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    Got the Domestic treadle home tonite, going to give the head the spa treatment. Got a nice surprise, under the one drawer liner was the original illustraded instruction book, cover was torn, missing a section and detached, but all the pages are there. Serial # is 190124, this # was under the front bobbin cover, bobbin cover has a different # on the top side. I think this machine takes the longer needles, got some attachments, binder, set of hemmers(4), quilter seam guide, ruffle, 4 bobbins, and a tucker. Has the drop down leaf on the left side, small swing out drawer in front and 2 drawers on the right side. I think I did OK for $35.

    forgot: also got original oil can

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterGary
    I got my first treadel a White rotary. It is the first that will require Billy's cleaning. I did oil it and it treadels. Serial number FR227331 the last pat date is Sept 12 1905 . I have the book with it but it in bad shape. Can anyone tell me about it. The belt is even good and I have a full set of attachments.
    Very nice find, Gary!! Good for you!

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    I just have to share. I want to tell ya'll about this great book I just bought tonight at Books A Million. It's called The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips. It tells you how to use all the attachments that come with vintage machines. I haven't read it all the way through yet but a lot of the pictures they use have featherweights in them.

    I have to admit that I never did learn how to use all those feet that came with my 1973 Viking. I only used 2-3 different feet. For the FW, I've never used any other foot than the regular foot. Thanks to this book, I may actually learn to use the other feet. I'm really excited.

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    it would be fun to have an attachment party wouldn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieE
    I just have to share. I want to tell ya'll about this great book I just bought tonight at Books A Million. It's called The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips. It tells you how to use all the attachments that come with vintage machines. I haven't read it all the way through yet but a lot of the pictures they use have featherweights in them.

    I have to admit that I never did learn how to use all those feet that came with my 1973 Viking. I only used 2-3 different feet. For the FW, I've never used any other foot than the regular foot. Thanks to this book, I may actually learn to use the other feet. I'm really excited.

    I have the same book and just love it. With this book I am gonna learn how to use all the attachments I have for my different machines.
    The author also has a Facebook page and an Ebay store.

    Blessings,
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    Billy, I love the new list for older machines you put up. I have company now but will post mine in the next week or so. My collection is very small, but it is a start.

    Thanks so much for the VSMS thread and the new thread for cataloging our machines.

    Marie M.

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    QuilterGary,
    Very pretty machine. The cabinet looks to be in great condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    Got the Domestic treadle home tonite, going to give the head the spa treatment. Got a nice surprise, under the one drawer liner was the original illustraded instruction book, cover was torn, missing a section and detached, but all the pages are there. Serial # is 190124, this # was under the front bobbin cover, bobbin cover has a different # on the top side. I think this machine takes the longer needles, got some attachments, binder, set of hemmers(4), quilter seam guide, ruffle, 4 bobbins, and a tucker. Has the drop down leaf on the left side, small swing out drawer in front and 2 drawers on the right side. I think I did OK for $35.



    forgot: also got original oil can

    Be sure and post a picture.

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    Tommie, got the 503A home today. It came with all the attachments, manual, plus some other goodies and the original 9 cams. Only thing missing is the piece of cabinet that fills the hole when machine is down in the cabinet. I probably won't put it down anyway. Thanks again for this find. It was clean too. Won't need spa treatment at all just a little dusting off.

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    I just now found this neck of the woods. This is awsome since I am in the process of restoring a machine now. YEAH!!!
    The machine I am restoring is a Singer 99-13. I don't have photo's of that since my camera bit the dust last week.
    I do however have a couple of photo's of a machine I picked up a couple of weeks age at a garage sale for $20.00.
    This is a De Luxe classic sewing machine. From what I have read so far about this machine is that it was made in Japan as a knockoff of the singer machine. This machine is in awsome shape. I have been sewing on it since it came in the door. Last week I was lucky enough to find the cabinet at my local Salvation Army store for $25.00. More then I really wanted to spend...but...it is in excellent shape and I am enjoying sewing on the machine so much I wanted to have it set up for easy access. Now I am not having to move machines from one place to another.
    I did have to make a few minor adjustments to the cabinet. The machine will not be able to fold down because there doesn't seem to be anyplace for mounting screws on the bottom of the machine. But that is no problem...I enjoy looking at it. I didn't make the machine a permanent fixture to the cabinet so...if I want to make it portable I just pick up the machine and move it back to it's carrying case.
    Here are a couple of pics that I have. The close up of the machine is not very clear...I think that is when my camera decided to take the dive.
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibeesewin
    I just now found this neck of the woods. This is awsome since I am in the process of restoring a machine now. YEAH!!!
    The machine I am restoring is a Singer 99-13. I don't have photo's of that since my camera bit the dust last week.
    I do however have a couple of photo's of a machine I picked up a couple of weeks age at a garage sale for $20.00.
    This is a De Luxe classic sewing machine. From what I have read so far about this machine is that it was made in Japan as a knockoff of the singer machine. This machine is in awsome shape. I have been sewing on it since it came in the door. Last week I was lucky enough to find the cabinet at my local Salvation Army store for $25.00. More then I really wanted to spend...but...it is in excellent shape and I am enjoying sewing on the machine so much I wanted to have it set up for easy access. Now I am not having to move machines from one place to another.
    I did have to make a few minor adjustments to the cabinet. The machine will not be able to fold down because there doesn't seem to be anyplace for mounting screws on the bottom of the machine. But that is no problem...I enjoy looking at it. I didn't make the machine a permanent fixture to the cabinet so...if I want to make it portable I just pick up the machine and move it back to it's carrying case.
    Here are a couple of pics that I have. The close up of the machine is not very clear...I think that is when my camera decided to take the dive.
    Lynn
    Welcome aboard, you'll love it here.

