Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell >
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    Old 07-25-2011, 02:52 PM
      #20511  
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: MO
    Posts: 255
    Default

    Actually my Davis came with a little original Singer envelope with 3 long needles. Maybe someone will want them.[/quote]

    I am looking for some long needles for my Minnesota D, are the needles around 2" long?
    BZ quilting is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 02:58 PM
      #20512  
    Super Member
     
    QuiltnCowgirl's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
    Posts: 3,482
    Default

    If anyone is interested in buying the blackside Singer 128-23 I have pictures of on page 1364, please PM me.

    California folks preferred. This thing is heavy!(25-30lbs), so shipping would be costly. Plus, the case is in excellent shape & I would not want to risk it getting damaged. We can talk about meeting part way between me & you.
    QuiltnCowgirl is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 03:04 PM
      #20513  
    Super Member
     
    greenini's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: Atlanta, Ga
    Posts: 1,516
    Default

    jljack,
    I was pretty sure that the case the 301 is in isn't the right one, but I wanted to protect it. I think it should work fine for the loose 15-91, but I figured that one is bullet proof and would be fine case less for the trip home. The bottom of the 301 is nicely finished and sealed, altho I haven't really had a chance to inspect it fully.

    I would love to hear from some one who has managed to do something about the "fungus" appearance of the 301, tho.
    greenini is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 03:08 PM
      #20514  
    Super Member
     
    SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 7,741
    Default

    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.
    How beautiful. I love it when I am able to get the history on the owners. Love it that you also have an original receipt.
    SewExtremeSeams is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 03:17 PM
      #20515  
    Super Member
     
    SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 7,741
    Default

    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Originally Posted by jljack
    So, I am looking for a treadle base for my 66 so I can de-motorize it. I am not finding anything in my area reasonable (over $100 for terrible looking stuff), and neither is Sheryl finding anything around Fresno, though she has been trying hard to help me out.

    If anyone here within reasonable driving distance (??? from Bakersfield, very little is "reasonable" driving distance!! But hopefully I can do road trip to No or So CA within the next few weeks) has a Singer treadle they can part with for a reasonable price, please let me know. I can do restoration work if required....DH is a "wood guy". Thanks!!
    California folks - We (Janice & I) are also looking into the possibility that we would find a machine & cabinet. I am looking for a machine, working or not, with the coveted decals for display in my sewing room. She would take the cabinet, I would take the machine & we would split the cost. Let one of us know if you see anything in your local area.
    There's a set of irons for sale up here... In southern Washington!

    http://kpr.craigslist.org/fuo/2504479015.html
    SewExtremeSeams is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 03:21 PM
      #20516  
    Super Member
     
    SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 7,741
    Default

    AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... at last, I am caught up on reading everyone's posts. Now... to quilt or work on machines. :D :D
    SewExtremeSeams is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 04:10 PM
      #20517  
    Senior Member
     
    nickylsf's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Sonora, CA
    Posts: 814
    Default

    Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Actually my Davis came with a little original Singer envelope with 3 long needles. Maybe someone will want them.
    I am looking for some long needles for my Minnesota D, are the needles around 2" long?[/quote]

    They are a hair under 2." PM me if you would like to have them! I am pretty new at this but I don't think I would need these on most of the vintage machines I might pick up (as I do see more in my not so distant future).
    nickylsf is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 05:19 PM
      #20518  
    Super Member
     
    chris_quilts's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: leavenworth, ks
    Posts: 3,093
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Janice, to answer your question, no Tarzan was not ill nor old. He was 9 and as you all know Chihuahua's are the longest lived of all dogs - they can easily reach 20. Our vet tried to save him, then did a bunch of tests just to make me feel better. He wanted to be able to tell me Tarzan had some condition that made him become dehydrated, but his tests were all great - he was extremely healthy, just so severely dehydrated that his blood had lost 75% of the water - it was like glue. We got back from our trip to a severely sick dog, a $1,000 vet bill and then a dead dog. Not fun. I just want you all to use this as a lesson, maybe Tarzan can save another tiny dog by you all knowing what happened to him. It is noones fault but mine - I just never thought he'd stop drinking. Nancy
    Nancy, Sorry again to hear about Tarzan but thanks for the warning to the rest of us who have furbabies, especially small ones. I will tell you I had no idea that Pedialyte was good for small dogs 0 I learned something today. May you find comfort in your memories of Tarzan. ~ Chris
    chris_quilts is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 06:19 PM
      #20519  
    Senior Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: Cleveland Ohio
    Posts: 307
    Default

    Ok, I am happy. After work I finally got a call from a lady selling treadle machine in a parlor cabinet. I made my son take me and his pickup truck to get it. The top is missing a few pieces of veneer and there is a small decorative piece of wood missing in front. Fortunately I am friends with a wood worker who can duplicate the missing piece. The machine is a Damascus Grand. Know nothing about it but, I love it! The machine was purchased new by the seller's husband's great grandmother and has been in the family ever since. The man said he used to sew with it when he was a kid. No one in the family wanted it any more, so it came home with me. Will post pics when I can.
    dirty1mom is offline  
    Old 07-25-2011, 06:23 PM
      #20520  
    Senior Member
     
    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Monroeville, PA
    Posts: 547
    Default

    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Originally Posted by jljack
    I got a pretty good set, so want to see if they work, first. I'll have to get it out and try them. But I can't run the machine, as the wires are bare! :shock: I'll just have to try them by turning the handwheel. Not gonna happen for a couple of weeks, at least! Thanks for the offer...I'll let you know. But if you want to sell them, go ahead and don't wait for me. There are always a bunch of these sets for sale on eBay and ShopGoodwill.
    Ok - will do that. Guess I need to figure out which machine they fit. Or let someone have them for a fair price & figure it out on their own.
    I have a domestic if they fit that I would be interested. If you can show a pic I might be able to tell
    Here's a picture. If you need a better one, PM me. I could email better pics this evening. Charlee said this about them:

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Here's the 1949 Singer blackside 128-23 I picked up Saturday.
    The attachments you asked about are "top clamp" and go to one of these:
    Davis, New Home, Standard, White, Domestic, Kenmore, Free-Westinghouse, or National.
    (list from the book by Charlene Phillips, The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook)

    Evidently there are 12 different sizes of these top clamp attachments that all fit different machines...


    I dont think they will work. The few that I have for the domestic look different. Thanks anyways
    AbbyQuilts is offline  

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter