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Old 08-10-2010, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by PunkQuilter
I have an opportunity to buy a Pfaff 130 treadle in a cabinet in very good condition. The guy wants me to make a reasonable offer. I am thinking $100 but I don't want to insult the guy and not be able to get the machine ....and it sure is purty! What do you think?
I got mine (in a cabinet) for $5 at an estate auction! But that was a FLUKE! No one else was bidding on it except for my DH! It was/is in pristine condition! I use it for a bedside table in the extra bedroom but have used it to hem jeans. As much as I love the vintage machines, I love to sew on my newer computerized machines!
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:19 AM
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ok, is this machine worth it? Never heard of it.

Looks like a badged National.
My thoughts exactly

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Old 08-10-2010, 09:21 AM
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What I did today...threaded the bobbin on my Free and Singer and sewed w/both of them!!! Had to adjust the tension on both but I think I got it finally. I do not have a belt for the Free yet so I was just turning the wheel by hand, everything moves so nicely on both of these. I am going to look at Billy's tutorial because the bobbin winder on the Free is gunky and barely moves. I am excited to try and actually sew something w/one of them now. BTW, the singer is a hand crank, my boys think it is great fun to do the cranking for me, lol.

Those shuttles can be hard to thread too.

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:13 AM
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I found a Singer 66 today! It really is in good condition and the lady wants $40.00 in the cabinet. Is that a good price? The serial number is AL67190. Thanks, K
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:16 AM
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Is this one that could be converted to a treadle?

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:23 AM
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It looks like it is a treadle, The plug is for the light.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:35 AM
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just found this book about Featherweights thought you might like to know about it

Billy, do you have a section on Vintage Sewing Machine about books??? and if so please post this so others will know, thanks

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Old 08-10-2010, 12:05 PM
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I just came across this featherweight posted today. Looks good to me and the price seems right. Just thought I'd share if anyone is interested.

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Old 08-10-2010, 01:18 PM
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I just picked up an old singer and don't know much about it yet. On the stitch length selecter it says Back Tack. I think it is a 66-16 according to the manual. Serial # is AJ418122. I know the feed dogs don't drop but it has a plate to put over them. It stitches good but I have to try free motion quilting on it If I learn how to post a picture I will get one up for you to see. I also have an old New Home I just received, like it but the needles are hard to find. shorter than the universals.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by quilt addict

Is this one that could be converted to a treadle?

I'm not Billy, but I'll jump in here and say it's fairly hard to find the treadle base for these, so keep that in mind if that's what you're thinking about. Although it LOOKS like it might have been a treadle, that's an electric machine, and has been from the start. The pedal actually controls the motor.

There are a fair number of industrial treadles out there, so if you're wanting one, keep looking and one will show up.
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