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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    He saw me looking at the 3 treadles on CL Little Rock that someone posted. I mentioned that I was interested in the Velox. And we came home with all 3 of the treadles. And found 2 boxes of old cams in a flea market.
    I'm glad someone in this group got those machines! Please show us when you get them all cleaned up, especially the Velox! And hope you had a happy birthday...
    Dh did some dickering. The Velox is missing the skinny front slide plate. And the Damascus is missing the skinny front plate, shuttle and bobbin. I think I might have the shuttle and bobbin, but those skinny plates I do not have. The Sphinx has the best decals and the Velox the best cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    TAKE A LOOK AT THE CINDERELLA MACHINE!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114670-1.htm

    If you have any info on this please let me know.
    Tammy
    I have one with a different name somewhere in the basement. VERY cheaply made; the two pieces (front and back) are screwed together and don't.quite.meet. Cute though.
    That cinderella is cute, it must have been made for a child's machine? Maybe, that is why it is not made so well? Very cute, though! If I saw that at an estate/yard sale I'd buy it for sure!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    My birthday trip from DH resulted in a drive to AR. He saw me looking at the 3 treadles on CL Little Rock that someone posted. I mentioned that I was interested in the Velox. So Friday we started on this road trip to see the redbuds. And we came home with all 3 of the treadles. And found 2 boxes of old cams in a flea market. Will post pics later. DH is definitely a keeper!
    Tommie, what a lucky woman you are! All three treadles! Ok, I remember something about one person selling 3 treadles for $75 each, or less for all 3? That must be the deal you got! Wow! It seems around here everyone has decided they have rare treasures because the price keeps going up.

    Nancy

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    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    My birthday trip from DH resulted in a drive to AR. He saw me looking at the 3 treadles on CL Little Rock that someone posted. I mentioned that I was interested in the Velox. So Friday we started on this road trip to see the redbuds. And we came home with all 3 of the treadles. And found 2 boxes of old cams in a flea market. Will post pics later. DH is definitely a keeper!
    YAY!! That was me that posted it! I noticed yesterday the ad was gone :). Glad they went to a good home.

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    Here's what I found:

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/uthe...sewing-machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Farmstitcher, I really admire your avatar. I'd love to put that picture in my sewing room. You wouldn't have a 8 X 10 copy laying around any place?

    Judy
    Judy, I really don't know just where I found that picture and I'm hoping it is not copywrited! I'm just using it as an avatar. If I can find it again I could give you the link so you could make a copy of it. I'll let you know if I find it again.

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    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Nancy, I have rethreaded the machine several times with hubby watching me to make sure that is done by the book. I put in a new Janome needle. I tried using the old cheap thread, I tried using good thread and nothing helped. I am ready to throw in the towel. I may just take it into Ernie at Eand D and let them figure it out. Kathie
    Kathie, I doubt it has anything to do with your thread. Those old 66's were very dependable machines. My 66 will sew with anything. I bet whatever it is, it is something simple. Can you bring it with you to Girl's Night Out (just the Lotus - not cabinet) and let me play with it?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    OK, I found this much out. He says it does not say singer on the machine but that he's heard they were made by singer. But I guess I've learned from here that there were other companies that made knock offs??? Are they as equally as good or no?

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    Better than using masking tape! The previous owner of my Necchi did that and I can't get it off. I have tried everything suggested here plus a few other things. I just may have to live with it!
    Sorry this was a reply to HisPatchwork.. I'll learn this stuff someday!
    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    OK, I found this much out. He says it does not say singer on the machine but that he's heard they were made by singer. But I guess I've learned from here that there were other companies that made knock offs??? Are they as equally as good or no?
    I seen one of these in a thrift store a couple of weeks ago.
    The one I seen was the same size as the 99K. Looked identical to it but said Spartan on it. Really a nice machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    Wow! That is a beauty! I have one just like it with a Singer H-15 in it. The cabinet is in great shape but have to do a clean up on the machine. I plan on doing it when it warms up as it's too cold to work in the basement.
    Jan

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    That cabinet turned out beautiful! I just love them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Oh yeah I would say so. The cabinet looks great and so does the machine and Spartans are suppose to be awesome.
    Tammy

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    I bought her! Will look up the dates and take pics when we get home! She's sweet!

