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Old 07-31-2010, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by BoJangles
This is not a 1879 machine.....its around 1910.
Wow, so the serial number 3171412 is wrong for this machine?

I don't understand because I thought all machines made after 1900 started with a letter?

Anyway, I am glad I sent in the pictures -- I was pretty wowed when you said it was from 1879!

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The Singer serial numbers do not apply to this machine these were carry overs from Wheeler and Wilson. When Singer started to use theirs they put a W in front of them but there are no records left in the Singer archives of these machines. Chrys Gunther more than likely owns these records now. But I know my machine is a 1910.

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:34 AM
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Nancy, your machine (The number is 3171412) is so beautiful. Wow. :D :D
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:24 AM
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What do you guys think of this one?

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/atq/1872934401.html
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:36 AM
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Hi. I saw a Freeman No5 treadle sewing machine for sale at a thrift store for $65, does that sound like a good deal? It is in a cabinet, treadle is inside. The tag on it says "parts and manual" are w/it. Guessing that is the belt. When I spin the wheel it moves freely so I think it would work, however I do not know what to look for as far as the bobbin is concerned etc. I looked around the net and here is a picture of it, however, the one I saw says Freeman No 5 on the top, not just Free.

http://www.ismacs.net/free/fly11.html

So, should I race back up there a get this machine? If so are there things I should check before buying? DH says I can get it if I will use it, so it has to work :). It looked to be in good condition, cabinet too, just needs a little cleaning.

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SewExtreme
Nancy, your machine (The number is 3171412) is so beautiful. Wow. :D :D
Thank you! I think it is beautiful too!
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:18 PM
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What is the difference between a Singer 127-3 and a Singer 127?
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jackkip
What do you guys think of this one?

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/atq/1872934401.html
Too expensive for a hea donly and the decal is in bad shape especially on the bed.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:42 PM
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Ok. Here are a couple of before and afters of my Redeye. I have posted more in the Cleaning your machine tutorial. At least of the befores, anyway! I got it for free.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:47 PM
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What a difference!! It looks great!
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:59 PM
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Thanks! There is some silvering of the bed decals, but it couldn't be helped unless I just did nothing. The jappaning is all cracked and I am guessing the shellac was damaged. They used some kind of gunk to even oil the tension discs. They were all stuck together.
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