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    Old 11-11-2010, 07:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by Earleen
    I have a Kenmore Model 117-959 serial #82319 looking for a manual any chance you have one. Got this cabinet and all for $10.00
    I might have one in the studio I will go out and look to see for you.

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    Old 11-11-2010, 07:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by hazeljane
    Ok- I took all the advice I have gotten over what it is I really should be looking for in a back-up heavy duty machine. It seems like the consensus is a 15-91 will sew multi-layers and handbags with no problem at all.

    I've also had a couple of people recommend a 201??

    (Secretly, I really, really want a 15-125 because I love love love the mint green, but can't justify the boost in cost. Damn it.)

    So, what does the 201 get me that the 15-91 doesn't. Or vice-versa?

    You guys rock!
    Well, you just made me feel really good. I bought a 15-125 off craigslist a few days ago. I had never heard of them before. I was looking for a 15-91 when I came across a picture of a cute green sewing machine. I didn't know anything about the 15-125 & posted pictures (with questions) before I bought it on this board. Thank goodness for this board and the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop. They gave me enough info to go out & look at it. It worked like a charm. I have it at a repair shop now to be cleaned, oiled & greased. I can't wait to get it home & sew with it. So...the 15-125's are out there. I paid $60 for mine & even adding the $65 to get it serviced I think I got a good deal.
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    Old 11-11-2010, 07:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by Debbie B
    Well, you just made me feel really good. I bought a 15-125 off craigslist a few days ago. I had never heard of them before. I was looking for a 15-91 when I came across a picture of a cute green sewing machine. I didn't know anything about the 15-125 & posted pictures (with questions) before I bought it on this board. Thank goodness for this board and the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop. They gave me enough info to go out & look at it. It worked like a charm. I have it at a repair shop now to be cleaned, oiled & greased. I can't wait to get it home & sew with it. So...the 15-125's are out there. I paid $60 for mine & even adding the $65 to get it serviced I think I got a good deal.
    I love the design or that machine and the way it is shaped. I have a 185K in the studio that I am doing a repaint on and I am really enamored by the machine. I really love the color combo I am painting it and I am going to find one just so Ican duplicate it for my collection!

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    Old 11-11-2010, 07:51 PM
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    Thank you for the link. I got everything but ONE screw out. I guess I need some WD-40.
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    Old 11-11-2010, 08:11 PM
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    Here is my new baby, I found this jewel at a storage facillity recovery sale. The Bel-Air bantam and this fabric all for $15.00. How did I do?

    Bel-Air bantam
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    Old 11-11-2010, 08:56 PM
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    I think you did excellent. Wish I could get that lucky!!
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    Old 11-11-2010, 08:58 PM
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    Hello all, I have a singer 347 with serial number EY157328. Checked the singer date site and can't find the manufacturer date. It is baby blue and in great condition. Says made in Great Britain. Any help?
    Thanks, Jane
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    Old 11-11-2010, 09:39 PM
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    Hi HazelJane,
    I have both the 201 and 15-90 in treadle cabinets.
    I'm a quilter and have found that the 201 is wonderful for piecing quilt blocks and straight line quilting, not so much for free motion quilting. FMQ with the 201 isn't a fun experience, I get lots of skipped stitches and its just a bad idea. The 201 is the smoothest, quietest machine I've ever sewn with.(I have a herd of machines)
    The 15-90 is great for piecing,free motion quilting and straight line quilting. I've done FMQ for years with a modern machine(Bernina) and its got a Singer 15 bobbin configuration basically.
    Sorry this post has been so wordy. :-D
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    Old 11-11-2010, 09:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by amazon
    Here is my new baby, I found this jewel at a storage facillity recovery sale. The Bel-Air bantam and this fabric all for $15.00. How did I do?
    You done good!!! The machine sorta looks like a Singer 99
    clone, I hope it works. The fabric is great too!
    Have fun with your new toys. :-D
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    Old 11-12-2010, 05:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by pennijanine
    I think you did excellent. Wish I could get that lucky!!
    I have a machine just like yours. I bought mine at a flea market sale for $20.00. It is the clone to a Singer 99 so if you need a manual look up Singer 99. I have done a lot of quilt pieceing and making doll clothes on mine. I have several machines and this one is a keeper. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. Bye the way you got yours at a great price.
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