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    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 any of your treeddles, unless he gets you a nice mint Pfaff treddle, LOL[/quote]

    Leaha have you every seen a Pfaff treadle?

    Billy do you have one? I wonder if they are as colorful as the Singer Treadles?

    I would love to find one too as Pfaff has always been my favorite machine! I have to admit, though, that I am becoming VERY partial to my vintage Singers!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles

    Leaha have you every seen a Pfaff treadle?

    Billy do you have one? I wonder if they are as colorful as the Singer Treadles?

    I would love to find one too as Pfaff has always been my favorite machine! I have to admit, though, that I am becoming VERY partial to my vintage Singers!

    Nancy
    No I have never seen one, but if I go by what I know about Pfaff and how I like them then know I'd love one of Pfaff's tredle's

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    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.[/quote]

    Thank you, I found the tutorial yesterday and I am going to print it out as DH and I are both hooked on the old treadles!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    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.
    This is really not so funny as I think we all have caught the rescue bug for these old machines. It is so much fun to find an old disgarded machine at a yard sale, take it home, clean it up, and give it a new life!

    Yes, I think we need to be the "Vintage Sewing Machine Rescue."

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    a nice mint Pfaff treddle, LOL
    Leaha have you every seen a Pfaff treadle?

    Billy do you have one? I wonder if they are as colorful as the Singer Treadles?

    Nancy[/quote]

    The ones I remember were way more colorful. I have only seen one for sale here in the US. It was very expenisve but it was in wonderful condition with all the decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Leaha have you every seen a Pfaff treadle?

    Billy do you have one? I wonder if they are as colorful as the Singer Treadles?

    Nancy[/quote

    The ones I remember were way more colorful. I have only seen one for sale here in the US. It was very expenisve but it was in wonderful condition with all the decals.
    Now that is going to be my quest -- to find a Pfaff treadle I can afford!

    Nancy

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    My SIL's grandmother has a Pfaff treadle with a coffin top. From what my DD tells me, it is in perfect condition. I hope that someday it will go to my DGD. She is 4 and already loves fabric and wants to learn to sew.

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    A friend of mine has 2 Pfaff treadles and they are really neat. If you go to Marcelli's Blog you can see them.

    http://wholelottasinger.wordpress.com/

    Billy

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    What do you all think of the Atlas sewing machine? I just won one on Ebay this morning. From the description, it seems to be in very good condition. It just needs a new belt. I love it because of the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    What do you all think of the Atlas sewing machine? I just won one on Ebay this morning. From the description, it seems to be in very good condition. It just needs a new belt. I love it because of the color.
    What is not to like about that machine!!! I really like it and the color would suck me in too!!

    Congratulations on the purchase!!

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    Can I join in here.
    I read a few pages back but you guys have an impressive thread going :D So I figured I will just jump right in

    Well I have always had my treadle and once I got it back up and running I have used it some.
    I am thinking of doing my husbands Anniversary quilt on it. At least the quilting part not sure if I will hand piece it or not.

    Here is my baby

    History my Dad bought it for my mother for their Anniversary in 1992. Dont know the history beyond that but it has now been in my family for 18 years.
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    Lostin51 - Billy - What do you think about the machines in the links that I posed on pg 268 & 269?
    Are any of these a good purchase?

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    The best sewing machine I ever owned was a portable White. All the parts were metal. No plastic insides. You could mend Blue Jeans on it and it never missed a beat. Then I wanted a new machine. I was good, but here 45 years later I still wish I had that White machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Can I join in here.
    I read a few pages back but you guys have an impressive thread going :D So I figured I will just jump right in


    History my Dad bought it for my mother for their Anniversary in 1992. Dont know the history beyond that but it has now been in my family for 18 years.
    Wow, do you have any idea when this machine was built?

    Very cool cabinet.

    Billy is that what this machine is -- a domestic?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaha
    . but tell him he can talk you into trading one of your tredles in for a Pfaff tredle LOL
    Now that is an idea!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Wow, do you have any idea when this machine was built?

    Very cool cabinet.

    Billy is that what this machine is -- a domestic?

    Nancy

    It is a fiddle base Domestic. I looked it up awhile ago it was made somewhere in the late 1800's early 1900's I think.

    I will have to look it all up agian.

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    [/quote]


    It is a fiddle base Domestic. I looked it up awhile ago it was made somewhere in the late 1800's early 1900's I think.

    I will have to look it all up agian.[/quote]

    Ok, just looking up some information on a pfaff treadle I saw a note that "Domestic" was bought out by Pfaff way back when.

    Billy do you know anything about this Domestic?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    A friend of mine has 2 Pfaff treadles and they are really neat. If you go to Marcelli's Blog you can see them.

    http://wholelottasinger.wordpress.com/

    Billy
    Billy I'd love to see those machines and I went to http://wholelottasinger.wordpress.com/ and after that site came up I googled for Marcelli blog -- couldn't find anything on the Pfaff Treadles?

    What did I do wrong?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaha
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles

    Leaha have you every seen a Pfaff treadle?

    Billy do you have one? I wonder if they are as colorful as the Singer Treadles?

    I would love to find one too as Pfaff has always been my favorite machine! I have to admit, though, that I am becoming VERY partial to my vintage Singers!

    Nancy
    I have a Pfaff 31 treadle. Very plain decals. I've sewn on it, but not totally happy with the tension yet.

    No I have never seen one, but if I go by what I know about Pfaff and how I like them then know I'd love one of Pfaff's tredle's

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    I need some help with this treadle I picked up yesterday at a garage sale. I'm getting excited by some of the info I'm digging up and my luck just doesn't run that way!

    It's a Wheeler & Wilson D-9. Serial number is 2538191. What I'm seeing so far is that it dates somewhere between 1887-1905. There are no markings/decals on it at all(except the gold medalian on the bed)-in fact, it looks as if someone painted it flat black because I think I see brush streaks.

    If anyone could help or point me to a good site for info, would really appreciate it.

    I'll post some pics if I can. Not great pics and even worse photographer!
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    Okay I found this on eBay, go look at it and tell me whats wrong with the listing.......

    110567807383

    Billy

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    looks like just the plate where the bobbin drops into.
    Plus the ad said red eye, I dont know much about singers but was the red eye still using the shuttle bobbins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay I found this on eBay, go look at it and tell me whats wrong with the listing.......

    110567807383

    Billy
    That is not a bobbin case -- that part is something that the bobbin case goes into to turn on -- the hook/race or something like that. Anyway, it is not a bobin case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Billy I'd love to see those machines and I went to http://wholelottasinger.wordpress.com/ and after that site came up I googled for Marcelli blog -- couldn't find anything on the Pfaff Treadles?

    What did I do wrong?

    Nancy
    I will email her and get the photos of her Pfaffs for you. They are really nice!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay I found this on eBay, go look at it and tell me whats wrong with the listing.......

    110567807383

    Billy
    That is not a bobbin case -- that part is something that the bobbin case goes into to turn on -- the hook/race or something like that. Anyway, it is not a bobin case.
    Actually that type of machine has the drop in bobbin but I was referring to the price of $125 for it!! That is wrong in so many ways.....

    Billy

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