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    Old 07-24-2011, 03:57 AM
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    Originally Posted by incoming2me
    Originally Posted by treadlep
    I appreciate those of you who have let me know that apparently photos are automatically copyrighted and I appreciate the support. .... Please understand that I am not dismissing anyone's advice and I'm open to ideas if there is a way to stay anonymous.
    It'd definitely be a good idea to notify Craigslist as fraud is still fraud anyway you look at it.

    At the easiest - flag it for removal.
    If it's posted again.. flag it for removal again.
    ...and again
    ...and again

    Eventually maybe they will get tired of re-posting.

    You can also go to an online email service - gmail/hotmail/etc and create an account without using any of your personal information.
    THEN contact the seller using that email account.
    Then maybe you can say,
    "Hey, I see you like my sewing machine. Although, I don't remember you taking a picture of it in my living room. Please use an honest photo as this one is under copy-write."
    ;)
    better still - is anybody on here an attorney???
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    Old 07-24-2011, 03:58 AM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    Hi again. I need help. I've already ranted enough for one day so I won't get into all the details. But, let's just say I bought a 301A today, got it home and it was missing the bobbin case. Grrrr....

    So, I'm in a grumpy mood to start with. I oiled it up cleaned it all and it seems to be in working condition(minus the case). But, here's the problem. I can't get the feed dogs to lower. I can turn the knob until it won't turn anymore and I put the stitch length in neutral, yet the feed dogs continue to move. Any idea what I should do??? I guess it's better for them to be stuck in the "up" position, rather than down, but I'd like to try FMQ with it AFTER I find a bobbin case for it. Help!
    Jenny at sewclassic has your bobbin case for a reasonable price - http://shop.sew-classic.com/Singer-3...-Parts_c37.htm
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by Bennett
    I saw this on CL and finally figured out (I think) it's an Elna Plana Supermatic. Can anyone give me the skinny on it? How hard are they to take care of? Hard to find attachments? Straight stitch only? Thanks!

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/hsh/2507357346.html
    There's a guy on the internet that has a lot of Elna parts. I can't think of the site off the top of my head, but I have e-mailed and asked him a bunch of questions about my Elna Supermatic, and he is really nice and very helpful. They use cams to do other stitches. Even mine, which is early 50's.
    You may mean Ray White - WhiteSewingCenter-. He is an old Elna man and knows a lot about machines in general. He just lost his wife due to a stroke and will not be online for a while.
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:02 AM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I don't drink. So, the wine would go to the dump while some machines, HC, and attachments would go my way after I tested them out. Forget the testing. Charlee you can have all the wine. Miz Johnny, you got to post a picture.

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    NO NO NO!! NOT the dump!!! To my house for safekeeping!! :lol:
    You can send those handcranks my way...after I got the one, I absolutely LOVE that thing, and actually prefer it to the treadle!!

    Just imagine...we could pop a couple of corks...sip some wine...sort some parts...sip more wine....port more sarts...sip more wine...more sarts port... ;)

    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Oh yeah--you guys sound like my husband. He thinks it should all go to the dump. If he knew how much money I have invested, he wouldn't suggest THAT again, now would he?? LOL!
    There are at least 10 treadles, "many" HC's and electrics, boxes of attachments, parts, etc., as well as about a ton of fabric. (And several cases of wine.) I should have taken pictures when I started; it would have been much more impressive. I've been working a long time, but have a long way to go yet.

    It IS my new hobby. I do, at least, have most parts organized so I can find them when I need them.

    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    How long can you stay? I'm expecting this to take at least another 5 years.
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I'm coming over to help you clean your basement!!!! :)
    We'll work in shifts!! I wanna play...er...ah...."work" too!! :lol:
    Haahahaaa! OMG! How big is that basement?! I'm a diligent worker, maybe it could be done in less time. :)
    With Charlee helping and others maybe we could be finished within a week!
    I don't drink either. We'll wait until the others get loaded then choose what we want and leave.
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by Bennett
    I saw this on CL and finally figured out (I think) it's an Elna Plana Supermatic. Can anyone give me the skinny on it? How hard are they to take care of? Hard to find attachments? Straight stitch only? Thanks!

