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    Frudemoo I love your 222 Featherweight! I have 6 FW's, 4 black ones and 2 white (celery) colored, I would love to find a free arm! Congratulations on your 222!

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    "Bernina Record 930 from the late 1970's.

    It sews like a dream and so quiet.

    Which I got for a whole $50! "


    NL Quilter,
    You got a wonderful machine for a great price. My daughter found one at the local Pfaff dealer for $300, hers was missing the extension bed and manual. My 930 cost me $700 minus the hard shell case,knee lift and extension table. We love sewing with our 930s, I'm quilting and binding baby quilts.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Frudemoo I love your 222 Featherweight! I have 6 FW's, 4 black ones and 2 white (celery) colored, I would love to find a free arm! Congratulations on your 222!

    Nancy
    Thanks Nancy. That's an impressive collection!
    After cleaning her I finally conceded defeat on the motor... I just don't know anything about motors and I want to get it checked out by someone who knows what they're doing, so I took it to my LSMG. It felt like leaving my child there and walking away!!!

    Well 'IT' has finally happened. A good friend of mine arrived at my place for dinner with his grandmother's Model 28 Singer handcrank machine..... TO GIVE TO ME!!!!! It seems the word is out - so now I don't even have to look at machines - I'll get the ones that belong to a friend of a friend of a friend, just looking for someone to love them. Apparently there's a Phoenix on its way as well! Pretty exciting stuff. I haven't had a spare second to even look her over properly, but I will and post pics ASAP.

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    Sometimes the story is better than the machine. That is the case with this Brother Opus. I think I can piece together it's history. I found this machine in an old multilevel warehouse that was a lot of things over the years. It must have sold sewing machines at one time along the way. This machine got lost in the warehouse in the shuffle. The owners of the building were finally going out of business and had to clear everything out. It was never sold when it was new. It still has the paper Parents Magazine sticker on the slideplate and another sticker on the stop motion knob. If it was used the sticker on the slideplate would have been gone very quickly. I had found a complete NOS sewing machine, in tact, without a scratch on the machine. It was pristine but had it's issues too. Because it was never used the oil had dried up and it needed to be cleaned and oiled like any neglected machine. I did get everything unstuck and it is running again. It is really quiet and smooth.
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    WoW! What a find, Grant. I've only seen some rusted, parts missing machines lately. Of course, I'm not 'hunting' like I did last year. You have a gem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post

    Well 'IT' has finally happened. A good friend of mine arrived at my place for dinner with his grandmother's Model 28 Singer handcrank machine..... TO GIVE TO ME!!!!! It seems the word is out - so now I don't even have to look at machines - I'll get the ones that belong to a friend of a friend of a friend, just looking for someone to love them. Apparently there's a Phoenix on its way as well! Pretty exciting stuff. I haven't had a spare second to even look her over properly, but I will and post pics ASAP.
    It is exciting when you start having machines dropped on your doorstep! What is really cool is the machines that are being given to you probably all have a history you will hear about! That is fun!

    Grant, you too seem to find the most amazing machines. That is a really nice looking Brother!

    Nancy

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    Grant, I would consider your Brother the find of the year. Imagine finding a NOS machine, never used. ,
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Grant, I would consider your Brother the find of the year. Imagine finding a NOS machine, never used. ,
    Thank you Nancy and Caroline. Actually, this is the SECOND NOS machine I found. I found a Clone badged Morse last year or the year before. That one still had the paper stickers on it inside the harp. It was a beautiful machine too.
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    I finially finsihed the cleanup the VF head and the cabinet. She sews very well and is a wonderful machine for binding quilts. The face plate is in the drawer.
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    That is beautiful! very well done!

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    Wow Glenn - that looks great!
    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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    Skip, Your cabinet looks great! That drawer turned out really nice. I might have to do that to mine some day.

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    Beautiful job, as always, Skip. Did you put that eagle on the top or was it there already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Beautiful job, as always, Skip. Did you put that eagle on the top or was it there already?
    Top was completely void of veneer so I had the eagle inlay and used it. Thought I would have fun with this one.
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    Wow your Davis is beautiful! The cabinet is totally amazing.
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    Skip,

    What a beautiful cabinet and machine!
    Someday I hope to do some veneer replacement. And hope it comes somewhat close to looking as good as yours does.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I finially finsihed the cleanup the VF head and the cabinet. She sews very well and is a wonderful machine for binding quilts. The face plate is in the drawer.
    Cathy

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

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    Thank you guys for your compliments on the VF and cabinet. I usually am such a traditionalist and try to restore items to their original state if possible but after years of antique repair I just had to let go and have fun with this one. I had so fun with this one I just may do it again....
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    I just bought another two machines. The first is a 99K, amazingly cute and looks almost new except for the usual scratches where a pincloth has been.
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    They cost very little indeed (really: Vendors were happy but I really paid too little).
    Mike
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Top was completely void of veneer so I had the eagle inlay and used it. Thought I would have fun with this one.
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    Skip, add this one to the list of machines that you're leaving to me in your will!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Skip, add this one to the list of machines that you're leaving to me in your will!!
    He's got a will???
    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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    Awesome. Can you rig a music box that plays "Hail to the Chief" when the lid is opened? Really spectacular.

    Jon


    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I finially finsihed the cleanup the VF head and the cabinet. She sews very well and is a wonderful machine for binding quilts. The face plate is in the drawer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    He's got a will???
    Is there a sign up sheet or an application? A line where we take numbers?
    Seriously Skip, Nice job on that cabinet. Judging by our reactions here, I think you should another this way too.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Top was completely void of veneer so I had the eagle inlay and used it. Thought I would have fun with this one.
    Skip
    I love the eagle..... watch a couple outside my window every day. Having fun with sewing machines and cabinets..... it doesn't get any better than this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    It is exciting when you start having machines dropped on your doorstep! What is really cool is the machines that are being given to you probably all have a history you will hear about! That is fun!
    Nancy, I just looked up the husband of the owner of the machine who it turns out was actually appointed Companion of the Order of the Star of India after serving as the Commissioner for Bombay in 1920 - later retiring to Scotland. I'll have to ask when the family emigrated to Australia but if the machine was 'commissioned' in 1917 and has the Star of India decals, then I am wondering if it has come via India and Scotland to make it here. It has an amazing history indeed!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I just bought another two machines. The first is a 99K, amazingly cute
    That looks really great Mike! Lovely case and everything.

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