol:

    I think you did a marvelous job!

    Billy

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    Thats right kids over 4000 post and 100,000 views in just over 3 months!!!!!

    Thank you everyone for making this the awesome place that it is!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Billy<<<<< Your humble shop keeper

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    Bought a little machine today (not the Wheeler/Wilson) but another that I have no idea what it is. No marks on head but underneath it has NSMCO model A 605300889.
    I'll add some pics in a minute. No case, just a little bottom cabinet that looks like maybe a display thingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenna p in ga
    Hi. I saw a Freeman No5 treadle sewing machine for sale at a thrift store for $65, does that sound like a good deal? It is in a cabinet, treadle is inside. The tag on it says "parts and manual" are w/it. Guessing that is the belt. When I spin the wheel it moves freely so I think it would work, however I do not know what to look for as far as the bobbin is concerned etc. I looked around the net and here is a picture of it, however, the one I saw says Freeman No 5 on the top, not just Free.

    http://www.ismacs.net/free/fly11.html

    So, should I race back up there a get this machine? If so are there things I should check before buying? DH says I can get it if I will use it, so it has to work :). It looked to be in good condition, cabinet too, just needs a little cleaning.

    Thanks
    Go get it that is a really neat cabinet it is in and you do not see many of them at all. If it needs a belt you can find those on eBay and I am fixing to start carrying the parts/belts for them also!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    http://www.ismacs.net/free/fly11.html


    Go get it that is a really neat cabinet it is in and you do not see many of them at all. If it needs a belt you can find those on eBay and I am fixing to start carrying the parts/belts for them also!

    Billy
    Thanks!!! I am going to get it ASAP. If you look at the page that says "longbobbin rotary" the top cabinet is what this one looks like.

    Hoping to be pedaling (i mean treadling) soon, lol.

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    Go Jenna, Go Jenna , Go Jenna!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
    That looks really nice Kas. Great job! The machine cleaned up so nice. Who would have thought that? She is very pretty. I am partial to Red Eyes.

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    I know a little old man that repairs machines for the salvation army store and he has a load of machines, he's the one with the Wheeler/Wilson one we looked at (what a gorgeous one) I'll see him again soon or talk to him on the phone and I'll ask him if he has a source.

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    That would be fantastic! I got the belt on the Singer 9w (Wheeler/Wilson) and it seems to work great without thread!

    Billy I am so glad you mentioned that the wheel of this machine goes backwards -- I probably would have broke something before I figured it out!

    On a lighter note -- I CAN TREADLE and SEW -- this in on the Singer Model 15. The Model 15 is very easy to treadle and it sews perfect stitches!

    My Singer 127 also sews perfect stitches once I get it going -- that is the part that is still hard for me!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
    I love the Red Eyes! Your machine cleaned up beautifully!

    Where can I get the "Cleaning your machine Tutorial?" I am so hooked on vintage machines, I think I better get the tutorial!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
    I love the Red Eyes! Your machine cleaned up beautifully!

    Where can I get the "Cleaning your machine Tutorial?" I am so hooked on vintage machines, I think I better get the tutorial!

    Nancy
    Here on the Quilting Board! And I have had this machine for several years, just not the courage to take it apart until I found this board and that tutorial in particular. Thanks, Billy!

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    All, I miss the shop since I am visiting my Mom. But the good news is tomorrow I am going to start cleaning the treadle my sister picked up for me. I will have photos tomorrow if I can figure out how to load them on this public computer.

    Everyone is doing such a great job on finding some beauties. And the cleaning tutorial. Well isn't that great! Good job on the Red Eye.

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    I was telling the gal that was cutting my fabric today about all my recent vintage machines acquisitions. I told her that I don't do dog rescue, (although both my dogs are rescues, so I sorta do), I do sewing machine rescue. She laughed and said that she feels that way too. Maybe we need to organize and call ourselves a vintage sewing machine rescue and figure out a cool name and such. Don't rescue organizations gets grants and such? Hmmm, that could be fun.

