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Digest of postings from Friday, December 1, 2000

Welcome to all our new members!
From: "Darla" 
Subject: Website update ...
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 23:38:39 -0500

I've updated the Crinkle and Blackside website for November; the site now
has 2091 machines including 25 crinkle FW's and 30 blackside FW's. A huge
thank you to those who filled out the survey last month and my ever present
request for everyone to fill out the survey for any AF and AG serial
numbered Singer machines, regardless of the model.

The survey is NOT for featherweights only. By including all Singer models
with an AF or AG serial number, it may be possible to determine when and how
many Featherweight 221 crinkle and blackside machines were produced.

If you own or have knowledge of any model Singer machine with an AF or AG
serial number, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Crinkle and Blackside Site:   http://home.cfl.rr.com/featherweight

Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 21:00:09 -0600
From: louise-b 
Subject: Blue Book, 

Someone had a question about the Blue Book for SMs. One is sold by The
Creative Machine magazine. The current one listed is for June 2000-June
2002 @ $35 + #3.50 shipping; has 128 pages.  Address is: Open Chain
Publish, PO Box 2634-NL, Menlo Park, CA 94026-2634, or:

The newest issue, Fall 2000, has 2 articles "On Collecting;" Both
articles are by Donna Poster: Passages: predictable stages in collecting
antique sewing machines, and, How much to spend? There is also a mention
of the new Canadian SM Collector's Association and the ISMACs convention
in the US. Addresses are also given for older Singer parts.

Auction tomorrow in what will be a very cold day for Missouri; there is
a Singer listed and an "old sewing machine." Wish me luck!

Louise -- in mid-Missouri

From: "Tom and Ethel" 
Subject: Singer attachments
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 21:41:11 -0500

 I have purchased several little boxes of singer attachments, and I =
would like to know where the best place to  match the attachments to a =
particular ,machine , any help would be appreciated.  thanks

Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 09:10:24 -0500
From: c n 
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 11/30/2000

I love the purple or burble one what do
you charge tooopaint one 

From: "Barbara Lee Gates" 
Subject: OSMG in LV
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 11:03:43 -0600

Graham wrote:

>Go see Jim at Tabics on  East Charlston, think it's number 1500.

I thought the man at Tabics died.... didn't you hold an auction there a
couple years ago??

BJ (Barbara)  in Palestine,  Texas  but formerly of Las Vegas......

Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 12:05:18 EST
Subject: Gerald's Restored 201
From: MBrown7141

Gee Gerald, she looks like a princess!  Do wish my old 201 looked as good.  
She, however, hasn't been pristine since the early 70's when I got her.  
She's seen alot of miles sewing and alot of miles traveling since then.  My 
old girl may be scratched and marred, but I love her all the same. I 
sincerely hope that your grand daughter cherishes and loves her as much as I 
love mine.
Happy sewing to your grand daughter!
Melissa in CT

From: "Barbara Lee Gates" 
Subject: Gerald's work....
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 10:56:24 -0600

> turned out pretty good.Have a look

> And here is one I just got finished for some one up in Mo,I sure hope I
> it the right color this time. http://users2.ipa.net/~rambo2/P-P-E.jpg

Makes me wish I hadn't sold that trashed out FW last year..... I'd love to
partake in this work.

BJ (Barbara)  in Palestine,  Texas  wishing the April gathering would hurry!

From: Fac75
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 10:18:08 EST
Subject: Re:  Gerald's 201 and purple passion 221

Dear Gerald,  You did a great job on the 201.  Looks great!
My 201 has love marks and the decal in the center is worn
off and also along the front edge which gets the most wear.
The purple one will demand attention and looks very regal!
Thanks for sharing Gerald.  FwFaith in no snow yet NH.

Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 07:49:54 -0600
From: Pamela Jablonsky 
Subject: Alpha patchwork foot

I'd like to hear testimonials, please.  How effective is the Alpha foot
compared to other 1/4" feet?

-- Pam in WI

> I purchased an Alapha Foot for my Featherweight Machine and would like to get 
> one for my New Home also.  I believe the person was on this  list.  Please 
> contact me.   Thank you.
> Bonnie McLain

From: AlexSussex
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 08:12:13 EST

Hi all
I wonder if any of you kept the LOWER TENSION ADJUSTMENT information that I 
put on the digest back in the year. I lost mine in my burn out. If you have a 
copy please let me know. 
P.S another story is on the way shortly.

From: "Christine" 
Subject: RE: Where is the blue book?
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 08:12:23 -0500

From: "Anne & Harry" 
I questioned him about values, and he went into the back of the store,
out a blue book of sewing machine values and let me look up my machines.
Anyone know of a way to get this book?

I bought one from All Brands for $29 if I remember correctly. I don't have
it anymore, so please...no questions about your machine's value :~)

You can find their number on this web site....



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