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    The 201 is one of my favorites of all time. It looks like a really nice machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Very nice Standard treadle! There are several people on this board who have Standard treadles. Vintagemotif, Monica, is one. Did you get any attachments with that Standard? There is a special chain stitch attachment for Standards. Cathy, Mizkaki, should be able to answer any questions on the Standard too. Congratulations! Your decals look great - I would be very careful when cleaning that machine! Clean only with sewing machine oil so you don't silver the decals!

    Nancy
    Thanks for the advise. I will definitely be sure to use it. I am still going through the drawers, It was stocked full with new as well as old items. Everything from patterns from McCalls to bobbins galore.

    Today someone offered me a Coffin top sewing machine and sight unseen for $40 I am not going to be able to pass it up. I will get that machine on Saturday. They said if I was able to restore the cabinet of a old Playertone talking machine and bring back the beauty then I should be able to get the cabinet of this looking nice as well. So, I'll just have to see. I'll post pics as soon as I take them and find out what this mysterious beauty is.

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    Thanks Dan, I've been seeing everyone rave about these machine, so you know I couldn't pass it up. I hope to do some FM quilting on it.

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    Heather describes sewing with her 201-2 as like driving a BMW, smooth, quiet and all the power you really need to do something silly....

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    I have a 1936 Singer 201k-4 hand crank that I prefer to treadle, Randi lives in a Singer straight leg treadle cabinet. Its a smooth machine, nearly silent when properly oiled. It was my first people powered machine. I love piecing quilts with it, also is nice for straight line quilting, but not good for free motion quilting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdudash View Post
    Well I am new here and have to say that I found this site while looking for information on my latest find. I collect antiques. I found this Standard treadle machine in a consignment store. I have not found much information on this one, yet. She is similar to Hollyann beautiful machine, but appears to be a newer model. The bobbin cover has multiple patent dates. Earliest one is 1889 with the latest being 1910. The machine I have has been made after that as it states Patent Applied for on the plate as well as on the inside decal. If anyone has more information I would be greatly appreciative.

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    Beautiful Cabinet-hope someone can help out.....very nice find
    dee-still mainly a lurker in this new hobby of collecting but learning so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    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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    Judy beautiful machine and I think along the same lines when it comes to leaving my new treasures in the state I find them in unless its something that only going to get worst over time. I have two that one the veneer is missing in the front & a treadle where the top layer is buckled...come this spring when its nicer out I will have to decide if I want to tackle these projects. Thanks so much for sharing your treasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Well, this has been quite a week. I just got a good review and a raise, and I got an opportunity to buy a Singer 241-12 working for $100. Timing is everything.
    Awesome Steve, congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Mizkaki: Ok, I'll bite... what is a Mini-Mini TOGO? Since you folks are in SAC and I work just south of Oakland, I cannot imagine that I could make anything up that way during the week. Thanks for the offer thought, it was way cool.

    I have emailed/PM'd Charlee and i believe at this point I am covered, so I'd say let Ms Judy have a go at them.

    On a side note: On Saturday I just became a Grandpa!!
    ahhh I missed this Steven, huge congrats-currently awaiting the arrival of a GS....1st boy in the family in over 50 years, ya we are alittle excited. Enjoy your new duties as Grandpa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    This guy won't budge a penny on this lot, which makes no sense since he's been trying to sell it for 9 months now and it hasn't moved. There comes a time when you cut your profit margin in order to make a buck. He brings in machines by the hundreds a few times a year, so you'd think he would want to move these sooner rather than later but apparently not. *sigh* my partner and I have made him a few offers on this lot.
    I think he is a Hoarder & to deny that he posts for sale....that way no family intervention---- that's my imagination hard at work. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Caroline: Any chance i could enter a PM conversation regarding the acquisition of some parts? (or help you get the parts you need to get it working)

    p.s. "Sweet Caroline"? My whole family is composed of Neil Diamond fans...
    Steve-love your sense of humor, in much younger years Neil was the performer I would steal money for a concert ticket[ not really, but love this guy]. My youngest DD is named Desiree' not after the song but because I wanted something french. When she was a teenager she came to me and said "why would you name me after a hooker?" lol Yes I had some explaining to do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
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    One of my latest acquisitions I hadn't posted photos of yet. Jones Hand Crank. Not sure how old she is but she works. I just need to clean and oil her up and she's good to go. I will probably try and build a case for her.
    Oh Beautiful, can't wait to see her all cleaned up. I am really starting to like the Jones machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    (I hope these pictures show up. I tried resizing them but not sure how they came out.)

    I have been watching this New Home treadle machine on my local Craigslist. When the price came down to $50, I decided to call about it. It was even advertised as free delivery by the man selling it, and he delivered it yesterday. It's a beauty, although there is a little rust on some of the metal pieces, the decals are in wonderful shape for it's age. I'm not sure how to date a New Home but it's probably from the early 1900's.

    The decal on the bed of the machine has a greyhound type dog on it with the words "light running". Not sure what that means, though, but it is interesting
    Oh Cathy I also just aquired New Home and she looks alot like yours, I too haven't done much research on her. I too bought mine from Craig's list and the man that I bought her from didn't know much about machines but he sure knew how to clean her up and mounted her on a base for me...40.00 I just couldn't pass her up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231 View Post
    Got this at a resale shop Wednesday. Will clean up this winter, top needs new veneer, rest in good shape.
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    Oh wow I have never seen a bobbin like that-great score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...e-t155695.html
    Muv has some real nice videos - not the same machine as yours but the principles apply - you do not have to disassemble your machine to get it fixed up and working right. Those are a nice simple machine and you should be able to very quickly get it in top working order. Muv has 9 videos on Utube - all time well spent watching.

