Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell >
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    Old 07-21-2010, 07:36 AM
      #3581  
    Moderator
     
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: In the middle of a mess...
    Posts: 20,025
    Default

    I have a table made from the base of a treadle. The lady that had it was just "dejunking" her house. She knew I sewed and asked me if I would like it. It's just the base and she had put a piece of glass on it to make it a table. It's nice, but sure wished it had been the entire machine. What happened to the machine? No clue, was scared to ask her
    tlrnhi is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 07:47 AM
      #3582  
    Junior Member
     
    Kitzone's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Ohio
    Posts: 211
    Default

    Originally Posted by dunster
    hmmm... I posted the treadle chair because I thought it was just very odd. But I see nothing 'wrong' with it; in fact it's pretty creative. (That does NOT mean I want it, so don't send it to me.) Reuse of old materials is very popular now, for good reason, and there are many thousands of these old stands around, many of them having lost their sewing machines or pitmans, some very rusty, or with cracked cast iron bases. They can't all be transformed into working sewing machines. Isn't it better to use the stand (and even the machine) for another purpose than to send it to the dump? ... yes, I will try to save them <sigh>
    Very well said Dunster :thumbup:
    Kitzone is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:08 AM
      #3583  
    Super Member
     
    Miz Johnny's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Lexington, KY
    Posts: 1,222
    Default

    Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I have a table made from the base of a treadle. The lady that had it was just "dejunking" her house. She knew I sewed and asked me if I would like it. It's just the base and she had put a piece of glass on it to make it a table. It's nice, but sure wished it had been the entire machine. What happened to the machine? No clue, was scared to ask her
    When my grandmother died, my aunt asked for her treadle machine. The machine went to the dump; no clue what finally happened to the cabinet and base, but my mother never quit talking about it!!
    On the other hand, my mother got the quilt tops, one of which I finally finished, and the other is in the 'round tuit pile. She also wound up with the family bible, my great grandmother's pitcher, and a few other things. Guess which certified hoarder still has it all?? ;-P
    Miz Johnny is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:10 AM
      #3584  
    Super Member
     
    SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 7,741
    Default

    Now that seems to me to be a waste of a good machine. How crazy.

    Originally Posted by dunster
    Oops, I may have spoken too soon... this one might have gone just a tad too far...

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/fuo/1854729851.html
    :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
    SewExtremeSeams is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:16 AM
      #3585  
    Super Member
     
    SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Posts: 7,741
    Default

    FEATHERWEIGHT problem... help?

    For no reason that I can think of, my FW suddenly began acting up.

    When I turn the wheel -I am not using electricity right now until the problem is fixed- OK, so when I moved the wheel, the needle goes down into the hole, sorta to the right side of the hole and stops. I have to reverse the way I move the wheel to bring the needle back out.

    The needle is in with the flat side to the right side; I have taken the top plate off; taken the bobbin casing out and found nothing amiss.

    I love sewing on this machine and have sewn hours on it without any problems.

    What else do I need to check to find out where the problem is?

    Thanks in advance because I know one of you will be able to come up with the right answer. :-D
    SewExtremeSeams is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:45 AM
      #3586  
    Junior Member
     
    aardvarq's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: West Virginia
    Posts: 150
    Default

    Originally Posted by quilt addict
    That's a much better interpretation than this one.
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/atq/1849784905.html

    Thanks but I don't think it fits my decore. :?
    OH my Gosh!!

    That is the cabinet model I need for parts to repair my Granny's burned cabinet!!

    Wonder if the laminate is in any decent condition for stripping?

    Aardie.
    aardvarq is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:50 AM
      #3587  
    Senior Member
     
    Deara's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Rowan County, North Carolina
    Posts: 795
    Default

    This is listed on eBay.
    Attached Thumbnails attachment-73405.jpe  
    Deara is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:54 AM
      #3588  
    Power Poster
     
    dunster's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts: 15,167
    Default

    And here's a lamp made from a RED featherweight. Now that's just taking it too far...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/TOUCH-TABLE-DESK...item588808a9ad

    I'm editing my opinion. Actually I think it's pretty darned cute, but I would prefer to have a functioning red featherweight. However... maybe it couldn't be fixed as a sewing machine. But I don't think it should be priced comparably to a functioning featherweight. Those machines have the high price only because we (quilters) have put a premium on them for their good stitch and portability. The sewing value is gone when it's turned into a lamp. But it IS cute.
    dunster is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:54 AM
      #3589  
    Senior Member
     
    mlaceruby's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Location: Somerset PA
    Posts: 719
    Default

    that is just wrong!
    I can see if the cabinet is in ruins

    like this one
    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/atq/1854667784.html

    but for a wonderful old machine to be treated this way!
    this is why I buy so many at auctions! a few years ago when the living room(25x30 ft) was sitting full of machines my hubby wouldn't let me buy any more.
    well passed one up at the auction house and the next week when we went back it was burning on the trash pile!

    He lets me bring them home now!
    mlaceruby is offline  
    Old 07-21-2010, 08:56 AM
      #3590  
    EC
    Senior Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: MA
    Posts: 302
    Default

    Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    FEATHERWEIGHT problem... help?

    The needle is in with the flat side to the right side; I have taken the top plate off; taken the bobbin casing out and found nothing amiss.

    :-D
    If I'm not mistaken, flat side belongs on the left on a FW. Threads right to left.
    EC is offline  

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter