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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    Ok, I jumped in with both feet. Here is the singer 201K, I think, from Japan. It has the original box the motor came in and it is installed. She runs but definately needs some cleaning and lubrication. I am going to call her Mitsuko after the original owner. Also has a buttonhole attachment. My problem is the manuals, there in Japanese :-o . This will be another project to work through the tutorial with Billy.

    I did run her and she purred after the belt softened up a bit. However there is an ozone smell so not sure if the motor has a problem.

    Enjoy the pictures!
    Sweetie I can do a lot of things but translating Japanese is not one of them!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I am in LUST over your machine!!!! Yes I said it LUST!!!!!

    You hit the jackpot on this machine and I will tell you it is a completely different animal than the 185J. Oh man I am going nuts over this one!!!! I would put it back treadle and save the motor and the box and all. But ozone is normal to smell when dealing with the older motors. Eventually it will go away after repeated use, but MAN I am in LUST, LOVE or what ever over it!!!!!

    I have got to find me one some how, thanks to you guys my wish list is growing like crazy!!!

    Billy
    Well Billy, you are free to visit her anytime. I will consider leaving her to you in my will if you help me convert her back. I will look for a manual in English, you have any sources?
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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:26 PM
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    Quilt Addict, your machine looks beautiful. I see you have Billy's jealous streak tweaked :roll: :roll: Enjoy her. :thumbup:
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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Well Billy, you are free to visit her anytime. I will consider leaving her to you in my will if you help me convert her back. I will look for a manual in English, you have any sources?
    I am all over it right now!!! I just mailed a friend that is the leading Singer expert in the world and hopefully she will have something for me tomorrow or so. I am very excited about this one.

    I hope we can find a owners manual in English but this machine might be for only the Asian market.

    The Smithsonian might be of some help here is the link I will look for a bit before hitting the bed but we might can find something here.....

    http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...ring%20Company

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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:30 PM
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    For those of you that would just like to feast your eyes on some beauties, click on Seattle in craigslist. I often look at all the cities in my state to see if there is a machine I want to travel for. When I am in Seattle next week I will be picking one up that my daughter purchased and picked up for me. I thought of just posting pictures in the shop but it is easier for you to just look them up yourselves.

    I have noticed in the past few weeks or so that the Seattle area has really picked up in listings. Also, some of the prices are beginning to shoot up. Many of them don't look as great as the ones y'all have found in the thrift shops and such. Could it be that we might actually make an investments with the little jewels we have all been discovering??

    Oh, and Billy, there is a treadle for $8500 that I think you may drool over. The cabinet is exquisite!
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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:34 PM
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    They say that a sewing machine is the worst investment to make, but I am starting to think they might be wrong. It would be nice to know that we are getting in on the bottom floor and the prices are going to shoot through the roof.

    Kinda like the FW's

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    Old 05-06-2010, 08:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quilt Addict, your machine looks beautiful. I see you have Billy's jealous streak tweaked :roll: :roll: Enjoy her. :thumbup:
    No I want to marry that machine!!! I want to be Mr. that machine!!!!

    Billy
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    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Quilt Addict, your machine looks beautiful. I see you have Billy's jealous streak tweaked :roll: :roll: Enjoy her. :thumbup:
    No I want to marry that machine!!! I want to be Mr. that machine!!!!

    Billy
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You better watch it with your machine-love, your wife might want to clip your wings!

    PS:it would be nice if, for once, we were on the bottom floor of something that shoots through the roof. That's not why we are purchasing them though, huh?
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    Originally Posted by summerstorm
    Also, does anyone us a singer model 66 and do you like it. Which singer model has the largest throat space?

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    Sharon
    I haven't actually measured any of them...but just going from an aging memory, I think the 201-2 that I just got has got the largest space of the machines I've seen...
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    Old 05-07-2010, 12:34 AM
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    Do you ever sleep?

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    Old 05-07-2010, 04:51 AM
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    Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    Quilt Addict, your machine looks beautiful. I see you have Billy's jealous streak tweaked :roll: :roll: Enjoy her. :thumbup:
    No I want to marry that machine!!! I want to be Mr. that machine!!!!

    Billy
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You better watch it with your machine-love, your wife might want to clip your wings!

    PS:it would be nice if, for once, we were on the bottom floor of something that shoots through the roof. That's not why we are purchasing them though, huh?
    No not at all I am buying them up because I like the mechanics and the engineering that went into them. This was America at its best!!!

    Unfortunately we will never have that pride and the initiative ever again thanks to outsourcing and the "bottom line" but its an era that we can go visit and enjoy the hard work and pride that was put into each and every machine that was made!

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