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    It does need a belt. Did somebody say you can buy these at JoAnns? She is a 192k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    How super neat!! My grandmother's red eye was in just that same cabinet and my sis had it refinished. I love those cabinets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    Wow! That is a beauty! I have one just like it with a Singer H-15 in it. The cabinet is in great shape but have to do a clean up on the machine. I plan on doing it when it warms up as it's too cold to work in the basement.
    Jan
    I agree...What a transformation! Thanks for sharing the before and after pictures. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a little more so that I can go out in the barn and work on a few cabinets that need a little TLC.

    Jan~I know that old masking tape can be pretty tricky. Have you tried taking a razor blade or sharp paring knife and very carefully "shaving" the surface part of the masking tape off. You don't need to get it all off just enough to allow the Goo-B-Gone to get under the "paper" part of the masking tape. Apply the Goo B Gone and let it sit for 1/2 hour and see if this removes the adhesive. You may need to reapply the gooBgone a couple times.

    Thank you Shnnn for the weblink. I am going to order the print for my sewing room. It will be just the right touch :)

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    I've never seen one in acabinet. If it is in super condition and the cabinet as well, it is reasonable (in my humble opinion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    So Friday we started on this road trip to see the redbuds. And we came home with all 3 of the treadles.
    YAY!! That was me that posted it! I noticed yesterday the ad was gone :). Glad they went to a good home.
    Thank you for posting that CL ad. I never search that far from home.

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    I agree...What a transformation! Thanks for sharing the before and after pictures. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a little more so that I can go out in the barn and work on a few cabinets that need a little TLC.

    Jan~I know that old masking tape can be pretty tricky. Have you tried taking a razor blade or sharp paring knife and very carefully "shaving" the surface part of the masking tape off. You don't need to get it all off just enough to allow the Goo-B-Gone to get under the "paper" part of the masking tape. Apply the Goo B Gone and let it sit for 1/2 hour and see if this removes the adhesive. You may need to reapply the gooBgone a couple times.

    Thank you Shnnn for the weblink. I am going to order the print for my sewing room. It will be just the right touch :)[/quote]

    I am afraid to try using a razor blade as it might scratch the bed. I'll get the Goo-B-Gone and try it. If I can get the tape to loosen the tape then I can more easily remove the glue. The stuff I have tried so far, I have left on the tape for hours and some overnight with no results. I think the tape must have been on there for many years. The previous owner who sewed, passed away and her sister sold me the Necchi Miracle. I think the sister said she had kept it for about 10 years before deciding to sell it as she didn't sew at all.
    Thanks for your suggestion! This board is awesome!
    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Basically a stripped-down Singer 99. No light fixture. Easiest one to convert to HC.

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    Hello, I needed to hi-jack a post to add a pic..I just bought this little darling and will pick it up next week. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it by the numbers here or do I need to wait and get the serial number off the bottom? If anyone has a 222k, can you tell me how she sews? I have heard so many good things about Featherweights I just couldn't pass this one up - btw, her name is Maggie. Funny how I new her name the moment I saw her pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    OK, I found this much out. He says it does not say singer on the machine but that he's heard they were made by singer. But I guess I've learned from here that there were other companies that made knock offs??? Are they as equally as good or no?
    It's an actual Singer, not a knock-off. Basically, like a 99. It probably says "Simanco" somewhere on it, maybe the motor or the underside, which stands for "Singer Manufacturing Company".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledthread
    Hello, I needed to hi-jack a post to add a pic..I just bought this little darling and will pick it up next week. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it by the numbers here or do I need to wait and get the serial number off the bottom? If anyone has a 222k, can you tell me how she sews? I have heard so many good things about Featherweights I just couldn't pass this one up - btw, her name is Maggie. Funny how I new her name the moment I saw her pics...
    Very nice find! The 222's (with the freearm capability) are harder to come by than the 221s, as less were made.

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