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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
    That would be a Singer 128? Cool...

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    This is great!

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    My 1889 Treadle. She sews like a dream. Stole her for $125. Her name is Baby.
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    My first machine is a National Sewing Machine Company Vibrating Shuttle treadle. The "Damascus" name was manufactured for Montgomery Ward. The serial number is 3209025. I don't know exactly in which year it was made. There is no list for NSMCo machines like there is for Singer. I'm guessing in the 1920s.

    My second machine is a Singer 128K Hand Crank, manufactured in Scotland on Feb 2, 1927, serial number Y4467698.

    My third machine is a Singer 221 Featherweight, manufactured in Elizabeth, NJ on January 24, 1940, serial number AF741157

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    Singer 128K Hand Crank
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    Featherweight
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    My fourth machine is a 1973 Viking 64 30, made in Sweden, serial number 4058257. According to Viking, it's 'obsolete'.

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    A few of my babies:

    Singer 9W, my first treadle machine
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    Same Singer 9W
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    Centenial 201-2
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    Redeye, 66-1, I have a cabinet being refinished for her now.
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    One of my Kenmore machines
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    Honey...my Featherweight
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    My Wheeler & Wilson 8...the only machine that I refuse to use because I don't want to damage her decals.
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    This is the most interesting part of the W&W machine for me...the presser foot is glass!
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    My newest addition to the family, Annie, a 15-91
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    Here are 2 of my vintage machines:
    1. Spartan
    2. Featherweight

    Featherweight 1959 Elizabeth, NJ
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    Same Featherweight
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    Spartan
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    Heres mine, my neighbor gave her to me last week, she was born in 1949 in Elizabethtown NJ, she's a 221 Flat Top, needs a few repairs like a new belt but she runs great other wise.....

    Elizabeth
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    MACHINAPALOOZA--More of my machines. I just love having them around, like a roomful of friends!

    Singer 66-1 Brown Lotus treadle-- My favorite of all...
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    Featherweight-- Looks just like everyone else's...
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    Singer Slant-O-Matic 403!
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    Singer 201-2, I have 2 of these...
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    Green Wizard Japanese clone of the Singer 15
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    Bernina Record 830-- Last of the great Berninas, before they became computerized. I have been sewing on this machine for 31 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    More of my machines:
    Love your Lotus!

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    Two more machines that I use for quilting. Top photo is Singer 15-90 with darning foot on. I use that machine for free motion quilting; so, the darning foot is always on and the feed dogs dropped. Second photo is Singer 201K-3 that came with motor that I removed. I use this machine for sewing clothes and straight stitch quilting.
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    Hi Everyone these are my machines #1,, A singer 1931- 101 AD 348540 bought at yard sale for 50.00 , cleaned and rewired the motor is encased. sews perfect the # 2 is a 1947 singer model 15 k EE185506, give to me by sister she said it was her DMIL 's. cleaned and rewired. sews perfect this is the first vintage machine I have had it for about 5 years. I have a designer #1 And a euro-pro shark 9110 intelli-sew.

    sorry for fuzzy's has a top loading bobbin
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    this one can be converted to a treadle
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    My first is a Genie 354 (serial number 72042228) I know she was made in France in the early to mid-'70's but can't find any official data as to manufacture (Singer site doesn't recognize anything this new without a letter in front of the number and Genie doesn't have a letter, anywhere). She was a gift from sister for my 16th birthday after she'd taught me to sew that previous summer. She's been through a dozen moves since I first left home for college and has only been overhauled once. Just keeps on keeping on.

    My more recent acquisition is (I think) a 66 from Elizabeth NJ Aug 1915, G4138333. Had her cleaned and checked out by Bob my local (sort of) repair man and she works ;-). I need to find the retaining spring for the bobbin plate. Right now it just slides right off so I'm afraid to do any sewing with her. Found her at an estate sale for so cheap I couldn't walk away without her.

    Genie
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    First peek
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    Ready to sew
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    Recent acquisition
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    a couple more of my 'cuties'

    Cinderella machine, anyone know anything about this one?
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    a brand new old euro pro, found at salvage sale
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    Keep 'em coming! :-D

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    I just drool over these pictures. Makes me want to drive right up to north Georgia and load up my treadles.

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    Singer 185j. Note it still has the original green cords, belt and bobbin winder tire. Serial # EP 206915. commission date May 7, 1959.
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    I just bought this 1954, 99K, today. I found it on Craigslist. According to Billy, these 3/4 sized cabinets are hard to come by.

    Serial number--EJ702867

    99K in it's cabinet--golden retriever--Nash
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    1954 -- 99K
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    Here are some pictures of my sweet green Kenmore model 158.650. Made in Japan between 1967 and 1969 I believe. This machine is as clean as a whistle..purrs like a kitten and sews wonderful. I was lucky to find a set of seven cams for it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay I will start it out with a couple of mine......

    Billy
    I saw an old machine like this. If I decide to get it.....How much is it worth???????

    What should I pay for it?/
    Thank you for your time.

    It was the round one...1880's?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    Singer 185j. Note it still has the original green cords, belt and bobbin winder tire. Serial # EP 206915. commission date May 7, 1959.
    I want one of these so badly! Yours looks MINT. Beautiful!

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    New Pathfinder Made by Davis ca1890
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    a couple more of mine

    my first sewing machine
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    nice old Singer with wooden dome case
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    Singer 185j. Note it still has the original green cords, belt and bobbin winder tire. Serial # EP 206915. commission date May 7, 1959.
    I want one of these so badly! Yours looks MINT. Beautiful!
    Ditto on the 'MINT' ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by laalaaquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    Singer 185j. Note it still has the original green cords, belt and bobbin winder tire. Serial # EP 206915. commission date May 7, 1959.
    I want one of these so badly! Yours looks MINT. Beautiful!
    Ditto on the 'MINT' ;-)
    Oops... double entendre or what? Mint condition AND mint color!

    Isn't it wonderful that so many people are lovingly preserving these machines for future generations? Don't forget to use them! Nothing keeps them running and moving as well as actually using them.

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