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    I like the blue Kenmore too. I had one similar to it and it sewed fantastically! It was a nice surprise when I got done fixing it up. Nice finds!
    ~G~

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    Steve, Very nice. Howe does it sew?
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Steve, Very nice. Howe does it sew? ~G~
    the shuttle race area still needs a bit of polishing before I will really run it. Hopefully tonight I will have a photos of some test stitches.

    This will be my first real foray into the wood side of the refinishing world... woo hoo!

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    DogHouseMom/Sue,
    Your White Rotary is beautiful! I wish I had room for one.
    Sharon

    I only have one colored machine, its a tan featherweight.

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    My Singer 1917 127K that belonged to my husbands' grandmother. The treadle iron work has been re-painted since taking the photo. It came with all her old sewing stuff in the drawers including the original manual, oil can and attachments. Am currently battling tension woes with her as she is being cranky cause I took her tension assembly apart and her shuttle to clean. All has been reassembled now but she is very cross with me!
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    and again......
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    Ruby2shoes, how lucky to have a family heirloom machine! Very nice 127 with the Tiffany, aka Gingerbread decals! Come on over to the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop and we can discuss your machine! We all love talking about our vintage machines! http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...3881-2035.html

    Nancy

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    White sewing machine in turquoise with red trimmings
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    White zz sewing machine - very nice machine
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    green Singer Spartan zz model number 327
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    The Spartan 327 is made to go on a treadle.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Pat, did you repair it yourself? I have one I bought, thinking it worked because the top moved up and down, but the bottom doesn't move. I am trying to work up the courage to start disassembling it and trying to find the cause myself, but I am skeered! Ha. I just joined this board tonight, because of this thread. I hope to glean lots from you all.
    Christy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Sister View Post
    I just joined this board tonight, because of this thread. I hope to glean lots from you all.
    Christy
    Welcome!!! We have soo much fun here...

    We try to keep this thread for pictures, the "Sit a spell" for general chat, and open a new thread for particular issues.

    You will probably find more help that you ever imagined you could here, I know I did.!

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    How about "Dolly"? ...Dolly Spartan - couldn't resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    How about "Dolly"? ...Dolly Spartan - couldn't resist
    Oh I love that!!! Or Polly Spartan?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Cahill and Hearne's Boot Factory. Waterford. March 3rd. 1941

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    I was searching through Father Browne pictures (www.fatherbrowne.com)and ran across this old Singer in use at a boot factory in Ireland during WWII.

    (Father Browne is the person who took LOTS of pictures of the Titanic on the maiden leg of it's ill fated voyage, but then was ordered off the boat before it sailed to America)

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    With every machine there is a story.
    I was contacted by someone selling a machine. Sad story for us preservists out there. It was in sad shape. She offered it to me but even the blurry pictures told me to stay away as it had way too much work to do to it. I passed. The owner said that if I didn't take it, it was going to a dumpster. So I drove the hour, round trip and picked it up. The poor old gal has seen better days, and I am not sure that it will ever sew again. If it does, it will be a miracle. Behold, the National Rotary R-40 as I got it.

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    And yes, those are mouse nests and that is rust.
    Does anyone have a manual for this machine?
    There are more pictures on my FaceBook page.
    ~G~

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    That is totally recoverable! Go for it!

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    me thinks we need to start a post - can this machine be recovered... I have one I'm not sure about...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Steve, I KNOW you can see it. I know you can see those decals too. Paint, maybe, Decals, pretty much gone forever.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    me thinks we need to start a post - can this machine be recovered... I have one I'm not sure about...
    Miriam, You start it, I WILL contribute!!! That is what I ask myself sometimes. Can this machine be recovered? Then it is "What have I gotten myself into?" This one of mine here, quite interesting. Internal wiring, cast in motor, built in light, direct drive, and that bobbin winder. My favorite is the foot controller that looks like a microphone. So, are you going to start this? Put the link here and on the "sit a spell" page too if you do.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Miriam, You start it, I WILL contribute!!! That is what I ask myself sometimes. Can this machine be recovered? Then it is "What have I gotten myself into?" This one of mine here, quite interesting. Internal wiring, cast in motor, built in light, direct drive, and that bobbin winder. My favorite is the foot controller that looks like a microphone. So, are you going to start this? Put the link here and on the "sit a spell" page too if you do.
    ~G~
    I will do that - It won't be today though...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I found one just like this at a estate sale at first they had it priced with cabinet for $30 until they opened it and realize what they had. Just curious how much would one like this be worth?

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    that's a singer slant 500! i learned to sew on one of those because my mom had one.

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