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    Am I missing something, or is this machine cheap?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGER-222K-RED-...23951203486504

    Also, is this a vintage Long Arm?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGER-222K-RED-...23951203486504

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Remeber the machine I got on e-bay that came cracked? The seller did agree to refund all monies. To date he has only refunded my purchase price, states he refunded the S & H to Paypal and when I open the link to that it is an old Paypal page that apparently he has bookmarked and is now debunked, so no money there, no refund to bank account, no to Paypal, have messaged him twice with no response, so opened a dispute. I have passed up three machines on e-bay I wanted until this is settled. We agreed to not leave any feedback on each other after we made agreement everything would be taken care of. Now am ready to leave that negative feedback since re renigged on his part. What ya think?
    Also post him on this board so we know not to buy from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Remeber the machine I got on e-bay that came cracked? The seller did agree to refund all monies. To date he has only refunded my purchase price, states he refunded the S & H to Paypal and when I open the link to that it is an old Paypal page that apparently he has bookmarked and is now debunked, so no money there, no refund to bank account, no to Paypal, have messaged him twice with no response, so opened a dispute. I have passed up three machines on e-bay I wanted until this is settled. We agreed to not leave any feedback on each other after we made agreement everything would be taken care of. Now am ready to leave that negative feedback since re renigged on his part. What ya think?
    Nail him to the wall!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Am I missing something, or is this machine cheap?
    Also, is this a vintage Long Arm?
    Well the reserve is not met yet so I am thinking it will be over the $600 mark to get it. And the link to the long arm is the FW again... :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    I have a question about a machine I am being offered. It is a 1942 Imperial Kenmore Rotary, model 117.591. She says it is in a cabinet with two doors on the front. Maybe a parlor cabinet? I have not seen it yet, but plan to go look at it when I can. But I thought forewarned would be forearmed. I did find one online and they are kinda strange looking. She has not given me a price, has no idea what to charge. She also says it runs. So what do you all think?

    Here is a picture of one I found online. Not the same one though. I also found one with out a cabinet that someone is asking 699.00 for. So I have no idea how much to tell her. Ideas??????

    http://www.instappraisal.com/content...and-built-desk

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    Here's an example of what I think is the same thing for $50 -
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/hsh/1937299110.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    I have a question about a machine I am being offered. It is a 1942 Imperial Kenmore Rotary, model 117.591. She says it is in a cabinet with two doors on the front. Maybe a parlor cabinet? I have not seen it yet, but plan to go look at it when I can. But I thought forewarned would be forearmed. I did find one online and they are kinda strange looking. She has not given me a price, has no idea what to charge. She also says it runs. So what do you all think?

    Here is a picture of one I found online. Not the same one though. I also found one with out a cabinet that someone is asking 699.00 for. So I have no idea how much to tell her. Ideas??????

    http://www.instappraisal.com/content...and-built-desk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    I have a question about a machine I am being offered. It is a 1942 Imperial Kenmore Rotary, model 117.591. She says it is in a cabinet with two doors on the front. Maybe a parlor cabinet?
    I have seen these frequently in various cabinets. I don't know what is appropriate for the timeframe these were made. I would think it would be in the $50 range if it is something you want.

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    All, as you can expect, I fell of my machine diet. I got ANOTHER white in a parlor cabinet....The cabinet needs some work. The door veneer is pretty rough on the edges. But it came with a box of attachments and 5 bobbins. It had a spring for the treadle belt... :shock: Never seen that before but seems to work pretty well.

    I also got another Singer something on Shopgoodwill. It was $9.95 so i was just going to take it to garage sale and try to make a small profit tomorrow. I may still do that, but I cannot demo as it does not have a bobbin or bobbin holder. Not sure if these drop in ones have that?

    Oh well, no other machines ready to go back on the market so no making space for Billy to come and go shopping, oh I mean dumpster diving. :? :?

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    Thanks, that is kind of what I was thinking. It is an odd looking machine. She said there was attachments for it. I guess I will go look at it and see.

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    Did you go thru ebay or privately with customer.
    complain to paupal and Ebay. Don't let him get away with it.[/quote]

    Went thru E-bay and paid with Paypal. As of moments ago, still no response, no refunds in account. I can't figure out how to find other items he may be selling. I want to see if he has changed anything. It is as if he has "disappeared".
    I don't want to get in trouble with admin. by posting his info. but I sure don't want others having this problem.
    Yes Billy, I intend to 'nail him to the wall' and a few other places if I could. :?


