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    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Another newbie with VSM disease!! Is there any known cure besides acquiring more machines?? ROFLMHO!!

    serial number is Y9808840 which I found on the Singer site is a 1935 made in Clydebank, Scotland.

    :lol:
    HanNatNana, welcome aboard! Beautiful 99. I have a similar 99K listed here on page 394. Mine is a 1936 model!

    Nancy

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    For those who need it here is Billy's part 2 of cleaning the vintage machines -- this is the actually cleaning part.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45983-1.htm

    Part 1

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45816-1.htm

    Part 3

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46696-1.htm

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    Thanks BoJangles...just had a look at yours and it's really lovely too.

    Thanks Melinda...actually that's the name of the lady who gave me the Singer Capri. :roll:

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    Thank you BoJangles It is just what l need but it looks kind of scarey to do onyour own but l will try soon in the meantime this is a picture of my latest its a 319K in good order no marks with original receipt and book plus all c
    amms

    Bought in a junk shopt for Australian$32.50cents
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    This one is named green with envy as l have two friends who have them and neither would part with them
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    Welcome HanNatNana. You have a beautiful Singer! Thank you for sharing your pics and story.

    Elsie, you find the most interesting machines :) Thanks you for sharing.

    It appears that Australia has some fantastic opportunities for collecting vintage sewing machines.

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    I was wondering if any members live close to Frederick, Oklahoma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Usually the 15-88 is a treadle, the potted motor type is a 15-91. Methinks someone swapped out some parts between the 2 machines.
    Sharon W.
    I have asked the Singer knowledge base to help clarify the situation. I surely don't want to misrepresent this machine. I shall update when I know the answer. Thanks, Sharon for your question.[/quote]
    Seems as though I do have an early version of the 15-91. I looked at the shiny parts in a picture and didn't even notice it was a treadle, so thought an 88. My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    From Dumpster to Diva - well almost! After 6 hours of cleaning, this Singer 15-88 in a #22 cabinet looks sooo much better. There 2 small holes through the veneer on the inside lid and the outside of the lid has bad plant rash.
    The machine is a 15-91. Cabinet has 22 stamped inside, so I'm pretty sure that part is correct. Sorry for any confusion. I have listed it for sale in the classifieds section.

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    Photo Update 1930 White Rotary: Here is a photo of the cabinet. I think the lamp cord attaches to the missing motor (found replacement on ebay along which a spool pin - thanks Nancy!!). As far as being a cousin to the Grand Rotary, they were not made by the same company. White had several badged machines, a couple surprised me - Minnesota's, Franklin's, and Florence's. I think the Grand Rotary Damascus may have been sold by Montgomery Ward. A very nice highly sought after sewing machine.
    Nancy was kind enough to share her vast knowledge and resources with me and I hope to have the SM up and running soon.
    If you have extra time check out:
    http://community.webshots.com/user/a...ession?start=0[/quote]

    You have a neat machine there in a pretty cabinet. Hope you can get her up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    This is on ebay as a 'buy it now' for $35 or bid starting at $25. It's in W VA, I think. I don't want it, but it looks like it could clean up well. When I get 'my' treadle, I want it complete and I don't want a handcrank.
    I have a Red Eye as a handcrank and I really like it. It is one of my quietest machines. Looked and looked and finally found a bentwood case for it.

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    Well was lucky enough to pick up this 1920 Singer 66 afterwork for free. Also a box of accessories, some back clamp for this machine and some side clamp. When I talked to her she said it had been on her patio so I was expecting a parts machine. But cabinet is not all that bad and the machine moves freely just cannot open the slide plate.

    This is the first singer that I have seen the japan crazed and coming off. So it will go to Billy for a repaint when the budget allows. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    Thank you BoJangles It is just what l need but it looks kind of scarey to do onyour own but l will try soon in the meantime this is a picture of my latest its a 319K in good order no marks with original receipt and book plus all c
    amms
    Wow, Elsie you sure can find the machines! I love the color of this one too! You know the biggest problem with finding these machines that need cams is you don't usually get the cams! Way to go! Does that original receipt say 49? How cool is that to have the original receipt too.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Well was lucky enough to pick up this 1920 Singer 66 afterwork for free. Also a box of accessories, some back clamp for this machine and some side clamp. When I talked to her she said it had been on her patio so I was expecting a parts machine. But cabinet is not all that bad and the machine moves freely just cannot open the slide plate.

    This is the first singer that I have seen the japan crazed and coming off. So it will go to Billy for a repaint when the budget allows. :-)
    Quilt Addict, I would try using Blue Magic 12a TR3 Resin Glaze on the machine. I bet it would look tons better until you can get it to Billy.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Photo Update 1930 White Rotary: Here is a photo of the cabinet.
    If you have extra time check out:
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    Judy, I love the cabinet! I didn't get the cabinet, before we got the White the previous owner had taken a sledge hammer to the cabinet!

