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

Old 04-27-2010, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by CraftsByRobin
Ooo I just found this wonderful room ... have put you on my watch thread ... :D
How do I do that?
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:14 AM
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May I come in and sit a spell? I take my coffee lite w/ cream and suger. I will supply the coffee cake or the cobblers.

I don't have any of the Singer or other vintage machines of my dreams. As stated before, I am after a FW from 1955 and want a treadle from around the 1910 to 1920.

I have my mom's 1963 Singer 603A slant top.

Have my eye on a Franklin at the thrift store. It comes in a cabinet that will need some work. She wants $125 for it which I think is way too much for the condition it is in. It belonged to her aunt and so it has sentimental value. It's ok tho 'cuz I can't afford it anyway. Trying to watch my pennies for school tuition.

Thanks for letting me sit a spell.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by canuckninepatch
Originally Posted by CraftsByRobin
Ooo I just found this wonderful room ... have put you on my watch thread ... :D
How do I do that?
at the top of the page on the left hand side, you will see two links ... a bookmark and a watch ...

The watch allows me to get responses in the email, bookmark allows me to save it in the website's bookmarks, which I can access under the link at the top right hand of the screen called "My Bookmarks"

hope that helps ...
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:32 AM
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Sorry, but I don't understand. Maybe I am dense! Where do I go to get into this neat corner shop you have created?

Originally Posted by Lostn51
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Welcome to the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.

This is where anyone who has a vintage machine or has interest in vintage sewing machines are welcome and feel free to pull up a stool and sit a spell!!!! :D :D :D

I want everyone to feel like they are family and do not be afraid to share knowledge with us. Remember this is OUR shop and I want it to be a wonderful place for us to step back into time and relive the "Golden Age" of sewing machines.

As you can tell by the decor it is almost like you just stepped back into history sometime in the 50's and boy would you look at the machines and the store front! No modern cars out there!! We have the Doo Wop and Big Band playing in the background and unlike some places we have all sorts of machines here from treadles to the latest and greatest Japanese machines (I wonder if they will ever catch on) and of course we even have several FW's!!

So now let the fun begin!!!

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:07 AM
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I am so glad you started this. Maybe you can help with a treadle that has been sitting here for a couple of years. I did go to a yahoo group but no one answered my question.
what I have is a Singer/New Family Model 12 dated 1876.
I did get that off the Singer dating site.
The pedal freezes up on me after it moves back and forth a few times. The machine moves fine and the pedal moves fine until I put the belt on. The the pedal will move back and forth maybe 3 times and freeze. I am sure it is the operator but I don't know what to do.
As much as I would love to have a treadle I would rather use the room for one of my other machines that I can actually work.
So if anyone can give me any hints I will take them. If not she will be up for sale. Living with my daughter I have very limited space. My sewing stuff isn't allowed in the rest of the house. Just my room and the little office space. I have a Kenmore 48 I would much rather put up in the cabinet in this space.
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she isn't pretty but she is kinda cool looking
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:09 AM
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I just love the Redeye machines they are so pretty. But the ones with the sphinx is gorgeous. We just don't make things pretty anymore. I love my new Brother and wouldn't give it up but its not pretty. lol
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:22 AM
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Oma- your here dear. This is it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:26 AM
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Billy, what a great idea. I will be looking forward to this shop each morning. I drink tea though.

I will try to post pictures later today. My sweet hubby drove me 3.5 hours north of our place to purchase a Featherweight. We went back 2 days later to get some specialty wood at the same home and I purchased 2 handcranks. One is a Jones Hand Machine as presented to HRH the Princess of Whales and the other is a Collier's No. 4. I found quite a bit of history on the Jones but am having trouble locating info on the Collier's. Found info on the Collier's No. 3. I just want more and haven't figured out exactly where else to go.

My DH is planning to make a wooden case and stand for each one of them. I love it that my hubby enjoys this new adventure in collecting. The history one finds is terrific.

Here's to you.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:33 AM
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Okay I finally got the GoJo. I hope it is the right stuff. It is the original creme formula and it does not state Pumice anywhere on the jar. I also bought WD40 so now I have to hurry up and get this house ready for my SIL to move in with us (big sigh) and then I can fix up my Redeye! Saying I am anxious doesn't do it justice....LOL!
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