    Too funny, I was bidding on that FW 222K and wondering if it was indeed a longer arm than normal. Got too high for my pockets. Oh well, there will be another one.

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    Sorry about the confusion, it was late last night when I posted that last one. Here are a couple that look like early long arms to me.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGER-VINTAGE-I...item1c15622052

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-work-hor...item483c440e87

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    i got a post from someone who saidtheyhad manual for a singer treadel machine 66 #aa295101 now i cant find mesagei dont know hou to work this computer to good please try to get in touch again suzieQ

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    [quote=Lostn51


    And this my friends is another convert.........;)

    Welcome aboard the SS Treadle!!!

    Billy[/quote]

    Oh Yes, I am such an SS Treadle convert!

    Nancy

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    You did find me, and I sent the manuals via email.

    Quote Originally Posted by suzieQ
    i got a post from someone who saidtheyhad manual for a singer treadel machine 66 #aa295101 now i cant find mesagei dont know hou to work this computer to good please try to get in touch again suzieQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Did you go thru ebay or privately with customer.
    complain to paupal and Ebay. Don't let him get away with it.
    Went thru E-bay and paid with Paypal. As of moments ago, still no response, no refunds in account. I can't figure out how to find other items he may be selling. I want to see if he has changed anything. It is as if he has "disappeared".
    I don't want to get in trouble with admin. by posting his info. but I sure don't want others having this problem.
    Yes Billy, I intend to 'nail him to the wall' and a few other places if I could. :?


    Too funny, I was bidding on that FW 222K and wondering if it was indeed a longer arm than normal. Got too high for my pockets. Oh well, there will be another one.[/quote]

    I could be wrong but in your case I would complain to Paypal. They are the ones that say you are protected against this type of fraud when you use their services. I would get their phone # and verbally remind them of what they guarantee. This has nothing to do with what funds are in the seller's account. You are now dealing with PAYPALand their supposed guarantee.

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    Ugh, bad sewing day!!! The tension is messed up on my Brother (newer electric) and no matter what I try I can not get it right. So, I head to the treadle...it pushes the top fabric so much that it ends up off by 1/4" or more at the end of the seam, and the same w/the hand crank! I am working on a dress and am now so frustrated I have stopped sewing for the day.

    Those of you that use your treadles often, how do you keep the top fabric from getting pushed so much? I am not talking about multiple layers, just two. I have tried adjusting the presser foot pressure and see no change, except if it is too loose the fabric does not move at all! And pinning, but the fabric pushes to the pin then will fold over if I don't remove the pin. (hope that made sense)

    I guess some days are just not meant for sewing. And, now my Brother is going to have to get serviced or something to get the tension corrected...that is frustrating enough since it should be a simple fix!!!

    I feel better having vented a bit :).

    Thanks,
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    Jenna, sorry you are having problems with the fabric feed. Has this happened before on the machines? Did you try a different fabric? (I wondered if it was just the fabric you were using...)

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    Maybe you can send me to the right place. I just bought a Kenmore sewing machine model # 117-959 and looking for the owners manual any ideas. The paper for parts says 1947 on it. Runs and sews great DH found it for $10.00
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Hello everyone!!!

    I just want to say that since I have become a member in this community I have felt very welcome and honored to be able to get to know you all and I have met some really wonderful people and have made quite a few friends!!

    Everyone here by now knows that I love old machines especially treadles and somehow you guys find me the go to guy for answers to you questions.

    Every day I hop on to see what is going on and I have tons of PM's in my folder waiting on me to help out with your vintage machines. I am NOT complaining a drop, believe me I really appreciate the fact that you respect me enough to want to ask your questions and I REALLY enjoy helping you all out. Plus I get to see some really neat machines that you guys own!!!! ;)

    Now I am far from an expert by no means, but you know I will do everything I can to find the answers for you or point you to someone who does know the answers. I have tons of records, manuals and parts list stored on my HD plus the stacks of factory documents sitting in front of me that could help a lot of us out with our machines.

    SO...........I am going to do a PDA just for asking questions, posting photos and just a nice place to hang out, but if it really takes off who knows the administrator might set up a corner just for the vintage machines.

    But I was thinking that if we had a special area to go to ask questions and post photos it might would help some else that may have the same question. To me there is nothing more special that to make a quilt on a vintage machine.

    So if you like Vintage machines and you want to come to the shop and hang out with us then feel free to do so!!!