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    The Necchi is clean and sews a perfect seam. There is tiny click coming from the underside. It's still there without the needle or bobbin case, so I can rule out those two. There is a minor burr in the part that holds the bobbin case. I will try to smooth it and see what happens. That was one lint packed machine. The finish shows some wear, but that only means she was well used to me. Later when she gets waxed, that will help. Her name is Sophia. She wanted Stella, but that's not a good idea. My son's first wife was Stella - little, strong and pretty like the machine, but his second wife might not appreciate a machine with that name. Sophia it is.

    She will get a workout now. I started a Jewel Box quilt. AnnieRose (301) has a quarter inch guide attached, so Sophia can make the HSTs and any other sewing that isn't 1/4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Tommie, got the 503A home today. It came with all the attachments, manual, plus some other goodies and the original 9 cams. Only thing missing is the piece of cabinet that fills the hole when machine is down in the cabinet. I probably won't put it down anyway. Thanks again for this find. It was clean too. Won't need spa treatment at all just a little dusting off.
    Glad to hear it and you are mighty welcome. I managed to find one of those pieces for one of my machines. They seem to be pretty scarce.
    Tommie

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    My Domestic treadle that came home today.
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    How Cool....I think I may become an addict to these older sewing machines. Your new machine looks like sew much fun!!! If only these machines could talk.
    Enjoy your new machine.
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    My Domestic treadle that came home today.
    Very nice looking machine. Enjoy Kathie

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    Lee231, Congratulations on your that nice Domestic. Although my cabinet has 4 side drawers, and the irons are slightly different, our machines look about the same. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-103544-1.htm Note the absence of the thread feeder wheel for the bobbin? That was included on the later models. The cabinet was "refinished" with a low quality paint, so that'll be a chore for me. I replaced the belt just before my knee replacement last month, and the feed was smooth and even, but I haven't done any piece work on it yet. I've been cleaning three other treadles, getting them ready for their new cabinets while the leg recoups. I think my new knee should be just about ready to start treadling. I may try it on some strips this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterGary
    I got my first treadel a White rotary. It is the first that will require Billy's cleaning. I did oil it and it treadels. Serial number FR227331 the last pat date is Sept 12 1905 . I have the book with it but it in bad shape. Can anyone tell me about it. The belt is even good and I have a full set of attachments.
    That is a really beautiful machine, I cant wait to see it in person!!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Anyone heard of this one?
    FW clone called the MINI Classic made in the 90's.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/hsh/2449094017.html

    This guy is always posting some cool looking or pretty machine, but he is a bit high for me. I try to get all my machines around a $100 or less.

    I copied the picture just in case the listing is removed.

    Oh, and motor looks huge!
    Cute little bugga :D

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterGary
    I got my first treadel a White rotary. It is the first that will require Billy's cleaning. I did oil it and it treadels. Serial number FR227331 the last pat date is Sept 12 1905 . I have the book with it but it in bad shape. Can anyone tell me about it. The belt is even good and I have a full set of attachments.
    Very nice White Rotary. It should clean up really nice with those decals. Also the measuring tape painted on the cabinet is in wonderful shape. Be careful cleaning that....ask me how I know. :(

    Look forward to seeing after the spa treatment.
    Over zealous cleaning maybe? :lol:

    I have never tried to refinish a cabinet because I never ever keep them of that my machines come in a really nice cabinet already. But I have several that I need to refinish so I guess I will be schooled in refinishing before it is over with.

    And Lisa I really want to go stand in front of your garage when you toss the door open. :P

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    Billy, I love the new list for older machines you put up. I have company now but will post mine in the next week or so. My collection is very small, but it is a start.

    Thanks so much for the VSMS thread and the new thread for cataloging our machines.

    Marie M.
    Yes it has taken off and I love the photos on there. The only thing I ask is that any and all comments/questions for the machines are brought over here on this side.

    And your most welcome but I am not the one that makes this place so great, it is all of you. All I did was open the doors.......

    Billy

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    Here are pics of my Domestic stand and shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    My Domestic treadle that came home today.
    Lee, I love that cabinet, and those irons are really cool looking!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Hey Glenn--Here is my next machine with the wheel soaking in Evaporust. I can't get the wheel off, so I had to try to derust it this way. She is propped on her side with the wheel in pyrex pie pan. In the morning--no more rust.

    Texas Jan

    She is an old New Home Ruby. I got her and her treadle cabinet for $5.00. I call her my $5.00 folley. Really sad, but getting there. I also redo cabinets.
    Hi, I had never heard of a Ruby sewing machine before. Earlier this morning I saw one for sale on craigslist. I was looking in other cities so I will have to retrack my steps.

    What do you know about Ruby's? I would love to learn. Thanks, :-D

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    Miriam,

    Thanks for posting photos of your 401A, 401G, 411G to show the difference on the photo/info thread of vintage machines! Nice to have a comparison. Have you ever treadled the 401G or the 411G? I would give it a whirl! Looks like fun!

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