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

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
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    Another CL that I emailed on. No, I don't NEED anymore machines - I thought I might just go look if they are still available...
    http://rochester.craigslist.org/hsh/2628322190.html
    Wish I still lived in central NY. That looks like a really good deal.
    I've run in to a few good ones recently. Enough that when my DD saw the last machine she told her 4 month old DD that Grandma has issues. Of course the issues don't count when I sewing up stuff.
    Well, went and looked. And bought. The treadle is a a 66 - AA559880 - 8/11/1925. The cabinet has seven drawers, I think I have a key that will fit the drawers. It also came with attachments and a manual for an electric 66. The second one is a 128, AE520815, 5/26/1937. Bottom of the box only, but it has it shuttle (nice and shiny!) and a bobbin. I'll post some pictures when I get them out of the car - right now Ava is sleeping -she went with me. She was with me when I bought the 201 also. It's her fault I bought them. Bad, bad baby! That $10 can come out of her college fund! No, Grandma would never do that!

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    Hi Billy,
    Good to see you back on the board again. I've been praying for your recovery.
    I kinda knew that shipping would be frighteningly expensive, but OMG that's worse than I feared. :shock:
    I would love to have red eye in like new condition, my current red eye(1910) has crazed decals and her share of dings; but sews a beautiful stitch. When I bought it, it was cleaned up for the most part; just needed a bit more cleaning and a few more sips of oil in places. You can see my red eye in my avatar picture, I named her, Ruth, after my paternal grandma.
    Sharon W. in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Janis
    Thanks deplaylady and miriam for your help. I went on the Sew-Clasic site and looked at their prices for the bobbins. They are a lot cheaper than I found for the 99. Is that a good price for the ones for the FW too? I'm wondering if they are more expensive because the machines are in larger demand.
    My sister got FW bobbins for her 301 and was happy.
    Yes, those 2 take exactly the same bobbin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Well, I don't know what happened, but if this is a double post, sorry!

    Made a haul today, beautiful weather, perfect for yard sales even if I didn't get started until noon.

    At one place, I was about to start opening up Singer cabinets to see what was inside (4 of them!) but the seller said they were already sold, the customer just couldn't fit them all in her truck at once. (Yep, done that before!) I so want to know what was in them now. :) Had a box of blackside attachments sitting on top too.

    But that's okay, I got 2 machines for a whopping $15 bucks. The Universal needs a presser foot screw and has no foot pedal, but it's pink and white with chrome, how can you go wrong with that? The real keeper is the Elna Supermatic. No manual, but looks like most everything I need is there, including some cams and the knee bar. She makes a weird clunky jerking sound (maybe from the belt area?) but she does run. I'll have to spend a little time figuring that out.

    Then, I found a puzzle box at another sale. The seller was all ready to tell me what it was and show it off, but I think I disappointed him a little when I actually knew how it worked. Oh well, he has my $5 and I've got a puzzle box, we're both happy now. :D
    Bennett you can get the manual for your Supermatic online for free...I got one for mine. I need the folding knee lever for mine...a bugger to find!! You're lucky you have it..most of them are missing.

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    Two newest, semi-cleaned. I'm going to put a crank on the 128, not sure what to do with the 66, I have no room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis
    OK, here's a few more dumb questions. I guess I'm filled with them lately about all of these lovely vintage Singers.
    Is the Spartan the same size as the 99, but a 192 model instead?
    About the godzila finish on an old Singer, is it the dull rough black on a machine? Are there certain years that the machines were made in that finish? I'm thinking that they were during WW2, is this correct? Other years too? Are those machines really rare and more desired machines?
    I've seen one with a dull black finish recently but the serial number had been removed, so I don't know what it is, nor when it was made. The only things that date it are on the bobbin cover plate are a series of patent dates with the latest being 1910, and it had a 'Singer' plate bolted on the arm instead of the decals. The book, or what part of it was there showed a treadle machine, and the motor on the machine was labeled Universal. I think it was a treadle made into an electric machine.
    Janis,
    The Singers 99 and Spartan(192) are basically the same machine, the Spartan was the bargain model with no light and housed in a plastic base; same size as the 99.

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    Charlee,
    That is one gorgeous machine! Check out all the room under the arm. I wish modern machines had the height that that one does, would make machine quilting so much easier.
    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Miriam and Crosstitcher: Yep, think she needs a friction wheel. I was able to open it up and look inside, and it definitely has a flat side on it. Otherwise, it seems like she moves well, just has been sitting for a long time.

    I found online at White Sewing Center where you can get the friction wheel with instructions and a tool rental to get out and back in. I wonder if anyone has done this before and how complicated it is to replace?
    That is Ray White's site; an old Elna guy from way back. You can trust him.
    Tommie
    Met him at the Gold Country TOGA last month...he's a real great guy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Miriam and Crosstitcher: Yep, think she needs a friction wheel. I was able to open it up and look inside, and it definitely has a flat side on it. Otherwise, it seems like she moves well, just has been sitting for a long time.

    I found online at White Sewing Center where you can get the friction wheel with instructions and a tool rental to get out and back in. I wonder if anyone has done this before and how complicated it is to replace?
    I would like to... let me know how it goes... I have 3 to do. The sewing shop wants $200.
    I haven't touched my Supermatic at all to try to run it...need that pesky knee lever. But one of these days.....then I'll get the stuff from Ray, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
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    Another item for my basement sewing room.
    This is gorgeous!