    Glen has info on cleaning up the cabinets. There is also a very old book called 'The Furniture Doctor' by George Grotz - might be of help on the cabinet - if NOTHING else that book is a fun read.
    Huge Thank-you Miriam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndnchf View Post
    I picked up this Singer 99 last weekend. It dates to 1955, so it really isnt that old, but it has been badly neglected. It will be a challenge, but hope to get it cleaned up and back in working order.
    ahhh bless you for taking on the challenge to restore this lil gal.
    Dee Lowe
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbynjack View Post
    I have few Singer treadles and will post the pics tomorrow.
    I have one with a box on top but my favourite is the 1890 treadle with the 3 drawers either side. I actually restored (carefully and painstakingly) the veneer on the cabinet. Took me a while but well worth it.
    Oh Debbie I too need to restore the veneer on my 1891 Coffin Top and have been dreading it because I am much of a wood restorer-any tips would sure be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomin'Iris View Post
    my sewing room is currently under going a renovation, as I start clearing out the dinning room and get all the machines in their new places I'll start posting pics.
    Only posting now so that I can receive emails again and find my way back here.....
    Ditto........welcome back Bloomin Iris
    as some of you may noticed over the last couple of days I am also doing the same...I have been a member of the board for sometime but seem to go long periods w/o posting, depends on what life is dealing me at the time...this time its my new found love of collecting vintage machines .
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    Oh Cathy I also just aquired New Home and she looks alot like yours, I too haven't done much research on her. I too bought mine from Craig's list and the man that I bought her from didn't know much about machines but he sure knew how to clean her up and mounted her on a base for me...40.00 I just couldn't pass her up.
    Wow Dee, what a great deal you got! Beautiful machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by corlando View Post
    1932 Singer 27 Hand Crank

    1924 Singer 66 Red Eye Treadle, had to refinish the cabinet as it was very bad. The machine was just a clean up and replacement of the spool pin, presser foot, still need to get the red felt for spool pin.

    1893 Singer VS2 27 Treadle, cleaned the cabinet other then that it is original. Need to do more work on the machine.
    Wow, you have some gorgeous treadles! I have all those treadles too, but my VS2 is not in the shape yours is in! Thank you for posting the photos!

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    Meet Harriette! She is a 301 and has a bit of a story. I taught 2 brothers and a sister last summer to sew. We made string blocks and pillowcases. Not sure that the boys will sew again this summer, but they had fun. The little sister will be back with her mom. I also may be teaching some homeschool kids, so I had been looking for a 301 to add to my 2 FW. They are great sturdy machines for kids. I had seen some off and on on Craigslist, but there was always something that held me back: no case, no attachments at all, no foot or power cord, not in great shape...you get the picture. A week and a half before Christmas, I saw one on Craigslist. Seemed to fit my requirements, so I e-mailed. Then I got ANTSY, so I called. I told the man I would not stand him up, but could he hold it till the next Friday. Our DD was flying into a regional airport WAAAAAAY on the other side of town. I could not see making two long trips in less than a week. Not only did I not want to waste my time, but hey! Gas is not cheap either! He said he had been stood up before and he did not know me, so he would not promise to hold it. I was disappointed, but he promised to call me if it sold and if it was still available on that Thursday, he would hold it till Friday. Fair enough.
    As I usually do, when I see something I want on Craigslist, I have to watch it ALL DAY! A couple hours pass, and I search again for a Singer 301. This one does not pop up. :::Sniff::: She was someone ELSE's treasure. DRAT. another hour passes and I notice I have missed a call. Area code for that city WAAAAAY across town. DOUBLE DRAT.
    He is calling me to tell me it sold. I listen anyway and here is what I hear.... "Hi Beth, this is N-. You may not remember me, I used to blog at R- S-. I don't blog any more, but I still read YOUR blog. Guess who's husband is selling the 301? MINE! HE does not know you , but I DO. We will be happy to hold the 301 till Friday."!

    Introducing Harriette. She is named after my mom's mom. Both my grands were avid seamstresses, so I got a double dose! Harriette and I sewed togther on the NYD one day mystery over at Planet Patchwork. She is a dream to sew on! Here is her picture:
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    Great story regarding Harriet. Obviously that sewing machine was meant to be yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    ..., in much younger years Neil was the performer I would steal money for a concert ticket[ not really, but love this guy]. My youngest DD is named Desiree' not after the song but because I wanted something french. When she was a teenager she came to me and said "why would you name me after a hooker?" lol Yes I had some explaining to do....

    LOL My Mom was a huge fan in the late 60's and 70's. I was in the audience at the Greek Theatre... You know what I mean. I hated him (actually the though of "mom's music") until I actually Crunchy Granola Suite. I got hooked at 11. I've been to 4-5 Concerts since. I took my two younger DD's to a concert about 3 years ago (they were 15 and 17) in Sacramento. To quote my youngest. "This has been the coolest night of my young life!!!" Me, I Loved watching people from 10 to 90 boppin in the audience together...

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    Beth, what a wonderful 301 you got and I love the story behind it. That is so cool that it was saved for you because of relationships made on the web! I'm so glad you got it and I hope you two enjoy many hours of sewing together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow, you have some gorgeous treadles! I have all those treadles too, but my VS2 is not in the shape yours is in! Thank you for posting the photos!

    Nancy
    Thank you Nancy. I got them all in Dec. The 66 Red Eye was given to me by a family member. It was in her grandmothers garage for years. The cabinet was peeling, and the normal coffee rings. I gave her a light sanding and applied some nu-finish to her, then applied bees wax.The machine needed cleaning but when she was done I was in love. My favorite has to be the 1893 cabinet, she needed only a cleaning with murphy's and a waxing, and the draw pulls needed to be cleaned and polished. Out of the 3 I think that cabinet it my favorite.

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