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

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    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESS OF YOUR SHOP!!!
    As you can tell, we all love it.

    Billy, I do have a question about your shop's success. Can it become too successful and cause the shop to be shut down? I don't know exactly how this board works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUCCESS OF YOUR SHOP!!!
    As you can tell, we all love it.

    Billy, I do have a question about your shop's success. Can it become too successful and cause the shop to be shut down? I don't know exactly how this board works.
    I was thinking about that yesterday. There is a lot of pertinent information here that we can not afford to lose and I am wondering how far we can go before it is too much. I think the "Word Association" thread was at over 3000 post before they purged it.

    We might need to think about how we are going to keep this information and to save this thread.

    Edit: I crunched some numbers (I love statistics :mrgreen: ) and if we keep up at the pace were are going now we will average over 17,800 post and 430,993 views a year!!

    Thats what I call a booming business!!!

    Billy

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    Please let us know. The info is very important and would be a great loss to all of us.

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    Thanks Billy, it is all the shop and your doing. I have learned so much since you have opened. I have also spent alot of money..... :( .

    But if I get this free one running, I will feel really good.

    By the way, what is OSMGal? Hope it is good.

    I used to hang out with my Dad in the garage. He used to drive stock cars in the days until he broke his back. But then he managed the local race track so I could hang out in the pits.

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    Is there a way to archive the thread at some point and start a new one? Would that keep it from being purged completely?

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    Billy,
    Just wondering when you are going to post the next tute on the cleaning part of the machine? My machine is setting in the basement awaiting it's bath. You know me I have to have step by step instructions.
    Charlene

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    April, I'm glad you are in the club! I don't want to be the only one. My first machine a few weeks ago was a Davis. I have not been able to date or figure out the model. Not sure if that is what you mean but do you have any web pages that talk about the Davis? I have found the ISMACS page but that is about it.
    Lisa
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I have not found anymore badged Davis machines :-(
    I am thinking I may grab the $25 one..
    Thanks for the input Billy I sure do appreciate the advice!
    hugs
    April

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I know I wasn't supposed to be looking at CL this week. But look what I found. It seems like such a good deal. I have never seen a machine like this before.

    What to do :?: :?: :?:

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1746391045.html
    OH

    Please hurry and buy it! The machine is just like the one I brought home from CL but the cabinet is to die for! And the price, please tell me you will buy it. :?:
    I'm trying but am 3rd in line. I may know tomorrow if one of the other two don't buy it. Can't imagine that happening.
    :shock:

    :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    April, I'm glad you are in the club! I don't want to be the only one. My first machine a few weeks ago was a Davis. I have not been able to date or figure out the model. Not sure if that is what you mean but do you have any web pages that talk about the Davis? I have found the ISMACS page but that is about it.
    Lisa
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I have not found anymore badged Davis machines :-(
    I am thinking I may grab the $25 one..
    Thanks for the input Billy I sure do appreciate the advice!
    hugs
    April
    Lisa,
    Billy helped me find out some information on mine by joining Needlebar. I do not have the weblink here as it is saved on my home computer. I have at least one Davis possibly two. One is a Loeser and one is a Marathon. The Loeser is a hand crank. We believe the Marathon is from the late 1800s. They both have the tree of life coffin cases. I will have to get pictures posted here of them.
    Hugs
    April

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    Thanks April, I have requested to register on Needlebar so that should come through soon. Would love to see the pictures. I am using mine to go through Billy's tute so she is partially diassembled. I'm practicing PATIENCE....

    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    April, I'm glad you are in the club! I don't want to be the only one. My first machine a few weeks ago was a Davis. I have not been able to date or figure out the model. Not sure if that is what you mean but do you have any web pages that talk about the Davis? I have found the ISMACS page but that is about it.
    Lisa
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    I have not found anymore badged Davis machines :-(
    I am thinking I may grab the $25 one..
    Thanks for the input Billy I sure do appreciate the advice!
    hugs
    April
    Lisa,
    Billy helped me find out some information on mine by joining Needlebar. I do not have the weblink here as it is saved on my home computer. I have at least one Davis possibly two. One is a Loeser and one is a Marathon. The Loeser is a hand crank. We believe the Marathon is from the late 1800s. They both have the tree of life coffin cases. I will have to get pictures posted here of them.
    Hugs
    April

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    Patience? What is that? LOL
    I will try to take some shots tonight and post them here. They need to be cleaned and such but I am sooo afraid to do so!
    Hugs
    April

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    With the popularity of the shop I guess you don't need a Grand Opening. But it would be fun. Maybe we could schedule a chat session like they did for the secret santa unveil last year. I will bring some wine and make some lemon bars.

