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Thread: What's on your Vintage Wishlist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1613s View Post
    I have an Elna Super 62C that is the love of my life. It and I have been through just about everything from tonneau covers to antique lace shirts. Never a hiccup, forget a glitch, until some gear in the cam stack gave up the ghost Christmas 2010. The Elna dealer tells me I need a new cam stack - the whole thing, and Elna is not supporting that machine in the US for either repair or parts. P

    The manager of the Elna repair/parts center in the US tells me the above and goes on to put the icing on the cake: There isn't even a repair manual for that machine at the center in the US.

    I have the name and address of the gentleman who is the president of Elna corporation and, if forced, will write that letter and hope for an answer. BUT, if someone just happens to have a complete cam stack, I know where there is a machine that would be thrilled. She MUST miss me as much as I miss her. I have a wonderful dealer who can do magnificent transplants. An aside: To my knowledge he has not tried hearts yet.

    I have kept my eyes out for a couple of years now and cannot find a donor machine, a part, etc. that can be depended upon to work. My computer has gone to the parts supply sites so often that all I have to do is whisper "cam stack" and off we go in alpha order. I am going to keep looking.

    The other vintage machines that have lowered themselves to share my sewing room with me all are magnificent machines. They just do not have the feel and response of my elderly Elna mechanical machine. I am trying hard to love them, but ....

    I WANT MY ELNA. Sniff.

    Thank you for holding my hand. If you know where to find ....

    Happy Holidays,

    Pat


    Pat, maybe one of these could brighten your holidays:

    http://www.mckennalinn.com/elnasuper-62c-freearm.html

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/hsh/3479099953.html

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    oops! that's me...mindless! I forgot to include this one: (scroll down.....there are quite a few cams here. Not sure if any are the right ones, but...maybe?)

    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=elna&vi...ery&ship_to=US

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    I am looking for a Frister and Rossmann table treadle machine. I have my Granny's hand crank Frister, which runs as smoothly as the day it was bought (probably). I missed out on a F&R treadle last month on Ebay, but I am still looking...

    I would love a Singer 301 as well, but I don't think they were made here in the UK. I used to have a FW 222 but it was "lost" in a house move about 20 years ago. I received compensation for it, but never replaced it. Of course, they were not commanding the same high prices as they are now.
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    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=12092077

    Look what I found, not listed as a featherweight, someone could pick it up a tad bit cheaper. Now, there is one for your collection. On my wish list, but not this time of the year.
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    a pristine red-eye would be at the top of my list, followed by a rocketeer with a couple dozen cams to play with. Red eyes are very uncommon in Ontario...I think I might have to go visiting in Indiana next spring/summer.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

    Joann

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    singer red eye?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    I am a recent convert to the vintage sewing machine addiction. It started with a featherweight bought at an onsite auction. She purred when running, and her stitches, oh my, perfect. Then I added one for every decade - still trying to find one born in 1947 - I will when the time is right. Then this fall - the call of the treadle machine - oh no - yes, again it started, heart pounding, hands sweating - got to have a treadle fix. This past weekend I got my first Singer treadle, a sphinx serial # G288347, from 1910-13 - just brought her home today. I will be learning how to clean her, hubby will be tuning her up - I will post pictures later this week - lovely lady. But, my hope is to find a Singer red eye treadle in tip top condition. She is out there somewhere for me - the red eye siren!!!

    Is this a red eye?

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/atq/3490343841.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    Yes, that is a red eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCDA View Post
    a pristine red-eye would be at the top of my list, followed by a rocketeer with a couple dozen cams to play with. Red eyes are very uncommon in Ontario...I think I might have to go visiting in Indiana next spring/summer.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

