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    Glenn you know far better than me that a machine that old and in that good of condition isn't easy to find. I think you would have kicked yourself if you let it get away.
    Rodney
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenmoreRulesAll View Post
    Hey, Chris -- It's the same color!

    I really like the styling of that particular Necchi. Very '50s, especially the logo on the bed. I have one like it:
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    I've never been able to get it unfrozen (the bane of Necchis, from what I've learned -- something to do with the alloys they used and how they expand/contract), so I have this really nice mid-century blonde wood end table that's kinda heavy. I have yet to break out the TriFlow and really work on it, though, so I'm partly to blame. I bought this machine back when I knew absolutely nothing, just that Necchi is a sexy name in sewing machines. The seller offered a fire sale price because he thought it needed a foot pedal/cord in addition to the machine being caked with dust. It turns out it has a knee pedal (something I finally figured out while vacuuming it) tucked way up above the door of the cabinet with one of those long pedal extensions that was turned up.
    Beautiful Necchi. Sorry it is frozen. The one pictured is my 1st Necchi, I gave away my 2nd one and have a 3rd that needs serious work. Got #3 from SIL who couldn't get it running and gave it to me as a sad basketcase. It still doesn't run but I have hope that it will.

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    Chris,
    Here's to hoping you'll get it running one day. Necchis have great style and many say they're worth the effort. I keep hoping that some day I'll see the light (after I get the switch working) and be converted. For myself, I guess it's learning the proprietary language, the parts, the idiosyncrasies. And lots of TriFlow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have a NOS machine around here somewhere. It is small and light weight if it isn't in it's case.
    Miriam,
    What does NOS mean?
    Sharon W in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Miriam,
    What does NOS mean?
    Sharon W in Texas
    New Old Stock. In other words something that is brand new but was made some time ago.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelenAnn View Post
    Ken
    Great question on photos. I haven't been able to post anything.
    Helen Ann
    Hi, Do you have the icon in the little toolbar that looks like a tree in a picture frame? That is the easiest way to post pictures. If yours isn't active, go to 'Forum Actions' in the aqua toolbar near the top of the page. Choose 'General Settings' then scroll way down and activate 'Enhanced Interface - Full WYSINYG Editor'. Save changes and then you should be able to use the tree icon to post pictures.

    Glenn, that machine is lovely. No new machines here lately. Had two floods in the kitchen and ruined four rooms of flooring so things are a little discombobbled for me right now.

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    OK...
    So I have a Question...
    Is there any way to get the Smell out of the Featherweight Case? I have been told it is from the old Glue. I thought I read somewhere about a UV light but not sure.
    Also saw some pictures of Cases that I thought was stripped down to the Wood, but it was a custom made Oak Case.
    Elaine

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    Somewhere on QB there is a very good discussion about getting the smell out of a case. It is likely the old glue mildewed. Try odor eaters, baking soda or sun light - there are people who strip them but if the cover is in good condition it would be a lot of work if odor eaters will get the smell out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Hi, Do you have the icon in the little toolbar that looks like a tree in a picture frame? That is the easiest way to post pictures. If yours isn't active, go to 'Forum Actions' in the aqua toolbar near the top of the page. Choose 'General Settings' then scroll way down and activate 'Enhanced Interface - Full WYSINYG Editor'. Save changes and then you should be able to use the tree icon to post pictures.

    Glenn, that machine is lovely. No new machines here lately. Had two floods in the kitchen and ruined four rooms of flooring so things are a little discombobbled for me right now.
    I have "enhanced WYSING Editor" toggled but it doesn't show the tree icon on my menu bar. Reading the directions it has something to do with my browser. So can someone tell me what browser the enhanced WYSING does work in.
    Sharon
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    221K Featherweight 1968 white, 221 Featherweight Centennial,
    221 Featherweight 1948 sad condition I think she wants to be pink

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    Irishrose I'm sorry to see your house got flooded.
    Rodney
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny1 View Post
    OK...
    So I have a Question...
    Is there any way to get the Smell out of the Featherweight Case? I have been told it is from the old Glue. I thought I read somewhere about a UV light but not sure.
    Also saw some pictures of Cases that I thought was stripped down to the Wood, but it was a custom made Oak Case.
    Elaine
    If you do a google search "how to get the smell out of featherweight case quilt board" it will take you to the beginning of the discussion on this issue. Also take a look at "Those Fantastic Featherweights site" David may have something on this.
    Sharon
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    221K Featherweight 1968 white, 221 Featherweight Centennial,
    221 Featherweight 1948 sad condition I think she wants to be pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smorris17119 View Post
    I have "enhanced WYSING Editor" toggled but it doesn't show the tree icon on my menu bar. Reading the directions it has something to do with my browser. So can someone tell me what browser the enhanced WYSING does work in.
    When you click on the reply button you will see a small tool bar above the space to type your post. The tree is the third tab from the end. This is not your browser's tool bar. This is a QB bar for posting your thread or post.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Got it! Thanks
    Sharon
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    221K Featherweight 1968 white, 221 Featherweight Centennial,
    221 Featherweight 1948 sad condition I think she wants to be pink

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    Who knew that little blurb was a tree?
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    misseva, it is definitely a nice green fully leafed tree - not stark black branches like I'm seeing. This may be the longest Winter ever.

