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    Old 06-09-2011, 10:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by Phyllis nm
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    go to this site,i have to hunt a while but they demo using singer attachments on fw's. at least you will get the idea of how they are used. i am still moving forward on this thread.
    http://www.april1930s.com/html/sewing_machines.html
    So I never made it to my machine yesterday, however, it's been raining all day so the little kiddos have to stay inside and their mommy can piece to her hearts content.

    I will definitely start with a new needle...have to remember to put the flat side on the right. And thank you so much for this site. I have bookmarked it and hope I can understand them ok.

    Youtube is a really good resource, but it's hard to search for stuff. Just search hand quilting sometime and it'll come up with like 500 videos. It's craziness!!
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    Old 06-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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    PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I have an early New Home Treadle(1880's) and can't figure out the shuttle threading process. It loads from the side and I can't find any reference to this type of shuttle. There is a hold in the side about the size that thread couldo through, but where would it go from there???? Need some direction to go!!!
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    Old 06-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Different feet mounts: Top photo back mount on Singer Lotus 66-1, middle photo side mount Singer 66, bottom photo screw mount on National.
    VM, do you have that Lotus 66-1? I am looking at one to buy. Anything very unusual about that particular model? I don't know the SN yet, so I can't date it. Thanks.

    Edit - I found the SN - It's 1909.
    Did you answer your own question?
    A Singer Lotus 66-1 was the first of the Singer 66. The decals are just there for decoration and a way to sell machines. The Lotus was the first decals used from 1900-1910, and then Singer switched to the Redeye decal. My two Lotus 66-1 are back mount machines which means the the side mount attachments can't be used with them. I have used my oldest, 1907, to make a complete baby quilt, from piecing to straight-stitch quilting. The machine makes a pretty stitch!

    More info on the Singer 66s.
    http://www.sewnuts.com/66/class66.htm
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    Old 06-09-2011, 11:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by shelburn
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I have an early New Home Treadle(1880's) and can't figure out the shuttle threading process. It loads from the side and I can't find any reference to this type of shuttle. There is a hold in the side about the size that thread couldo through, but where would it go from there???? Need some direction to go!!!
    Don't quite know what you mean by loads fron the side. Do you mean it's a boat (transverse) shuttle?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbin_driver
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    Old 06-09-2011, 12:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
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    Did see awesome Saturday night classic car cruise. There was a beautiful 57 corvette, several late 30's Ford pickups, and my favorite, T-bird.
    What year T-Bird did you see? We have a '62, light blue with marine blue interior...all original...never been painted or reupholstered. We are keeping it that way as long as possible, but will have to re-do the upholstery some time in the not too distant future...it's pretty brittle and it's starting to split.

    Hope you had a great time!!
    Janice, I would love to see your Tbird. The one at the cruise I believe was a '57. It was white and turquose, my favorite colors. So I was just all drooling and wanted to drive it away.

    I did have a very good time.
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    Old 06-09-2011, 01:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by shelburn
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I have an early New Home Treadle(1880's) and can't figure out the shuttle threading process. It loads from the side and I can't find any reference to this type of shuttle. There is a hold in the side about the size that thread couldo through, but where would it go from there???? Need some direction to go!!!
    I learned to thread my New Home shuttle on Youtube. They all basically thread the same way. Try this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFQ6f...92AE223267B3A8
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    Old 06-09-2011, 02:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    VM, do you have that Lotus 66-1? I am looking at one to buy. Anything very unusual about that particular model? I don't know the SN yet, so I can't date it. Thanks.

    Edit - I found the SN - It's 1909.
    Did you answer your own question?
    A Singer Lotus 66-1 was the first of the Singer 66. The decals are just there for decoration and a way to sell machines. The Lotus was the first decals used from 1900-1910, and then Singer switched to the Redeye decal. My two Lotus 66-1 are back mount machines which means the the side mount attachments can't be used with them. I have used my oldest, 1907, to make a complete baby quilt, from piecing to straight-stitch quilting. The machine makes a pretty stitch!

    More info on the Singer 66s.
    http://www.sewnuts.com/66/class66.htm[/quote]

    No, my question was whether you owned that 66-1 you showed the pic of, and if there was anything unusual about that model. You just answered both....I do so appreciate everyone's information here. I am really a novice at this vintage machine collecting. I don't want to get one that I can't do anything with. My collection so far: Elna Supermatic, Singer 301, Singer 99k, Western Electric Rotary 1917. Hoping to add this 66-1, and I'll try to get a treadle cabinet to put it into. It's been electrified, but I would like to treadle it. The 99 I am planning to put a hand crank on in the near future. I just found some Greist top mount attachments for my Western Electric. It didn't have any when I bought it. I have to rewire that one. Again, I do so appreciate any and all information I get here. Thanks!! :thumbup:
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    Old 06-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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    Originally Posted by quilt addict

    Janice, I would love to see your Tbird. The one at the cruise I believe was a '57. It was white and turquose, my favorite colors. So I was just all drooling and wanted to drive it away.

    I did have a very good time.
    Here it is. We belong to a car club here, and just had our annual car show. I won 3rd place in 1960 and Older Cars. I was thrilled!!
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    Old 06-09-2011, 02:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    VM, do you have that Lotus 66-1? I am looking at one to buy. Anything very unusual about that particular model? I don't know the SN yet, so I can't date it. Thanks.

    Edit - I found the SN - It's 1909.
    Did you answer your own question?
    A Singer Lotus 66-1 was the first of the Singer 66. The decals are just there for decoration and a way to sell machines. The Lotus was the first decals used from 1900-1910, and then Singer switched to the Redeye decal. My two Lotus 66-1 are back mount machines which means the the side mount attachments can't be used with them. I have used my oldest, 1907, to make a complete baby quilt, from piecing to straight-stitch quilting. The machine makes a pretty stitch!

    More info on the Singer 66s.
    http://www.sewnuts.com/66/class66.htm
    No, my question was whether you owned that 66-1 you showed the pic of, and if there was anything unusual about that model. You just answered both....I do so appreciate everyone's information here. I am really a novice at this vintage machine collecting. I don't want to get one that I can't do anything with. My collection so far: Elna Supermatic, Singer 301, Singer 99k, Western Electric Rotary 1917. Hoping to add this 66-1, and I'll try to get a treadle cabinet to put it into. It's been electrified, but I would like to treadle it. The 99 I am planning to put a hand crank on in the near future. I just found some Greist top mount attachments for my Western Electric. It didn't have any when I bought it. I have to rewire that one. Again, I do so appreciate any and all information I get here. Thanks!! :thumbup:[/quote]

    If my husband wouldn't kill me (and if I had the money and space) after buying the featherweight and the 99, I would love to have this! The case is really cool and it would be neat to have a treadle!

    http://rochester.craigslist.org/atq/2409565933.html
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    Old 06-09-2011, 02:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lori Peercy

    Here is a picture of the attatchments. Does anyone know what the attatchments are for or what they do? The second picture is of a wooden box a friend gave me a long time ago, I collect boxes. I knew they were attatchments for a sewing machine, but I never knew that it went to a vintage Singer sewing machine. I think it is called a Singer puzzle box. How do I find out if they will work on my Singer 9w? I forgot to mention that I paid $30 for the machine and cabinet, it needs a belt.
    Lori, at least three of the attachments in the first are for a Wheeler & Wilson 8 or 9, or a Singer 9W. The rest look to be top clamp attachments...National sewing machines comes to mind for those, altho there are others. I'm at work right now, so will look it up for you when I get home, and will identify the rest of them too. The ones that have a "twist" to the foot are hemmers...
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