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

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    [quote=JaneK]
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneK
    So far , sew good! I will post some photos of the 319 I got at the estate sale last week next.

    You guys are correct, sometimes the machines find you! I'm a happy gal!
    Jane
    Jane love the 319 too!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Well, then, we should party! Happy birthday to you, too!! I'm still having a hard time figuring this out--did I have to list my birthday when I joined the board??

    I am spending the day in a vain attempt to clean my bedroom. (There are 5 full-sized machines and two portables in there, in addition to enough books and magazines to last the rest of my life.) So far, the only big surprise I have found is my youngest daughter's Christmas money from about 10 or 15 years ago. She will be happy. :-P
    Miz Johnny happy birthday to you and yes you did list your birthday as March 5 in your profile.

    Someday when you get to it, I'd love to see the picture of your Pfaff treadle. It is my dream to get a Pfaff treadle one day, as you all know how much my Mother loved her Pfaff 130 - I know the Pfaff 130 is not a treadle, but she so loved those Pfaff's.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohsewvintage
    I have everything from handcranks to electric, dating from the 1800's to the 1960's. I am absolutely facinated by the beauty and mechanics of these machines and the history and technology that created them. I also have tons of attachments and collect just about everything I can find that are tools, information and related to them. As you can see, I have become addicted to this passion. Lena
    Lena welcome aboard! You are in good company here as we all have quite an addiction to vintage machines of all makes!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Because my family and I live our lives based on the values and morals we had in the 50's. My first car was a 1951 Ford that I still own, my house I own now was built in 1951, my wife is a 1953 model, and I love all of the music from that era including Doo Wop.

    So it just makes sense that I am Lostn51.......

    Billy
    Billy, you are quite the character! I always figured you just liked the 50's era! But, I guessed you a little older than you are!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Because my family and I live our lives based on the values and morals we had in the 50's. My first car was a 1951 Ford that I still own, my house I own now was built in 1951, my wife is a 1953 model, and I love all of the music from that era including Doo Wop.

    So it just makes sense that I am Lostn51.......

    Billy
    Billy, you are quite the character! I always figured you just liked the 50's era! But, I guessed you a little older than you are!

    Nancy
    I thought he lived in AZ as in Area 51.
    Marie M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Treadler
    Yesterday I got enough nerve to try to modify a Singer Professional Walking Foot by using plans on another group I belong to (Treadle On), which had me actually shave some of the metal off where the arm lifts up to accommodate the 31-15 higher throw space, and it worked!! Wasn't hard at all, either. So if anyone has an industrial Singer, just wanted to say there's an option out there for the walking foot. Can't wait to give it a try on DD's quilt. Just waiting for the thread to come in the mail. :)
    Wow Happy Treadler! It took some nerve to shave a walking foot! It is really fun to hear someone do what you have done and have success! Show us the first quilt you finish using that 31-15! I'd really like to see a picture of the 31-15 too!

    Nancy

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    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIZ JOHNNY!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEATHERWEIGHT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    I thought he lived in AZ as in Area 51.
    Marie M.
    LOL You know I have a real close friend that his shop is called "Skunk Works"

    No its the era that I should have been in all this time.........

    Billy

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    Welcome Vince!!

    Welcome Lena!!

    You guys will love it here. . . . it is so...."homey" and so educational. . . AND FUN!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stummel
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.
    You have a Model 28 with 20000 of them allotted on March 30 1903.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Stummel
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my new Singer:)
    I haven't read this whole thread, as it's a bit long, but was wondering how I can accurately date my machine? I tried Google, but nothing specific came up.
    It has an instruction booklet (Singer 27K and 28K) with a date of 1903, but I don't know if that is the date of the machine or the booklet? The serial number on the small plate says K804253.
    I was also given a very old box with strange bone-handle needles and hooks, and it certainly looks like it's over 100 years old.
    Also, do I need to get it serviced before I try using it? I don't want to break anything.
    You have a Model 28 with 20000 of them allotted on March 30 1903.

    Billy
    Wow, thank you!

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    Jane,

    Those are all very nice looking machines. Congratulations!!

    How lucky to find 2 featherweights and for one of them to be white!!!

    Great find!

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    Jan, I have a hand crack machine with case just like yours. It is in amazing shape. My sons paid $100 for it for me for Christmas. I was so happy I cried, literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Billy this is what I see...
    do we allow plastic wonders(aka: modern machines) on this board? :lol:
    This was a favor for PatriceJ......

    Billy

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    I've become such a fan of using a walking foot that I really missed it when I used my wee Featherweight last weekend. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket walking foot that will fit on a Featherweight? The one I have for my Janome doesn't fit.

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    I undestand there is a walking foot the the FW, but I don't know more than that now. I am taking a FW course and the instructor mentioned it at our first class last week. We won't meet again until May, but I think I can email her and ask about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I've become such a fan of using a walking foot that I really missed it when I used my wee Featherweight last weekend. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket walking foot that will fit on a Featherweight? The one I have for my Janome doesn't fit.
    Any low shank foot will work on the Feartherweight. If yours doesn't fit you can buy a generic at the LQS. :thumbup:

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miz Johnny and Featherweight !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I could not find a model number anywhere on the machine. I decided to bid on them anyway. I bid high and about an hour later I was out bid. I did not want to go higher because of not knowning if the cams would fit or not. Thank you for telling me about them. Kathie
    Kathie, didn't you say the belt was also broken? What did the repairman say about the belt?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I could not find a model number anywhere on the machine. I decided to bid on them anyway. I bid high and about an hour later I was out bid. I did not want to go higher because of not knowning if the cams would fit or not. Thank you for telling me about them. Kathie
    Kathie, didn't you say the belt was also broken? What did the repairman say about the belt?

    Nancy
    I did not mention the belt. I am going to take the machine to E and D and see what they have to say about it. Cletus can put the belt on the machine for me. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    I thought he lived in AZ as in Area 51.
    Marie M.
    LOL You know I have a real close friend that his shop is called "Skunk Works"

    No its the era that I should have been in all this time.........

    Billy
    In a previous life, I had a friend with a studio called "Skunk Bottom Pottery". (He lived on the Skunk River.)
    I would like to live in Area 51. Actually, I'd rather be a time traveler. I could sneak back to 1960 and start collecting machines then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Miz Johnny happy birthday to you and yes you did list your birthday as March 5 in your profile.

    Someday when you get to it, I'd love to see the picture of your Pfaff treadle. It is my dream to get a Pfaff treadle one day, as you all know how much my Mother loved her Pfaff 130 - I know the Pfaff 130 is not a treadle, but she so loved those Pfaff's.

    Nancy
    Whew, that makes me feel better. I thought maybe you could all read my mind. And then you'd all run screaming from the shop.
    I had to quit working on the basement and clean on the upstairs for a while, but when I get back to it, I'll excavate the Pfaff and take some pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Billy this is what I see...
    do we allow plastic wonders(aka: modern machines) on this board? :lol:
    This was a favor for PatriceJ......

    Billy
    :lol: I was just being a smartypants. :-D

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    Senior monent,can't remember the sight for the model and date of singer machines. new one EK741405 thanks, Marge

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