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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    Truthfully the cabinet is worth around $600 because they are so rare. Its a drawing room cabinet and the fanciest one that singer made. It was truly a fine piece of furniture in its day.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Your sewing machine is a model 128. It was born November 11, 1924 In Elizabeth New Jersey. There were 10,000 made. Hope this helps. Kathie S.
    Thanks Kathie, great help.

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    [quote=vintagemotif]
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu


    My mother kept a 15-91 in the bathroom of the 2-bedroom bungalow she lived in. The bathroom was huge; in the wintertime she would turn on a portable heater in there and spend the day.

    Told my husband this and he asked, "Is this for old ladies who can't make it in time?" lol
    It's for old ladies who live in Iowa and live in drafty houses!!

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    [quote=tomilu

    There are 2 Boye cases of 18s, but they are rusted, . . .

    You may be able to rescue those needles. Try cleaning them with oxy-clean. . . . Will get some oxyclean. My DH says beet juice is supposed to clean rust off, lol.[/quote]

    Evapo Rust is the best rust remover ever--and non-toxic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt

    Wow... just wow. How do you dust them all? Maybe we should start a 'vintage sew machine horders' club? Billy and you can be honorary lifetime members, I should think. Oh wait... I guess that's what this thread is for, isn't it?! :D
    Dust? What's that? Run some cloth through them, that will keep them dusted off!! Unfortunately, I don't sew enough to keep mine shiny. And that's OK.

    And yes, I recognize the fact that I'm a hoarder. And that's OK, too.

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    [quote=Miz Johnny]
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu

    There are 2 Boye cases of 18s, but they are rusted, . . .

    You may be able to rescue those needles. Try cleaning them with oxy-clean. . . . Will get some oxyclean. My DH says beet juice is supposed to clean rust off, lol.[/quote

    Evapo Rust is the best rust remover ever--and non-toxic.
    Thanks for this information. I'm always looking for safe products to use while cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    The electric cord runs through a very small grommet in the side plate of the cabinet. It's a captive cord. Also, I just noticed that the kneelever/footpedal apparatus is totally different between the 20's 66 and the 40's 15-91. Hum.
    Just take the wiring loose from the footpedal, but make sure you mark which wire goes to which terminal. I've done it many times!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    No, no! Not meant to offend, more as a joke for us all/at us all. A lot of us either already have a lot of machines, or we're in the "process" of having a lot of machines. Others on this thread have mentioned that this love of these old machines is a 'sickness'... I just had to laugh in agreement. For whatever we call it, I have it to! I apologize if what I typed seemed offensive, it was not meant that way. I'll try to be more careful in the future...
    I'm not offended; I'm definitely a hoarder. No dead animals or bugs under my stuff, but I have an enormous amount of "possibilities" I have been working on this for the past year, and am making great progress, but you would never know it to look at it.

    The hoarder shows always have an "intervention", and indiscriminately toss stuff out. I think that would send me into a tailspin, so I have been steadily sorting and getting rid of the things I will never use.
    I make regular runs to Goodwill!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    That's just like the one I just sold. And no, I didn't get anywhere NEAR that price!! LOL! It amazes me what people think these puppies are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    Truthfully the cabinet is worth around $600 because they are so rare. Its a drawing room cabinet and the fanciest one that singer made. It was truly a fine piece of furniture in its day.

    Billy
    I don't know anyone who has given that much for one, and I have had several myself. They are somewhat rare, but if you want one, keep looking and it will turn up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    That's just like the one I just sold. And no, I didn't get anywhere NEAR that price!! LOL! It amazes me what people think these puppies are worth.
    According to a guy who owns an antique store where I live, that is the only kind of sewing machine he would have in his shop. It is a beauty but awfully pricey. Yes, I do know they're fairly rare but still seems pretty dear.

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    [quote=vintagemotif]
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Have another question. What do I use to get cigarette smoke out of/off of a vintage wood cabinet? The finish is shot, so I can strip it. I just don't know what, if anything will get that old tar/nicotine out of the porious wood. I didn't discover this issue until I got home and started getting hives on my hands and arms. I'm allergic to the tar... time. So any advice? Take the time and expense to strip it? (It's a cabinet 40) or ditch it. I do have another cabinet that my machine will fit it.. .if I can get the 66 out of it, without cutting the electric cord.
    Just switch the cabinets.
    Why should you cut the electrical cord?
    Some of the machines that I have I can't figure out how to get the cords out of the hole they run through without cutting them. The wiring is bad anyway so I don't mind cutting through them but I would like to find out the proper way to undo the wires.