    Billy

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    Ok you guys, look what I got today at a yard sale! It is a hand crank serial number 15,081840 -- 1898 Singer! It is soooo cute, and small! The machine goes down into the cabinet and it is set up to use as a treadle too!

    Guess, what I paid?????? You won't believe that I got this machine -- cabinet is in great shape -- for $65!!!!!!!!! Geeze, I am so excited!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok you guys, look what I got today at a yard sale! It is a hand crank serial number 15,081840 -- 1898 Singer! It is soooo cute, and small! The machine goes down into the cabinet and it is set up to use as a treadle too!

    Guess, what I paid?????? You won't believe that I got this machine -- cabinet is in great shape -- for $65!!!!!!!!! Geeze, I am so excited!

    Nancy
    Major score, Nancy--THIS is the I was speaking of earlier when I commented that I had put so much money into it because I wanted it!! Yours is doubly cool because it holds a 3/4 sized machine!! I have a VS II in mine. Again, great score!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok you guys, look what I got today at a yard sale! It is a hand crank serial number 15,081840 -- 1898 Singer! It is soooo cute, and small! The machine goes down into the cabinet and it is set up to use as a treadle too!

    Guess, what I paid?????? You won't believe that I got this machine -- cabinet is in great shape -- for $65!!!!!!!!! Geeze, I am so excited!

    Nancy
    I am in love!!!

    And you can not believe you scored it for $65!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenna p in ga
    Ugh, bad sewing day!!! The tension is messed up on my Brother (newer electric) and no matter what I try I can not get it right. So, I head to the treadle...it pushes the top fabric so much that it ends up off by 1/4" or more at the end of the seam, and the same w/the hand crank! I am working on a dress and am now so frustrated I have stopped sewing for the day.

    Those of you that use your treadles often, how do you keep the top fabric from getting pushed so much? I am not talking about multiple layers, just two. I have tried adjusting the presser foot pressure and see no change, except if it is too loose the fabric does not move at all! And pinning, but the fabric pushes to the pin then will fold over if I don't remove the pin. (hope that made sense)

    I guess some days are just not meant for sewing. And, now my Brother is going to have to get serviced or something to get the tension corrected...that is frustrating enough since it should be a simple fix!!!

    I feel better having vented a bit :).

    Thanks,
    Jenna
    Silly question, with the presserfoot down is it lined up with the feed dogs or is it cocked a little to the side? Like it is wanting to go one way and the feed dogs are going straight.

    If that it the case you will have to loosen the grub screw and realign the presserfoot.

    But it does seem weird that it is doing it on both the hand crank and the treadle. Makes me think the fabric could be the culprit.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earleen
    Maybe you can send me to the right place. I just bought a Kenmore sewing machine model # 117-959 and looking for the owners manual any ideas. The paper for parts says 1947 on it. Runs and sews great DH found it for $10.00
    Sounds like a sweet score for the machine!! As far as the manuals there are places on the net that will sell Kenmore sewing machine manuals or look for one on ebay or thrift stores.

    But according to my records your machine is a Kenmore 95 Rotary it was made in 1948!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok you guys, look what I got today at a yard sale! It is a hand crank serial number 15,081840 -- 1898 Singer! It is soooo cute, and small! The machine goes down into the cabinet and it is set up to use as a treadle too!

    Guess, what I paid?????? You won't believe that I got this machine -- cabinet is in great shape -- for $65!!!!!!!!! Geeze, I am so excited!

    Nancy
    I am in love!!!

    And you can not believe you scored it for $65!!!

    Billy
    Billy, Miz Johnny, this is so small -- it is a 3/4 size? So what model is the machine? A model 27? Billy/Miz Johnny can you tell me what I bought today? It runs sooooo smooth and it is so cute and small!!!! Yes, it is #15,081840, an 1898? Geeze, I feel sooooo lucky!

    Nancy

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    The fabric I am using is just broadcloth (poly/cotton), so it is not slippery or anything. I think I will just off- set the pcs a bit so that when I get to the end they will line up :)!!! Had it happen when sewing quilt blocks together too, trying to get the seams to nest, and when I would open the blocks the seams would be apart instead of nested. I think there is a way to sew them so that the seams are pushed together, but I have not taken the time to figure that one out. It would all depend on the direction the seams are pressed and the direction they are placed when sewing them together.

    I seem to have fixed the Brother tension issue (PTL), now to get things worked out w/the others.

    Thanks for the help.
    Jenna

    PS...nancy, that is a pretty machine you got, and a great price! I hear those 3/4 treadles are hard to find so you have a gem now!!!

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