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A bit modern for this forum, but I know this crowd is resourceful. I'm looking for a knee lift for a Bernina 540 favorit. Even a picture, especially the end that goes in the machine would be helpful.

Unrelated, I am on the lookout for an industrial treadle, with or without a head.

Thanks for any help,

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Really really, there really isn't an age limit for this board... many of us here don't like plastic but that doesn't mean we wouldn't find it interesting or offer to help
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For Sale: I helped a friend acquire a treadle but she is not interested now. It is a beautiful New Home in a parlor cabinet. It is working but there are no accessories that came with it. I bought a shuttle race and shuttles for it as they were missing but it only has the original pressure foot. The cabinet is in great condition Its in Louisville KY $150

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This is on Portland Craigslist. It's a Singer 7 needle chain stitcher:

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/clt/d/vintage-singer-7-needle/6527807929.html
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super cool!!!
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I consider them to be a necessary evil... kind of like doctor's and taxes. ðŸ˜›

We have a couple-three that I am working on. My bride has a Singer Talent 3323 that is a grab and go machine, she also has a monster Husqvarna-Viking Topaz 40 (which is headed for the shop because it pissed me off) there is also a Brother XL2010 that I am waiting on a couple of minor parts for. Not sure what we will do with that one, probably donate it. Then there is the freaking Touch and Throw 750, every time I fix something on it another piece breaks. ðŸ˜  That one belongs to my MIL, she doesn't really like it. Right now she is using my portable 404 and is happy. I think she must have paid a good bit of money for the 750 and doesn't want to let it go, I know she bought it new back in the day. She is really a pretty thrifty person and hates to spend money on something and not use it.

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For Sale: I helped a friend acquire a treadle but she is not interested now. It is a beautiful New Home in a parlor cabinet. It is working but there are no accessories that came with it. I bought a shuttle race and shuttles for it as they were missing but it only has the original pressure foot. The cabinet is in great condition Its in Louisville KY $150


I would dearly love to give that beauty a home... but if I did I am sure I would be living with it under a bridge somewhere...

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How many treadles do you reckon you could fit under that bridge? 😉
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Well if it's a big enough bridge....
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How many treadles do you reckon you could fit under that bridge? 😉


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Well if it's a big enough bridge....


Reckon it depends on which bridge...

The little two lane one down by the house not so many, but if I move a couple of miles up the road to the new interstate overpass... [rofl]

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Coming up for auction in a couple of weeks. At Mount Forest, north of Guelph.  If anyone is interested in industrials.
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SHOE REPAIR EQUIPMENT.; Landis 12" Hock Stitcher & motor; Landis leather cutter no1799 (model 25); Landis leather crimper, no 30 (model 743); Howel 1 ½ hp. buffer &dust collector; Singer sewing machine 29 k-71 for boots, zippers; Reg 22 floor shoe horn stands; benches; other shoe repair items, tools etc.


http://theauctionadvertiser.com/cgi-bin/xslsearcx.pl?s1=ph0414


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I am looking to buy a leaf tension for a Brunswick(National). A friend has a Brunswick without the upper tension. Thanks for any helps and leads.
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Another auction, with two Featherweights:

MODERATOR: I moved this to "Hey Check this out"

this one of for things YOU have for sale or want.

No Stress, BTW, just letting you know why

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WANTED: I am looking for a original button foot pedal for my Singer 66 so that I can use the knee lever in my cabinet. I just missed one on Ebay. [frown]
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WANTED: I am looking for a original button foot pedal for my Singer 66 so that I can use the knee lever in my cabinet. I just missed one on Ebay. [frown]


Is it the bakelite model like this one? If so the later plastic one that looks just like it from the 1960's will fit too. I believe they used them on the 200,300,400 and 500 series machines so there should be plenty of them out there. Edit: forgot the picture of the later model, my 66 is a 1926 and has the carbon disc controller (I think, it isn't a typical foot pedal). The top picture is from my 1947 201-2. bottom one is from the 1965 500a. 

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Thank you Aaron! That does help. I found one online and I am having it shipped. I think I can take off the one on the machine and attach the one that will work. No more chasing the foot pedal across the floor. 😉

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WANTED: (1) Screw, Stop Motion for Singer 301, or information where to acquire a similar screw that will work. The screw stop motion is missing on my recently acquired 1954, although I can still release clutch and use my hand to stop motion of the needle bar when winding bobbins. I love this machine and it has become my favorite quilt piecing machine.

UPDATE: Purchased the screw for stop motion.  Thanks for your suggestions.

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I would try Central Michigan Sewing Supplies.  I don't see one listed in the 301 section of their website, but they can probably dig one up for you if you give them a call.  They've always been very helpful when I needed small stuff like that.  Of course, it probably doesn't hurt that I buy other things from them too.  
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Linda, contact Jenny at Sew Classic. I don't see it on her site but she may be able to get it.

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I am selling my White 666. It is cleaned and oiled, but it needs a new bobbin tire and belt. I worked with it yesterday for the first time and was able to sew a fine straight stitch, but I have not tried zig-zag stitching on it. I am in Portland, Oregon. $100 or best offer.

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WANTED: Long shot, but I am looking for the front assembly off of a white family rotary, one with intact multi-colored decals.
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Keep an eye out on ebay or etsy. Sometimes you can find what you are looking for that is not outrageous in price. It may take a while.

I have a 1910 full color decal White that has the name "White Family Rotary" on the front arm. The upper vertical thread tension guide on the face plate was bent up. I found a complete whole faceplate on ebay for a reasonable price.
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I have a white parts machine
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Is this upper tension correct on this Davis?
https://allentown.craigslist.org/atq/d/davis-sewing-machine/6558820940.html
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Is this upper tension correct on this Davis?
https://allentown.craigslist.org/atq/d/davis-sewing-machine/6558820940.html


I'll be interested in the answer if anyone knows.  I don't see anything similar on Needlebar.  It's a stunning package - too bad you can't see inside the manual to check out the tension unit.....

