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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    Here's one someone needs to get. Too rich for my blood.

    Old hand crank chain stitch.

    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/2504462235.html
    If I were closer, I'd check it out. Sure glad I'm not, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Out in the Wild Today:

    My score of the day tho wasn't really sewing related, altho I wanted it for my room...I needed it for my pincushions, thimbles and notions.... probably paid too much at $15.00, but I wanted it!!
    That is so cool! I love the way you set it up with your sewing stuff.
    Jan on 446
    >^;;^<

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    Charlee, I love your little overstuffed chairs pin cushions. Where in the world did you ever find them?
    So danged cute. Everything looks great on your shelf.

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    I located an old Wheeler & Wilson in an ad for a garage sale this coming Saturday - got in touch with the owner via email and she sent me these pictures of the machine and asked that I make an offer. There is no cabinet. What do you think .................. please.
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    It's very rusty, and there's no way to run it. The only pluses are there are some decals left and it has the slide plate--most of the ones I see have no decals and no slide plate. I wouldn't offer much unless you have a cabinet waiting for it and some Evaporust waiting to give it a bath.
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi
    I located an old Wheeler & Wilson in an ad for a garage sale this coming Saturday - got in touch with the owner via email and she sent me these pictures of the machine and asked that I make an offer. There is no cabinet. What do you think .................. please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Question for Glenn, Can I glue the covering of my featherweight case back on? And what kind of glue would I use? Thanks
    Are you talking about the original covering that is loose are a new covering? Yes you can but the old glue must be removed with acetone first. Glue will not stick to old dirty glue. You can use a good contact cement very thin or a spray contact glue.
    Yes, its the orginial covering and theres enough of it that I think I can make it work. Any suggestion for a subsititute covering if I have to redo the whole thing?
    I have no recomendations for subsitiude for a replacement but any good quality canvas back vinyl will work. Billy may know a source for material. If you FW case is black it will be easy to find a replacement. Make sure the spray contact is a good quality comercial grade for durabilty. After you glue down the old cover use a roller to make sure it is tight and smooth.
    glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Charlee, I love your little overstuffed chairs pin cushions. Where in the world did you ever find them?
    So danged cute. Everything looks great on your shelf.
    I like those chairs too - very cute.
    Oh and there is a book with a pattern to make the chair - http://dollmakersjourney.com/robertson.html you have to scroll down the page to find it.
    and if you just want to buy one - here is a site - maybe she is making them - never know... anyway they are cute
    http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com...1_archive.html

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    Suzi

    There was one at an auction here today that went for $20, had a treadle cabinet complete with it.

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    Thanks for the feedback on the W&W - she sent another email asking $25. Think I'll pass this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Charlee, I love your little overstuffed chairs pin cushions. Where in the world did you ever find them?
    So danged cute. Everything looks great on your shelf.
    The pretty bright green one came from my ever-so-special secret pal in last year's swap...and the darker green one with the doily came from a yard sale. :)
    I think I've seen them at Hancock's and JoAnne's tho...

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    Spotted in the Wild today:

    A green Necchi...pretty good shape, $15
    A little black "SewMaster" $50
    A Singer 401A in a cabinet $35
    A Domestic with chocolate textured finish and attachments $30

    None of them came home with me...but another "Little Girl" pincushion doll, like the one with the blue dress on my shelf, only this one has a pink dress and a scissor holder...and a covered wagon pincushion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    I must have been feeling nastalgic or something this morn. I got to thinking about this obsession I seem to have acquired. For 20 some years, my life revolved around my kids, then the grandkids started coming along, and I wrapped my life around them, as well. Now they are mostly getting "too old" to spend as much time with gram. So, we are "empty nesters" now and old habits die real hard. I have a cat and a dog and about 24 sewing machines. I guess you could say I have wrapped my life around this quilting and vintage sewing machine thing! I guess it's better than curling up and doing nothing!! LOL By the way, have I said lately how much I enjoy this site and all the "friends" I have made here? Well, I just said it again! I faithfully read every page of this thread, I don't post a lot, unless I have a question or feel confident enough to put in my two cents worth, but I read every word, sometimes twice!!!! Thanks all.
    I believe I'm in a transition period of my life too. I'm happy to have picked up quilting after an extremely long hiatus and my discovery of sewing with vintage machines. I too enjoy the company of this thread, the support from all, the enablers, and the sharing of information- it's like an extended family! Thanks!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Question for Glenn, Can I glue the covering of my featherweight case back on? And what kind of glue would I use? Thanks
    Are you talking about the original covering that is loose are a new covering? Yes you can but the old glue must be removed with acetone first. Glue will not stick to old dirty glue. You can use a good contact cement very thin or a spray contact glue.
    Yes, its the orginial covering and theres enough of it that I think I can make it work. Any suggestion for a subsititute covering if I have to redo the whole thing?
    I have no recomendations for subsitiude for a replacement but any good quality canvas back vinyl will work. Billy may know a source for material. If you FW case is black it will be easy to find a replacement. Make sure the spray contact is a good quality comercial grade for durabilty. After you glue down the old cover use a roller to make sure it is tight and smooth.
    glenn
    Thanks for you input. bobbie

