Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 450 of 1792 FirstFirst ... 350 400 440 449 450 451 460 500 550 950 1450 ... LastLast
Results 11,226 to 11,250 of 44790

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

  1. #11226
    cla8655's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dunlap, tn
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by cla8655
    I bought this machine like 7 years ago, is this a singer? it says Deluxe precision centennial 027035 am trying to locate where to buy the grey looking part that is broken, any help is appreciated
    does any one here have an idea base on the information that I have how old is my machine and where I can get information about it? thank you so much, I have been reading all the comments and you all are expert in this area. I even got here idea on the curtains for my sewing room. thanks, clara
    NOTE: the photos are here in page 742

  2. #11227
    Super Member Miz Johnny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    1,222
    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    Then I will just have to hunt for an original hand crank. So, is this machine an Eldridge?
    The National Sewing Machine Company was formed in 1890 by the consolidation of the Eldredge and June Companies. This machine was made later than that, and is a National.

  3. #11228
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Can anyone tell me about this machine? Serial # G4919194.
    I know how to get to the singer site but my computer will not let me see the type of machine.

    Thanks for any help.
    BZ quilting, you have a Model 15 with a birth date of June 2, 1910.

    Is it a treadle or a Hand crank. If it is a HC it is a 15-89, if a treadle 15-88. Or was there a motor added?

    That is my favorite machine.

    Nancy

  4. #11229
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by cla8655

    does any one here have an idea base on the information that I have how old is my machine and where I can get information about it? thank you so much, I have been reading all the comments and you all are expert in this area. I even got here idea on the curtains for my sewing room. thanks, clara
    NOTE: the photos are here in page 742
    Clara, I am also curious about your machine. It is very pretty, but I don't think it is really old. It looks like a Model 15 clone. What is puzzling to me is that there were no sewing machine manufacturer's - at least not major ones - in Taiwan until I think the 1950's or 1960's? I could be wrong on that one, that is why I am asking Billy for his opinion. Japan, I think, was ahead of Taiwan in that Japan started manufacturing sewing machines for domestic use in 1928 under the Brother label. Takai started making domestic machines in 1949, so I'd guess your machine to be newer than 1949 - but again, we need to ask Billy. I don't know?

    I am just as curious as you are. Is the machine all cast iron with metal gears? Belt driven? Is there plastic anywhere on the machine?

    I'd bet Billy knows the answer to about how old your machine is.

    Nancy

  5. #11230
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    After seeing Penni's post on her pretty machine, I decided to share what I recently learned on some badge machines.
    So, I posted this a couple days ago when I saw it come up on CLs.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/for/2236104979.html

    Since I was curious as to who made this badge machine( Majestic), I notified the poster asking for a better close up photo of the machine and cabinet. The poster was very helpful and quickly sent these photos. After seeing the photos, I fell in love with the cabinet. ( I really need a basement since I do not have room for another gorgeous cabinet like this one.) Then I started to think maybe this is a National. If so, I could l put my National Two Spools in this cabinet, and I would sell the Singer straight leg cabinet that my Two Spools is presently occupying ( Dh modified that cabinet for me, but I could redo that). I notified the owner again asking for the distance of the pins and opening, only to find out that this cabinet would not work. Well, I had fun discovering that National made a machine called the Vindex . This one in the photo is identical to the Vindex 2nd Version. There are a couple of badge machines that look like this that go by the name of Harris B and Flower City. These are found on this page:http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/thumbnails.php?album=search&cat=0&page=2.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  6. #11231
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    I found her on my front porch just as she is. The case she was in was smashed on the bottom, she had a motor and foot pedal and her shuttle bobbin holder and about 8 bobbins. Someone knows that I like old machines, but no idea who dropped her off!!
    Must be the Vintage Sewing Machine Angel, lucky for you that they found your home. Very nice machine!

  7. #11232
    Pat Heinemann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brookfield, WI
    Posts
    18
    I hope you all don't mind me showing another neat old machine I found. It is not a sewing machine, but this treadle grinder was so neat I just had to bring it home today. Patrick
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #11233
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    Another "oh look" moment for me. I discovered that the ironing board could be situated under the section of the cabinet to help hold the quilt while attaching the binding.
    Attached Images Attached Images


  9. #11234
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    Cool! That is very interesting, and gold too! I was thinking of a smaller grinder, like for coffee.

