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Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 15805
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:03 am    Post subject: sewing machine nerd. Reply with quote    

BA and I were watching old episodes of Doc Martin last night. Is it sad that I was eyeing up Aunty Joan's singer in the back of her living room?

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8127
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nope. that's normal.

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 745

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sad at all. I recently gave away 4 of them, and now am down to one treadle Singer................ can't beat them.

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
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Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Luath wrote:
Not sad at all. I recently gave away 4 of them, and now am down to one treadle Singer................ can't beat them.

I don't have one and both of my brothers are broken. One is past redemption and the other can be fixed with servicing.
I *need* a singer!

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can look out for one for you - they appear regularly at out tip/recycling centre for a couple of pounds. The ones not sold are picked up , sorted and serviced by TFSR or similar and shipped off to Africa.

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
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Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Luath wrote:
Can look out for one for you - they appear regularly at out tip/recycling centre for a couple of pounds. The ones not sold are picked up , sorted and serviced by TFSR or similar and shipped off to Africa.


oooh, yes please.....

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okey doke

Ren



Joined: 27 Jan 2009
Posts: 1779
Location: southwesterly
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can use mine that is at yours (old place) if you like?

It's a Jones rather than a singer but happy for you to use it.

(apparently one can only use one machine at a time)

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 10967

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sadly that is true - I love my old machines

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 18751
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 12 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmm, I am struggling with the upper tension knob on a Made in USSR Jones. When are you visiting?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 12 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you post me a picture? Oh and I think I might have some Jones bits for you

If it's a dial thing then typically you can unscrew and clean (making sure everything goes off and back on in the right order and direction)

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 18751
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 12 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will clean it and put it back togeterh again first. I was too tired to try a few days ago.

(I've got another one that isn't working coming to me this weekend. Hoping to get it going and get my neighbours young daughter playing with it. You seem to have passed on some kind of infection to me. I seem to be doing more of this than actually sewing at the moment.)

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 10967

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 12 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahem - sorry about that - there aren't any shots you can get for this sort of affliction either

T.G



Joined: 13 Sep 2009
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Location: Somewhere you're not
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 12 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you been dragged kicking and screaming into meadowhell yet Nell?

My eldest forced me to accompany him there, I still shudder at the thought, anyhow don't ask me the name of the store and they're probably countrywide but one has a window display of nothing but hand-cranked singer sewing machines, fascinating to view there are so many variations, apparently its not the done thing to stand around admiring them, mum, rather one should be admiring the merchandise

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 15805
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 12 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

T.G wrote:
Have you been dragged kicking and screaming into meadowhell yet Nell?

My eldest forced me to accompany him there, I still shudder at the thought, anyhow don't ask me the name of the store and they're probably countrywide but one has a window display of nothing but hand-cranked singer sewing machines, fascinating to view there are so many variations, apparently its not the done thing to stand around admiring them, mum, rather one should be admiring the merchandise


no, but clearly this should be fixed!

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