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Posted 5 years ago


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thought i would share arlene with you -- she's a 1951 model -- and as with all good machines -- she had to have a name so christened her "arlene" after her former owner -- pic 2 is what can be done to a case that has severe damage to the outer material covering -- it was a goner -- so pulled it all off -- sanded it -- stained it and place on singer decals -- at least i know which one is mine at the quilting classes -- pic 3 is an insert that the singer company use to make to be removed and taken to the sewing table -- couldn't find one so made my own -- pic 4 is my next one to refurbish -- she's a 1948 singer 221 featherweight with the Egyptian scroll plate --


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    First thing, Very nice job on the refurbish, looks great.
    You ask where I find my timepieces, well some of us here joke around about the number of watches I have, I've been collecting (hording) "Character" time pieces since 1969 and have gathered around 4000 or so. hard to get a close count, but between 4000-4500 somewhere. Garage sales are pretty good and estate sale are usually a great source . #1 source for something I don't have is "Flee-Bay", watching something all the time, seems like. Enough rambling, have a great day.
    BTW, what's your name, like using them. :-)
  2. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hi kerry -- first name is autumn -- i like the term flee bay -- ya it is one of my favorite hang outs also -- thanks for loving arlene -- she's sending the hugs right back at you
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Autumn, you're very welcome.Have to head out and work up some firewood, hillbilly heat source, to old to do it, but to stubborn to pay the gas man.
  4. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hey kerry -- have you tried buffalo chips -- cow works good also -- your talking to an ole midwest broad here -- been there done that -- don't slip on the shinola -- take care dear one
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Break time, Would try them, works pretty well in the outdoor fires, but thinking "earth-contact" home, might have a little problem with escape smoke lingering in the living room. Besides have about 15 cord of honey locust and ash logs stacked at the end of garage, all I have to do is work it up and split it.
  6. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    that is one thing i miss about nebraska -- those howling winds during the winter months and to have the fire place stoked to the max -- have a fire place in this home in vancouver, wa -- but it's pretty much a joke -- for looks only -- would cost more to build a fire in it that to pay the gas bill -- too much heat loss through the chimmey and very few bricks around to heat up and save the warmth once the fire dies for the evening -- as my first husband drove for consolidated freightways and was gone during the week -- i learned how to use a chain saw real fast -- would cut the sugar maples in the shelter belt during the summer and chop during the winter -- good way to stay fit and trim
  7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    What part of Neb? Family on Mother side came from Neb. Minden and Ainsworth area. The little church located in "Pioneer Village" was my Grandfather's first preaching position, long before being moved to it's present location
  8. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    i was raised in kenesaw nebraska (just down highway 6 from Minden) from the age of 10 -- raised my family in lincoln and did my student teaching in alliance nebraska -- received my BS degree from Chadron State College and the MS from Univ of Nebraska -- go cornhuskers -- my daughter teaches in ashland and i have two grand daughters there -- love my nebraska -- she can be wickedly harsh yet very loving -- during the summer we take the motorhome and visit the family -- mom is still alive a kicking quite well at 90 in kenesaw
  9. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks trunkman, mustangtony and kerry for the loves -- arlene love ya right back
  10. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks sean -- and she even sews nice -- rarely has a headache just sits there and hums little heart out
  11. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    same too you sean -- big hugs and squeezes coming to you via the crt -- can ya feel em -- LOL
  12. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks jay -- keep me posted on the other side so as not to waste memory on cw
  13. DobbinDee70, 5 years ago
    epson233 : Where do you get your decals ? I have redone a few of my own machines in the past and some day would like to do a few more .
  14. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hi dobbindee70 -- i buy them from greg on ebay -- will go to your site and leave you some information
  15. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hi again dobbindee70 -- can't do that as you have no post -- so here is the info -- you can do a search on ebay as singer featherweight decal and greg's offerings will come up -- he is keeler sales -- also you can place this item number in the search as he is selling some currently -- you can contact him and see what is available -- always have good luck with greg's decals -- here is the item number on ebay


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