    Rodney, thank you for the sympathy. It actually happened again after the new underlayment and flooring went down. The second time it was a frozen drain pipe - imagine that. 30 below is not the coldest this drain has experienced, but apparently, it was cold enough. A heat tape will be installed before next Winter. A new water softener is in place so it's O rings should be good for a few years. Nasty, expensive mess, but no one was hurt and I have water. So many here are without water due to frozen pipes.

    Back to SMs. Anyone near N Mich - SA has a National in a cabinet for $16.99. It turns very smoothly. No round front access plate so I wouldn't have know it was a National if it hadn't had "National' on the arm. Plain machine with a slight crinkle, but nice condition. No, I didn't look to see if the bobbin case was there as I'm not buying.

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    I had a relapse. This week's haul:

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    I justify it by telling myself "It's only $9.99 and you're preventing it from going into a land fill."

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    I've never seen the Kenmore 15 and like the style. For durability and reliability I like the Kenmores.

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    It's a smooth running, heavy machine (nearly 40 lbs.) and has an interesting stitch architecture: straight stitch machine with a cam assembly, so that zig-zag requires a cam (as well as the other 30 or so designs). The styling reminds me of the model 54 and the bobbin faces forward so it's double needle capable. In back, there's a lever to control the length of the built-in buttonhole stitch separate from the stitch length lever on the front, so they're independently controlled.

    I'm just a beginner but for me Kenmore is the perfect brand.

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    That Kenmore 15 looks awesome.
    Mark

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    I agree. The green/cream two-tone with the pillar and body a different color than the bed (unlike the more popular body/cap two-tone on so many other machines), the tubular shape with the round-edged front and squared cam door, the placement of the dial/lever, the crown badge detail with the red matching the red on the face plate, the antennae-like thread guides...beautiful. And at 1.2 amps the thing can really haul.

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    Hello! First post, sewing newb here. If this post is more appropriate elsewhere, my apologies in advance, and some direction would be appreciated. I just procured a recently overhauled 1936 singer model 15. It seems to cycle beautifully, although won't stitch more than once without breaking the upper thread. From all I can gather it seems to be a tension issue, for which my ignorance can not figure out a fix. Being a bicycle mechanic and used to problems being rather big and easy to spot, this tiny, perfectly orchestrated, although fairly simple machine is blowing my mind. Any advice on how to troubleshoot this would be so appreciated. I look forward to learning from you all!
    jake

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    Welcome, Jake! I'm also a newb so forgive my elementary question: have you checked that you're threading it correctly? My strategy would be to try to isolate the problem by very slowly forwarding the hand wheel (by hand) and seeing where the breakage occurs, watching (and testing by plucking the thread) carefully where the thread is becoming really tight before the break. Once you've figured out where it's happening, solving it is usually pretty straightforward.

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    We have addressed tension problems recently on another thread. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t242968.html Tammi (ArchaicArcane) is the authority on tension and has a lot of info on that thread. you can also read her blog - a link is in her signature.
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    KenmoreRulesAll,

    I love your machines. You have a good eye. If you're getting them for $9.99 each, I am so so jealous. That Singer 237 is reputed to have a great satin stitch (don't have one myself) and is reportedly the last all-metal Singer.


    Jake,

    I would check threading diagram and make sure the needle is inserted correctly first. The flat side of the needle should be on the left as you insert it and it will be threaded from right to left.

    If your machine has an external motor with a belt, it's a 15-90. If it has a potted motor on the back, it's a 15-91. They use the same manual.

    You can find a user manual here:

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...uals/15-91.pdf

    And the Adjuster's Manual is here:

    http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/15-91.pdf

    Good luck with your machine. It's probably something simple. You can start a new thread if you have more issues. Welcome to the board. It's a pretty nice group here.

    John
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    Thanks so much!
    I am at my partners parents house at the moment, I can't wait to get home to try and work it out. I will report back with success (hopefully).

    John,
    It is actually a treadle machine, I did some serial number homework and came up with the year and model 15, but no where could I find the 15-__ designation. Also, with none of it in front of me at the moment, I am relatively sure I have the needle in backwards, with the flat to the right. So my plan of attack tonight is going to be reverse the needle, see if problem persists, then start the tension/threading inspection. I'll be reading up on the tension thread until then. And although the threading on this machine seems elementary compared to the industrial machine I learned to sew on, I'm somewhat confident I managed to thread it wrong. We'll see!

    Again, thanks kenmore and Miriam and John.
    -jake

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