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

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    Oh Kathie, what beautiful SM's you have!! I can just imagine how nice they look displayed throughout your home or in your sewing room. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Oh Kathie, what beautiful SM's you have!! I can just imagine how nice they look displayed throughout your home or in your sewing room. Thank you for sharing.

    Judy
    Thank you Judy, right now they are sitting on the floor of my guest room waiting for me to oil them and finish checking them out. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Wow, pretty machines! I have never used a hand crank. Is it hard to do? I am not very co-ordinated.
    Hand cranks take getting used to, lots easier to sew with if you have a seam guide to let the fabric ride against.
    Sharon W.
    Yes, the seam guide does make a lot of sense! I think that would make it easier. Thanks.

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    Kathie, your machines are beautiful. I like the faceplate on the New Home. Its cabinet has nice lines, too.

    Elsie, don't apologize. I am new to this, too. The only machines I know anything about are the Elnas. For the rest I just like making guesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Kathie, your machines are beautiful. I like the faceplate on the New Home. Its cabinet has nice lines, too.

    Elsie, don't apologize. I am new to this, too. The only machines I know anything about are the Elnas. For the rest I just like making guesses.
    Irishrose, thank you. Besure and ask a lot of questions here. These people are wonderful and will share any information that they have. I have learned so much on here. Like you I am also new to all of this. Kathie

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    Kathy your machines are beautiful. How do you get all of them in one day and then have them all cleaned up already?

    I cannot believe anyone would go back to read all 1000 pages, but there is great info. You must have lots of patience.

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    [quote=quilt addict]Kathy your machines are beautiful. How do you get all of them in one day and then have them all cleaned up already?


    Thank you. These machines looked brand new so all I had to do was to give them a good oiling and to look for any problems. The pictures that you saw were the ones sent to me by the previous owner before I bought them. They came as clean as they looked in the pictures. I only found two problems on one machine. Two broken hindges on the Bel Air and a missing throat plate. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Irishrose, thank you. Besure and ask a lot of questions here. These people are wonderful and will share any information that they have. I have learned so much on here. Like you I am also new to all of this. Kathie
    Yes we try to help in every way we can - even if we post the same machine pictures 3 times! LOL!!!!!

    Kathie, do I get extra chocolate for double posting the 99 and triple posting the New Home???????

    It seems we are all having problems with posting? You guys will just have to forgive me, I was in a hurry this morning and didn't think they were going through! Besides, those machines are just eye candy for sure!

    Kathy was the New Home's cabinet redone? It is so beautiful!

    Nancy

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    Kathie, do I get extra chocolate for double posting the 99 and triple posting the New Home???????

    Will an extra big piece of chocolate cake do?
    Kathy was the New Home's cabinet redone? It is so beautiful!

    Nancy[/quote]

    There was a note inside saying that someone used Sears wiping stain on it. I did not realize that the New Home cabinets were so pretty. I did notice that underneath the bed of the sewing machine there is a piece of material that looks like canvas that does need to be replaced, which is not big deal. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    There was a note inside saying that someone used Sears wiping stain on it. I did not realize that the New Home cabinets were so pretty. I did notice that underneath the bed of the sewing machine there is a piece of material that looks like canvas that does need to be replaced, which is not big deal. Kathie
    Actually, of all the cabinets I have seen, I think the New Home is one of the prettiest because of the 'New Home' written on the cabinet in wood.

    OK, you guys I have been pining over a Graybar that our local antique store has had for a month or so. Went up there and saw it again today. I didn't buy it, talked myself out of the machine as I now have 28 machines and don't 'need' another ' one. But this Graybar is very pretty with a foot pedal shaped like a foot. Since Graybar only made sewing machine between 1926 and 1934, I know it's approximate age. I need to be talked out of this machine!!!! They are asking $50, but are open to offers as it needs to be moved and has been in the store for a couple months now!

    I don't need another machine! Why doesn't someone here go and get it? It is located in the small town of El Dorado at the Hartwick Antique Store!

    Nancy

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    Go buy it!! What's $50?

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    Offer less than $50.00. You can always come up in price if you have to. If you get it for less than $50.00 you can tell yourself about the great deal you got and go make room for it at home. You know you want it.

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    And as for "needing" another machine, I didn't "need" the one that came home with me on Monday. I still don't understand why I bought it.

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    So you lowball the offer and if they accept it you know it was meant to be yours :)

    I know, I'm no help at all..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    There was a note inside saying that someone used Sears wiping stain on it. I did not realize that the New Home cabinets were so pretty. I did notice that underneath the bed of the sewing machine there is a piece of material that looks like canvas that does need to be replaced, which is not big deal. Kathie
    Actually, of all the cabinets I have seen, I think the New Home is one of the prettiest because of the 'New Home' written on the cabinet in wood.