  10. #11235
    Pat Heinemann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brookfield, WI
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Another "oh look" moment for me. I discovered that the ironing board could be situated under the section of the cabinet to help hold the quilt while attaching the binding.
    Great idea. Is the ironing board adjustable or is it just that perfect to fit under the cabinet like that? Patrick

  11. #11236
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    This is my latest quilt. The piecing was done on my Singer 201K, and the quilting and binding were done on the Davis NVF. Only the decorative stitch, that I used to finish off the binding with, is from a modern machine. The quilting foot (bar) that came with the Davis didn't seem to fit; so, I made my own out of a coat hanger. It fits through the hole in the foot, but I had to tape it in place since it would slide around. My lines aren't the straightest, but that doesn't matter to me.
    Attached Images Attached Images





  12. #11237
    cla8655's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dunlap, tn
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by cla8655

    does any one here have an idea base on the information that I have how old is my machine and where I can get information about it? thank you so much, I have been reading all the comments and you all are expert in this area. I even got here idea on the curtains for my sewing room. thanks, clara
    NOTE: the photos are here in page 742
    Clara, I am also curious about your machine. It is very pretty, but I don't think it is really old. It looks like a Model 15 clone. What is puzzling to me is that there were no sewing machine manufacturer's - at least not major ones - in Taiwan until I think the 1950's or 1960's? I could be wrong on that one, that is why I am asking Billy for his opinion. Japan, I think, was ahead of Taiwan in that Japan started manufacturing sewing machines for domestic use in 1928 under the Brother label. Takai started making domestic machines in 1949, so I'd guess your machine to be newer than 1949 - but again, we need to ask Billy. I don't know?

    I am just as curious as you are. Is the machine all cast iron with metal gears? Belt driven? Is there plastic anywhere on the machine?

    I'd bet Billy knows the answer to about how old your machine is.

    Nancy
    hi nancy, the machine is all cast iron, and has a little motor on the back but wen I got it , it had a table and because it was damage a little in the back my very very very DH took it apart and thru it away, when I came home from work, it was too late, but it had a belt on the side if I am not mistaken and I have not seen any thing plastic in it

  13. #11238
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Heinemann
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Another "oh look" moment for me. I discovered that the ironing board could be situated under the section of the cabinet to help hold the quilt while attaching the binding.
    Great idea. Is the ironing board adjustable or is it just that perfect to fit under the cabinet like that? Patrick
    It is adjustable. Most of the time it sits on the back side of the cabinet as an extended table. I just adjust it to the height of the cabinet. And when I need to use it to iron, I just raise it up. Unless I'm sitting while ironing, then I lower it down.

  14. #11239
    Pat Heinemann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brookfield, WI
    Posts
    18
    I don't do any ironing, but for a helping hand on a quilt that looks like it does the trick. And that is a great looking quilt.

  15. #11240
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,971
    Blog Entries
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Heinemann
    I don't do any ironing, but for a helping hand on a quilt that looks like it does the trick. And that is a great looking quilt.
    Thank you! It was fun making this with the vintage machines.

  16. #11241
    Super Member buslady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Thumb of Michigan
    Posts
    2,267
    Blog Entries
    7
    you dont do ANY ironing?

  17. #11242
    Senior Member HisPatchwork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    992
    Blog Entries
    1
    Great idea for an extension table..and a cute ironingboard cover.

  18. #11243
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Heinemann
    I hope you all don't mind me showing another neat old machine I found. It is not a sewing machine, but this treadle grinder was so neat I just had to bring it home today. Patrick
    Wow Patrick, that is really a neat looking thing! Thank you for posting that grinder for all of us to see!

    Nancy

  19. #11244
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I notified the owner again asking for the distance of the pins and opening, only to find out that this cabinet would not work. Well, I had fun discovering that National made a machine called the Vindex . This one in the photo is identical to the Vindex 2nd Version. There are a couple of badge machines that look like this that go by the name of Harris B and Flower City. These are found on this page:http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/thumbnails.php?album=search&cat=0&page=2.
    Really pretty Majestic machine! I hope someone gets that machine and uses her!

    I could not get into the Needlebar site? I have always been able to go to Needlebar to see something there, now they are asking for a password. Anyone else have the same problem?

