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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Damienvon3

    The Phoenix Sewing AG Baer & Rempel is a treadel machine that at some point was converted to electric with a Singer motor. I believe it is a 28Z model. The cabinet is in pretty good shape and I gave it a pretty good scrub today. I didn't do anything to the machine itself yet so it looks dirty in the pictures. It to has the owners manual and also the box of accessories and the original tool wrench. I will convert it back to a treadel as the only thing that I need is a belt.

    Does anyone know anything about the Phoenix? There is not a lot of information that I can find yet; however, the search is on now!

    Here are my purchases, not a bad $50 spent I think!
    I have a Phoenix treadle. I haven't used it, but have one!! They look a LOT like the Wheeler and Wilson. You are lucky to have found the feet/accessories with yours, as they are very hard to come by. They have an unusual way of attachment--back clamping, but the top has a cross on it. I think I have two feet with mine; will probably never find any more to go with it. I have a friend with one, and she loves hers.
    Oh, that is good news then. I will try to get pictures of the feet that I have if you want. Just let me know.

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    My oldest daughter came along and brought her in. The finish is beautiful. What appears to be pits in the picture are just crud on the machine. There is a little wear on the front edge of the bed. The cabinet looks better than the picture, too. Very solid, but it does have some nicks on the legs. A knee pedal, which I actually like. She will need a new belt before any real sewing is done, but the whole machine sounds very quiet and strong. All my Elna attachments will fit. The feed dogs drop, so she can help the 301 with quilting. The harp is a little bigger than the 301.

    Here is my $27 Necchi BF, number 600630.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    I have a feeling it is the
    tension as the dial was extremely loose and I do not think that it was engaged when I bought it. I am sure that it just needs to be adjusted, or at least I hope so. I do not have the patience to fiddle with it. Kathie
    Kathie, when I got my 301 I had to get a new tension unit for it, because the springs inside of it were just shot. It wouldn't adjust at all, even after I tried cleaning it up. That may be your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Bojangles, the Morse is a very pretty machine. I like the color and the Art Deco designs.
    Same here...that is a nice looking machine!!

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    I vote for Touch and Throw myself on those 648s and newer0 --but LOVE the OLD Singers like my 15-91, Naomi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damienvon3
    Hi Everyone! I have been a LURKER here for some time and decided it is time for me to jump in on the fun! I am new to quilting and haven't sewn a stitch since Home-Economics class in high school in 1990. I love antiques and I love that these old machines are still doing what they were made to do. How often do you find something that is a40, 60, 80, or even a100 years old and is still in use and has all of its accessories! I didn't own a machine until this last weekend; Billy has started me down the right road to get them oiled up and greased up.

    The singer 99 is a 1926 model and is in beautiful shape. I bought it sight unseen. The dome case was locked and no key. I discovered when I got it home and opened that the knee bar was missing. I went back to the sale the next morning to see if it was there as I had no idea it had one. I ask the ladies running the estate sale about it and they said that the couple that had just bought the White treadel had seen the bar and said it didn't belong but they told them to take it anyway. They were just loading it up when I got there and I ran out and asked about it. They got it out of the front of their car and gladly gave it to me.

    The 301 is AWESOME! I should have cleaned it up before I took the pictures. It came with the owners manual and a button holer but none of the other feet or accessories so I am on the hunt for them.

    The Phoenix Sewing AG Baer & Rempel is a treadel machine that at some point was converted to electric with a Singer motor. I believe it is a 28Z model. The cabinet is in pretty good shape and I gave it a pretty good scrub today. I didn't do anything to the machine itself yet so it looks dirty in the pictures. It to has the owners manual and also the box of accessories and the original tool wrench. I will convert it back to a treadel as the only thing that I need is a belt.

    Does anyone know anything about the Phoenix? There is not a lot of information that I can find yet; however, the search is on now!

    Here are my purchases, not a bad $50 spent I think!
    Wow....that Phoenix is wonderful looking!!!

    I have a 99-13 from 1928 and a 301. I have been sewing on the 301, but not the 99 yet...I am thinking of turning it into a hand crank for camping trips. I also have an Elna Supermatic and a Western Electric 1917 electric portable that runs, but needs new wires.

    Welcome here....this is a fun place to hang out. You will learn so much...I have, and it encouraged me to go find some vintage machines, and I just LOVE them!!

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    Someone asked me to check the 'born' date for their Minnesota A (that is what she said) #417004 is the serial number. How can I date a Minnesota?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie Blight
    HELP l have started cleaning my treadle it was working working ,before l started, now the treadle works but not the machine l have only cleaned the left hand side as yet and oil'd it as well. looking at the bobbin it is trying to go as it moves a little but won't go l am at a loss l was very carefull its like its disconnected but its not. the kneedle is not going up or down its frozen or something can any onew sugest what l can do
    Elsie from South Australia
    My treadle is a singer 66
    Elsie, you didn't loosen the bobbin winder clutch to disengage the needle did you while cleaning? Have you removed the bobbin plate and throat plate to make sure there is no thread caught in the hook/race thingy, which is causing the machine to lock up? Are you trying to run the machine with the handwheel or the treadle? What about the thread regulator knob, is it turned all the way down so the machine wants to stitch in place?