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    Charlee,
    That White Number 8 of yours has gorgeous decals! I have never seen a photo of a White #8. Thanks for posting in the photo shop thread that machine.

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    Well, I picked up that machine and am trying to identify it.

    I went to the website suggested here, http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers, and am not sure I can find it. On an oval plate in front of the base is G0062681.

    I assume it is a single letter prefix, but when I go to that page, I do not see anything for 000. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong number?

    Thank you for your help!

    By the way, she came with a lot of bobbins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Charlee,
    That White Number 8 of yours has gorgeous decals! I have never seen a photo of a White #8. Thanks for posting in the photo shop thread that machine.
    Thanks VM! :) Evidently White only made these for a year or two...the lady tells me this one was made in 1934. I'm sure fond of it...just need to find that friction wheel WITH the notch...have one without, but can't wind the bobbin that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Well, I picked up that machine and am trying to identify it.

    I went to the website suggested here, http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers, and am not sure I can find it. On an oval plate in front of the base is G0062681.

    I assume it is a single letter prefix, but when I go to that page, I do not see anything for 000. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong number?

    Thank you for your help!

    By the way, she came with a lot of bobbins.
    When you click on the singer link that you posted, then single letter prefix, now click on the red-highlighted 'G-Series' which is about half way down the page on the right hand side. The pdf file will save to your computer, open it and on the 3rd line down is the numerical range....

    G- 40001 90000 15 50000 January 8 1910

    So it's a Class 15, with 50,000 serial numbers allocated on 8th January 1910 at the Elizabeth New Jersey factory.

    'Tis a little confusing at first but after a few tries you'll get the hang of it!! LOL

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    I must have been feeling nastalgic or something this morn. I got to thinking about this obsession I seem to have acquired. For 20 some years, my life revolved around my kids, then the grandkids started coming along, and I wrapped my life around them, as well. Now they are mostly getting "too old" to spend as much time with gram. So, we are "empty nesters" now and old habits die real hard. I have a cat and a dog and about 24 sewing machines. I guess you could say I have wrapped my life around this quilting and vintage sewing machine thing! I guess it's better than curling up and doing nothing!! LOL By the way, have I said lately how much I enjoy this site and all the "friends" I have made here? Well, I just said it again! I faithfully read every page of this thread, I don't post a lot, unless I have a question or feel confident enough to put in my two cents worth, but I read every word, sometimes twice!!!! Thanks all.
    Ditto, me the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    When you click on the singer link that you posted, then single letter prefix, now click on the red-highlighted 'G-Series' which is about half way down the page on the right hand side. The pdf file will save to your computer, open it and on the 3rd line down is the numerical range....

    G- 40001 90000 15 50000 January 8 1910

    So it's a Class 15, with 50,000 serial numbers allocated on 8th January 1910 at the Elizabeth New Jersey factory.

    'Tis a little confusing at first but after a few tries you'll get the hang of it!! LOL

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn :lol:

    Yes, it helps! I'll study it and see what comes of that. Thanks for helping me find the info on my girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickylsf
    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful
    Ya' know, if this site were booze, I'd be an alcoholic!!! I need a recovery system/intervention!!
    I have to get some work done!! Please, drag me away from here! I have even quit reading the "quilting" part of this board...just hanging with the "wrong" crowd...that's all of you enablers!!! LOL!! I really do have to get things done! Son is coming home to visit from Tennessee and am afraid he will call an intervention if I don't move some things around! LOL!!!
    You and me both. Imagine being a telecommuter and avid member of this site... Luckily I am retiring in 6 days and counting.
    You are a lady after my heart. I am living for that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Well, I picked up that machine and am trying to identify it.

