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    Old 04-30-2010, 09:12 AM
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    I love looking at the old machines too. It brings back such good memories of my Mom. I grew up around the sewing machine pedal of the 206 that is now mine. Can't for the life of me bring it to my home though. It is in the same place at my Dad's home that it has always been, that I can remeber. It's like taking a step back in time.
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    Old 04-30-2010, 09:31 AM
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    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...47230623RSyEyk

    I have some pictures of a few of my machines in my webshots album. I thought this may be easier for me instead of trying to find pictures . I have others in my shed that I don't have pictures of. I have a 400 and a 503 singer slant. A 201 that needs to be rewired and a few more I have forgotten lol
    The Free is my favorite machine Its the prettiest I think. I am going to turn it into a hand crank if I can
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    Old 04-30-2010, 09:43 AM
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    So this is not exactly a vintage machine, but I did get it when I bought an old machine. Can anyone tell me what it is?

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    Old 04-30-2010, 09:53 AM
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    No idea but I can barely see a name on it. Maybe that would help
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    Old 04-30-2010, 09:55 AM
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    Oh, sorry! The name is Dritz. It also says Made in USA and Patent Pendng. It appears to be made out of aluminum? It's super light. The "arms" on either side swivel back and forth.
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    Old 04-30-2010, 10:31 AM
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    I have been looking on the web and ebay and can't find anything that looks like it. Maybe someone will know
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    Old 04-30-2010, 10:37 AM
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    Originally Posted by Charlee
    As for our own section, see this thread that I started... ;)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44411-1.htm#1007525

    Regarding attachments, I'll try to get some pictures of how to use them...they can be great fun! :)
    I just PMed the Administrator and asked that this be made into a Virtual section. I love how the turn out has been for the VSMS and looks like the Shop will be moving to the Virtual forum. I am waiting for the details and all but I will keep everyone up to date so we can keep this going!!

    Thank You all for your support, post, and questions!!!

    Billy
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    Old 04-30-2010, 10:45 AM
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    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Wow! I learn something new each time I come here. Thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge.

    As to a section, I know a section named 'machines' would be easiest. When Admin made the change to the new format, there was discussion of new topics. It was decided at that time to have the virtual sections, so everything under a particular topic could be accessed from the virtual section. This requires some work on the part of a knowledgable person (sorry, I can't volunteer. I do not know how to go about that.) to peruse threads and add the thread to the virtual section. A virtual section allows things like this shop, threads with pics, etc., to all be under the same umbrella. So it will eventually be the same as a section - but it will not have a title in the list of 'main, pictures', etc. It would be listed under the 'all user-defined sections'.

    By the way, I love this shop! Thanks for setting it up.
    Your most welcome!! And thanks for coming by and hanging out with us!!

    But I want to keep this strictly about the vintage machines. There has been such a huge interest in the vintage machines that I thought this might be a good place for us to bounce around information and help each other in keeping these wonderful pieces of history going. I had no idea it would take off like this but I am not complaining!!!

    So that is why I wanted the cut off date to be around 1975 before all of the electronics started to come into play.

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    Old 04-30-2010, 10:48 AM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Wow! I learn something new each time I come here. Thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge.

    As to a section, I know a section named 'machines' would be easiest. When Admin made the change to the new format, there was discussion of new topics. It was decided at that time to have the virtual sections, so everything under a particular topic could be accessed from the virtual section. This requires some work on the part of a knowledgable person (sorry, I can't volunteer. I do not know how to go about that.) to peruse threads and add the thread to the virtual section. A virtual section allows things like this shop, threads with pics, etc., to all be under the same umbrella. So it will eventually be the same as a section - but it will not have a title in the list of 'main, pictures', etc. It would be listed under the 'all user-defined sections'.

    By the way, I love this shop! Thanks for setting it up.
    Your most welcome!! And thanks for coming by and hanging out with us!!

    But I want to keep this strictly about the vintage machines. There has been such a huge interest in the vintage machines that I thought this might be a good place for us to bounce around information and help each other in keeping these wonderful pieces of history going. I had no idea it would take off like this but I am not complaining!!!

    So that is why I wanted the cut off date to be around 1975 before all of the electronics started to come into play.

    Billy
    I agree with you on keeping it for just "vintage machines".
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    Old 04-30-2010, 10:50 AM
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    Originally Posted by cjaye44
    I went to a hardware store and got the supplies you suggested to clean my machine. I even found a small table to put in the yard to do the work..it's metal so don't have to worry about the wood rotting. I've managed to get the motor and light assembly off and am ready to go. I taped each screw and part to a piece of cardboard and labeled them so hopefully will be able to get everything back together. I do have a question...when I am cleaning with the kerosene, will it affect the decals on the machine of some should get on them.

    Also, I saw a Brother treadle machine at the thrift shop yesterday. The # was A556547. I did a search for dating Brothers and got nowhere. They were asking $75....the belt was rotten and it was dusty and dirty but not in too bad a shape. Can you date it for me??
    I like how you taped the screws and parts to the cardboard thats a great idea!!! I would try and to keep the kerosene off of the finish the best that I could (we know a little bit will get on there) but try and to wipe it off a soon as you can. Sometimes the shellac or varnish that they used for the clear coat will deteriorate and start crazing (little cracks) or wear off completely. so I would be careful as I could about getting it on the finish but it should not hurt anything.

    It will look kinda cloudy if you get it on the finish after wiping it off but the GoJo will take it off and the polish will hide everything!!

    Billy

    Edit: Opps I forgot about the treadle. :oops:

    I will have to do some research on the Brother but since you have the serial I am going to email my buddy in Australia and see what he has on it and I will get back with you on it!!!
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