    Nancy
    Thank you for that no l did not loosen the bobbin winder clutch before l started cleaning l am new at this so l am not to sure on what l am doing l am now going to have a go at your instructions Thank you l will let you know how l go
    Elsie from Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damienvon3

    You are lucky to have found the feet/accessories with yours, as they are very hard to come by. They have an unusual way of attachment--back clamping, but the top has a cross on it. I think I have two feet with mine; will probably never find any more to go with it. [/quote

    Oh, that is good news then. I will try to get pictures of the feet that I have if you want. Just let me know.
    That would be great!

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    I have my mother's old Singer-reg. no.10938700-Phoenix design. It doesn't fold down, rather has a wooden cover with some carved grids. Don't have a picture. Was this made before 1900? Thanks for any information you can give me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by FarmStitcher
    Check out the new treadle machines on Lehmans non electric web site:

    http://www.lehmans.com/cgi-bin/lehma...?page_number=1
    Farmstitcher, that is very interesting. The whole thing for $1000, but that is mostly for the little treadle cabinet. Those sewing machines are only $399, and it doesn't say what brand - just made in Taiwan.

    Nancy
    That machine is a Necchi

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    mtspools,
    I think your machine may have been made by National.

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    I just got back from an auction where I bought a Victor treadle sewing machine for $20. The label on the machine reads "Victor Sewing Machine Co. Middletown, Conn." There is no number on it except a 4 on the post above the bobbin wider. It has a straight bobbin.

    I searched the net for info. ISMACS is the only place that had a shred of info. The company only existed from 1876 to 1890. So this machine is really old. And it is in bad shape. A lot of rust on the metal legs, drawers are off and parts of the veneer on the cabinet is loose. The wheel only moves slightly. I think it is the shaft/bar underneath from the wheel to the bobbin that is frozen. And the cover box is in pieces. It's a challenge.

    There is probably info on this thread about restoring machines that would help me, but going through 933 pages is daunting. I am anxious to get it working. DH now has a project. LOL

    Does anyone know anything else about this machine?

    My mother had a Singer treadle model 127. One of the dumbest things I've done is sell that machine. It sewed so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Damienvon3

    You are lucky to have found the feet/accessories with yours, as they are very hard to come by. They have an unusual way of attachment--back clamping, but the top has a cross on it. I think I have two feet with mine; will probably never find any more to go with it. [/quote

    Oh, that is good news then. I will try to get pictures of the feet that I have if you want. Just let me know.
    That would be great!
    Here they are, I just took out of the box and took a few quick pictures. If you want better pictures let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    If this gives you any idea, two of the nicknames are "Touch and Swear" and "Touch and Throw". I know someone will jump in and tell how they LOVE theirs, but the machines are at the far side of their lifecycles. With the exception of the 600 and 603, the machines all have plastic gears, most of which have crumbled by now. They cost more to fix than they're worth, and many repair people won't bother.

    The 600 and 603 both have metal gears. I have had one of each, and they worked great. The only thing to worry about on them (as far as I know) is the in-place bobbin winder. Sometimes they need work.
    I was at my sewing repair shop the other day and someone brought in a Touch and Sew. It had plastic feed dogs that had worn off. She wanted Oscar to replace the feed dogs! Geeze, I never heard of a machine with plastic feed dogs!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Foxflower that is a Singer Model 15, allotted on July 2, 1906. Wow, I did not know that the model 15 ever had the Sphinx decal - at first glance I thought you had a Model 127 because of the decal! Yours is the first 15 I have seen with a Sphinx Decal on the machine.

    Yes, the serial number tells you all about your machine from the Singer site.

    Nancy
    Foxflower, I also own a Singer 15 made in NJ in 1904 with the Spinx decals. A collector told me it was quite rare to find the Spinx decal in 1904. I am not a collector so don't know how true that is. Just for interest sake, I paid $125. for mine as it was in town where I live, exactly what I wanted and I haven't regretted one minute of it. I posted a pic. a while back and Billy said to use pourable Liquid Gold furniture polish to protect the decals and make it real shinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosepoint
    Someone asked me to check the 'born' date for their Minnesota A (that is what she said) #417004 is the serial number. How can I date a Minnesota?
    Go to this site and scroll down to where it says "Serial Number/Dating List - click on that. There are about 49 papes of dates for all the models made by White. The Minnesota A, H, E, and M are all listed by their serial numbers and you can date your Minnesota. The Minnesota was sold by Sears, but made by the White Sewing Machine Company. http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by poygan23
    I have my mother's old Singer-reg. no.10938700-Phoenix design. It doesn't fold down, rather has a wooden cover with some carved grids. Don't have a picture. Was this made before 1900? Thanks for any information you can give me.
    Your machine is from 1892. Here is a link to the Singer Dating site. http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_noletter.html

