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    Old 09-01-2010, 02:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by dunster
    I don't usually post ads from craigslist - but in this case I can't resist. Do you think those are cobwebs on that machine? Is it really a black machine with a thick layer of dust, or could it be a light colored machine (with a black base???) Creepy. I think I will cross-post it on the thread talking about spiders. I would not have brought that machine into my kitchen for the picture!

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1930029599.html
    Oh My dunster they are mighty proud of that machine too. I'm guessing that is a dirty black machine. I think I would have at least knocked (with a hammer,since they seem pretty sturdy) those cobwebs off and wiped the machine down. For the money they're asking for it I would expect at least that. I'm also with you on the spider factor.... EEEEWWWWWWW:-( :shock: :cry:
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    Old 09-01-2010, 03:00 PM
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    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I was wondering something, is it possible to turn a reg treadle head into a hand crank?
    Can you buy hand cranks for them?

    My niece wants to learn and someone said that hand cranks are easier for kids so I was thinking of putting a crank on my red eye.
    We just turned a newer Singer 15 into a handcranck. A red eye should be possible. All you need is a spoke wheel I think and the cranck. We bought a replica from online for about $16 or so.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:L3xdiBi5it8J:www.treadleon.net/sewingmachineshop/converting/converting.html+change+singer+into+hand+cranck&cd= 1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    In this tute they even changed the wheel to spoke first. Ours already had the spoke wheel and I would think your red eye does too. don't you love all the stuff you can find online?
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    Old 09-01-2010, 03:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I was wondering something, is it possible to turn a reg treadle head into a hand crank?
    Can you buy hand cranks for them?

    My niece wants to learn and someone said that hand cranks are easier for kids so I was thinking of putting a crank on my red eye.
    We just turned a newer Singer 15 into a handcranck. A red eye should be possible. All you need is a spoke wheel I think and the cranck. We bought a replica from online for about $16 or so.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:L3xdiBi5it8J:www.treadleon.net/sewingmachineshop/converting/converting.html+change+singer+into+hand+cranck&cd= 1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    In this tute they even changed the wheel to spoke first. Ours already had the spoke wheel and I would think your red eye does too. don't you love all the stuff you can find online?

    Thanks would you mind Pm'ing me where you got the crank from and mine does have the spoked wheel.
    I am also going to ask Billy if he can get me one as I like to support his new venture but if not then I will know where to get one

    Thanks for the link!
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    Old 09-01-2010, 05:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    The Eldredge B you picture is probably from the 1890's; the fiddle-base version was manufactured in the 1880's. (Per Charles Law.) If you'll notice, the treadle itself once had the initials of the manufacturer; parts of it have broken away. The cabinet looks a lot like my New England Queen, also a National machine.
    Wow, nice machine! I just got back from looking at the Eldredge for sale here. I didn't bring it home with me. The cabinet was missing drawers, the top had been redone -- and not a good job so my DH says. The machine itself was probably a lot newer than the one BZ Quilting has, at least it seemed to be a later version. The 'Eldredge' in the middle of the decal on the head was worn off, otherwise the decal's were not in too bad a shape. The machine was in pretty good shape too -- not much rust, and it looked to be complete. Of course, I wanted to buy the machine (I can't resist any of them), but my DH was with me and he says no we don't need this machine! I should of left him at home!

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    Old 09-01-2010, 05:07 PM
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    Oh, and I couldn't find a serial number anywhere on the machine. The back of the machine said (I think) "Imperial Eldredge D" across the top of the head. I had a hard time reading the (I think) "Imperial" part, but that is what everyone there agreed they thought it said.

    Is there an "Emperial Eldredge D" machine. As I said earlier the decals looked good except the lettering -- that part was very faded out.

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    Old 09-01-2010, 05:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Oh, and I couldn't find a serial number anywhere on the machine. The back of the machine said (I think) "Imperial Eldredge D" across the top of the head. I had a hard time reading the (I think) "Imperial" part, but that is what everyone there agreed they thought it said.

    Is there an "Emperial Eldredge D" machine. As I said earlier the decals looked good except the lettering -- that part was very faded out.

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    Improved maybe?? Check here:

    http://needlebar.org/main~nb/makers/usa/national/index.html
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    Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Thanks would you mind Pm'ing me where you got the crank from and mine does have the spoked wheel.
    I am also going to ask Billy if he can get me one as I like to support his new venture but if not then I will know where to get one

    Thanks for the link!
    I will see what I can get them for I need to get one for my 128 come to think about it!!!!

    Thank you for thinking about me. :-D :-D

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    Old 09-01-2010, 06:01 PM
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    ok, I need some help. I am redoing my 66. Was trying to to change some parts out on the bobbin winder. Well I ended up taking the whole thing apart. Not sure I want to ever do that again. My problem is the winder if not lining up with where the belt will be. Any solutions to my problem? Did I mess it up when I was putting it all back together? Any ideas?
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    Old 09-01-2010, 06:10 PM
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    Ok, found a really interesting machine. Billy I am sure you can help me out on this one. Found it on CL and the guy who has it has no clue, so I told him I might be able to help him with it. He sent pictures and it is quite interesting. So any thoughts on what this thing is worth? It looks to be in fantastic shape. Not sure I have ever seen a toyota treadle. Really cool looking.

    if it is a treadle, why is there a light?
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    Old 09-01-2010, 07:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give. I originally posted pictures of this machine on page 150 and also added a new one, but here is the wheel.
    I will try to find my Eldredge to check the clutch knob and see if I happen to have one that will fit in all my spare parts.
    I have been using Boye sz 14 in all my National machines, but 20 x 1 (a common needle size) should work fine. If you're in a hurry, try a 15 X 1 and "cheat" the needle down a little in the holder. Just be careful not to put it too low so that it falls out or breaks.
    Thanks Miz Johnny
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