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    Billy, will you please take a look at my pics of the mystery mchine I got today, page 266. Thanks muchly

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    I am looking for a knee control for a Singer 99. I'd appreciate any help you can give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Wow Leaha, you are looking for a Pfaff treadle! I love Pfaff's, I have 4 of them now -- no treadles! The oldest one I have is my Mom's 130 -- it is what I learned how to sew on. I too would love to have a Pfaff Treadle!

    Nancy
    LOL I have 4 Paffs too, my hobbymatic 947 (no IDT on it) my 7570, my dream machine!! my 2056, and have the fabric mover with stitch reg for it, and my Pfaff coverlock 4062. I gave my sister my 1229 this past April, what a work horse it was, am looking for another now. I love LOVE my Pfaff's. So I figure if I get a Pfaff treddle I will sure use it! I use all my machines, and now will be learning how to use my Signer 500. The woman at the shop where I got it, asked how long I have been sewing that I did not know about cams, well I have never in my 55+ years of sewing had a machine that had cams! She was a tad rude, and acted like I didn't know beans, LOL
    my mother still has the Pfaff daddy got her in 1955

    I will take pictures when I get my new camera battery and learn how to use this one,~~~~~~~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
    I love the Red Eyes! Your machine cleaned up beautifully!

    Where can I get the "Cleaning your machine Tutorial?" I am so hooked on vintage machines, I think I better get the tutorial!

    Nancy
    Go back to page 244 and there are links for the tuts there. They are great, we use them on every machine we get. Thanks, Billy.

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    Weedwoman, You have a National rotary machine. She's in a little rougher shape than mine but I have a cabinet that is similar.I can help you out with threading and such when the time comes.

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    This is the treadle I purchased this week. I can find no info on her at all. Any ideas on how to find her age/origin?
    Thanks for any advice.
    BTW she has a great stitch. Runs like a star. And note the applewood rod connecting the treadle pedal to the fly wheel.
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    Please let m know what you think of these.
    Don't know what the first is - maybe a White?

    http://windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ220509120

    This one is an identical cabinet to my Red Eye
    http://windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ220528790

    This one may be in poor shape
    http://windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ220482927

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    Weedwoman, You have a National rotary machine. She's in a little rougher shape than mine but I have a cabinet that is similar.I can help you out with threading and such when the time comes.
    Thanks you so much. Have any idea on the age of the machine? DH is spiffing mine up so hopefully she'll look real good soon. I just love any old machine. I'm hooked. I would love a threading diagram, if possible.

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    Found this one - don't know if it is still for sale or not
    Any info on it? I love the cabinet and case!

    http://windsor.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ219339763

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    On my mystery machine, we were able to make out where there had been a decal and it says Alden, was that made by National? Thanks

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    LOL I have 4 Paffs too, my hobbymatic 947 (no IDT on it) my machines, and now will be learning how to use my Signer 500. The woman at the shop where I got it, asked how long I have been sewing that I did not know about cams, well I have never in my 55+ years of sewing had a machine that had cams! She was a tad rude, and acted like I didn't know beans, LOL
    my mother still has the Pfaff daddy got her in 1955

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    I too LOVE my Pfaffs. I have my Mom's 130 (I bet that is what your Mother has too! Mom bought that machine brand new in 1949, made payments on it. She used it almost everyday of her life! I have my first Pfaff, a 1222E -- love it, that is the machine I do all my binding on because of the walking foot! I have the Grand Quilter Hobby 1200, and I have the Pfaff 2144 Creative upgraded to a 2170 (a computer basically for embroidery). I also have a long arm and a few other machines, but I love my Pfaff's and I love my treadles! My DH says I may have to get rid of the long arm to make room for the treadles!

    Nancy

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    but I love my Pfaff's and I love my treadles! My DH says I may have to get rid of the long arm to make room for the treadles!

    Nancy[/quote]

    well now I figure sence I love my Pfaff'f and I really did love my own very first machine that I bought, back in 62, (singer tredle,) that if I combine the two and get a Pfaff tredle I will have a sure fire winner. I can use and use and use! Don't let HD talk you out of your long arm . but tell him he can talk you into trading one of your tredles in for a Pfaff tredle LOL

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