    Nancy
    What a sad thing :( A sledge hammer isn't one of the tools that I would typically use on restoring SM's. However, I am tempted at times! I am not sure if other ppl have similar challenges but I don't like mal-functioning things. I can't hardly leave them alone without trying to fix it.... between the SM's and computer, this keeps me on my toes :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    newbie pulling up a stool?

    I'm 54. When I was bitty, say 4 or 5, mom got a new used machine. When I graduated from high school 1974, they got her a new used machine & the old one was my gift.

    I's my only machine & a workhorse. Well, I do have a babylock.

    Singer 403 Slantomatic. I have all the bits pcs cams manual, everything. A couple of fancy gadget feet that I never have fiddled with. One is supposed to be a ruffler.

    Is that too young for this club? :mrgreen:

    That Universal is just adorable.
    At our quilt show last year an 18 year old got a beautiful hand crank for her graduation gift. She walked past all the computerized machines and headed to the "Feathers & Cranks" booth. She said she didn't like the electric machines because she couldn't control the speed to her liking. So no your not to young for a vintage machine.

    Marie M.

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    Here's a link if anyone is Indianapolis, Indiana area.......

    Goodwill auction....

    RED EYE IN A PARLOR CAB

    Must be picked up... interesting and current bid 13.99

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...99806.html#des

    Happy shopping :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    Thank you BoJangles It is just what l need but it looks kind of scarey to do onyour own but l will try soon in the meantime this is a picture of my latest its a 319K in good order no marks with original receipt and book plus all c
    amms
    Elsie what a wonderful find and the price is great. You need to come to America and help me find one too. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    At our quilt show last year an 18 year old got a beautiful hand crank for her graduation gift. She walked past all the computerized machines and headed to the "Feathers & Cranks" booth. She said she didn't like the electric machines because she couldn't control the speed to her liking. So no your not to young for a vintage machine.

    Marie M.
    Marie, I love these stories! An 18 year old - how cool is that! I am way past 18, but even at my age, most of my friends think I am crazy to want to treadle, HC instead of using my very expensive computerized Pfaff -- which, is now in the shop getting fixed! That was a very hard decision - I could get a few beautiful HC's for what this machine is costing me to fix; but, a new one would be several thousand, so I have to fix it!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitzone
    I was wondering if any members live close to Frederick, Oklahoma?
    I am in Wichita, KS which is 300 miles. I know there are Okies on this board and hopefully speak up.

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    Estate sale finds today. A like new Singer buttonholer w/manual in green rectangle plastic container. A Pfaff 1252 in cabinet.
    I am going to take the 230 out of the monster green cabinet and put it in this one (monster goes to the dump). Then take the 1252 and donate it to a school. The 230 will be donated to World Impact Ministries here in Wichita.
    Now to do some yard work!

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    Elsie,

    I love the photos of your new 319K. That is so neat. I have the twin, only 319W (which the W or K just denotes the manufacturing plant location) picture and story on page 762 of this thread. I think it is an advanced machine for a mid-1950's model. I was thinking they were not produced until 1955 or 1956, so that receipt date must be 59. Enjoy. I know when I got the parts to mine together, it is a great machine.

    Happy Dance for you!!

    Melinda

    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    Thank you BoJangles It is just what l need but it looks kind of scarey to do onyour own but l will try soon in the meantime this is a picture of my latest its a 319K in good order no marks with original receipt and book plus all c
    amms

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    Billy, have you posted the tutorials for reassembling, electrical and cleaning & maintaining our vintage machines? I have the first two tutes but I haven't been able to find the rest. Thanks for great tutes.

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    Anybody know how to date a White Rotory? Serial # FR3221886. Thanks for any help. Storm on saturday killed my computer so I've just gotten back on. Had to buy and set up a new one. Love catching up and tickled to hear of an 18 yr old interested in the old ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Anybody know how to date a White Rotory? Serial # FR3221886. Thanks for any help. Storm on saturday killed my computer so I've just gotten back on. Had to buy and set up a new one. Love catching up and tickled to hear of an 18 yr old interested in the old ladies.
    I was not able to find anything of help on the internet about the White's. My White serial number starts with a FR and I have the manuel that says it is a 1926. I do not know if that will help or not. Kathie

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    MaggieLou, go to home page and choose "tutorials", I want to say tute #3 is on page 4 or 5. I was just in there this morning, oh, I also think if you go back a page or two, someone posted the links. Good luck.

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