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    Thank you:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful
    Can't wait to hear (read) comments about this. I bought a So-Fro by Singer (do I hear a groan??) at half price day in Goodwill. Paid $2.50 for it!! I cleaned it up, oiled a couple spots, took it apart twice to figure out the fancy stitches and a few other buttons I couldn't understand (no book or ANyTHING came with it) and it sews beautifully!! Every stictch works (if you know what buttons to turn, LOL!) The ONLY problem I have with it is: If I don't hold my finger weight on the spool of thread it will suck it in like gang busters, and it's all on the under side of the material. Big loops of it!! It's all threaded correctly (someone owned this machine to learn on cuz it's numbered in marker 1, 2, 3, etc. and written in marker is Bobbin - counter clockwise. Cute. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to weight the spool down with to keep it from being pulled in too fast. The spool holder doesn't come out of the top of the spool or I would try some washers. Any ideas??
    I think I remember a while back someone calling these machines "Sew and Throw". Why....this really does sew nicely, today!!
    Sounds like a tension problem, make sure the machine is threaded right, and also check to see if there is lint or something in the tension discs that are keeping them from holding the thread tight. You can test it by increasing and decreasing the tension and seeing if it makes a difference. If it doesn't, I would suspect something isn't working right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandyMcCoy
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandyMcCoy
    These are two of my many machines...
    Here is the White after I followed Billy's tutorial on how to clean them
    That is a thing of beauty. Good job. Kathie

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    Brandy, that is beautiful, and you sure did a great job!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Cross everything you can for me...have an email out to someone selling an A.G. Mason "New Florence" treadle machine...am hoping beyond hope that they haven't sold it yet...it's freakin GORGEOUS!! A.G. Mason was a subsidiary company of White...so while many refer to the machine as a "White" is technically is not...
    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's mine...I go to get her on Weds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~happy dance~
    Congrats Charlee! Can't wait to see her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandyMcCoy
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    These are two of my many machines...
    Here is the White after I followed Billy's tutorial on how to clean them
    That is a thing of beauty. Good job. Kathie
    Ditto that!

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    Charlee, that is a beautiful machine. I have never seen one with decals on the cabinet. Sure hope you get it.

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    Charlee, so glad you got her. This was your lucky day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandyMcCoy
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandyMcCoy
    These are two of my many machines...
    Here is the White after I followed Billy's tutorial on how to clean them
    SWEET!
    Ditto!!!

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    Brandy, your White is beautiful. Good job.

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    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.
    Wow!

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    Thank you all:)

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    I am so jealous of all of you. You all have found such beautiful machines!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Cross everything you can for me...have an email out to someone selling an A.G. Mason "New Florence" treadle machine...am hoping beyond hope that they haven't sold it yet...it's freakin GORGEOUS!! A.G. Mason was a subsidiary company of White...so while many refer to the machine as a "White" is technically is not...
    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's mine...I go to get her on Weds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~happy dance~
    Happy dance for you!! Can't wait to see the pics after you get a hold of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.
    Billy might want that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.
    I got this one!!! If fit in my purse! LOL I figured it would be a way to use Billy's cleaning tutorial. It is very heavy and a chain stitcher. It is frozen up, so will be getting onto the cleaning soom. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.
    I got this one!!! If fit in my purse! LOL I figured it would be a way to use Billy's cleaning tutorial. It is very heavy and a chain stitcher. It is frozen up, so will be getting onto the cleaning soom. :roll:
    Well, show us before, during, and after if you can, to see it rebirthed by you.

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    I was curious was it buried, or what is its' history? You will have to post some pictures after you clean her up.

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    She didn't know where it came from, just that it was "always" around. I managed to clean enough with sewing machine oil to see that it says "rowley midget". Everything on it is stuck TIGHT! Anyone ever hear of this brand before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    She didn't know where it came from, just that it was "always" around. I managed to clean enough with sewing machine oil to see that it says "rowley midget". Everything on it is stuck TIGHT! Anyone ever hear of this brand before?
    I've heard of them, never seen one! I'm so glad one of us got her! Can't wait to see the "after" pics!

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    Here's how the ad read on the machine I posted...I'm actually going to have her in the Trailblazer by 11:00am tomorrow instead of Wednesday! I can hardly sit still for the rest of today! :lol:

    "New Florence" treadle sewing machine by A.G. Mason, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Gold rose decals on oak cabinet with curved drawers.
    Nice inlaid ruler measurements in wood.
    Machine lifts into place when top is swung open.
    Includes full box of accessories, shuttle, five long bobbins, oil can, etc.
    Machine and cabinet are clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    http://modesto.craigslist.org/atq/2523182569.html
    Take a look at this, it must have been buried somewhere.
    I saw that. I'm about an hour away. Poor thing.

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    Here's a machine I picked up last week and the saga of our relationship http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139697-1.htm It started off on the wrong foot, for sure. But, I'm becoming attached. I replaced the rubber feet today and am still awaiting my bobbin case I bought via ebay.... It's a 301A with a few deep paint scratches. Can't wait to get the bobbin case and test it out.
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    Penni & Charlee - congrats to both of you on your great finds today! Pictures, lots & lots of pictures, please! :)

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