    Nancy

  20. #11245
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Another "oh look" moment for me. I discovered that the ironing board could be situated under the section of the cabinet to help hold the quilt while attaching the binding.
    I have heard of people doing this with the ironing board! It also gives you a little more support as you wrestle with a quilt to get the binding on. Nice job Monica!

    Nancy

  21. #11246
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is my latest quilt. The piecing was done on my Singer 201K, and the quilting and binding were done on the Davis NVF. Only the decorative stitch, that I used to finish off the binding with, is from a modern machine. The quilting foot (bar) that came with the Davis didn't seem to fit; so, I made my own out of a coat hanger. It fits through the hole in the foot, but I had to tape it in place since it would slide around. My lines aren't the straightest, but that doesn't matter to me.
    Monica that quilt looks great! Your quilting lines look great too! Geeze, girl you have really put your treadles to work! Good for you - that is an inspiration to the rest of us!

    Nancy

  22. #11247
    Super Member BoJangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Rescue, California
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by cla8655

    I am just as curious as you are. Is the machine all cast iron with metal gears? Belt driven? Is there plastic anywhere on the machine?

    I'd bet Billy knows the answer to about how old your machine is.

    Nancy

    hi nancy, the machine is all cast iron, and has a little motor on the back but wen I got it , it had a table and because it was damage a little in the back my very very very DH took it apart and thru it away, when I came home from work, it was too late, but it had a belt on the side if I am not mistaken and I have not seen any thing plastic in it
    Well, I have done some research and learned alot, but have come up with a big zero when it comes to your machine. It is a puzzle.

    Nancy

  23. #11248
    Senior Member olebat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    809
    Blog Entries
    10
    Have any of you had a chance to review the fiddle base I put on page 739? http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-739.htm I know some of the key players in this shoppe have been out lately, but I'm real curious, and surely I don't have the resources that the lot of you have amassed.

    This is what I think I have: Domestic, #3, Vibrating Shuttle, Fiddle base treadle machine.

    In addition to any information, I am in search of a date. The number stamped under the (missing) shuttle slide is 88703. According to the manual I located and downloaded, it is really a quiltersí dream, for it will do free motion and embroidery. WOW! Of course, none of this will be possible until I locate a shuttle, attachments, and some sharp needles. Currently, everything seems to move nicely. It needs a cursory cleaning, and little more than routine oiling, and ATTACHMENTS. The belt needs to be tightened, but does not appear to be too brittle.

    I'm all ears and eyes hoping someone here in the Vintage Shoppe can enlighten me with a dating link. (Preliminary research indicates about 1875) Iím also looking for resource which carries vintage parts. This beastie has consumed a lot of my time and energy this week, with only a few positive results.

    I have a bunch of what I consider old machines in my collection, but I'm beginning to more and more appreciate these vintage machines. My husband reminds me that our house isn't big enough to take on another hobby. I just laugh and remind him that this is not another hobby, just an extension of the quilting.

    Anyway . . . the machine?

    Side support
    Name:  Attachment-134327.jpe
Views: 109
Size:  55.9 KB

    Treadle Petal
    Name:  Attachment-134334.jpe
Views: 101
Size:  63.2 KB

    no thread feed - a dating clue?
    Name:  Attachment-134342.jpe
Views: 100
Size:  43.6 KB

  24. #11249
    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    12,861
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    I could not get into the Needlebar site? I have always been able to go to Needlebar to see something there, now they are asking for a password. Anyone else have the same problem?

    Nancy
    I think they have certain areas that are public and then much more that is accessible only if you are a member. I joined so I could see all the info on the site, and BOY what a process! You are required to jump through many hoops and it takes a while of being approved and several emails back and forth. I did it but I thought it was a *bit much*, especially if the intent is to preserve and share knowledge of these lovely old machines. :roll:

  25. #11250
    Senior Member melinda1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    472
    Very pretty quilt. I like the solid colors where the quilting is more visible to the naked eye.
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    This is my latest quilt. The piecing was done on my Singer 201K, and the quilting and binding were done on the Davis NVF. Only the decorative stitch, that I used to finish off the binding with, is from a modern machine. The quilting foot (bar) that came with the Davis didn't seem to fit; so, I made my own out of a coat hanger. It fits through the hole in the foot, but I had to tape it in place since it would slide around. My lines aren't the straightest, but that doesn't matter to me.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.