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

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    Hello everyone!!!

    I just want to say that since I have become a member in this community I have felt very welcome and honored to be able to get to know you all and I have met some really wonderful people and have made quite a few friends!!

    Everyone here by now knows that I love old machines especially treadles and somehow you guys find me the go to guy for answers to you questions.

    Every day I hop on to see what is going on and I have tons of PM's in my folder waiting on me to help out with your vintage machines. I am NOT complaining a drop, believe me I really appreciate the fact that you respect me enough to want to ask your questions and I REALLY enjoy helping you all out. Plus I get to see some really neat machines that you guys own!!!! ;)

    Now I am far from an expert by no means, but you know I will do everything I can to find the answers for you or point you to someone who does know the answers. I have tons of records, manuals and parts list stored on my HD plus the stacks of factory documents sitting in front of me that could help a lot of us out with our machines.

    SO...........I am going to do a PDA just for asking questions, posting photos and just a nice place to hang out, but if it really takes off who knows the administrator might set up a corner just for the vintage machines.

    But I was thinking that if we had a special area to go to ask questions and post photos it might would help some else that may have the same question. To me there is nothing more special that to make a quilt on a vintage machine.

    So if you like Vintage machines and you want to come to the shop and hang out with us then feel free to do so!!!

    Billy

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    Hello All!!!!

    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!!!

    Billy

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    I think that's a great idea, Billy. I'm sure the questions I have asked have been asked many times before.

    So count me in!
    :) :)

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    And feel free to PM me also its just I wanted a nice little corner for all of those who love the vintage machines and use them!!!

    EVERYONE is WELCOME!!!!

    Billy

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    THANK You for starting this :thumbup:

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    sounds like a good idea.

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    I'm happy for you that you started this "shop"...I remember my GMA sewing on her old treadle....I always loved to sit and watch when she sewed. :D You have brought back wonderful memories for me....Thank you :D

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    .....brave man! This will be very interesting to watch....lots to learn!

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    I am looking forward to everyone coming in!! We have plenty of space and lots information to share with each other!

    I am glad to see you all here! :D :D :D

    Billy

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    this is not a PDA. i changed the title rather than move it to the PDA section.

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    I'm in!! :)

    When I get home I'll post some photos of the restoration project I just got...

    It's a Wheeler and Wilson 9...like my Singer 9W, only it has some serious issues, having been through a fire!! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I'm in!! :)

    When I get home I'll post some photos of the restoration project I just got...

    It's a Wheeler and Wilson 9...like my Singer 9W, only it has some serious issues, having been through a fire!! :(
    Thats the reason why the japan was bubbled and missing on the bed....... This is going to be a nice project.

    Billy

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    Well I guess I'll start if off. This is my newest acquisition I picked up this last week. I had posted it already, but it deserves to shine on this post.

    It a a Singer Model 66-1 Treadle I got off Craigslist for free! :) :) :)

    Works beautifully except for the bobbin winder I broke while cleaning her.

    Isn't she a beauty. Haven't named her yet. :thumbup:

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    Jan I looked and can not find the winder for the 66. I have several cast pieces for the VS machines like the 27's but no 66's. :(

    And your machine is a side clamp so it will not be a 66-1 I think it is a 66-2 the 66-1, 66-3 were back clamp and also the 66-1 did not have the boss to bolt a motor or a hand crank to.

    But it is such a nice machine!!!!!

    Billy

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    I think this is a great idea. I am like you there is nothing better than making a guilt with a vintage treadle. I even like the smell of the old machines!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    I think this is a great idea. I am like you there is nothing better than making a guilt with a vintage treadle. I even like the smell of the old machines!!! :lol:
    Glenn you need to post some photos of your acquisition on here. You know how we love photos!!!