    OK, you guys I have been pining over a Graybar that our local antique store has had for a month or so. Went up there and saw it again today. I didn't buy it, talked myself out of the machine as I now have 28 machines and don't 'need' another ' one. But this Graybar is very pretty with a foot pedal shaped like a foot. Since Graybar only made sewing machine between 1926 and 1934, I know it's approximate age. I need to be talked out of this machine!!!! They are asking $50, but are open to offers as it needs to be moved and has been in the store for a couple months now!

    I don't need another machine! Why doesn't someone here go and get it? It is located in the small town of El Dorado at the Hartwick Antique Store!

    Nancy
    Ok Nancy - I am going to give this my best shot. You don't need another SM... but 2 months from now when you're kicking yourself because you frequently dream about the cute little Graybar don't blame me :)

    Here's my litmus test - would you be willing to get rid of a SM that you already have (and you have some very sweet SM's) and replace it with the Graybar?? If the answer is No, then let someone else have an opportunity to buy it :)

    Oh to resist temptations of a vintage SM, it's like the call of the Sirens.

    Judy

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    I don't need' another ' one." Why doesn't someone here go and get it? Nancy[/quote]

    Nancy since when does need have to do with anything. I will not go get it because I do not want to take the pleasure of owning this machine away from you. lol Besides what I spent Tuesday leaves no money in my pocket book. :cry: Kathie

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    How do you like your 306K and can it be treadled? Also what class of attachments does it take or does it have it's own? I'm looking at one and trying to decide whether to get it or not. I think it takes special needles and it uses cams. I have an hour before I leave to look at it and would appreciate your input....

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    Hi Billy, and all! I have just added two new members to my sewing "family" -- Ellie and Adah... I'll attach pics here of Adah -- a Singer model 27 built in 1909, tredle machine. Billy - I need needles and belts for both machines. Can you give me an idea of where to look? The industrial machine has a leather belt. Also, is there a place to go and get a repair manual for either machine, and/or a diagram explaining all the parts, etc. I copied the info about how you clean up your machines, but am unsure of what the different "Plates" are -- I know the plate where the feed dogs is probably the needle plate... Sorry to be so uneducated!!

    Also -- when you restore these machines, do the beautiful decals restore well, or do you need to replace them?? Mine are beautiful, but some parts have worn away. Is there a place to purchase new decals??

    THIS is Ellie - she is a real workhorse...and will be my new mid-arm....
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    This is Adah -- she is beautiful! Needs cleaning up, but so excited to have her!
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    is that black one an industrial machine?

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    Yes, she is. Built in Scotland in 1938.

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    is she a walking foot?

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    Man, you gals are making me hungry to start searching again. But first I need a sewing table for the 15-91. Hoping to find one on Friday. Then I really should get the 66 up and running. THEN maybe I can start the search for the 301 I'm wanting. Of course, if one should show up I'd go for her, but she'd have to trip me, cuz I'm not searching yet...and that's the truphth!!!

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    Are you going to turn her into a treadle?
    I have an industrial machine 241 - the bottom was full of big oil beads when I got her - nothing moved. All the oil tubes were very hard. I got her moving but the tension spring is wrong. I haven't got her sewing yet. If she didn't have such a good motor she would be a good one on a treadle. She turns real smooth. Someone had her in their house for upholstery then she set for years. Her table is like new. I need to get DH to put her head back on so I can work on her - she is pretty heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here is the first picture, this one is of Kathie's new Jones !!!!! I think she said from 1890?
    kathie your machines are wonderful, I must start looking again!!! :lol: My wife will kill me if I do :lol: Glenn

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    I just won a Singer 201-2 on ebay. I can't copy the picture to show here, but it looks like it is in good condition, the decals are heavy and clear. I have a Pfaff that will sew a good 1/4" seam, but it skips stitches when going over more than two layers of cloth and I'm ready to throw it out the window. I figured that these old machines made many quilts, piecing and quilting, and that is all I really need. I've read reviews that say the 201 is the best machine singer ever made. For $207, that ain't bad (total $246).

    Then, I just couldn't stop myself. I kept doing research. I wanted a portable. I now own a 301 which has been serviced, looks real good and cost me $137 (total 167). There were other 301's on ebay which have been bid well over $200, but they did not look as good as the one I won. I admit the Featherweights are prettier, but I think the 301 is a step above the Featherweight, and only 5 pounds heavier.

    I now have absolutely NO excuse not to make a dozen quilts this year!

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