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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:12 PM
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    Trish, as you can see, that's one of the reasons I posted here, now that I've finished editing :wink: . I'm kind of hoping they are not permanent, but I suspect they are, maybe someone with more experience will help us.
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by Kas
    Two Spools fans look at this! I am guessing by looking at these that they are both Two Spools even though one is an Eldridge and the other is a National.

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/atq/2511642425.html

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/atq/2508935753.html
    Two great deals! Whoever goes after one must make sure the spool can is there; otherwise, the machine will not work for you.

    And Yes, they are both Two Spools!
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    You probably mean Ray White, of White Sewing Center. He's a great guy; a former Elna repairman. He now travels around teaching sewing machine repair and also refurbishes and sells parts for Elnas.
    Unfortunately, his wife passed away this week, so he will be unavailable for a while.

    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.
    Sorry to hear about Ray White's wife. He is a great resource for Elnas, and I sure would like to go to one of his classes. I'll have to watch for them.
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by nickylsf
    Here are a few pics of the Davis NVF that my DH picked up for me in San Jose over the weekend. It needs some cosmetic work but it sews beautifully. I figured out how to thread it and took a few stitches. The belt is too loose, and it has some krazing. I will use Billy's tutes to fix her up. Included were lots of attachments I have not had time to study yet. I even got the original receipt from 1919, and a history on the family that owned it.
    Nickylsf,

    You have a beautiful machine! Just clean it it with sewing oil numerous time over. It looks ready to go. Once I get finished the quilt I'm presently working on, I will be testing out my Davis NVF attachments and post on the attachment thread.
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:49 PM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Bonnie Hunter says if you're fabric is still ugly after you've cut it, you haven't cut it small enough.
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    Hahaha!! They cut up some donated pretty ugly fabrics into jelly rolls for this one event. They sold them for $5 each, because no one wanted to buy the fabric otherwise!
    Hahahaha!!! I have to agree with this statement...trouble with the Jelly Roll Race was that it had to be a Jelly Roll, and sometimes when the same fabric ended up adjacent, it really sticks out!! UGGHHH!! But it's probably destined for a dog bed, so I don't really care!! :-)
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:52 PM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    You probably mean Ray White, of White Sewing Center. He's a great guy; a former Elna repairman. He now travels around teaching sewing machine repair and also refurbishes and sells parts for Elnas.
    Unfortunately, his wife passed away this week, so he will be unavailable for a while.

    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.
    Sorry to hear about Ray White's wife. He is a great resource for Elnas, and I sure would like to go to one of his classes. I'll have to watch for them.
    I would love to take his class too - just gotta come up with the scratch.....
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    Old 07-25-2011, 12:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by treadlep
    Here is my recently cleaned up Singer 99-24 (I think, anyway), a 1941 allotment. Found at my local Goodwill store. I love this cute little machine. My husband and I are working on designing a table I can use multiple sizes of machines in and I plan to treadle this machine. My husband rewired the original lamp so I can plug that in without having to use the motor. Lovely, beautiful stitch....
    I LOVE that 99!!
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    Old 07-25-2011, 01:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Nancy welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful cruise.
    Yes, we had a great cruise. Thank you Monica!

    We had a very sad home coming, though. We lost Tarzan the Man, my 3.5 pound black Chihuahua. Our house sitter did not realize he was not drinking. He died of severe dehydration.

    Nancy
    Nancy, so sorry to hear about your baby!! :cry: We have dogs, and I know how I would feel. Was he old or in bad health? My Lhasa is now 12, and although he still acts like a really young dog, I know he is not.
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    Old 07-25-2011, 01:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Here's the 1949 Singer blackside 128-23 I picked up Saturday.
    Sheryl, that 128 is great!! Those attachments go to a bottom clamp (sometimes called a Top Clamp). My 1917 Western Electric (National badged) takes that kind.
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    Old 07-25-2011, 01:11 PM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Here's the 1949 Singer blackside 128-23 I picked up Saturday.
    Sheryl, that 128 is great!! Those attachments go to a bottom clamp (sometimes called a Top Clamp). My 1917 Western Electric (National badged) takes that kind.
    Do you need any? Can make a great deal for you. :mrgreen:
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