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Date: 10/23/13 3:24 PM

Anyone have any experience with any repair shops for vintage Singers in the Pacific Northwest area? I've got a few sitting around needing cleaning, maybe some light repairs, and need to find a quality person to fix 'em up.

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Date: 10/23/13 3:39 PM

Check your local Craigslist. I've found CL ads for several people in my general geographic area (San Francisco Bay Area) that specialize in vintage sewing machine repair. These seem to be small family businesses or semi-retired OSMGs (Old Sewing Machine Guys), and they tend to use CL to promote their businesses.

Try searching for "sewing machine repair" or "vintage sewing machine repair". A quick search for "sewing machine repair" in the Portland CL, lead me to an ad for this business: Stage Coach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration

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Date: 10/30/13 9:55 AM

I saw the stagecoach company, but couldn't find anything more about them---they're several hours (overnight trip) from me, so I'd like to know more before I mail a machine or travel.

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Date: 11/10/13 9:55 AM

Here in Cleveland Ohio there's several vacuum repair shops that also service sewing machines, so you might try vacuum shops.

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Date: 11/10/13 1:00 PM

You might just call repair shops and inquire. My local Sew/Vac has an owner that collects Featherweights and is knowlegable about my Morse machines.

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Date: 11/10/13 1:20 PM

Have you tried posting your question at ISMACS? It is UK and Australian based, but there are also many US members and someone may be in your area.

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Date: 11/11/13 1:47 AM

There are 4 Montavilla Sewing Centers in Oregon,you may want to talk to them about your Singer.They service Singer, Janome,Pfaff, Viking/Husqvarna,Baby Lock,Berninia and other brands.

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Date: 11/11/13 5:28 AM

Also ask around about your dealer/service businesses. My favorite service guy for my vintage machines works for a Pfaff/Viking/Brother dealer. They do great work and I would trust them with any of my vintage machines--In fact my Singer 301 is with them now (I invested in an electronic controller so I could bring it to my quilt class).

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Date: 11/11/13 3:27 PM

My first choice would be Rooster Roc sewing off Sandy Blvd in Portland. His specialty is commercial machines but he also fixes home machines. His shop is a museum of all kinds of vintage models. If he can't do it, ask him who can. I totally trust him and he won't be trying to sell you a new machine,if you know what I mean.
Address: 3427 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213
Phone:(503) 284-7290
Also, there was a gal on here named 'Gothdom'..you could search her posts. She lives in SW Portland and repaired Singers and has a blog about it.
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