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    Old 07-26-2011, 10:45 AM
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    No, irons are not universal, and White irons are considerably shorter than others.
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    Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Janice,

    What type of irons are you looking for. I have a set from White that I got from a junkers yard with the head. The cabinet was totally gone. I have not looked at them that close but can pull them out and see and take some pictures for you.

    Lisa
    Wow that cabinet is GONE!!! :shock: Oh well, it's not the cabinet I necessarily need, although it would be nice to find a whole cabinet and Singer irons. But I don't think the brand of irons matter, right? Experts, please let me know if I am right on this. The cabinet would be a problem because of where the hinge attaches, but the irons are universal? Thanks!!
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    Old 07-26-2011, 10:57 AM
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    For Quiltncowgirl:

    http://www.221parts.com
    http://www.featherweight221.com
    http://www.april1930s.com

    Here are three sites I have dealt with for my Featherweight information and parts. They are in the States and have provided good service to me.

    And here's a blog with more links for you to visit. I hope this helps.

    http://singerfeatherweight221links.blogspot.com/
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    Old 07-26-2011, 11:08 AM
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    Miriam,
    OMG! I just looked at your blog. What a project you have taken on! That house needs work and love. It will be fun reading the progress that you make in this endeavor. Looking forward to seeing the end result!

    -Monica
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    Old 07-26-2011, 11:09 AM
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    [quote=dirty1mom]
    Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Ok, I am happy.
    These are the pics from the CL ad. Not the best, but will suffice for now. For $35.00 I think I did good.
    Excellent find! Enjoy!
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    Old 07-26-2011, 11:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by nickylsf
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    Originally Posted by nickylsf
    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?
    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).
    Didn't you say they came with your DAVIS? I'm pretty sure they're FOR that machine...
    Hi Charlee, yes they came with the machine, but don't fit it. There is a diagram on the needleplate showing the size of the needle to use, and it is the size of regular 1x15 needles.[/quote]

    Nicylsf,

    Just be patient with me and I will post how to use them and how they attach. I'm busy working on a quilt for my daughter's b'day. Once that is done, I can play with my attachments from my Davis and post in the shop. I have a manual that I got for free off the internet of the older Davis Vertical Feeds. I will be using that manual to figure out the attachments. Yours should work on your Davis.

    -Monica
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    Old 07-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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    I had to check it out also, and--well, Miriam wins, hands down. NO WAY is my basement that bad!! Even with our foundation issues, it doesn't come close.
    I do think it will be a Cute Little House when it's done, though--it has "good bones". I love the dormers. Now I want to see a picture of the Ugly Little Cottage!! What a name for a house!
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Miriam,
    OMG! I just looked at your blog. What a project you have taken on! That house needs work and love. It will be fun reading the progress that you make in this endeavor. Looking forward to seeing the end result!

    -Monica
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    Old 07-26-2011, 12:18 PM
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    Originally Posted by LyndaK
    For Quiltncowgirl:

    http://www.221parts.com
    http://www.featherweight221.com
    http://www.april1930s.com

    Here are three sites I have dealt with for my Featherweight information and parts. They are in the States and have provided good service to me.

    And here's a blog with more links for you to visit. I hope this helps.

    http://singerfeatherweight221links.blogspot.com/
    Thanks a bunch, LyndaK!
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    Old 07-26-2011, 12:28 PM
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    Hi Billy,
    Have been a looker so far but love the Sewing Shop!
    My son bought what he thought was an old Singer, because it had loads of Singer assessories with it, at a tag sale for me. It turned out to be a Superior brand made by BEBA Sewing Corp. Model # 22430. That's all I can see on the machine and I'm sorry I can't download a picture. I love the machine but it doesn't have a foot control and I'm not sure where to order one because of how little I have been able to find out. It has two plug cords, one for the motor, one for the mounted light. Any info I could get would be greatly appreciated. PS it is made in Japan.
    Linda
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    Look at this machine!! 1862 Singer Letter A... Now at $685. What a looker!!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180698913313
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    Old 07-26-2011, 01:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by jljack
    Wow that cabinet is GONE!!! :shock: Oh well, it's not the cabinet I necessarily need, although it would be nice to find a whole cabinet and Singer irons. But I don't think the brand of irons matter, right? Experts, please let me know if I am right on this. The cabinet would be a problem because of where the hinge attaches, but the irons are universal? Thanks!!
    Yes the irons do matter! If they are not for the correct cabinet then the offset will be different for the belt alignment. But if your doing what I did and just mount the treadle under a huge table that you can interchange the machines out then it will not matter.

    Bily
    Thanks Billy for jumping in here. I need expert opinions here. So, if I can't find a Singer cabinet with irons I like, then my plan was to get any irons and put a flat wooden top on it, cut out a big hole, put a 1"-2" frame on top around the hole with the edge routed to hold the model 66, including cutouts for the hinges, etc. Then cut out a space for the treadle belt to pass through. Would that work?
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