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    All these machines are beautiful. I am so jealous.
    I have two vintage machines but do not know much about them/
    I am in Puerto Rico now and will get to California in
    August. Will post pictures when I get back to see if someone can tell me what I have.
    Dont remeber the # now.
    Really enjoyed looking at all the machines.
    Thank you

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    My DH and I collect Antique Singer Sewing Machines. I believe we currently have about 28-30. Yesterday, he stopped by the store and said, "Just came across a 1953 Singer model 201 for $35, I need to get some money". It is in a nice cabinet and the cabinet was full of trim, zippers, attachments and thread. Works fine. But we currently have 5 treadles, including a 1861 Wilcox and Gibbs Treadle, 2 301s, 7 Featherweights, 2 201's, 2 Singer Salesmen (miniature cast iron hand cranks 1880s) machines, a few 99's, a couple of 66s, 2 128's, a few model 15's (including one with a coffin lid) a Dressmaker, Janome, 1970 Singer, Kenmore, and a Brothers. We are considering moving out and letting the machines take over. LOL.

    1955 Singer Featherweight in pristine condition
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    1953 Singer 201 needs to be cleaned yet
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    1903 Singer Model 27 w/Pheasant decals and 7 drawer Lotus design cabinet
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    beautiful machines.

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    I love looking at everyones sewing machines. They are all so gorgeous. We are pretty lucky to be able to own more than one of these beauties. I sometimes wonder how a woman, back then, when these were new, could only choose one machine because they were all so pretty.

    Here are a few of mine. These are the machines that are close by so that I could take pics of them.

    This is a Singer 128~serial # 10886656~date-1892. This uses a vibrating shuttle rather for a bobbin. I am in the process of cleaning it so some of the pieces are off of it, right now. I bought this machine in a local thrift shop. I don't know what the decals are called but they sure are pretty.
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    This is my little white FW-221. It arrived yesterday with it's spool pin snapped off :-(, but it came with the cutest little oil can! . I don't know the year it was manufactured but it was probably mid 1960's.
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    This is a Singer model 66 with the 'Red Eye' or 'Red Head' decals. Serial # G6969592~manufactured in 1919. I have several red eyes and it was my first vintage machine and started the ball rolling for me!
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    Here's one of three machines I found last week at a "garage sale." She is absolutely stunning...
    Serial # F500771 - January/June 1910 in Clydebank, Scotland at the Kilbowie factory.

    I'll photograph and post the other two later.
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    I like the thread.
    Will post later.
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    Cabbagepatchkid I just adore your Singer 128. I have never seen a machine with such beautiful decals, so pretty. It is like a work of art and the fact that it sews is just a bonus! Congratulations!

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    I have a number of vintage machines, but I don't have photos of all of them yet. I'll post them with their info as I photograph them.

    This one is a Singer model 27, with 25,000 allotted on January 1, 2010, in Elizabeth, NJ. The serial number is G 22926. It has the pheasant decals. It has not been cleaned yet and the cabinet is currently dismantled because the top was in very bad shape and had to be replaced. I love the gorgeous faceplate.
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    This is a model 99 handcrank. The serial number is EL 908022, and it was manufactured on November 20, 1956, in Clydebank, Scotland. There were 50,000 machines allotted on that day. I have to get a new bobbin cover for it yet. My kids love to sew on this machine. The faceplate is very geometric and simple, but is still beautiful.
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    Oh Billy what did you start??? This is a fabulous thread. Such beautiful machines.If they all could talk what would we hear?.You can almost hear them speaking.Maybe I better cut back on my meds.lol. Mary

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    What a great idea. What beautiful machines. Will have to take pic's of mine and post one of these days soon.

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    I have several vintage machines...but these are the only two that I have pictures of...

    The first is a Pfaff 130 in a maple cabinet...purchased for $5.00 at an estate auction. In perfect running condition! :)

    The second is a Featherweight with the table that I purchased at an auction for $110 for both table and machine! She needed a servicing and an oil drip pan when I got her. She's now up and running beautifully! :)

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    Two Singer 66-1 with Brown Lotus decals and back clamps. The spoke wheels are slightly different; one is larger than the other.
    One machine has mount for adding hand-crank or motor.

