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    SewExtreme- What a beautiful piece of cabinetry your DH is making. I am soooooo :mrgreen: with envy. Absolutely stunning. He can make me one anytime out of Wormy Chestnut or Cherry wood.

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    JCquilts,
    your machine dates to about 1941, that's when the batch of 10,000 machines were ordered.
    Sharon W.

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    Re:sneak preview
    Wow!! what a gorgeous cabinet your hubby is building for you! He is very talented and the grain of the wood is beautiful!
    Sharon W. drooling in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    SewExtreme- What a beautiful piece of cabinetry your DH is making. I am soooooo :mrgreen: with envy. Absolutely stunning. He can make me one anytime out of Wormy Chestnut or Cherry wood.
    Thank you. He would love to use cherry or wormy chestnut wood. DH has made a hall tree bench and some bookshelves out of black walnut which is really pretty also. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Re:sneak preview
    Wow!! what a gorgeous cabinet your hubby is building for you! He is very talented and the grain of the wood is beautiful!
    Sharon W. drooling in Texas
    Thank you Sharon. ;-) I am a big fan of his! :D

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    Miz Johnny...you have me drooling! (SO unladylike, my mama would have said! :lol: ) I'm lusting after that parlor cabinet!!

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    Hello all! I just read through all 99 pages and I would like to share my little lovlies with you!

    This is my New Home I bought for $15 at the local thrift store. I need to call the number to date it. Everything seems to be intact, the light turns on, the needle goes up and down, but it will not catch the bobbin thread. I have gotten some advice on how to remedy this, but nothing has worked yet. Tomorrow I think I am going to have to take apart the tension assembly. Any tips are appreciated!
    [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...ndpets/029.jpg[/IMG]

    And my little joy. I picked her up out of a junkyard of a basement in an old, run-down antique store. They wanted $45, but I bargained down to $15. There were 6 bobbins in the drawer, but no attachments or anything. There was literally garbage piled on her. So sad. I just got her a few days ago, so I need to do the cleaning that Billy shows to get her back up to speed. The sphinx decals are so so pretty. The cabinet also needs some new veneer work. Everything else is perfect and moves smoothly. I have a new belt on order. She is a Singer 27 vibrating shuttle treadle made between March and May of 1905. :mrgreen:
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    Holy Cow I take off for one day to run my FIL back to his place in middle TN and the thread grows 6 pages!!!!

    The most popular machines for badging during that era were Standard , Free, National, and Davis. So your Peerless could be made by any one of them but it favors a Standard with the high and slim pillar.

    And the cabinet is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! If he can pull of this a parlor cabinet should be a cake walk!!!

    Its going to take some time to catch up on everything so bear with me!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Miz Johnny...you have me drooling! (SO unladylike, my mama would have said! :lol: ) I'm lusting after that parlor cabinet!!
    And I am also and I really like the 320K!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    [quote=AshleyO]Hello all! I just read through all 99 pages and I would like to share my little lovlies with you!

    Hi Ashley. You deserve an award for reading all 99 pages. Your machines are beautiful. Happy to have you join us. I know you will be welcomed by all. :-D :-D

    I love (drool) the decals on your treadle. THAT was in the bottom of a heap of garbage? What were they thinking? :roll: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    All right, fine. I've been suckered in. I am now the proud (?) owner of a treadle. I don't know what the hell I'm going to do with it, but it's here.....

    I guess someone somewhere along the line put some power to it, but I'm afraid to plug it in....and I know at the very least it needs a belt...

    I don't know where to start......
    SUCKER!!!! I mean congratulations on your purchase!!!!

    I am glad to see that I am not the only one that has had a can lid for a coverplate on the back of a machine!!! The last one I had was rusted to the machine so you could imagine the fun I had getting it off!!

    So are you going to go back to treadle or are you keeping it electric?

    Billy

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    [quote=SewExtreme]
    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyO
    Hello all! I just read through all 99 pages and I would like to share my little lovlies with you!

    Hi Ashley. You deserve an award for reading all 99 pages. Your machines are beautiful. Happy to have you join us. I know you will be welcomed by all. :-D :-D
    I was thinking the same thing :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You pulled the long haul on that one!!