    I went to the website suggested here, http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers, and am not sure I can find it. On an oval plate in front of the base is G0062681.

    I assume it is a single letter prefix, but when I go to that page, I do not see anything for 000. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong number?

    Thank you for your help!

    By the way, she came with a lot of bobbins.
    When you click on the singer link that you posted, then single letter prefix, now click on the red-highlighted 'G-Series' which is about half way down the page on the right hand side. The pdf file will save to your computer, open it and on the 3rd line down is the numerical range....

    G- 40001 90000 15 50000 January 8 1910

    So it's a Class 15, with 50,000 serial numbers allocated on 8th January 1910 at the Elizabeth New Jersey factory.

    'Tis a little confusing at first but after a few tries you'll get the hang of it!! LOL

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn :lol:
    I came up with
    A 66 born may 28 1923

    All the way down on the list is the double 0's

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Well, I picked up that machine and am trying to identify it.

    I went to the website suggested here, http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers, and am not sure I can find it. On an oval plate in front of the base is G0062681.

    I assume it is a single letter prefix, but when I go to that page, I do not see anything for 000. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong number?

    Thank you for your help!

    By the way, she came with a lot of bobbins.
    When you click on the singer link that you posted, then single letter prefix, now click on the red-highlighted 'G-Series' which is about half way down the page on the right hand side. The pdf file will save to your computer, open it and on the 3rd line down is the numerical range....

    G- 40001 90000 15 50000 January 8 1910

    So it's a Class 15, with 50,000 serial numbers allocated on 8th January 1910 at the Elizabeth New Jersey factory.

    'Tis a little confusing at first but after a few tries you'll get the hang of it!! LOL

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn :lol:
    I came up with
    A 66 born may 28 1923

    All the way down on the list is the double 0's
    Oops....you might be right. I'm doing three things at once here!! Sorry if I goofed!!

    Bronwyn ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickylsf
    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful
    Ya' know, if this site were booze, I'd be an alcoholic!!! I need a recovery system/intervention!!
    I have to get some work done!! Please, drag me away from here! I have even quit reading the "quilting" part of this board...just hanging with the "wrong" crowd...that's all of you enablers!!! LOL!! I really do have to get things done! Son is coming home to visit from Tennessee and am afraid he will call an intervention if I don't move some things around! LOL!!!
    You and me both. Imagine being a telecommuter and avid member of this site... Luckily I am retiring in 6 days and counting.
    Oh yeah, my full-time job is at home, and it is sooo tempting to flip over here and check stuff out. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by HanNatNana
    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Well, I picked up that machine and am trying to identify it.

    I went to the website suggested here, http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers, and am not sure I can find it. On an oval plate in front of the base is G0062681.

    I assume it is a single letter prefix, but when I go to that page, I do not see anything for 000. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong number?

    Thank you for your help!

    By the way, she came with a lot of bobbins.
    When you click on the singer link that you posted, then single letter prefix, now click on the red-highlighted 'G-Series' which is about half way down the page on the right hand side. The pdf file will save to your computer, open it and on the 3rd line down is the numerical range....

    G- 40001 90000 15 50000 January 8 1910

    So it's a Class 15, with 50,000 serial numbers allocated on 8th January 1910 at the Elizabeth New Jersey factory.

    'Tis a little confusing at first but after a few tries you'll get the hang of it!! LOL

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn :lol:
    I came up with
    A 66 born may 28 1923

    All the way down on the list is the double 0's
    Oops....you might be right. I'm doing three things at once here!! Sorry if I goofed!!

    Bronwyn ;-)
    :oops: I didn't even think to keep scrolling down! You'd think they'd start with that first! OK. So she is a little bit younger. Cool.

    Now all I need to do is find a manual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Spotted in the Wild today:

    A green Necchi...pretty good shape, $15
    A little black "SewMaster" $50
    A Singer 401A in a cabinet $35
    A Domestic with chocolate textured finish and attachments $30

    None of them came home with me...but another "Little Girl" pincushion doll, like the one with the blue dress on my shelf, only this one has a pink dress and a scissor holder...and a covered wagon pincushion..
    oH

    Oh, Charlee, I may have said this before but It bears saying again!! How in the world do you find all these machines? :((

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