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/hsh/2507357346.html
    There's a guy on the internet that has a lot of Elna parts. I can't think of the site off the top of my head, but I have e-mailed and asked him a bunch of questions about my Elna Supermatic, and he is really nice and very helpful. They use cams to do other stitches. Even mine, which is early 50's.
    You may mean Ray White - WhiteSewingCenter-. He is an old Elna man and knows a lot about machines in general. He just lost his wife due to a stroke and will not be online for a while.
    Thanks for the information. All these machines are so tempting! :D
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:12 AM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by Bennett
    I saw this on CL and finally figured out (I think) it's an Elna Plana Supermatic. Can anyone give me the skinny on it? How hard are they to take care of? Hard to find attachments? Straight stitch only? Thanks!

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/hsh/2507357346.html
    There's a guy on the internet that has a lot of Elna parts. I can't think of the site off the top of my head, but I have e-mailed and asked him a bunch of questions about my Elna Supermatic, and he is really nice and very helpful. They use cams to do other stitches. Even mine, which is early 50's.
    You may mean Ray White - WhiteSewingCenter-. He is an old Elna man and knows a lot about machines in general. He just lost his wife due to a stroke and will not be online for a while.
    Robert Arbuckle in Noblesville, IN is another Elna specialist. He is in his 90s and has a TON of parts, wonderful machines and fabric. I don't know why but he isn't much on giving out information. If you are in the area stop in for eye candy treat.

    Arbuckle's Railroad Place
    1151 Vine Street
    Noblesville IN 46060
    317-773-3985
    Open Mon. - Sat. 9-5

    email: [email protected]
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    If you're looking for back clamping attachments for your 66-1 or 66-3, there's a set on ebay that's almost complete!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Antique-Sin...item56452c09f4
    My word! That is pretty steep in my book.
    Too steep for my pocketbook, but I don't think it's unreasonable...considering that folks change out the bars on their 66's because they can't find the back clamps...
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The back clamp attachments and items for the 66-1 are difficult to find.

    Be interesting watching this one. :)
    It's missing the quilter and the underbraider. I don't have the quilter for the 66, but I have the underbraider.
    And then there's this one, tray and all: http://www.rubylane.com/item/452086-...inger-66-1-Red

    Too rich for my blood!
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    Old 07-24-2011, 04:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Picture #4 looks like it fits with the bias binder in #5, and the last two attachments in #5 look to be bed fixing attachments. Although I could be wrong. . .
    Originally Posted by MrsBoats
    I picked up a gallon ziploc bag of misc sewing stuff at my favorite thrift shop the other day, and now I've got some mystery feet I'm hoping the hive mind can help me ID.

    Also, as you can see, some of them are rusty, or otherwise dirty? What's a good way of cleaning them?
    Oh-I see what you mean about them fitting together. They don't--I tried--but I'll bet you're on the right track, it's just that they're from two different 'systems'.

    What exactly are 'bed fixing attachments'?
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    Old 07-24-2011, 05:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by treadlep
    I appreciate those of you who have let me know that apparently photos are automatically copyrighted and I appreciate the support. I have been very creeped out over this, although I keep telling myself it is not personal and it's just a sewing machine. The sad part is that this is the first board I have ever joined or posted anything on because I have worried about publicly posting things, however this board is supportive and it seemed safe. For those of you who have encouraged me to complain to CL I am not sure if it is possible to accomplish that anonymously and so am hesitant to take this further, even though I know it is not right to let it go. Hopefully someone will buy the machine quickly--- it's a national/Eldredge badged machine and mine is a gem even if the machine for sale isn't. Please understand that I am not dismissing anyone's advice and I'm open to ideas if there is a way to stay anonymous.

    Treadlep
    Treadlep, I just got back from a cruise so I was about 40 pages behind on this board, but you do realize that when you google about a machine, etc., our conversations and or pictures come up on google? I am hoping that is the way the person who posted your picture on CL got the picture, not someone from this board. If it was someone on this board, I'd be willing to bet it was not a 'regular' but someone in hiding. I know you already realize we are a great bunch of people, no one on this board would do something like that. We all watch CL's (all over the country). It had to be someone who just googled and got your picture from that or someone from here that has not come forth to take part in this board.

    Glenn, congratulations on your FW! What a great price! Tells us all they are still out there for a good deal and can be found!

    Nancy
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    Old 07-24-2011, 05:28 AM
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    I rarely do, which is why there's so much wine in the basement. (There really is a twisted logic.) I will have a glass of wine only if there's someone else to have one with, and my household right now includes someone who's conciously NOT drinking, so none for me, either.
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    I don't drink either, that's why it'd only take 3 sips!! :lol:
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