    The top you are referring to is a Coffin Top. Lots of treadles had the coffin top. They are very pretty. Maybe, one of these days you can post a picture.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    Is the "Treadle Belt - Fitall, Alphasew Leather" an good replacement for the belt on my Singer 15? I have the old one to make the proper measurement. If not a good replacement, what is? Thanks
    Foxflower, yes the Alphesew is a good belt. The treadle belts are usually 72's. We all have to fit them to our individual machines. After the machine is used awhile you will probably have to adjust it again as they will stretch a little with use.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    My oldest daughter came along and brought her in. The finish is beautiful. What appears to be pits in the picture are just crud on the machine. There is a little wear on the front edge of the bed. The cabinet looks better than the picture, too. Very solid, but it does have some nicks on the legs. A knee pedal, which I actually like. She will need a new belt before any real sewing is done, but the whole machine sounds very quiet and strong. All my Elna attachments will fit. The feed dogs drop, so she can help the 301 with quilting. The harp is a little bigger than the 301.

    Wow, I love the cabinet and the Necchi! What a good buy too!

    Nancy
    Here is my $27 Necchi BF, number 600630.

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    Could someone please help me identify this Singer machine?
    I was thinking about getting Great-Grandmother's treadle out and back into use. I called my mom, who has had the machine stored for over 30 years, to drag it out and send me a picture. I've not personally laid eyes on it in over 30 years!

    I'm thinking it's a 15-30?
    Hopefully it's a bobbin machine, not a shuttle.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by Damienvon3
    Hi Everyone! I have been a LURKER here for some time and decided it is time for me to jump in on the fun! I am new to quilting and haven't sewn a stitch since Home-Economics class in high school in 1990. I love antiques and I love that these old machines are still doing what they were made to do. How often do you find something that is a40, 60, 80, or even a100 years old and is still in use and has all of its accessories! I didn't own a machine until this last weekend; Billy has started me down the right road to get them oiled up and greased up.

    The singer 99 is a 1926 model and is in beautiful shape. I bought it sight unseen. The dome case was locked and no key. I discovered when I got it home and opened that the knee bar was missing. I went back to the sale the next morning to see if it was there as I had no idea it had one. I ask the ladies running the estate sale about it and they said that the couple that had just bought the White treadel had seen the bar and said it didn't belong but they told them to take it anyway. They were just loading it up when I got there and I ran out and asked about it. They got it out of the front of their car and gladly gave it to me.

    The 301 is AWESOME! I should have cleaned it up before I took the pictures. It came with the owners manual and a button holer but none of the other feet or accessories so I am on the hunt for them.

    The Phoenix Sewing AG Baer & Rempel is a treadel machine that at some point was converted to electric with a Singer motor. I believe it is a 28Z model. The cabinet is in pretty good shape and I gave it a pretty good scrub today. I didn't do anything to the machine itself yet so it looks dirty in the pictures. It to has the owners manual and also the box of accessories and the original tool wrench. I will convert it back to a treadel as the only thing that I need is a belt.

    Does anyone know anything about the Phoenix? There is not a lot of information that I can find yet; however, the search is on now!

    Here are my purchases, not a bad $50 spent I think!
    Wow....that Phoenix is wonderful looking!!!

    I have a 99-13 from 1928 and a 301. I have been sewing on the 301, but not the 99 yet...I am thinking of turning it into a hand crank for camping trips. I also have an Elna Supermatic and a Western Electric 1917 electric portable that runs, but needs new wires.

    Welcome here....this is a fun place to hang out. You will learn so much...I have, and it encouraged me to go find some vintage machines, and I just LOVE them!!
    Oh the 99 hand crank would be a hoot camping. Can you imagine how many people would stop and watch you in action, might even have a few volunteers to give you a rest. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Foxflower that is a Singer Model 15, allotted on July 2, 1906. Wow, I did not know that the model 15 ever had the Sphinx decal - at first glance I thought you had a Model 127 because of the decal! Yours is the first 15 I have seen with a Sphinx Decal on the machine.

    Yes, the serial number tells you all about your machine from the Singer site.

    Nancy
    Foxflower, I also own a Singer 15 made in NJ in 1904 with the Spinx decals. A collector told me it was quite rare to find the Spinx decal in 1904. I am not a collector so don't know how true that is. Just for interest sake, I paid $125. for mine as it was in town where I live, exactly what I wanted and I haven't regretted one minute of it. I posted a pic. a while back and Billy said to use pourable Liquid Gold furniture polish to protect the decals and make it real shinny.
    Thanks, she does need to be cleaned some, plus rust scrubbed off the steel parts. I've ordered a belt for starters.

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    I just posted a pic of a gorgeous sphinx at this link.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115711-1.htm
    Can't believe she looks so bright after 100+1 years.
    I am soooo thankful so many people took such good care of their machines.

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    Wow, that sure is beautiful and shiny. Mine's not in that kind of condition, but it looks good after 105 years!

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