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    I just bought a 27 off of Craig's list for $15. The side plate is missing. I bought it for the bobbin winder as the winder on my hc 27 is broken. This machine is in better shape so I just might keep it and look for another winder. Nancy you just might have made a horder out of me. lol Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I just bought a 27 off of Craig's list for $15. The side plate is missing. I bought it for the bobbin winder as the winder on my hc 27 is broken. This machine is in better shape so I just might keep it and look for another winder. Nancy you just might have made a horder out of me. lol Kathie
    Is just the front plate missing? I may have both a bobbin winder and the plate.

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    Tommie, I really like you car tag. Maybe you will have better luck with your machine than I have with mine. Glenn[/quote]

    Thanks. I've not even begun to work on the Davis, or the WW9, or the Mason. Hmmmm - I'm getting behinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    The electric cord runs through a very small grommet in the side plate of the cabinet. It's a captive cord. Also, I just noticed that the kneelever/footpedal apparatus is totally different between the 20's 66 and the 40's 15-91. Hum.
    Just take the wiring loose from the footpedal, but make sure you mark which wire goes to which terminal. I've done it many times!!
    Thanks for this response. It has been awhile since I played with the foot pedals. I should have remembered that this was all that is needed. So simple a fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good_apple
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    This cabinet looks just like the one I got in Aug on ebay for $135.00, but mine had a beautiful Singer Red eye. My Fair Lady now graces my living room, but someday I'm going to learn how to treadle.
    Anyone who wants a parlor cabinet should keep checking Craigslist. That's where I got mine, a year ago, for $100.00. I actually bought it because I wanted the Singer 'Red Eye' that was in it. I almost gave the cabinet away until I watched Treadle Lady's cute video about her parlor cabinet "Miss Ellen Elevator":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi8a_..._order&list=UL

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    Anyone who wants a parlor cabinet should keep checking Craigslist. That's where I got mine, a year ago, for $100.00. I actually bought it because I wanted the Singer 'Red Eye' that was in it. I almost gave the cabinet away until I watched Treadle Lady's cute video about her parlor cabinet "Miss Ellen Elevator": [/quote]

    If I find one for that price, you can bet I will enlarge the bathroom, lol.

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    Here is a really pretty parlor cabinet listed on CL in Stow, MA for $250.00
    :http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/2177294808.html

    I see them quite often on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Here is a really pretty parlor cabinet listed on CL in Stow, MA for $250.00
    :http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/2177294808.html

    I see them quite often on CL.
    VERY unusual decoration on this one!! I have not seen one like this before.

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    You could try lemon juice for removing rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Here is a really pretty parlor cabinet listed on CL in Stow, MA for $250.00
    :http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/2177294808.html

    I see them quite often on CL.
    VERY unusual decoration on this one!! I have not seen one like this before.
    I think if I lived a little closer and if we hadn't just had several major snowstorms this month I would probably go get it.

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    Today I got my socks blessed off! One of the machines I was wanting to collect was the Singer 201. I answered a CL ad for a vintage machine, owner didn't know what model... When I met her at the storage unit to look, it was a 201!! And she took $60 for it! The cabinet is a very nice treadle cabinet, obviously not the original one for the machine, as it is electric. The owner said it was her grandmothers and had been converted to electric from a treadle. This isn't true, tho. The machine has a potted motor, smooth handwheel, and the big cord plug built in on the side. It was built electric. I assume the owner knew nothing about the machine and was confused. Lucky for me she just wanted to get rid of it! She said her grandmother was "on it all the time" and loved to sew, but she died a few years back. I asked what the grandma's name had been, and was told, "Flora". I was the one who thought people who named their machines were silly, but I'm finding myself wanting to call this machine "Flora"!

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    Trying to catch up on all the psots. Haven't been getting updates. I love my "older ladies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Here is a really pretty parlor cabinet listed on CL in Stow, MA for $250.00
    :http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/2177294808.html

    I see them quite often on CL.
    VERY unusual decoration on this one!! I have not seen one like this before.
    I think if I lived a little closer and if we hadn't just had several major snowstorms this month I would probably go get it.
    I have the same cabinet as CabbagePatchKid...its the Singer DR04. The cabinet in the Boston CL ad, above, is the DR05... same cabinet but with fancy wood trims added on it. I think I'd rather have the plain one as those wooden pieces get bumped off too easliy. My 1908 model 66 Lotus resides in that fine cabinet. You don't want to know what I paid...

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