    1914 Singer 66-1 with smaller wheel and mount.
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    1907 Singer 66-1 with larger wheel, not side mount for hand-crank
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    the mounting area for handcrank or motor
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    no mounting area. larger spoke wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Two Singer 66-1 with Lotus decals and back clamps. The spoke wheels are slightly different; one is larger than the other.
    One machine has mount for adding hand-crank or motor.
    Nice!! Are those both the brown Lotus?

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    I'm making note of different treadles and cabinets too.
    First photo is straight-leg treadle. Second photo is standard treadle. Third photo is standard treadle with cabinet that once had wooden legs and was used for e-machine. I just mounted this cabinet on treadle since the treadle's cabinet was beyond hope.

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    The mix.
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    Just found this Japanese 15 clone today... at a garage sale on the way home from the gym! It's a Wizard, a green one! If anyone knows anything about it, please spill... On the underside of the body it's got "JC25" embossed in the metal, and then nearby there is a hand-painted number "JA14" and then stamped into the metal it says "013296". Three number notations. What does it all mean?

    It moves great. I ran it for a few seconds and got the faint odor of burning, so I won't try that again until I've cleaned it well and re-oiled and packed the grease ports with vaseline. It had an old tape stuck on it as a fabric guide, which left a nasty sticky residue when I removed it. What is the best way to get that off-- sewing machine oil?

    This is Alba, named after the first owner:
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    My latest purchase - 66-1, Oct 1909, D1351513, Lotus decals. Currently has a modern motor on it and in a modern case, but I am going to re-treadle it soon. I don't have possession of it yet, so this is pic from the website where I bought it. I'll put up more when it's cleaned up.

    My original vintage machine...Elna Supermatic
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    My Singer 301a, Miss Ida. Purchased her this year
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    My 99K - I am going to put a hand crank on this one. It's 1928
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    My 1917 Western Electric - Made by National
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    Heres one of my awesome TaylorBird,,,,,,

    Tailor Bird sewing machine
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    Nice machines!!

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    I just bought her today at a yard sale. According to Singer's website, she is a Class 127, born December 8, 1925 in Elizabeth, NJ. She's not in the best shape right now, but will clean her up when I get the right materials.

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    Here are pictures of my Little Vesta which I hope you all like. The doll gives some idea of the scale. If you are interested you can see the machine on Youtube - the title is "How to thread a Little Vesta". Over the past month or so my husband and I have put three videos onto Youtube. I am on a mission to show people how to use old machines. The other two videos show the Singer hand machine that I learnt to sew on. Apart from ten traumatic minutes in a needlework class at school in 1967 or 8, I have never used an electric machine, and it's far too late to start now!

    The wooden base of the machine is just over 16 inches wide, the doll is 20 inches tall
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    i found this machine today . i believe it started out a treadle. it is dull black , has centinal plate on it , shuttle bobbin,the hand wheel is shiny black, number on base is AK854818 . there a number stamped under bed of machine 54564. it is electric , motor looks older than my 1955 fw . it is i think a singer. forgot how to load pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by haylillan
    i found this machine today . i believe it started out a treadle. it is dull black , has centinal plate on it , shuttle bobbin,the hand wheel is shiny black, number on base is AK854818 . there a number stamped under bed of machine 54564. it is electric , motor looks older than my 1955 fw . it is i think a singer. forgot how to load pic
    --Hit the 'reply' button
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    --click "choose button" which will be in the lower right hand side of the screen
    --this will return you to your reply page and you will see the file that you selected
    --add a description in the rectangular white box to the left of the "choose file" button

    You can add 3 pics to your reply. You can add more after you post your reply but that is a different explanation. I hope his helped, somewhat.
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    I think that little Vesta is adorable!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    My latest purchase - 66-1, Oct 1909, D1351513, Lotus decals. Currently has a modern motor on it and in a modern case, but I am going to re-treadle it soon. I don't have possession of it yet, so this is pic from the website where I bought it. I'll put up more when it's cleaned up.
    Those are some great machines! Yippee on the 66-1 Lotus find! I adore mine. I'd rather piece a quilt on that treadle then sew on anything else I have. It's so soothingly precise in all it's movements and sounds.

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