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The thread tension guide is peculiar looking.  Go to https://fiddlebase.jimdo.com/american-machines/davis-sewing-machine-co/davis-by-models/

I would date it around 1888 or 1889.  Maybe a prototype?  Maybe someone put a leaf spring tension on the machines iron casting post and replaced the davis round tension spring for the one that is on there now.

The cast iron post that supports the thread tension guide seems to be molded or shaped to fit the tension guide that is there now.
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I would guess 1883ish as this appears to be an early High arm.
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I decided that I have too many machines and I have decided to sell my beautiful 15-91. I sat and sewed on the 66 and the 27 and decided I always gravitated to the 66.

So I put it up on CL. I just installed a new foot pedal on it as it had the nasty 1960s/70s one that didn't really work well. I also had a cherry base made for it. Manual, extra bobbins and the regular foot are all the accessories that I have for it.

Pick up only in Louisville, KY.

https://louisville.craigslist.org/art/d/singersewing-machine/6595726655.html

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Is this upper tension correct on this Davis?
https://allentown.craigslist.org/atq/d/davis-sewing-machine/6558820940.html



It is correct.  I've seen a few of these on New High Arm VF's.  I have one myself.  Perhaps this was an option or done by customer request.

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I've got a handful of parts from both a couple of Singer 72W19 heads and Singer 95-10 heads, if anyone needs/wants them.  Not selling them, just glad to have anyone who needs them pay the postage and I'll gladly mail them to you.  Thought I'd check here before I list them on Ebay (ugh).  Anyone?
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singer 72w19.jpg  singer 95-10.jpg 

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I saw this machine for sale, but I don't know anything about the Mercedes brand.  Does anyone know anything about the Mercedes?  And, should I buy it?

 

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It looks like a 15 clone. Likely a nice machine.
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I've only encountered the Mercedes brand in Greece. It of course, has nothing to do with the automobiles. I'd buy it myself, just to go with my car! I did some research on them a few years back - made somewhere in Eastern Europe (Bulgaria?), but I no longer remember just where.
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Here are 6 hand cranks I've got...Anyone want to adopt them all?  I can make you a killer deal, lol!   I originally figured they were worth it for the original Singer hand crank on each one, but I haven't been able to make myself scrap them out.  Four are Victorian decals, one is Scrolls & Roses and one you can't see in the pic is a Naumann TS.  I also have a Harris, BSM and a couple others I can't remember at the moment.  Anyone?

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Wow. That would almost be worth a road trip from Kansas, hiltopper. And I could borrow a left handed screwdriver fom Cari on the same trip.
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Oh my, hilltopper, I would love to rehome those!  How much $ is a killer deal, though?  Kathleen, on the dry side of Oregon
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Cowgirl, I'd take $300 for the whole shootin' match, lol!



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Tempting!  I'm one of those newbies that give you all a laugh - haven't yet got past that "wanting to adopt every machine I see" stage.  Can still count my machines without thinking about it.  Have totally enjoyed restoring the ones I have, though.

Tell me the truth, is there enough there so that I could restore at least one of these beauties to working order, or are they just display/ parts machines?  Are there any shuttles and bobbins with them?  As you say, the hand cranks alone are worth what you're asking.  I haven't restored a shuttle machine yet, but I want to.  Trying to make decisions with my brain, not just my wishes.  One thing I have learned is that you can invest a lot of $ replacing parts on a "cheap" machine.

They sure are beautiful!  Kathleen

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If someone is interested in part, I would be willing to go in halfway, then split them up. I live in SW Wa.
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hilltop,  can you do me a favor and take a closer picture of the hand crank?   I've got a 28 like that with a  handcrank,   but the decals don't match the machine. 
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Kathleen - They are beautiful, smooth running machines.  Most of them are complete - If anything is missing, it is a slide plate or shuttle/bobbin.  I'm sure I have a shuttle/bobbin or two around.  The plates have some rust, so most of them are in ziploc bags waiting for me to Evaporust them, so even though you don't see any in the pictures, I do have some of them. These machines are relatively common, so parts can still be found pretty easily on Ebay.  

Macybaby - Interesting yours doesn't match either - These are all the same, and none of them appear to match the machines.  The Scrolls & Roses machine has the same one as well.  handcrank decals.jpg 


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thanks - mine is a hand painted floral design,  and I have seen the machine with the matching design,  it's very old.  Mine is a K model.  

The   handcranks on yours match the machine better,  and it does match the belt guard somewhat.  I don't know if there is one out there that is a better match.   If someone else takes the lot - keep me in mind if you do part some out as I would be looking for a handcrank. 

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I have 10 treadle machines to sell. Cheap. Pm if interested.
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Wanted: A timing belt for a 1955ish Adler 453a.

Beautiful machine, clean inside, everything spins....

except the old belt is a bird's nest of fishing line and cork bits.

Or...at least a part number so maybe I could order one - if they even still make them?


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I am looking for an original Singer handcrank to pair with my model 15 (tiffany decals), if anyone has a spare. Hilltop, any chance you could part with one?
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Selling, possibly giving away or trading several of my machines and cabinets. I am in SE Portland. I can try my hand at shipping sewing machine heads within the USA, but keep in mind that it is bloody expensive.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/atq/d/vintage-sewing-machines/6670965735.html
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Seijun your link doesn't work, it looks like you copied it while logged into your CL account. Other people can't see it.

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Woops, fixed now I hope!
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