    Lisa

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    I don't know, if I had patience I could just wait and get the first one finished. Instead I have bought 5 more machines since then and picked one up for free.

    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Patience? What is that? LOL
    I will try to take some shots tonight and post them here. They need to be cleaned and such but I am sooo afraid to do so!
    Hugs
    April

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    Katia, great for you. I had emailed her and asked if she would ship it. She said no. But i am glad it is going to someone great! Congratulations, it is a steal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    She says I can have it and and I am over the moon. She said a
    guy wanted it, but just as an antique. She wants it to go to someone who will use it and love it. She even gave me the serial number. So it is mine. I just hope someone does not come in and offer her a ton more for it. She will not be home to get it till Thursday, so I will be holding my breath till then. But she is so - so cute. I am paying her more the the 45 but I don't even care. I think she will be a treasure.

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    Hopefully this isn't too OT for this group.
    Does anyone have, or know where I could get a Davis Sewing Machine? I recently got a Davis NVF base, the distance between the pins is 11 inches. I am looking for another one, as I'd really like to use it.

    It was really neat how I got the base. I currently have 9 treadles, and 19 machines ;)

    Please send me a Private Message if you have a Davis, or a machine without feed dogs.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbee12
    Hopefully this isn't too OT for this group.
    Does anyone have, or know where I could get a Davis Sewing Machine? I recently got a Davis NVF base, the distance between the pins is 11 inches. I am looking for another one, as I'd really like to use it.

    It was really neat how I got the base. I currently have 9 treadles, and 19 machines ;)

    Please send me a Private Message if you have a Davis, or a machine without feed dogs.
    Thank you
    Far from off topic, we eat, sleep, dream, and live for vintage machines here!!!!

    I dont know of any off the top of my head but I am sure some of us in the crowd here can find one!!!

    Billy

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    I keep looking for more Davis machines but have found none to date :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    With the popularity of the shop I guess you don't need a Grand Opening. But it would be fun. Maybe we could schedule a chat session like they did for the secret santa unveil last year. I will bring some wine and make some lemon bars.

    Lisa
    I am thinking about setting up a "date" for a real time bench sewing session!! I will let everyone know when I can get a date set up.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Thanks Billy, it is all the shop and your doing. I have learned so much since you have opened. I have also spent alot of money..... :( .

    But if I get this free one running, I will feel really good.

    By the way, what is OSMGal? Hope it is good.

    I used to hang out with my Dad in the garage. He used to drive stock cars in the days until he broke his back. But then he managed the local race track so I could hang out in the pits.

    OSMG= Old Sewing Machine Guy

    But you are an Old Sewing Machine Gal!!!

    Billy

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    Thanks! Glad to hear it is okay. I was watching one on ebay, but wasn't able to get it.

    That would be cool to have a sewing session! Currently I'm making a Bargello on my Class 15 clone, my Riccar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama2josh
    Is there a way to archive the thread at some point and start a new one? Would that keep it from being purged completely?
    We might want to petition to having our own section on the forum instead of a VS. I might bounce a few ideas off of Patricia to see what she thinks and then let her or I one present them to the Admin. But if we had enough support from the members then that might help also. But let me ponder the question and see what Patricia says.

    Billy

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    I'd support it!

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    Before I forget the tutorial on the cleaning will be done this week!! It takes a while to clean a machine and make sure you do not miss anything so thats whats slowing me down that and staying busy around here finishing up these cars.

    Billy

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    Found a link this morning that might be helpful...this lady has tons of information on both machines and attachments...I was looking for info on some attachments I have that I have NO IDEA of what they're for! :lol: Anyway, I found this website and thought I'd share it!

    http://www.april1930s.com/

    I also joined a yahoo group for Singer Attachments...seems to be quite informative, and has lots of photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Found a link this morning that might be helpful...this lady has tons of information on both machines and attachments...I was looking for info on some attachments I have that I have NO IDEA of what they're for! :lol: Anyway, I found this website and thought I'd share it!

    http://www.april1930s.com/

    I also joined a yahoo group for Singer Attachments...seems to be quite informative, and has lots of photos!


    I have bought from April1930s on Ebay. Her prices are reasonable and she is really very friendly.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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