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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    Here are pictures of my early Christmas presents. The first one is a sweet Wilcox - Gibbs, chain stitch machine, with the cutest butterfly foot pedal, and tiny butterfly feet. She was $65 at a local gift store, I will have to wait until I get brave enough to try her (after the holidays I will have time).

    My next one is a singer Sphinx, G347 from 1913-1915. I love her, she needs lots of oiling, and degreasing. Hubby's next project. Her name is Adeline.
    Wow, love both the treadles! You got a great deal on the Wilcox and Gibbs for sure! I have two Wilcox and Gibbs - one is a teadle like yours, one is electric! Those machines are so much fun to use - beautiful chain stitch you can use for decorating. The Wilcox and Gibbs was a machine used to put the pretty decorative stitch on Civil War uniforms!

    Your Sphinx Model 27 is also a very nice machine. Those treadles will sew through almost anything without a hiccup! I use mine all the time to hem jeans!

    Nancy

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    Ok, I just got my early Christmas present..... E-bay deities were smiling on me today.

    Just under $60 + $16 shipping.

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    The under side of that machine is very interesting. What machine is that?

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    "If you have a Howe sewing machine and it has a brass badge on it with the image of Elias Howe (see below) then you will have one of the Stockwell Brothers machines made between 1865 and 1886."

    The picture below is from the machine I purchased

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    Here is a picture from a museum with an AMAZING one...

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    Oh wow! What a find AND great price. Congratulations. Unfortunately, these images remain in my head and if I EVER see one for sale I will have to try to own it! I like the old ones. Thanks for sharing and for the info.

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    Congrats on the Howe! I have one also, with the stand but a non-original bonnet. Lightly rusted, never tried to use it. I think the mechanism underneath is very interesting!

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    truth is I had not considered one of these an option until I saw a post in "what is on your wishlist" from JennB and so I looked it up on ebay and lo-n-behold! there was one with a current bid of $40something with $16 shipping 1 hour left......
    I decided to go up to $100 total and set max bid to $84. Never even passed $60. amazing.

    So, NOW the big question: Preserve or Restore? I will not do anything to it until I have done some research. I know these are not "significant treasures" but they are IMHO historically significant and therefore deserving of som elevel of conservation. Just not sure what the right this to do is yet.

    Any opinions folks want to share in that regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Congrats on the Howe! I have one also, with the stand but a non-original bonnet. Lightly rusted, never tried to use it. I think the mechanism underneath is very interesting!
    I would love it if you would e-mail me any photos you have of yours. I'll PM my address if case you are open to it.

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    Sure- give me a few days to get through the holidays. I've seen some on Ebay in crummy condition sell for a lot more than yours. Haven't touched mine- afraid of making a mistake and ruining it.

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    thanks to the Wonderful TOGA party hosted by Mizkaki, I am now up by two machines. One is a gift so I will not post photos until after it is given.. the other is a Necchi BC.

    It was VERY VERY stiff, but some dissasembly, LOTS of Oil then Triflow, and about an hour of coaxing and viola! a sewing Necchi at a SILLY price. (More $$$ in Gas to get to Sac than i paid for BOTH machines...)

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    Also, Mizkaki.... I am SERIOUSLY wavering on the Handcrank... Seriously... No, really i'm wavering, I know.... sigh.

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    I'll save it for you. GGG



    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Also, Mizkaki.... I am SERIOUSLY wavering on the Handcrank... Seriously... No, really i'm wavering, I know.... sigh.
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    Wow that Willcox & Gibbs is one heck of a find! I am envious!!!

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    Oh I would be restoring the Howe machine in a heartbeat! If I had seen that I would so have been in a bidding war with you!!!

    I'm paying for my latest 2 machines though so I need to hold off. I got a Singer 24 chain stitch treadle and a Singer 29.

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    Here is the machine I gave to my daughter. She loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Oh I would be restoring the Howe machine in a heartbeat! If I had seen that I would so have been in a bidding war with you!!!
    LOL, only up to $84. my limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
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    Here is the machine I gave to my daughter. She loved it.
    Great looking 15 and Necchi! But, I am drooling over the Howe!

    Nancy
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    yeah, it's bad when you think "Christmas is cool and all, but I cannot wait until my "new" machine gets here..."

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    Ok. Here are my machines. Don't mind the mess. It was Christmas Eve, lots going on. The Ugly Duckling... I put a lot of time into it getting it working. I'm looking for a hand crank machine for my daughter. IThe 306w takes standard needles, someone must have modified it.
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    The White Dressmaster Rotary; working very well and it is like new.
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    And the Berlin Beast (Aka Ulf). Very sensitive to tension adjustments. I really have to be patient dialing it in after changing to a different thread. It's set up for V69 thread and there it is going to stay. But once dialed in, it cooks right along.
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    White Rotary in slow mode:
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    Singer 115 Tiffany/Gingerbread in 5 drawer maple cabinet

    Hi,

    I brought a 115 machine head to the Dec 5 N. California TOGA. I did not bring the treadle base and some folks wanted to see it. Here are pictures of the 5 drawer maple cabinet that the Tiffany/Gingerbread head came in it. I bought this in MN last year. (The other two Singer treadles I have are 7 drawer oak.) I do prefer the tighter grain on the maple cabinet over the oak. I've only used sewing machine oil on the cabinet so far although I have purchased products to improve its appearance. I haven't decided if I want to mess with it or not. I tend to prefer to leave things in their original condition and I sort of enjoy the battle scars of a well loved and used machine. The pictures aren't the best since the sun in streaming in right now. It is a nice treadling machine and I mostly use it to perforate freezer paper for paper piecing since it provides such great control.


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    My Early Elias Howe Machine arrived today!!! I have never been so excited to receive a non-working rusty piece of metal.. weird!

    I have takes a series of photos to show this machine and its unique elements. Should I post them here, share a link to a ZIP, or post them somewhere else? (like the root of "For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthustiasts")

    Thoughts?

    Here is the link to the ZIP in the meantime.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/18...ias%20Howe.zip
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    SteveH , I'd say post them here!
    Please post your pet's - past and present -pictures at http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ds-t32280.html

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    I hope you decide to post them here....really wanna lookee.....but can't open zip files.


    Congrats on the brand new wee one Steve!!! What a cutie!!!
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