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    Old 08-22-2010, 05:48 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    I have started cleaning my treadle! It is coming along pretty good, but I would like to know if there is a trick to getting the rust off the hand wheel?! And part of the pretty decals are coming off..is that supposed to do that?

    Thanks for the Help!
    Karen the decals should be treated very gently so their integrity will not be compromised. But it sounds like the shellac is already worn down so you need to be very careful when cleaning the surface.

    There are several ways to cleaning the rust off of the handwheel and plated parts. If you have a battery charger you can clean it off with electrolysis or use vinegar and water solution.


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    BIlly,
    Thank you. I was afraid of that. Is liquid gold going to be enough to protect the decals. They are so very pretty and I don't want to mess them up any more than they already are! Maybe put on a layer of clear coat? I guess the question really is what can I do to protect them from any more damage.

    Is the vingar bath done basically the same as the kerosene bath?

    Thanks!
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    Old 08-22-2010, 06:17 PM
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    Billy, I finally got some pictures of what I have found. If you can figure it out it is yours......
    :-P

    No really, it is yours just want to see how well you know what you wish for. And it will be fun to see if you or others can guess.

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    Old 08-22-2010, 07:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by jackkip
    ok, I have a confession. I have become quite addicted to sewing machines. Today I had the TV on (I was also checking the Vintage board on the computer) and saw a commercial. It was for the storage bags that you vacuum and suck all the air out of. Well as the commercial went on, it was showing how great theses bags were (and they kept doubling the offer, if the commercial had last 30 seconds longer you could of bought 50 for the price of one, but I digress :oops: ). They had the bags stacked up on this table with a sewing machine. I immediately identified the machine as an Elna Supermatic, just like the one in Miz Johnny's avatar. At that point I became much more interested in the machine than the bags. So I guess I truly am addicted to machines :wink:
    I would love one of those grasshopper green machines. LOL Just because it is green.
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    Old 08-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok you guys in the know, I just purchased from e-bay some 127X1 needles for my Singer 9W! The ad read 2 127X1 E HH NOS Vintage Sewing Machine Needles 14 CLOS. The guy says he purchased them 30 years ago and they are made in Holland. They are expensive, so I hope I bought something I can use on my Singer 9W??????????

    Nancy
    Billy or Charlee (I think) you guys are the experts. I just got an e-mail from the guy that I am purchasing the needles from and he is not sure what machine they work on?

    Billy, I know you are going to figure out what needles we can use if we can't get the 127X1 for the Singer 9W, but you also said that we may have to recalibrate the timing or something? I thought if I could find some of the actual needles that would be good -- do you know anything about the ones I just purchased? I am paying 10.99 a piece for the needles and I got 5 of them coming. If I need to stop this purchase, I need to let the e-bay seller know asap.

    Thank you as always! I love my Singer 9W and really want to use it to make a quilt!

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    Old 08-22-2010, 07:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by lindyline
    Ok, so I've just opened my treadle and sewn on it.It's been sitting idle for 25 plus years.Made all my 1st DD's baby clothes on it.
    Remembered to oil it first and guess what...IT WORKS. Just like a dream.Looked up Singers site, and it was made in Clydebank Scotland in 1955. It's a 201K.
    Anybody know anything else about them??
    Oh, and here's a pic.
    Oh how I would love to have one of those!!! That is the new style of 201K and is one of my faves like the 185J/K. You own a work horse of a machine and I wish we could get them here in the states. I had a 201K at one time but the fellow never did deliver it to me and I lost my $35.........

    Billy
    I have a 1937 Singer 201K that I treadle, it was born a hand crank. OMG its a very smooth and nearly silent machine. I've not seen the new ones that ya'll are talking about.(oops I went back another page and saw it)
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    Old 08-22-2010, 08:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by lindyline
    Ok, so I've just opened my treadle and sewn on it.It's been sitting idle for 25 plus years.Made all my 1st DD's baby clothes on it.
    Remembered to oil it first and guess what...IT WORKS. Just like a dream.Looked up Singers site, and it was made in Clydebank Scotland in 1955. It's a 201K.
    Anybody know anything else about them??
    Oh, and here's a pic.
    OOOH She's very pretty!!
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    Old 08-22-2010, 08:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    just purchased from e-bay some 127X1 needles for my Singer 9W! The ad read 2 127X1 E HH NOS Vintage Sewing Machine Needles 14 CLOS. . . . I thought if I could find some of the actual needles that would be good -- do you know anything about the ones I just purchased? I am paying 10.99 a piece for the needles and I got 5 of them coming. If I need to stop this purchase, I need to let the e-bay seller know asap.

    Thank you as always! I love my Singer 9W and really want to use it to make a quilt!

    Nancy
    $55 dollars for 5 needles???? There is a guy on Treadleon who has found a needle that will work in most WW 9's. The vendor is selling these needles at $24 for 50--I think it would be worth trying!! I have not tried them myself as I bought a lifetime supply of 127x1 when I heard they were being phased out. If you're interested, I will send the contact information. I am not endorsing the vendor or the needles, but think they're worth a try.
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    Old 08-22-2010, 08:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Ok you guys in the know, I just purchased from e-bay some 127X1 needles for my Singer 9W! The ad read 2 127X1 E HH NOS Vintage Sewing Machine Needles 14 CLOS. The guy says he purchased them 30 years ago and they are made in Holland. They are expensive, so I hope I bought something I can use on my Singer 9W??????????

    Nancy
    Billy or Charlee (I think) you guys are the experts. I just got an e-mail from the guy that I am purchasing the needles from and he is not sure what machine they work on?

    Billy, I know you are going to figure out what needles we can use if we can't get the 127X1 for the Singer 9W, but you also said that we may have to recalibrate the timing or something? I thought if I could find some of the actual needles that would be good -- do you know anything about the ones I just purchased? I am paying 10.99 a piece for the needles and I got 5 of them coming. If I need to stop this purchase, I need to let the e-bay seller know asap.

    Thank you as always! I love my Singer 9W and really want to use it to make a quilt!

    Nancy
    The needles you bought should work fine in your 9W... :) The other size to watch for is Boye #18. The number 18 is a style of needle, not the size... :)
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    Old 08-22-2010, 08:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    just purchased from e-bay some 127X1 needles for my Singer 9W! The ad read 2 127X1 E HH NOS Vintage Sewing Machine Needles 14 CLOS. . . . I thought if I could find some of the actual needles that would be good -- do you know anything about the ones I just purchased? I am paying 10.99 a piece for the needles and I got 5 of them coming. If I need to stop this purchase, I need to let the e-bay seller know asap.

    Thank you as always! I love my Singer 9W and really want to use it to make a quilt!

    Nancy
    $55 dollars for 5 needles???? There is a guy on Treadleon who has found a needle that will work in most WW 9's. The vendor is selling these needles at $24 for 50--I think it would be worth trying!! I have not tried them myself as I bought a lifetime supply of 127x1 when I heard they were being phased out. If you're interested, I will send the contact information. I am not endorsing the vendor or the needles, but think they're worth a try.
    I'd love to have the info Miz Johnny, if you don't mind? :)
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    Old 08-22-2010, 08:18 PM
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    Miz Johnny did you try to send me a message? I remember you are the one that has several Wheeler/Wilson type machines?

    Did you get a chance to see my post on the 127X1 needles? I know you bought a bunch of the needles when you could -- I am going to try and get a few of them, but I need to know what to buy!!!!!

    Help! Billy and Charlee are working on finding an industrial needle that will work, but it would be nice to get some of the original needles too!

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