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    Indeed. It would need electric and a kitchen and a shower and a parts washer and heat and air conditioning too and good lighting is a must.
    Well, I finished the Minnesota H today. It came out really nice.
    ~G~

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    holy crap!!! awesome!

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    holy crab is right. beautiful machine.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Wow! Message had to be at least ten characters so, WOW!
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    Makes me wonder if they all looked like that when they were new!!!
    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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    It looks amazing probably just like when it came off the showroom floor but I belive it is more than likely better
    ​Christine

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    Grant -

    Beautiful job on the Minnesota!

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    Wow, Thank you all for the kind words. It was in good condition to start with and that helps the restoration process immensely. The parlor cabinet it came in is in excellent condition too. This pretty lady might be a gift to some very good friends of mine that closed on a Victorian house yesterday. I think it would be perfect for them.
    ~G~

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    I'll be your very good friend..... that's a beauty.

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    Grant, I have never seen a Minnesota with decals in that pristine of a condition. You always do such a wonderful job cleaning up/restoring these machines too, but that machine is unbelievably nice. Beautiful job, beautiful machine. The people you give that machine too are going to love it.

    Nancy

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    Glad to see an Ambassador!

    I have had an Ambassador Deluxe Zig Zag since the late 1960's. I haven't found any instructions, but still looking.
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    picked this up a couple of days ago but it had to remain stowed away in the back of my suv until I cleared a spot for her. Its a German made 15 (15-88 I think) in a parlor cabinet. It was made in Wittenberg, Germany, and if my information is correct, dates to 1926.
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    Snusi, your Ambassador looks so regal.... very nice machine.

    and, Jenn.... I am so jealous.... I'm wanting a 15 to do FMQ on my quilts and I passed one up a couple of weeks ago because the tension was missing. I'm kicking myself. Yours is beautiful.... big cabinet though. That usually slows me down when I see a big cabinet..... it's the space issue. But, nice machine and cabinet.

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    Thank you Nanna and Nancy. It is an exceptional machine and has an exceptional cabinet too. I would love to keep it for myself but like many of us, I just don't have the room.
    ~G~

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    Simply beautiful cleanup job. Love them decals.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Singer Famous Buttonhole Maker MDLC

    Found a straight leg treadle with a 66 and drawers full of stuff. Nice button hole chisel with it and assorted attachments. I really like the old button hole maker.
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    sweet find!

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    This little 128K (1927) caught my fancy today....I was delighted to find she still has her shuttle (with no burs or scratches). Plugged her in out in DH garage so the house fuses wouldn't blow and was pleased to see she does work although she is very stiff. She doesn't have a light...(did they not come with the motor?) and I was wondering how authentic the foot shaped pedal is. Not sure which class/variant she is.
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    Glenn, don't you just love it when you find the drawers full of stuff. I do.

    Ruby, she sure is pretty!! I bet she'll sew just fine when you give her a day of spa treatment.... cleaning, oiling, they just love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl View Post
    She's not sewing yet but...

    AC615282 Model 128 born April 24,1929 in Elizabeth, NJ


    I have this same machine, mine is not working either. I don't dare plug it in and am using it for decoration in my sewing room. Was it originally a treadle? I have a new (don't know what to call it) hand crank still in the box.
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    I have the same machine, mine doesn't run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I have been doing a restoration on a Singer 201-2. I have over 100 hours into this machine and it is finally done. I couldn't wait to share it.
    Here is the before picture.


    And here is the after picture.
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    I did extensive documentation on the restoration process while doing this machine. Unfortunately, I can't reproduce it here, but you can see the transformation on my page. the link is below.
    ~G~

    beautiful! I just had one of these given to me. someone at my son's work wanted it gone. So my wonderful son thought of me. It is in surprisingly good shape, but the thread take up spring broke very easily so have ordered a new one. I have an old cabinet from another non-functioning machine that I will put it in. The motor just hums, and there is no rust on it. serial # is 1937. The wiring is in perfect condition.

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    Thank you Grann.
    I just finished the Parlor Cabinet, installing the Minnesota H back into it, hooking it up, and test sewing on it. It sews as good as it looks. I just need to practice using a treadle. I'm TERRIBLE!
    ~G~
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    She's a beauty, Grant. Treadleing.... keep practicing, you'll get it. It's like riding a bike. Once you get it, you have it for life. Since I learned to sew on a treadle more years ago than I want to remember, when I sit at a treadle, it just goes..... feels natural.

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    I can't treadle it either... BUT I can turn a mean HC.
    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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    Here is Hubby's 201. He picked this one up with the case for $25. She sure cleaned up purdy!



    Hubby had to rewire the machine, and put the newer style plug/footpedal combination on - since he's keeping it portable.

    And the case, the smaller one is for a 301. It also came with a wooden base that needs to be glued back together.


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