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 08-02-2010, 09:30 AM
      #4061  
    Senior Member
     
    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Monroeville, PA
    Posts: 547
    Default

    Anyone good at naming feet?

    I have some feet that were in the drawer of my machine.
    I know several of them but most I do not know how to use

    1. I dont know what it is
    2. Is a ruffler but I dont know how to attach it
    3. Is a regular foot
    4. Has a turn under for like edges I think?
    5-9 I think these are binders although I have no clue how to attach them to the machine.
    10. Is not a foot but I dont know what it is or what it goes with. It has the domestic star so I know it is for something
    11. Have no clue what 11 is

    I can also take more pictures.
    Plus I have a singer ruffler I dont know if I can use that on my machine
    Attached Thumbnails attachment-90347.jpe  
    AbbyQuilts is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 09:46 AM
      #4062  
    Junior Member
     
    jenna p  in ga's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: middle GA
    Posts: 196
    Default

    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    1. I dont know what it is TUCKER...it makes tucks, look like pleats to me
    2. Is a ruffler but I dont know how to attach it
    3. Is a regular foot
    4. Has a turn under for like edges I think?
    5-9 I think these are binders although I have no clue how to attach them to the machine. HEMMERS
    10. Is not a foot but I dont know what it is or what it goes with. It has the domestic star so I know it is for something
    11. Have no clue what 11 is
    This is all new to me too, but I happen to have my book right in front of me. 1 and 5-9 are the only onee I can help with.
    jenna p  in ga is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 12:01 PM
      #4063  
    Senior Member
     
    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Monroeville, PA
    Posts: 547
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok, just looking up some information on a pfaff treadle I saw a note that "Domestic" was bought out by Pfaff way back when.

    Billy do you know anything about this Domestic?

    Nancy



    Okay I relooked up all the info about my machine. I have memory problems so I end up lookign things up mulitiple times
    :-D
    My machine was made in the 1880's it is the #4 family cabinet I think. The manual in the Smithsonian that is from 1880 works for my machine

    From what I haver read is that White bought out the Domestic company sometime in the early 1900's.
    I have never seen that Phaff bought them out

    I did find this on needlebar http://needlebar.org/main~nb/dates/pfaff/index.html
    Its the serial numbers for Phaff if you are looking for info for a Phaff
    AbbyQuilts is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 01:10 PM
      #4064  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok, just looking up some information on a pfaff treadle I saw a note that "Domestic" was bought out by Pfaff way back when.

    Nancy
    Okay I relooked up all the info about my machine. I have memory problems so I end up lookign things up mulitiple times
    :-D
    My machine was made in the 1880's it is the #4 family cabinet I think. The manual in the Smithsonian that is from 1880 works for my machine

    From what I haver read is that White bought out the Domestic company sometime in the early 1900's.
    I have never seen that Phaff bought them out

    I did find this on needlebar http://needlebar.org/main~nb/dates/pfaff/index.html
    Its the serial numbers for Phaff if you are looking for info for a Phaff
    Thank you very much for the Pfaff information. As far as Pfaff buying out Domestic -- I was looking up some information on Pfaff's and a note that said Pfaff bought out Domestic just caught my eye -- I will have to go back and find it again! I try to remember, just because we see it in print doesnt' make it true! Billy?

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 01:17 PM
      #4065  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Hello all,

    We just got back from running around to Antique Eporiums and I found a hand crank Singer. The machine was very cute, in good shape, but had no needle assemby attached to the bar thing.

    Anyway, they wanted $275 for the machine. The only numbers on the machine were on the base of the head and they both started with a number that was separate from the rest of the numbers.

    The numbers were # 7 641334 and below that number with the same spacing # 1 903834. I could not find another number on the machine. This machine has to be pre 1900's?

    I couldn't see a place for a bobbin, was this a chain stitch only machine?

    What do you guys think of this deal? Can I get a replacement Needle assembly thing -- she said they may have taken it off so it wouldn't get stollen.

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 01:31 PM
      #4066  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts[/quote

    I did find this on needlebar http://needlebar.org/main~nb/dates/pfaff/index.html
    Its the serial numbers for Phaff if you are looking for info for a Phaff
    Wow, AbbyQuilts! I went to the site you listed and printed out the serial numbers and manufacture dates for Pfaff's from 1862 through 1978!

    Wow! Thank you! I am no on a quest to find a vintage Pfaff!

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 02:36 PM
      #4067  
    Banned
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Bikini Bottom
    Posts: 5,652
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Hello all,

    We just got back from running around to Antique Eporiums and I found a hand crank Singer. The machine was very cute, in good shape, but had no needle assemby attached to the bar thing.

    Anyway, they wanted $275 for the machine. The only numbers on the machine were on the base of the head and they both started with a number that was separate from the rest of the numbers.

    The numbers were # 7 641334 and below that number with the same spacing # 1 903834. I could not find another number on the machine. This machine has to be pre 1900's?

    I couldn't see a place for a bobbin, was this a chain stitch only machine?

    What do you guys think of this deal? Can I get a replacement Needle assembly thing -- she said they may have taken it off so it wouldn't get stollen.

    Nancy
    I would have to see the machine to say what it is but the price sounds way to expensive.

    Billy
    Lostn51 is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 02:46 PM
      #4068  
    Junior Member
     
    jenna p  in ga's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: middle GA
    Posts: 196
    Default

    Here are pics to the treadle I bought!!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57479-1.htm

    Ready for help!!! For starters, where is the best place to order parts, and do I need a special needle?

    Thanks,
    Jenna
    jenna p  in ga is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 03:24 PM
      #4069  
    Member
     
    husband-of-a-quilter's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: North Central PA
    Posts: 75
    Default

    My wife quilts and in the process I seemed to have found a fascination for sewing machines. I just love the mechanics of them, they are so logical. So I joined this board to learn as much as I can about them (who knows I might even learn to quilt) I found two machines at our local Bernina store this past weekend and they were very cheap. This one is an Ideal Electric, I have no ideal how old it is and it seems to be in very good condition. I have searched the internet but to no luck so I will keep trying. Since I am new here is there a way to just search this thread if I am looking for a particular machine? Thank you for letting me share this.

    Ideal Electric
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]90529[/ATTACH]

    Another View
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]90530[/ATTACH]

    With Cover
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]90532[/ATTACH]
    Attached Thumbnails attachment-90524.jpe   attachment-90525.jpe   attachment-90527.jpe  
    husband-of-a-quilter is offline  
    Old 08-02-2010, 03:52 PM
      #4070  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by husband-of-a-quilter
    My wife quilts and in the process I seemed to have found a fascination for sewing machines. I just love the mechanics of them, they are so logical. So I joined this board to learn as much as I can about them (who knows I might even learn to quilt) I found two machines at our local Bernina store this past weekend and they were very cheap. This one is an Ideal Electric, I have no ideal how old it is and it seems to be in very good condition. I have searched the internet but to no luck so I will keep trying. Since I am new here is there a way to just search this thread if I am looking for a particular machine? Thank you for letting me share this.
    I love that machine! I have never heard of an Ideal Electric!

    Nancy
    BoJangles 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