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I have a friend with an electric W&G, it's a pretty nifty little machine. She brings it to Togas, our Jamboree, etc..

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I'm not sure what you mean by finicky. They are very tightly machined, and respond well to lots of oil and patience. My biggest issue tends to be getting a gummed up feed-dog drop mechanism to release, but that's just as likely my issue and not to do with Necchis. I personally adore them. They're beautiful examples of what happens when graceful design and exquisite engineering marry.
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Jim that spring loaded needle clamp is also a weak spot. Many Julias are out of commission because of that part alone.

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Jim that spring loaded needle clamp is also a weak spot. Many Julias are out of commission because of that part alone.


Thanks for the heads up. I still have 2 useless Lydias as parts donors.
(Lydias? is that the correct plural form? or should it be Lydi?)
That plastic internal camstack was a bad idea.... but they do make nice bookends.

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Yeah, those camstacks(there were 2 different ones) were readily available but a little spendy 10 years ago, now good luck finding one.

Now, why is it that I can remember so many trivial little things like this for machines I don't even care about but can't for the life of me remember what the Sears source code for Brother was?(and yes there was one)

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Thanks! Now you remember that for next time I ask.[rolleyes]

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GE Sew Handy (Osann) for a mere $595. Includes case and accessories. I hope it includes a bobbin.
https://appleton.craigslist.org/atq/d/antique-ge-sewhandy-sewing/6727465722.html

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But, but it'a a MODEL A!!![wink]
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Some sorry looking cabinets, but one interesting set of irons on the left, and one *very* interesting machine - 

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here's the link to the ad and a few more photos - 

https://iowacity.craigslist.org/atq/d/3-antique-sewing-machine/6723209460.html


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JustGail, that last machine is something else (the photo you posted). Probably worth the price. Every thing else I might resell, lol.
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Some sorry looking cabinets, but one interesting set of irons on the left, and one *very* interesting machine - 



That's a a Wheeler and Wilson No. 8 -- perhaps you already knew that, but just in case.  They're lovely machines.  I've almost gotten mine sewing.  So far, all I've had to do is clean it.  Because the machine's a little "different", and quite old, I've been reluctant to disassemble anything I don't absolutely have to.  So I think I need to spend some quality time doing some more cleaning under the feed dogs, where I'm getting excess loops of thread when stitching long stitches at high speed.  Other than that (short stitches, or low speed) it's working great.  Pictures of mine here:
  https://projects.foxharp.net/sewing_machines/#c1880-wheeler-and-wilson-no-8

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Anyone out there close to Decatur Indiana?

The almost impossible to find: 1957 Domestic Imperial Automatic

*sighs*




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I’m not all that far but I have too much going on these days.
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A 12, they say. Turns, they say. Want $300, they say.
Why oh why was it stored outside?

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A 12, they say. Turns, they say. Want $300, they say.
Why oh why was it stored outside?


Does the ad actually say that is was stored outside?  If it still turns, it may have just been stored inside where there was a lot of dust activity, like in a workshop or garage.

I bought a 1906 Singer 66-1 Lotus in a 5-drawer treadle cabinet here in western Oklahoma that had been stored inside all of its life that looks like that.  I have wondered if it had been in Oklahoma during the dustbowl days, because the insides of the entire machine (arm, pillar, face) have a very thick layer of oily dust that is about the consistency of talcum powder.  Since the fine dust got into everything back during those days, and the machine had obviously been wiped down on the outside, I could envision someone continuing to oil their machine and use it while it lived in a very dusty atmosphere.  I don’t have any history on the machine, but the thick, even layer of fine dust makes me wonder.

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With that lovely picture, how can  you tell?
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Sorry, my phone screen size has been acting up. All I could see was the right half of the machine and a bit of the top.
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Anyone out there close to Decatur Indiana?

The almost impossible to find: 1957 Domestic Imperial Automatic

*sighs*





White made a very similar machine.

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White made a very similar machine.


Yes, indeed, the White labelled model would be the 651 or 666 portable.
The Kenmore labelled model was the 117.740
The Pfaff labelled version is the model 139
And the German manufacturer Gritzner-Kayser called it the VZ 35 Automatica
when they made them to sell at home.

Not that I know a thing about them.
Nosirree. Not me. Nope. [biggrin]


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Yes, indeed, the White labelled model would be the 651 or 666 portable.
The Kenmore labelled model was the 117.740
The Pfaff labelled version is the model 139
And the German manufacturer Gritzner-Kayser called it the VZ 35 Automatica
when they made them to sell at home.

Not that I know a thing about them.
Nosirree. Not me. Nope. [biggrin]


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But you only get excited about the Domestic model?

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But you only get excited about the Domestic model?


Yep. That's the one they made the fewest,
- and that ad, is the first one I've ever seen for sale.



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Yep. That's the one they made the fewest,
- and that ad, is the first one I've ever seen for sale.




I'll keep an eye out for you.

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That one White sounds like a devil of a machine! [biggrin]
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That one White sounds like a devil of a machine! [biggrin]


You know what's really weird?

