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    Old 09-07-2011, 05:34 AM
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    Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Looking for information please--A friend bought this Singer 201 Centenial machine at a Salvation Army auction for $5.00. Inside was the owners information, personal address book, etc. When the friend got to looking at the names in the book, he recognized that it was a high society list of the important people in Ft Worth Texas in the mid 1950's. How fun!!
    They have never seen a cabinet like this, and wondered if it is unusual or if it had a "style" name, Really anything on it.
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    Jan, it's Singer's #42 cabinet. Not rare. ISMACS website describes it as:

    Finished in handsomely grained woods that reflects good taste in keeping with other fine furniture, this modern sewing cabinet also serves as a writing desk of unusual beauty. Four, spacious, dust-proof drawers provide ample room for all sewing accessories, stationery and correspondence. The top right drawer contains a spool rack and an oil can holder. The roomy drawer at the left has a built-in ink well and pencil tray.

    Comfortable handling of bulky material is afforded by the large extension leaf

    Nice machine! I have it's sister! :) (Not the cabinet tho, I'm still looking for a nicer one that what mine came in!)
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    Old 09-07-2011, 05:35 AM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I got this HONEYMOON in a pretty cabinet for $25. Someone here said they thought NEW HOME was the manufacturer. I have no idea if the cabinet belongs to the machine or not. The machine has a lot of hard oily dirty icky stuff on it, but the cabinet has none.
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    Old 09-07-2011, 06:09 AM
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    New to me 27K 1904 with 45,000 alloted. It is STICKY! Can't imagine what is all over it, but there is wheat or weeds or something stuck in the sticky. LOL Decals are in pristine shape and the cabinet is not bad. DH thinks it is cherry. Brother found this one,
    $55

    She's a beauty, 27K
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    The whole thing is gooey and the grains are stuck in it
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    I think the goo is what has the faceplate brown.
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    Cabinet is very ornate.
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    Old 09-07-2011, 07:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by buslady
    New to me 27K 1904 with 45,000 alloted. It is STICKY! Can't imagine what is all over it, but there is wheat or weeds or something stuck in the sticky. LOL Decals are in pristine shape and the cabinet is not bad. DH thinks it is cherry. Brother found this one,
    $55
    That is a lovely machine!!!
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    Old 09-07-2011, 07:55 AM
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    buslady,

    Could you post a pic of the back of the two spool cabinet? Nice machine by the way. The 27 too.
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    Old 09-07-2011, 07:56 AM
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    Jan, I have that same cabinet. Mine came with a black 319W. It needs veneer work, especially on the bottom and I'm not sure I'm up to it. But the cool, art deco look of it keeps drawing me to it. I do think if I learn how to do veneer work, it will be my first guinea pig.
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    Old 09-07-2011, 08:04 AM
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    My wife works part time at a local Civil War museum. They were thinning out there collection and had this little beauty for sale. It was in such nice condition that I couldn't pass it up.

    From some internet research, I believe it is a Nettleton and Raymond chainstitch machine from about 1857-1858. They were made in Brattleboro, Vermont. Its quite portable, only about 10" long.

    Its cute as a button though !
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    Old 09-07-2011, 08:13 AM
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    Very nice! Lucky you!
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    Old 09-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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    Originally Posted by Fixedgearhead
    Here is a link to my treadle conversion of a modern machine. I have a couple of older electric machines, Featherweight, Singer 404, but this is my main machine. The best of the old and new.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-150099-1.htm
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    John, You have a wonderful setup with that Bernina. I also like the furniture you made and your quilts. Very nice projects and thanks for sharing!

    I have converted a Singer 328K to treadle, but I bet it doesn't produce as nice a decorative stitch as your Bernina.
    My Singer 328 is a bit of a workout to treadle since the belt hits one spot of metal by the bobbin winder area. I don't wish to deface the machine to fix this problem; so, I just get an extra workout.
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    Old 09-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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    Originally Posted by ndnchf
    My wife works part time at a local Civil War museum. They were thinning out there collection and had this little beauty for sale. It was in such nice condition that I couldn't pass it up.

    From some internet research, I believe it is a Nettleton and Raymond chainstitch machine from about 1857-1858. They were made in Brattleboro, Vermont. Its quite portable, only about 10" long.

    Its cute as a button though !
    Cute, cute, cute machine!!!
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