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    This is probably the *coolest* sewing machine I've ever seen! It's not mine; it belongs to my aunt, who bought it on eBay and had it shipped to me, so I could take it to my osmg. ThingOne will be pony-expressing back to her when he goes back home this week. In the meantime, I get to pet it, and lust after it, and...

    It's a Morse Fotomatic IV/4400. (I've seen it called either.) It looks like a late 50's Buick dashboard to me, with all the chrome and levers and whatnot. This one is fantastically clean, quiet, just purrs right along, and it came with a box of a dozen or so feet, some bobbins, etc.

    The case is a little ratty, but the non-original plastic one it came in was absolutely beat. My osmg had this one knocking around in his parts pile, so he swapped them out. It's not pretty, but it's intact, and an original Morse case. Aunt Suzi will be thrilled.

    Now I want one! :-P

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    Sorry I put the wrong model number on the "201". It is actually a 15-91. Sorry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie
    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.

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    Here are a few of mine. I didn't have a Treadle until joining this QB.

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    Tillie the Elgin Treadle Cabinet
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    Wow Beth, the Elgin is awesome with those green decals on black! That's the first time I have seen one... It's cabinet is pretty amazing, too.

    MrsBoats, I LOVE Morse machines, and all the others that resemble those 50's dashboards! That's my favorite look.

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    Here are my older machines.
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    A few more....some of these are already rehomed.

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    Its treadle irons refurbished
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    Singer 27 Godzirra
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    Gorgeous!!!!!

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    Time for another German machine - Frister and Rossmann transverse shuttle from 1937. The date is actually stamped on the underneath of the cover. Believe me, this machine weighs a ton, it's an absolute monster if you see it side by side with the Vesta. It's bliss to use, and of all my machines it winds the tightest most even bobbin. As for the porcelain handle, it keeps your hand nice and cool while you're sewing.

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    On the Singer 185j, where is the serial number? I have tried locating it on mine and I just can't seem to located it. I have quite a sewing machine collection too. I love sewing machines. I started out with a singer treadle that was my mother in-law's godmother's. It need some refinishing to the cabinet. It all went down hill (according to my husband) from there. I have portables and machines in cabinets. I display them all over the house. Well, some of them anyway, others are in a shed waiting to be refinished and the machines cleaned and oiled.

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    Muv that machine is drop-dead gorgeous!!! You are so lucky t have that beauty.

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    Oh wow! This is the best thread ever. I love looking at everyone's beauties. Can't wait to see more.

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    I know Billy said only pictures here and info on machines, but Muv's German machines are gorgeous! Muv please keep the pictures coming of your collection and join our chatting about vintage machines on this thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1202.htm
    And welcome!

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    Singer 401G (German) and Singer 411G (German) - notice the knock out for a treadle on the lower right corners. Also notice they are a bit different from the 401A (American) http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1202.htm#3520792

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    i can't send pics , think something messed up when put reuter on computer . machine kinda looks like the '27' on page 6 except for modern stuff it looks like somebody took old machine &parts of 1952 era & made this machine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Here are a few of mine. I didn't have a Treadle until joining this QB.
    FW Beth... if you EVER want to 'rehome' that Elgin... I'd drive across half of America for it. (My husband's family is very well connected to the original Egin's). Beeeeee utiful!

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    This is my only treadle. It is a Singer 9w 1905-1910 I bought it this month for $30 from a neighbor, it belonged to her grandmother. I am in the process of cleaning it up and trying to put a new belt on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Here are a few of mine. I didn't have a Treadle until joining this QB.
    I think you have a typo. I believe that is a Singer 285 next to the 301, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Here are a few of mine. I didn't have a Treadle until joining this QB.
    I think you have a typo. I believe that is a Singer 285 next to the 301, isn't it?
    YES, I sure do. I couldn't get back to edit after I did noticed it. Sorry. I did see it but it was to late. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Here are a few of mine. I didn't have a Treadle until joining this QB.
    I think you have a typo. I believe that is a Singer 285 next to the 301, isn't it?
    Hey, You're ThayerRags! Welcome and THANK YOU!
    I spent hours one night studying all your machine pictures that you posted on your site. Your site is great! Very helpful to use in identifying machines and then go from there to locate more info. Okay, I'm a vintage sewing machine geek.

    A link to your site for those that have never discovered it:
    http://thayerrags.com/sewing.htm

    Thanks again! :)

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    Earthwalker, I am sure we used the Pinnock machine when I was at Oakbank Area School (Sth Aust) in late fifties, and your treadle looks very like the one my grandad gave me, (which also needs some t.l.c.). Its mega cold here in Adelaide hills today.

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    Lets keep the conversations to the main VSMS thread and keep the photos flowing!

    Billy

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    Is the golden in the picture the one in you Avatar? Beautiful dog. My golden always is by my side like that when I am sewing too. I call her my Sewing Supervisor.

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    I will post my ladies! Always happy to... even if some still need some work!

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    Pictures: Singer 99, 15-91, F.W. 1953, F.W. 1957

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    15-91, Nov, 20. 1953 AL604010
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    Featherweight Jan. 14, 1955 AL939865
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    Featherweight Jan. 29, 1957 AM647090
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