    Billy

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    A bowling buddy asked me if I knew of anyone who would pay $25 Cdn for this little sewing machine she had kept in her hall closet for a few years. ( She probably got it for free, as she volunteered at a Women In Need shop.) Told her I'd look at it and then take it to guild if I wasn't interested, here in our area I haven't seen any interest at all in these cute machines. (& I didn't know it was a featherweight when I bought it...hehehe). I've made one care quilt with it, it's so cute....I don't really have the time to play with it or space for it....and DH said....what do you want with that old thing (the case is intact & not smelly, but not many attachments)......but here she is anyway....and I think she's here to stay! After looking up her serial # I see she was "born"" in 1948
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    So exactly where are we to find your new Shop? I really don't know what PDA is, I don't think I will ever learn what sall the abbreviations stand for!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    A bowling buddy asked me if I knew of anyone who would pay $25 Cdn for this little sewing machine she had kept in her hall closet for a few years. ( She probably got it for free, as she volunteered at a Women In Need shop.) Told her I'd look at it and then take it to guild if I wasn't interested, here in our area I haven't seen any interest at all in these cute machines. (& I didn't know it was a featherweight when I bought it...hehehe). I've made one care quilt with it, it's so cute....I don't really have the time to play with it or space for it....and DH said....what do you want with that old thing (the case is intact & not smelly, but not many attachments)......but here she is anyway....and I think she's here to stay! After looking up her serial # I see she was "born"" in 1948
    She's my age, exactly. Are you sure you wouldn't like to pass her on to me? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    So exactly where are we to find your new Shop? I really don't know what PDA is, I don't think I will ever learn what sall the abbreviations stand for!!
    Clem you are in it now, so just pull you up a stool and join in the conversation.

    Welcome my friend!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    A bowling buddy asked me if I knew of anyone who would pay $25 Cdn for this little sewing machine she had kept in her hall closet for a few years.......but here she is anyway....and I think she's here to stay! After looking up her serial # I see she was "born"" in 1948
    Thimblebug, that is a fine looking Featherweight you have there!! I cant believe the condition it is in, almost new and the case smells good you can not beat that. And for $25 Canadian or not is a GREAT price!!!

    Nice thing about the accessories is that almost all of the Singer low shank accessories and feet will fit your machine. So don't look just for the FW parts. Usually if the say FW anywhere the price shoots through the roof.

    Thank you for posting the beauty!!!

    Billy

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    Do you have some really old machines? Would like to see some photos of them.
    Glenn

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    Ok I have a question. With all the talk about old Singers I decided to check to see what more I could find out about mine. It is a Singer and I was told by a LQS who looked up the serial number that it is a 1950's reproduction of an 1850's model. so I went online to the Singer site. This serial number has an upside down v before the number L236839. On their site they divide the numbers into one letter or two. I was unsure if the upside down V was actually an A or a V. I looked it up both ways and neither one seems right. There are no single letter Ls with the right numbers. And the double numbers AL were made in 32. so I don't know what to think. Got any ideas?

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    Ok..as promised...I've posted pics of my vintage machines in other posts (check my profile for topics I've started, one is titled "I think he loves me!" and the other one is titled "Look what followed me home!" for my two "good" treadles, a Singer 9W and a Wheeler & Wilson #8. My Kenmore is shown in "Hey Machine Experts!" :)

    This one however...well...let's just say she's had a HARD life! I'm going to do my best to turn that around for her...I've named her "Hazel" after the woman she belonged to many years ago. I bought her from Hazel's grandson, who has absolutely no sense of "heirloom". She's a Wheeler & Wilson D-9, much like my Singer 9W that was made after Singer bought out W&W in 1905. (Made about 1912 according to those in the know at Needlebar) Hazel survived a house fire, supposedly shut off in a room that didn't get burned, but that room must have gotten hotter than Hades, because the machine got hot enough to scorch the wood around her, and the bed of the machine lost the Japaned finish. I think it ended up on someone's porch for too long...the cabinet is in need of help as well.
    I figure that I can't hurt the machine anymore than it's already been hurt, or the cabinet either, so this will be my first restoration project. Wish me luck!!

    Meet Hazel...much the worse for the wear, hopefully to soon regain her former beauty with a "facelift"!
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    I know that we refer machines as she, but I see members have named thier sewing machines. Should I name mine? This is a new one to me.
    Glenn

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