    Joann
    me thinks me knows a good place to start...
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    I have two things on my wish list...to get my mother's Kenmore working again...and I *really* want a red and white BelAir....
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I have two things on my wish list...to get my mother's Kenmore working again...and I *really* want a red and white BelAir....
    Get "Spousal Unit" cracking on the Kenmore.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I have two things on my wish list...to get my mother's Kenmore working again...and I *really* want a red and white BelAir....
    That red BelAir would be for the SU maybe??? Those are hot rods... My boss has one - he is so proud of it...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCDA View Post
    a pristine red-eye would be at the top of my list, followed by a rocketeer with a couple dozen cams to play with. Red eyes are very uncommon in Ontario...I think I might have to go visiting in Indiana next spring/summer.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

    Joann
    I just learned what a redeye is......pretty!
    Is this one a rocketeer?

    http://lewiston.craigslist.org/atq/3406884816.html

    Happy Holidays to you too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    I just learned what a redeye is......pretty!
    Is this one a rocketeer?

    http://lewiston.craigslist.org/atq/3406884816.html

    Happy Holidays to you too
    yep it is a rocketeer - go steal it... - check to see if the knobs work - if not we can enable you...
    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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    Oh my, my...
    maybe I found your Bel Air? Maybe not....it is NOT red & white. Is it a sacrilege to paint them?

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/atq/3496961066.html

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    That IS a BelAire but it is NOT the BelAire Charlee is looking for... Here is a pic of my boss's machine. I cleaned it for him.
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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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    Can anyone tell me anything about this hand crank? machine? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3496231892.html
    I think it says Corona on it. I found it listed on CL, & the only other one I have ever seen/ can find info about online is this one in S Africa: http://pretoria.olx.co.za/corona-han...-iid-329140636
    I would have no idea where to find parts. (should I be posting this question somewhere else?)


    Wow! That Bel Air is REALLY NICE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    Can anyone tell me anything about this hand crank? machine? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3496231892.html
    I think it says Corona on it. I found it listed on CL, & the only other one I have ever seen/ can find info about online is this one in S Africa: http://pretoria.olx.co.za/corona-han...-iid-329140636
    I would have no idea where to find parts. (should I be posting this question somewhere else?)


    Wow! That Bel Air is REALLY NICE!!!!
    The Corona appears to be missing it's motor. I believe they were made by National under a variety of different names. Reversew is a commonly used name for this model that there should be more information on in the internet.
    There is a Yahoo National group that would have more info on parts availability and use.

    Jon

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    My wish list is simple.....I want to find someone who needs a picoting throat plate for a 66 and swap me for the throat plate that my 15 can use.

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    Singer 99 hqnd crank. Bernina 830 in great shape with all the attchments and knee lifter. I have one that works ok but was selvaged as we bought it broke and neglected. I have most of the other machines I would want.
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    The Corona appears to be missing it's motor. I believe they were made by National under a variety of different names. Reversew is a commonly used name for this model that there should be more information on in the internet.
    There is a Yahoo National group that would have more info on parts availability and use.

    Jon
    Thanks Jon

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    Ok.....scratch my wish list entry as I just bought my Singer 66 Lotus Decal treadle head. Just happened to head to ebay UK and there she was. Nearly perfect decals but in a cabinet I certainly could not afford to have shipped here. I contacted the owner, begged him to just sell me the head and ship it to me.......HE AGREED! So another vintage purchase on another 24 December......coincidence? NOT, both were Christmas miracles to me!

    Here's a good pic of the head and did I mention she comes with an original decal matching hand crank?

    http://jpegbay.com/gallery/002195158-.html#3

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    Congratulations LuvQuiltin, that is a gorgeous machine!

    Clare

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    I learned to sew on a White Rotary 77, the one that was green with the crinkle finish and a knee control. So I would love to have one again.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    yep it is a rocketeer - go steal it... - check to see if the knobs work - if not we can enable you...
    $50?, I'd be stealing it also.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Heres one to make your heart go pitty pat $98

    Not only to make your heart go pitty pat, but MINE TOO and its only 20 min drive from my house.....
    I cant, I just cant....but what a good deal this is....

    http://southbend.craigslist.org/atq/3497081531.html

    Maybe if Santa brings you money and you want to come to Indiana, I would be happy to get it and hold it for you til spring/summer...
    Jody

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