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/atq/2628853850.html
    Monica, are you sure you would want to place something sew gorgeous in a basement???
    I don't have a basement, this is all if.

    But you're correct about not putting that in basement. So, my basement has turned into a humongous sewing room!


    It's a lovely piece to own...if....
    That is indeed, kinda makes me wish I had my house back to place that beauty in it.
    I need a vintage sofa for this room too. This one is perfect since it turns into a bed!

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/atq/2625672081.html

    Never seen a vintage sofa like this.
    That's a really cool sofa bed!! Never seen one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    My laptop is dropping and adding letters all over the place:-( http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/atq/2621359547.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    Hey Billy, what a journey you have endured. w I guess a new quilt project could be called Billy's Speedt Bump Alley. I do pray tha God speeds up your healing. OBTW did you happen to see the pic I posted of a green 1950s Royal? Here's the link. It has my interest piqued. What's your opinion? Go ahead, I have big shoulders :-)
    Did you get it??? I would have driven down there FAST!! I LOVE that one....wow...not a 15 clone either. Interesting!

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    Billy, glad to see you poking your head into the shop. We miss you!! :-)

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    I will be getting the green Royal this week. We just could not connect over the weekend. I found out that there is no top to the case. But that just means it will have to be on continual display, green is my favorite color anyway. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Two newest, semi-cleaned. I'm going to put a crank on the 128, not sure what to do with the 66, I have no room!
    That 128 is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Two newest, semi-cleaned. I'm going to put a crank on the 128, not sure what to do with the 66, I have no room!
    That 128 is gorgeous!
    Thanks - and I found a home for the 66 - the year and month of it's 'birth' is the same as my mom's,so it's going to be named Esther Jean and it's going to live with my sister. We used to have a Singer treadle when we were growing up and my sister remembers not being allowed to use Mom's electric at first - the older girls had to learn to sew on the treadle so they wouldn't mess up her machine.

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    Anyone near Ithaca,NY, I just saw a Singer 15 and a green Singer, probably 185 model at the Salvation Army store, both in cabinets and I think for $25 each. The 185 needed a new belt, and was very stiff to move, but the 15 seemed pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Anyone near Ithaca,NY, I just saw a Singer 15 and a green Singer, probably 185 model at the Salvation Army store, both in cabinets and I think for $25 each. The 185 needed a new belt, and was very stiff to move, but the 15 seemed pretty good.
    A table for a 185???? Won't a 99 or a Spartan go in there too?
    If the 185 is just stiff it can be fixed. Those are pretty cool.

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    http://louisville.craigslist.org/atq/2629837081.html
    I wish Louisville was closer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Anyone near Ithaca,NY, I just saw a Singer 15 and a green Singer, probably 185 model at the Salvation Army store, both in cabinets and I think for $25 each. The 185 needed a new belt, and was very stiff to move, but the 15 seemed pretty good.
    Worth the drive! The Goodwill here puts everything on-line. May have to take a drive... if DH doesn't kill me tonight - on the other hand - 2 hours one way on my only day off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    My mom had one of those things - I just don't know where it went.

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    I love going through here looking at all the older sewing machines. They are just beautiful. I learned to sew on my grandma's Singer Treadle sewing machine. When she got a motorized Singer I was scared of it, because it went to fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I will be getting the green Royal this week. We just could not connect over the weekend. I found out that there is no top to the case. But that just means it will have to be on continual display, green is my favorite color anyway. :-)
    It looks somewhat like a pink Atlas that I have, in that it isn't like the 15 clone tension placement. Pretty machine. I have a blue 15 clone with no lid, so it gets to stay out and play more than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Well, I am really bummed! We went to a storage unit sale yesterday. The only machine there was a Glennen Embellishment machine. I had never heard of it so I came home and looked it up. Geeze, after watching a demo on U-tube, I am so bummed I didn't buy the machine! I had never seen an embellishment machine. It has a bobbin and sews down ribbon, yarn, etc., not an actual sewing machine - not a felter, just an embellishment embroidery machine!

    Nancy

    Any sewing machine with the proper foot is an embellisher. I think that's why these machines tanked in sales....who wants to take up all that room for a separate machine when your sewing machine does the exact same thing. Couching feet, cording feet and ribbon/embellishing feet are all available for most manufacturers. I know I have most of the feet for my Janome and Bernina has scads of them.
    Yep, you are right Candace! I have tons of those feet too, but they are not fun! I am intrigued by the anomaly type machines! I am still bummed that I did not get that machine since it was made to only 'embellish!' How fun would that be to play with!

    Nancy

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    Hope everyone is having a good evening. Attached are pictures of my first treadle. The belt is in one of the drawers. Unfortunately I had to pack it before I could play with it. We are getting ready to move next month so it went from the Jeep to the trailer. I am going to go out tomorrow and get the serial number off it. It will probably be after the first of they year before I can set her up and get her going.
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    I want this!!! http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=8672252

    Anyone live in IN who would be willing to get it and ship it to me? I'd try to make it worth your while:>

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