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Digest of postings from Friday, December 22, 2000

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:43:28 EST
Subject: Re: Tuff Stuff

I must have missed the original email on this.  I have a question about Tuff 
Stuff.  Has anyone used it on hard plastic or vinyl with success or is it 
strictly for painted metal surfaces?

Anne R
From: Crookedseam
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:20:01 EST
Subject: Re: FW Fanatics 12/21/2000

Elizabeth Templeton  wrote:
<<  can't imagine that there's a case out
 there without a 301 to go in it, but if one should come to light i'd be
 very much interested in buying it. >>
  if you're talking about the tan case that looks like a trapezoidal 
suitcase, keep your eyes open. Last summer, I saw 1 in a resale shop. I asked 
the clerk if she had the sm that went with the sm case. She didn't know what 
I was talking about, so I pointed at it. She said "That's not a sm case, its 
a shoe suitcase." I wonder what she thought the oil can clip was for... 
Socks? My point is, that if it gets separated from the sm, many people don't 
have a clue.
If I wanted to hear the pitter patter of little feet, I'd put shoes on my cat.

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 16:58:51 +0000
From: gf graham
Subject: Re: ISMACS Toy Digest  Digest Number 97

To all

Possibly the last chance Maggie and I will have to wish everyone on 
the Digest the very best for the festive season.

May your Christmas stockings be full of goodies

Best wishes


Graham Forsdyke
Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry

new dedicated Featherweight site

Diary date. Don't miss the first-ever ISMACS USA convention in 
Lowell, near Boston, on September 8-9, 2001

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:08:12 -0500
Subject: Thanks/Photo Op
From: Allison Bayer 

Hello Fellow FWFantics and Season's Greetings,

	I want to echo the sentiments so aptly expressed by other
members on this list.  What a great forum for sharing the stories
of how FW were found and all the Happy Dances we've had this
year.  My files are stuffed with helpful hints, ideas on finding
more machines and the FW For Sale list.  What a great group
of folks we have.

	Neat development for photo opportunities for my
VSM collection (VSM= Vintage Sewing Machines).  I do 
quilting for Four Corners Designs.  They are a local company
and have lots of patterns and book series for making quilts.  
Eight of the quilts I've quilted have been cover quilts for the 

	I offered any my VSMs for future photo sessions!!  
They seemed to cotton to the idea; especially when I described
the four Featherweights to them. 

	When I went to drop off the latest project.  What do
my eyes see inside the front door?  A White treadle cabinet
and a beautiful Singer 201 (AK serial number and Centennial to boot!).
 During my next delivery I'm taking pen and paper to copy serial 
numbers down and give them information on their beauties.  May take some
pictures too!

	Finished my last customer quilt Thursday that was 
to be given as a Christmas gift.  Whew!!  Now for some of
my quilts to be done Christmas week.  We are staying home
this year and I'm so looking forward to it.  Possible snow

	Best wishes for a festive, safe, and happy holiday season
to all of you.  (Did you expect me to "say" Ya'll?)  If so, have a
Cool Yule Ya'll . . . 	
				Talk to you soon,  Allison

Allison C. Bayer, Plano Texas          Teaching at MQS 2001:

Allison's Machine Quilting              #16 Questions You Didn't Know to
mailto:AMQAMQ           #22 Things You Should Know But Don't

"Grace" Gammill - Optimum with 14' table - Established November 1996

From: "jaydub" 
Subject: bobbin case
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 03:41:55 -0600

Hi Everyone,
Happy Holidays!  I love reading all the postings.
I bought another bobbin case for my fw and it won't snap in the way it =
should. I thought it was just a problem with my 221-K white 1964, but it =
does the same thing in my black fw.  The part number is the same. Any =
Sharon in Austin, Texas

From: "John Daly" 
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 20:15:15 -0500
Subject: New National Hand Crank question

My wife and I spotted an interesting old sewing machine this week. 
 It looks very much like the New National hand crank shown on the 
ismacs web page at www.ismacs.net/nh/ad1.shmtl.  It's missing 
the back slide, and some of what I assume is the tension 
mechanism on the arm, the bobbin winder and is completely 
frozen.  I think it does have the shuttle and a bobbin.  The paint is 
completely gone.

I'd like to find out some more about it.  Are they hard to find?  
Would it be possible to find any of the missing parts?  It would be a 
real restoration project and probably really beyond my skills.  If I 
got it I'd be inclined to repaint and try to make it work.  But if it's 
really a museum piece, maybe it should just go to a real museum 
to be preserved as a relic.

Comments appreciated.

John Daly


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