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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Steve, are you going to do a full restoration on the WW No. 8 like you did on the Elias Howe?
    Trying to embrace the rules about chatting in the photo section I'll reply in the "sit a spell"
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    Howe #2 has arrived!!!!

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    ok ladies..... you all have your sewing machines now.....

    this Ad was from a publication called "Punch" in 1866

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    [QUOTE=SteveH;5813206]Howe #2 has arrived!!!!

    I am waiting to see the restoration thread on this one. You do great work and I am learning a lot from you
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    thanks, I will be starting a restore thread for all three.

    I think I will get the "as arrived" part posted today, and then start the restore on Saturday

    I will be up till all hours of the night tonight finishing a suit of armor for a customer who is fighting in it Saturday....
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    Ok, was up till 7:30 am working on the armor, but got it finished and fit to the customer. He spent the night on my couch being woken up every now and then for fittings.

    Sorry no photos, The customer asked me not to post pics of the kit yet, it is a "new arrangement" for period medieval international combat for a member of the US National Combat Team.

    However after a couple hours of sleep, i am faced with the decision of which machine to work on today...

    1889 Wheeler and Wilson 12w treadle industrial
    1870-ish Howe Family Model A
    1870-ish Wheeler & Wilson Model 8

    I'm almost ready for a Victorian Sweatshop Display at a convention...
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    My Bernina 640-2 Favorit, originally purchased in Melbourne, Australia - 1962 (starting at 130). It's in the original "Swedish Table"

    Bernina 640-2

    Bernina 640-2 automatic stitchesBernina 640-2 stitch selectorBernina 640-2 brochure pricingBernina 640-2 cabinet options from original brochure

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    Nice Bernina! I only have one Bernina, a 1260 from the early 1990s. When I first sewed on it, after sewing on a crappy 1985 Singer machine, it was like nothing I'd ever experienced before. I vowed at that time never ever to sew on a cheap crappy machine again!

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    Today at a resale shop, I saw a 1949 Singer 201 that is naked. It does have the bobbin, but no foot control and cord. Do they cost very much to replace? It needs a three hole plug. I don't know how much thwy will be asking for it. I like it because it is supposed to have a larger throat and also had the ability to drop the feed dogs. What else do I need to know to convince my hubby that it needs to go home with me?
    They also had a 1952 Singer 128 with a shuttle and the matte brown finish. Since it is 3/4 size and I already have 2
    99's I don't see a need for it. They had them in the back room and won't be priced until Thursday when someone who checks out their sewing machines will be there to price. Thanks.

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    Love, Love, Love the Bernina.

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    I was looking for my posting of the machine that I looked at in the Vintage machine site, and messed up and put it in here instead. Sorry for the goof-up.

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    Hey folks,

    I've been down with the plague for the last couple days, but I thought you all might like to see my new "Parts" Elias Howe Model A. This incomplete machine was $38 on EBay. it has a couple parts the others need to become operational. then I cleaned it.. WOW. the best painted accents of the bunch. This body and Arm may get put on another base...

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    Jennb,
    I had the same experience with my crappy,cranky 1986 Singer machine(most horrid machine ever built!!!). When I first tried a Bernina 1031, it was a wonderful experience. AHHH Finally a machine that sewed like it should. I bought the 1031 the next day and she still sews as nicely as the day I brought her home.
    When I worked for a sewing machine company and had to demonstrate, the crappy low end machines to customers. I was ashamed to sell them to people, knowing they were junk.
    I'm happy that I own good quality old Singers and other brands of treadles and electrics. Its sad that Singers,Whites and other brands of new machines that used to be built to last for generations; have become plastic wonders that won't stand the test of time.
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    Amen to that Purple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    Amen to that Purple...
    Way too many people out there don't get it. Then they buy a plastic wonder for someone to learn on... Is it any wonder the younger generation doesn't sew much???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I taught my daughter on that Bernina. Both my older boys have sewn on it as well. They aren't allowed to touch my brand new Viking. They can use the Bernina and I gave Ashley the 185, and she's laid claim to one of my White Treadles. I'll probably let the boys use one of my 99Ks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    I taught my daughter on that Bernina. Both my older boys have sewn on it as well. They aren't allowed to touch my brand new Viking. They can use the Bernina and I gave Ashley the 185, and she's laid claim to one of my White Treadles. I'll probably let the boys use one of my 99Ks.
    I taught my daughter to sew on my 1031, she is in her mid-twenties and has a Bernina 930 that's all hers. I guess I spoiled her with the Bernina. She makes quite a bit of her own clothing and does a very good job too.

    I've tried to convince her that learning to use a treadle is great fun. She looks at me like I've grown 2 heads complete with horns.
    Sharon

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    this is outside of my "radar" but someone here MUST want this for $75....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    this is outside of my "radar" but someone here MUST want this for $75....

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    I have one of those. Its not in my house at the moment though. I have no idea how well it sews. Mine is in a base.

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    Steve,

    These take a non-standard needle that is shorter than the normal ones and of course it's obsolete.
    Its from 1949 not the 1800s.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    I was looking for my posting of the machine that I looked at in the Vintage machine site, and messed up and put it in here instead. Sorry for the goof-up.
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    this is outside of my "radar" but someone here MUST want this for $75....

    http://smd.craigslist.org/atq/3576096516.html
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Oh so aware of that. Hence the off my radar comment. I just figured someone up here would like this unique machine

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    My boss let me borrow his camera which shoots "high speed footage" and then plays back slow.

    This link is to a 4-5mb video clip of my 1946 Singer 241-12 High speed Industrial bobbin assembly at work.

    It starts out static, then we went about 1/2 speed, then full speed, then 1/2 speed again.

    When it is not going fill tilt boogie, you can see the needle pop in an out at the top and if you have quick eyes you can see the thread making the loop.

    Enjoy.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/Singer%20241.mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Steve,

    These take a non-standard needle that is shorter than the normal ones and of course it's obsolete.
    Its from 1949 not the 1800s.

    Cathy
    I have two of those Light Running machine. One came with a needle, whooo hooo. I used a fine emery board to sharpen the needle to test drive it. It sews beautifully after I read the manual and learned that it operates backwards. I then learned that the needles are no longer available but there are "fixes" to make a longer needle work. Just tooo much trouble for me right now.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    My boss let me borrow his camera which shoots "high speed footage" and then plays back slow. Enjoy.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/Singer%20241.mp4
    how do you get it to play?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    an MP4 should play on most devices.

    I us an application called VLC media player. it is free.

    here is a link to a larger sized .MOV (Quicktime) version.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/si...gh%20speed.MOV

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