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 06-29-2012, 04:53 PM
  #36291  
Super Member
 
BoJangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rescue, California
Posts: 4,585
Default

Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
I tell you right now,, shut off that compute and go get that 31, forget you ever saw this 319w it's home machine...

I just got a 16-188 which is the big brother to a 31, They have the same body.... I paid $100 it came in a treadle stand, the top is falling apart,,,, it's monster.

at 75 $ you can't go wrong...consew copied these. parts will interchange.

that one is in a modren table , I'm sure a updated motor...

Do you understand the speed these run ? most do not. These run at one speed only, which is full speed.

hit the pedal and it will GO.. the only way to get a full range of speeds is to buy and install a servo motor ..then they work like a home machine,, servo's sell from 150 to 250..

go get it, you could reslle it for 3 x's that much
Ok John - now that I know you are a guy - I have to agree A LITTLE BIT with what you are saying, but I'd get the 319 too! I love my 319w in treadle!

I just today moved my two 31's into my barn! I am confiscating one stall to set up my 31's for repairing saddle blankets, horse blankets, some tack etc. I have tried using the 31 a couple times, but the thing scared me to death! It takes off racing! I will 'have' to practice and practice with those mean machines or I will end up sewing a finger or something! I love them, though! Oh yeah, both my 31's were given to me along with a bunch of attachments for them and the cabinet - which is electric but looks like a treadle!

I worked on my Hales Crescent's cabinet today - I had already stained and repaired the cabinet - now it is just finishing it! I also worked on my Hitachi cabinet - sanded and stained it! I won't really use the 31's until I can sand and stain their cabinet too!

Oh and I sewed this morning with my Pfaff 260 - which still baffles me! Why don't you try explaining why my machine works fine with one side plugged in and the old knee control, but won't run that way with a more modern foot control?

Nancy

Last edited by BoJangles; 06-29-2012 at 04:55 PM.
BoJangles is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 05:00 PM
  #36292  
Super Member
 
BoJangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rescue, California
Posts: 4,585
Default

Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
I have a chance of getting a Singer 66. No attatchments nor manuel. It is a centinnel model and was made in 1951.
The spool pin is missing. I do not know what the condition is. The owner was $100 for it. I can not go see it for about 8 weeks. If he still has it I will go then. I all ready have three 66's that are Red Eyes and really do not need another one. Kathie
Kathie are you feeling better? Hows the broken ankle? Well I wouldn't pay $100 for a 66 except maybe the centennial one! I have one red eye, and 2 'newer' electric plain ones! There are lots and lots of 66's out there, but it would be nice to have a centennial!

Nancy
BoJangles is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 05:02 PM
  #36293  
Super Member
 
BoJangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rescue, California
Posts: 4,585
Default

Has anyone heard from Texas Jan? She has been going through so much, and it worries me that she hasn't surfaced for a few days?

Nancy
BoJangles is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 05:26 PM
  #36294  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,510
Default

Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
Has anyone heard from Texas Jan? She has been going through so much, and it worries me that she hasn't surfaced for a few days?

Nancy
Glenn is back - GLENN?????
miriam is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 05:50 PM
  #36295  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cadillac, MI
Posts: 6,487
Default

Nancy, I wanted a LBOW, too, as Annie is a mocha, but when I went without Annie for almost two weeks because the SM guy had as much trouble as I did getting the plug back together, I gave up and bought the first one that I could win in my price range. They can share the attachments and Annie is slated for a paint job, though if I have back surgery, I doubt that I'll be lifting machines, even a light one. The White Rotary weighs in at 39 pounds. There is no needle in it so I can't compare. I'll have to find the needle/machine site. I can put in 15X1 and see what happens. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. A family member has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and I'm the only caretaker, so I have been sitting in ICU and have to travel next week. scraps.jpg
irishrose is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 05:57 PM
  #36296  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Victorian Sweatshop
Posts: 863
Default

I did take the motor off but there wasn't time to undo the electrical cords. I've never seen such elegant, careful work in coiling the wires around the terminals. Watching the grandkids so will have to deal with this another time. I'll be back home soon and there is no sew and vac place near. It may just be the brushes. Anyway, my 201 and 15 are waiting at home. Gosh, I do miss them. Then there is the Necchi, the newer New Home, the Redeye, the 66 handcrank. Still, I had become fond of working with Myrtle. Maybe its time I learned to rebuild motors. Thanks for the suggestions.
redmadder is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 06:23 PM
  #36297  
Junior Member
 
crewsemj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 134
Default

While going to yard sales today I found this Singer buttonholer. Looks like it has never been used and all the parts are there plus a pkg. of 4 other discs of different sizes and the instruction book to tell you all about it. I guess what I'm curious about and have not seen it mentioned on here is the message on the end flap of the box that reads

The SINGER* Deluxe Monogrammer adds a personal touch to linens, towels, clothes, other ites with 1 1/2" script initials. Floral motif included, too!

You all remember I am new at this and plus my old brain doesn't remember to well anymore. Will go google this when I get off here, but just curious if I need to keep my eyes open for this!!
Attached Thumbnails buttonholer.jpg   buttonholer2.jpg  
crewsemj is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 06:23 PM
  #36298  
Super Member
 
BoJangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Rescue, California
Posts: 4,585
Default

Well Candace, I see the Pfaff 260 you mentioned on our local Craigslist for $400! I sent them an e-mail a couple days ago asking if they had actually seen a Pfaff 260 SELL for $400? I told the people who are trying to sell this machine that you can ask anything, but maybe they should look and see what the machines are actually selling for! The asking price and what actually gets sold are two different things! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/3105270595.html Well, it looks like they listened a little - it is now lowered to $300 - what a deal!

Nancy
BoJangles is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 07:06 PM
  #36299  
Senior Member
 
Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North TX
Posts: 764
Default

Originally Posted by miriam View Post
nice leg!!!
Yep...and I need another set of legs like I need a kick in the head! Was browsing CL and saw not just one, but two 301s for decent prices in the DFW area today. Good thing I'm here and not there (at least that's what I'm telling myself).

On a side note, I spent a couple of hours zig-zagging batting scraps together with a little half plastic late 70s-early 80s White. Not too bad, but I'd hate to have to use it all the time. Love my little tanks that don't wiggle and jiggle all around.
Bennett is offline  
Old 06-29-2012, 07:09 PM
  #36300  
Super Member
 
purplefiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Round Rock,Texas
Posts: 6,135
Default

Havplenty,
I've never seen a black 319 before, it looks interesting. I guess its a good thing I'm in Texas or I'd have to go check that one out.
Sharon W.
purplefiend 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


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.