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    Old 07-30-2011, 09:38 AM
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    Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    Does anyone have an opinion on this machine:
    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?itemid=8290117
    I have the high (and only) bid right now. It ends in an hour and I'm just wondering if I should be willing to go higher than the $25.

    On another note, I was looking at machines last night with my husband looking over my shoulder and he's now completely into finding a machine! Yee haw!
    Everyone here speaks highly of their 66, which is what I found on the singer chart at
    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/asse...GER_AF_nos.pdf

    I have one in a cabinet and I like it a lot. The case looks good too. I live in an area where not a lot of machines change hands, so price can be flexible.
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    Old 07-30-2011, 09:38 AM
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    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    I had grand plans of having 50 by the time I am fifty next year, so am getting more particular as well, for the last few to get me to the goal.
    How many more do you have to go?
    8

    I had to come back and edit because that sounds strange, but some folks here put my numbers to shame. It is hard for me, because most of my machines, except 4 or so, actually work. I only get ones that can be used, and I try to complete a project on every one to show its worthiness.
    Or mine!!!
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    Old 07-30-2011, 09:48 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    I had grand plans of having 50 by the time I am fifty next year, so am getting more particular as well, for the last few to get me to the goal.
    How many more do you have to go?
    8

    I had to come back and edit because that sounds strange, but some folks here put my numbers to shame. It is hard for me, because most of my machines, except 4 or so, actually work. I only get ones that can be used, and I try to complete a project on every one to show its worthiness.
    Or mine!!!
    That's my goal too... BUT sometimes I need parts. Some times I don't get the buggar to work. Sometimes they follow me home. Oh and if I only have 20 or 30 machines does it mean I'm younger than I really am???
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    Old 07-30-2011, 10:04 AM
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    Asking again: Wilson & Wheeler advice on what to look for if I'm looking at buying one? The price is right but know little to nothing about the machines themselves. Are these the machines with the glass presser feet or is that another machine? What type of bobbin do these machines take?
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    Old 07-30-2011, 10:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Well Monica, and everyone else. I have tried e-mailing and calling this guy on this Hitachi, but no response. I will try again this morning.

    This machine appears to be a treadle Hitachi, which I have never seen. I want to take a look at the machine or at least ask some questions about it. Has anyone on here seen a Hitachi treadle? Or does anyone have one of these machines? It looks very interesting.

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/hsh/2517149361.html

    Nancy
    I figured you had never seen one either. Hopefully it is still available, but I bet there are others out there that may have seen this post too.
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    Old 07-30-2011, 10:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by Charlee
    Originally Posted by Candace
    Hey folks! I was wondering if any of you brainiacs know what model # this Singer is? I've never seen one like it??
    Looks like a 406 to me...but wait for a second/third/fourth opinion!! :lol:
    I think that's a Singer 306.
    No I think I'm wrong. Looks more like the Singer 319.

    comparison link: http://www.thetreadlersvillage.com/S...19forsale.html

    It sure looks like a 319. Thanks for the link. Those weird typewriter keys on the top are very interesting! I guess this is one of those models that never really took off since you just don't see them? Anyone own one?
    Nope! I think it takes the 206x13 needles. I only purchase machines that take the standard 15x1s. I don't like hunting down needles. But if one of these machines showed up for free, I wouldn't turn it down... just to see the mechanics.
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    Old 07-30-2011, 10:56 AM
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    Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Asking again: Wilson & Wheeler advice on what to look for if I'm looking at buying one? The price is right but know little to nothing about the machines themselves. Are these the machines with the glass presser feet or is that another machine? What type of bobbin do these machines take?
    W&W machines are awesome machines. You don't say what models you're looking at...the D-9 has steel presser feet, the earlier models have the glass inserts. The presser feet and attachments can be hard to find, but they do show up on ebay...

    These machines commonly have a lot of wear to the decals, and rarely do you find one in perfect shape. You're going to look for all the things that you would normally look for in a vintage machine....condition, movement, etc. The cabinets are an asthetic issue, and totally up to you. (Would depend on the machine model for me) I think the D9 (seems to be the most commonly found) is about the only machine I'd be picky about decals on...
    Keep in mind that the needles for ALL of the W&W machines are obsolete...but they are starting to come out with replacement needles again...I've seen them on ebay....

    What kind of prices are we talking about?
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    Old 07-30-2011, 10:57 AM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Well Monica, and everyone else. I have tried e-mailing and calling this guy on this Hitachi, but no response. I will try again this morning.

    This machine appears to be a treadle Hitachi, which I have never seen. I want to take a look at the machine or at least ask some questions about it. Has anyone on here seen a Hitachi treadle? Or does anyone have one of these machines? It looks very interesting.

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/hsh/2517149361.html

    Nancy
    I figured you had never seen one either. Hopefully it is still available, but I bet there are others out there that may have seen this post too.
    I also had a question on the sewing machine so I e-mail him. I have not gotten any response. Kathie
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    Old 07-30-2011, 11:01 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    I had grand plans of having 50 by the time I am fifty next year, so am getting more particular as well, for the last few to get me to the goal.
    How many more do you have to go?
    8

    I had to come back and edit because that sounds strange, but some folks here put my numbers to shame. It is hard for me, because most of my machines, except 4 or so, actually work. I only get ones that can be used, and I try to complete a project on every one to show its worthiness.
    Or mine!!!
    Cool! I do the same, try to make at least one project from my operable machines.
    I would love to see your projects and the machines that you used to make it. Please post in the Sewing with vintage machines: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-134918-7.htm
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    Old 07-30-2011, 11:02 AM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    I had grand plans of having 50 by the time I am fifty next year, so am getting more particular as well, for the last few to get me to the goal.
    How many more do you have to go?
    8

    I had to come back and edit because that sounds strange, but some folks here put my numbers to shame. It is hard for me, because most of my machines, except 4 or so, actually work. I only get ones that can be used, and I try to complete a project on every one to show its worthiness.
    Or mine!!!
    Cool! I do the same, try to make at least one project from my operable machines.
    I would love to see your projects and the machines that you used to make it. Please post in the Sewing with vintage machines: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-134918-7.htm
    Ditto. In fact, William tells people with great pride, "She USES them!" :lol:
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