They forgot about it. No really. White forgot they had a model 666. I mean they must have forgotten because years later they made another one. Of all the numbers they could have repeated it had to be this one? Like you'd forget that you did that already? Really? I have to remind myself when I'm talking to VSM people to mention that I'm looking for the 1958 model, and not the 1970-something one. Like, so nice we did it twice... just isn't something I thought would apply here.

How messed up is that?

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Bernina did the same with several model numbers.

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Fascinating, esp. in light of the fact that White also sold two models 305. The "305 De Luxe" AKA Toyota TZ-17 that generally carried a  "305 De Luxe" badge on the pillar regardless of whose name was on it, AND another 305 (no "De Luxe") that looks like it was from the early 70s. Dunno who made the latter.
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Antique German Hand crank in New Jersey.

He sounds a little grumpy, and will not ship, but still...

amazing looking.

https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/d/sewing-machine-antique-german/6718708047.html

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Antique German Hand crank in New Jersey.

He sounds a little grumpy, and will not ship, but still...

amazing looking.

https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/d/sewing-machine-antique-german/6718708047.html


Ugh. It's so pretty. I want it.

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and they're just giving them away in Missouri...

https://offerup.com/item/detail/515161029/

https://offerup.com/item/detail/515151548/

https://offerup.com/item/detail/552384495/

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Ugh. It's so pretty. I want it.


[arm wrestles Angela for it....]

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Most of my searching for sewing machines started out innocently enough s I tried to find photos of Kenmore models...
How I managed to get to Sacramento last night is beyond me

It might be a good thing though:

Fifty dollar patcher

and this poor little thing that someone needs to save

and then there was this, and I threw my hands up in despair and went to bed.

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That "patcher" is a cylinder arm Singer.  If it was not missing so many parts it would already be at my place.

As to the rescue, I emailed them. we'll see

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As to the rescue, I emailed them. we'll see


Oh I hope you hear from them.

Gave me nightmares...

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This photo was posted to as part of a local estate sale.
I have zero interest in the Singer...
but what's underneath?
Anyone recognize the cabinet? 
Looks very 60's or maybe 70's.
(which is my polite way of saying kinda cheesy) =P

Then I saw this within driving distance.
https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/atq/d/early-1900s-antique-singer/6731488320.html
It's not a Singer, I know that much.
The cabinet is just fabulous. Yes, it needs work, but wow...

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That "Singer" is a National.

And the other, the cabinet, is kinda cool looking, but for Pete's sake why the duct tape?

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Never mind the duct tape...

I'm pretty sure I found it

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/fuo/d/sewing-machine/6731740749.html
or
https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d/mid-century-sewing-macnine/6713918199.html

So at least I have a clue now.

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Good detective work!


Yeah.... no. Completely by accident. LOL My neighbor's parents live in Boston and I never once thought to look there until today. Ha. Silly me. I really shouldn't look because I always find things...
https://offerup.com/item/detail/548783102/

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You get the machine and I'll take the lefty cabinet. I'm not a lefty and have no more room for cabinets, but damnit I'd love one someday since I'm a weirdo righty that does lots of lefty things. 😁
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I'm ambidextrous in that I'm not all that talented with either hand...
Here's a machine that isn't rare, but it isn't common, and I could almost walk to it...
https://us.letgo.com/en/i/singer-sewing-machine_408542a0-436e-46b9-8359-17214d94b88f
Any thoughts on Singer 227's?

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I'm ambidextrous in that I'm not all that talented with either hand...
Here's a machine that isn't rare, but it isn't common, and I could almost walk to it...
https://us.letgo.com/en/i/singer-sewing-machine_408542a0-436e-46b9-8359-17214d94b88f
Any thoughts on Singer 227's?


Yes. I think you should buy it, and mail it to me.

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Is that a 285? If is, RUN, do not walk, away as fast as possible!
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No it's a 227M I think those were built in Italy.

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Not familiar, I'll look it up. Thanx!
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No it's a 227M I think those were built in Italy.

Oh sure, goad me into it. LOL =P

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Oh sure, goad me into it. LOL =P


They were built in Italy. That's why I was covetous.

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I thought it was a Japan built Singer until I saw the M. I *think* it was the 223 and 226 models that were built in Japan.

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I found my (1950s?) Singer 227M at an auction back in June 2014, but I haven’t even looked at it much since.  It was made in Monza Italy, is a straight stitch, and has dropping feed dogs.  Other than that, I don’t know much about it.

I was much more interested in the 7-drawer fancy Singer treadle cabinet that it was mounted in.  It wasn’t being treadled (but looks like it could be), so someone apparently was just using the treadle as a cabinet for their electric machine.  The 227M got shuffled away into storage very quickly while my attention turned to the nice treadle cabinet.  But, I'm glad to know that the 227M is worth 50 bucks!

Apologies up front for a very poor quality photo of the machine.

CD in Oklahoma

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Electrified a treadle? Best thing that could ever happen to it! [biggrin][biggrin][biggrin]
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