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    Off Topic but I just had to share.... my new apprentice just finished doing the shaping of a steel bucker (small shield) lots of finish work to go but it's cool. I told him he has a future in the handmade hubcap industry or in the UFO film model industry.... he glared....

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    Ok, What is THIS Monstrosity? Is this a SP? At only $50 it sounds like a bargain for Rube Goldberg or a student of his. Any ideas what it was used for? I would just LOVE to see this machine in action!!! If I was closer I would get this. I would find the money and time to figure it out. ... I need help. I am not well.
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    Singer model # 101. Id plate says 71-101 . Machine still great condition. All parts are still intact ! Great example of early industrial engineering !! $50 obo. Call/ text/email.......XXX
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    Oh Grant - you are too sick - how sad.... I think I should have it then...........
    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 am in love. It sews and cuts buttonholes. WOW!!!
    ~G~

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    Miriam,

    OHHHH That machine makes my fingers twitch. Would I ever love the get a hold of it. Are we sick or what??


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    Oh Grant - you are too sick - how sad.... I think I should have it then...........
    Cathy

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Oh Grant - you are too sick - how sad.... I think I should have it then...........
    LMAO Miriam. But, but this is my cure. Really. Don't take my cure away from me.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Miriam,

    OHHHH That machine makes my fingers twitch. Would I ever love the get a hold of it. Are we sick or what??
    Mine too, I'm in a cold sweat over here! If I lived close enough, I would be sleeping on the couch tonight. That is, if I got any sleep playing with my new toy! That thing is SPECTACULAR!!! I honestly would trade any machine I had for it. That's CRAZY TALK!!! I am really ill. Will someone go get it for me? The couch isn't all that bad.....
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Mine too, I'm in a cold sweat over here! If I lived close enough, I would be sleeping on the couch tonight. That is, if I got any sleep playing with my new toy! That thing is SPECTACULAR!!! I honestly would trade any machine I had for it. That's CRAZY TALK!!! I am really ill. Will someone go get it for me? The couch isn't all that bad.....
    ~G~
    I have been trying to figure out a road trip ever since I laid eyes on it. Makes me itchy, too, Cathy. Wouldn't it be fun???
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have been trying to figure out a road trip ever since I laid eyes on it. Makes me itchy, too, Cathy. Wouldn't it be fun???
    What is wrong with you folks? ask them to ship.... can't be more than $50-60

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    What is wrong with you folks? ask them to ship.... can't be more than $50-60
    ROTFLMBO - right - and then have to rebuild the thing...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I'd love to join you. But...1) have to work for a living, 2) little under the weather this week (nasty way to spend vacation), 3) doubt that either one of use could survive that amount of fun.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have been trying to figure out a road trip ever since I laid eyes on it. Makes me itchy, too, Cathy. Wouldn't it be fun???
    Cathy

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    I'd love to join you. But...1) have to work for a living, 2) little under the weather this week (nasty way to spend vacation), 3) doubt that either one of use could survive that amount of fun.

    Cathy
    sigh - same here.......... then kick in the Health Department demands that we get the house painted... sigh.. eminent domain... they can now make you do anything.... purple orange green paint anybody??????????
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    Miriam you could do a "fancy" paint job. Several years ago a small local business owner wanted to place a sign so customers could find the business. The city had granted him permission to run the business from his home but zoning laws would not permit the sign. The city stated it would be a nuisance to his neighbors. It was nonsense considering there were only two apartment buildings several hundred feet from his building, traffic would not go by the apartment buildings and the sign would not be lit. So in retaliation, he painted his house pumpkin orange with bright cobalt blue spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennycandy View Post
    Miriam you could do a "fancy" paint job. Several years ago a small local business owner wanted to place a sign so customers could find the business. The city had granted him permission to run the business from his home but zoning laws would not permit the sign. The city stated it would be a nuisance to his neighbors. It was nonsense considering there were only two apartment buildings several hundred feet from his building, traffic would not go by the apartment buildings and the sign would not be lit. So in retaliation, he painted his house pumpkin orange with bright cobalt blue spots.
    It has crossed my mind a few times. Back in the 1980s we lived in Cincinnati. One morning real early we heard ladders across the street. I peeked out the window and told DH someone was painting the house across the street. We got up and the whole front of the house was purple. Yup. PURPLE. When the strange old man died his family painted the house blue before the funeral. But when anybody asked where we lived we would give the street and they would ask if it was anywhere near the purple house...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    ROTFLMBO - right - and then have to rebuild the thing...
    You say that like it is a bad thing....hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennycandy View Post
    so in retaliation, he painted his house pumpkin orange with bright cobalt blue spots.
    awesomeness!!!!!

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    I finally took down the kick press and made room for the Singer 29-4 out in the shop where she belongs.

    I have to admit, she looks pretty tiny in that company...
    (To the left is a Benchmaster 10t punch press, to the right a 1944 USMC Clicker (20t die cutter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    He's got a will???
    Yep! And it says I get first choice of any and all of his machines....right after Miz Pat, of course!!
    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
    Yep! And it says I get first choice of any and all of his machines....right after Miz Pat, of course!!
    I'll be sure to tell him not to eat any brownies you send...
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    v2

    what is a v2 treadle machine why and what makes it called that?
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    the VS stands for Vibrating Shuttle. the 2 is the second version of that technology.

    Vibrating shuttle refers to the shuttle swinging back and forth under the two silver plates. Prior to this method, most machines used the TS or Transverse Shuttle movement which is the shuttle moving side to side from the perspective of the user.

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    steveH why the kidney shaped cut out on the back? the date on mine is 1893. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by haylillan View Post
    steveH why the kidney shaped cut out on the back? the date on mine is 1893. thanks
    That's an oiling access cover Esther. The kidney shape on earlier models (was changed to round later on) is probably because it's prettier. My 1891 VS2 also has a fiddle base, which is prettier than the rectangle. I'd be guessing but Singer may well have changed to simpler shapes to save money on tooling.
    SteveH may know more about this.
    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)
    Pfaff:360 (1959) Necchi Supernova Julia http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    ok that makes sense, i worked in manufacturing for years should have realized this thanks
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    Terrifying foot pedal!

    Rusty, filthy and is that mouse fur? Attic-fresh indeed. A co-worker gave me a Pfaff 230 found in an attic. This is not its original footpedal. I cut it off with a scissors and - gasp - threw the pedal away!
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