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    I would love a treadle machine. I nearly bought one but i didn't have room in the car at the time. then it was gone, I mentioned it to my DH a couple of weeks ago and he said why didn't you buy it, I was brought up using an old singer treadle if you went backwards by mistake it would snap the thread, I was about 11 and using the machine making dolls cloths for my barbie doll, when it went backwards and snapped the thread this happened 4 times and I said bother it, next thing mum clouts me around the ears, I said what was that for and she said for saying what you did, so I said I only said bother it so she then said well that will do for all the times I don't hear you, !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    In other news, I have some really great friends down in Georgia that saw a Feldman SM in a shop down there a while back and sent me a pic. I told them that I liked it. Well, yesterday they went there and bought it for me and it should be here Sat. Really great friends. I am very excited about this project. It is missing a couple of things but I like a challenge.
    ~G~
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    I have seen some like that we have an auction house 100kl away from us and they sometimes have old machines, I bought my old industrial machines but they are electric, I will definetly buy the next machine I see then when the power goes out like it did all day I will still be able to sew.

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    Grant, I have some pics ready for you. (Feldman Hat machine) PM me your email and I will send the file to you.
    I Can also post them here but they are detailed as you wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    LIKE the boogie man, too.....

    Hey guys, i'm looking for help here.

    My grand-mother has the exact same one has in the quoted picture + she has the wooden desk that originaly came with it.

    Is it worth anything? Collectionor or hardware wise?

    Thank you very much

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    Welcome Fawar,
    Price depends on demand where you are at. A lot of people think a machine like that is worth a lot of money... All you can do is try but it is only worth what someone else will pay. We really don't do any kind of appraisals on here. We do have a thread about all the high prices and goofy weird stuff we see on Craig's List and some times Ebay. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...w-t237996.html
    Since stuff gets deleted you may want to start in the back sort of.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri
    Only to someone who is collecting them.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri
    Sherri, I doubt there would be many people interested in it because of that finish.
    Your best bet would be to scan eBay and see what they actually sell for. You didn't say if it's in a cabinet or a portable. If it has a hand crank, that will make it much more desirable.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Sherri, I doubt there would be many people interested in it because of that finish.
    Your best bet would be to scan eBay and see what they actually sell for. You didn't say if it's in a cabinet or a portable. If it has a hand crank, that will make it much more desirable.
    I've had several - they don't sell very quickly and not much money - not around here anyway.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri
    I just picked up a crinkle finish and blackslide faceplate etc. 128 in a bentwood case. The case was in average condition, and the machine was in good condition. I got a bargain but only bought it because it was a bargain at $11. They are like any other 127/128 out there-they sew well. Crinkle finish machines have a little lower value but, in my opinion, are a good value for someone that wants to sew with a vintage machine a lot, or a beginner collector.
    ~Grant~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri
    At a charity auction about 3 years ago, I donated one, a blackside finish with many blackside accessories, and it went for $30. Less than what I had paid for it but the charity was pleased with the donation of the money. I also agree with the poster who said it's collectible only to someone who wants them.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    This seems like a bargain: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ankar-Aut...-/321482163073
    The seller is selling the manual and accessories separately (boo) but looks like all of it for less than $100.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    This seems like a bargain: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ankar-Aut...-/321482163073
    The seller is selling the manual and accessories separately (boo) but looks like all of it for less than $100.
    Dude. Remember this one that hung around for months and months and I often talked about buying it? ... Free arm, bentwood bed extension, buy it now $55!! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1950-039-...vip=true&rt=nc

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Dude. Remember this one that hung around for months and months and I often talked about buying it? ... Free arm, bentwood bed extension, buy it now $55!! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1950-039-...vip=true&rt=nc
    No I didn't remember. It didn't sell at $50 either! Why didn't it sell? Seems very cheap, and Rudolf has one (I consider that a vote of confidence).
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    I believe Anker and Phoenix were the same company at one time. I have a Phoenix free arm:

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    And I bought yet another 201-2:

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    Time to get a storage unit.

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    Oh, that 201-2 is so shiny and pretty! You can use my house as a storage unit for that machine and cabinet and stool.

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    Thank you all so much! I am so grateful for the wisdom you share!

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    Thanks, Judy. Yeah, I was kind of proud of my other one until I saw this one. (It needs a lot of lube because it's really stiff.) I could start a sewing school with all these machines. Too bad I don't know how to sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenmoreRulesAll View Post
    Thanks, Judy. Yeah, I was kind of proud of my other one until I saw this one. (It needs a lot of lube because it's really stiff.) I could start a sewing school with all these machines. Too bad I don't know how to sew.
    Aw - teach yourself how - it is a useful life skill - if you were here I'd have you sewing in an hour
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Aw - teach yourself how - it is a useful life skill - if you were here I'd have you sewing in an hour
    I could do it in 50 minutes. Do I hear 45?
    Kenmore, check out some U-Tube videos, or go by the instructions that are in some manuals. A lot of them have lessons on "how to start sewing" in them. That would give you the basics. With all of the beautiful machines you have I know you must have wondered about it at least a few times.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I could do it in 50 minutes. Do I hear 45?
    Kenmore, check out some U-Tube videos, or go by the instructions that are in some manuals. A lot of them have lessons on "how to start sewing" in them. That would give you the basics. With all of the beautiful machines you have I know you must have wondered about it at least a few times.
    ~G~
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I will learn how. I can thread most of my machines and sew a little -- enough to test for length, width, etc. I bought my first machine with every intention of learning but I've gotten so into the machines themselves. I will learn. I just need a few more machines, though.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 08-18-2014 at 03:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    You were smart to bag assemblies separate. If you have a leftover part it narrows down the search as to where it goes quite a bit.
    ~Grant~
    Luckily I never removed the needle bar. But I did dissemble and remove the presser foot bar. On reassembly, I noticed a flat ring stuck to iron where the bar enters the bottom of the housing when it dislodged and fell out. Now it seems to hang up on an edge at the back and will not fall to the bottom or stay level. Here's a picture? Is it in the right place, or does it need to move the 1/3-inch to the bottom?

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    And will you please measure distance that the top of the bar is from the turn screw, and the distance the spring is from the bottom of the housing? Any helpful measurements of the presser foot bar area will be appreciated! THX.

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    That ring goes at the top of the spring.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherricrisp View Post
    Hey guys, I have been thinking of selling my singer 127 (the3/4 size). It has a crackle finish and blackside parts. Would it be considered collectable?
    Sherri
    how much are you going to ask for it?
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