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    LOL, it took me literally ALL DAY! I would read a page here and there, and then this evening finished it off. I really wanted to share my machines, but I thought I should make sure the thread hadn't taken a strange direction in the interim. I'm sure you know what I mean! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyO
    LOL, it took me literally ALL DAY! I would read a page here and there, and then this evening finished it off. I really wanted to share my machines, but I thought I should make sure the thread hadn't taken a strange direction in the interim. I'm sure you know what I mean! :lol:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyO
    LOL, it took me literally ALL DAY! I would read a page here and there, and then this evening finished it off. I really wanted to share my machines, but I thought I should make sure the thread hadn't taken a strange direction in the interim. I'm sure you know what I mean! :lol:
    ***GASP**** Miz Ashley! Are you implying that this group goes off topic??? Well! I never!! (stay on topic!! ~grin~)

    :lol: ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Help! Can't make up my mind. One is a Peerless and the other is a 'I don't know yet'.

    I really like both. The cabinets they come in don't make a difference to me.

    It will most likely be my last treadle. I have 3 already and might add just one more.... for as long as I can hold out! ;)

    Thanks for helping me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I did a search for Singer 15 and found this blog. My machine looks like this one pictured. Is it the same one she is writing about? She even has links to manuals!!

    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/...ne-review.aspx

    It looks like the machine to me!!!

    And it is an informative blog!!


    I am on a couple of vintage sewing machine groups on Yahoo with Jenny. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I had picked up a White 769 at the local flea market for $10 and she e-mailed me a manual.


    Billy

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    She also has a store with very reasonable prices. I ordered a pack of 10 bobbins for my treadle and they were only $4, including shipping. I can't find bobbins that reasonable at the Hancock's we have.

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    Can you use modern presser feet for the treadle machines? I would love to get a walking foot or quarter inch foot for my treadle. I don't trust my quarter inch seams without one.

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    [quote=Ashley]This is my New Home I bought for $15 at the local thrift store. I need to call the number to date it. Everything seems to be intact, the light turns on, the needle goes up and down, but it will not catch the bobbin thread. I have gotten some advice on how to remedy this, but nothing has worked yet. Tomorrow I think I am going to have to take apart the tension assembly. Any tips are appreciated!
    Ashley, your New Home most likely takes an obsolete needle. I had one like it that sewed fine, but I had only 3 or 4 needles to go with it. I finally put it on the raffle table at a TOGA. The needles do show up once in a while--check around and see if anyone has any!! Unfortunately my brain has limited storage, and I can't remember the # offhand, but perhaps someone else can chime in??

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    This is the machine I got from ebay. I had been looking for one to convert to a handcrank and this will be it. I already have a treadle and a want this one to be portable.

    It is in great condition and the wheel turns freely. It does need a new tire on the bobbin winder but I will purchase that when I purchase the handcrank handle from SewClassic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    All right, fine. I've been suckered in. I am now the proud (?) owner of a treadle. I don't know what the hell I'm going to do with it, but it's here.....

    I guess someone somewhere along the line put some power to it, but I'm afraid to plug it in....and I know at the very least it needs a belt...

    I don't know where to start......
    SUCKER!!!! I mean congratulations on your purchase!!!!

    I am glad to see that I am not the only one that has had a can lid for a coverplate on the back of a machine!!! The last one I had was rusted to the machine so you could imagine the fun I had getting it off!!

    So are you going to go back to treadle or are you keeping it electric?

    Billy
    Gee, Billy, what do you think???? :twisted:

    I like electricity, just like I like indoor plumbing ;)

    How do I tell the difference between a "G" and a "C" on the serial number????? I'm going with C but I'm not sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Can you use modern presser feet for the treadle machines? I would love to get a walking foot or quarter inch foot for my treadle. I don't trust my quarter inch seams without one.
    I have several 1/4" feet for my Singer-type treadles and cranks. Not sure about the walking foot, but if you have a vertical foot machine, it should work.

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    I am posting pics of a sewing machine that I bought off ebay, and when it arrived it was in pieces. It was in perfect condition, but was packaged poorly. It was insured, so I got my money back, but they didnt pick up the machine.

    I am hoping to fix it back up, but....

    There is some bad damage on the bed of the machine where the Japan has chipped away.

    I am looking for some guidance as to what to do...
    I am going to start today trying to glue the wood base back together. There is a hole in the bent wood cover that I am not sure I can fix.

    Billy, can I do anything for the bed of the machine where the chip is?

    Here are all her parts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    Gee, Billy, what do you think???? :twisted:

    I like electricity, just like I like indoor plumbing ;)

    How do I tell the difference between a "G" and a "C" on the serial number????? I'm going with C but I'm not sure...
    It is more than likely a "G" I have run across a few machines that the "G" looked like a "C" but that was because the die was damaged during the stamping process. Post the serial and I can tell you from it which series it will come under.

    The "G" Series was the largest series done by Singer.


    Billy

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