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We need a pinned Vintage machine thread!
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Date: 2/28/14 9:06 AM

There are so many with questions about how to care for and repair their vintage machines, and many with such excellent knowledge, I think it would be awesome to be able to talk about it in one thread, instead of tying to hunt down the individual brand's thread.

Would be GREAT to have one thread to share information that is not brand specific!

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Date: 3/1/14 3:31 PM

How old is "vintage"?

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Date: 3/1/14 4:07 PM

I consider vintage 50 or older. what do the rest of you think?

I vote for a pinned vintage thread

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Date: 3/1/14 4:23 PM

Yes, not just for sewing machines, vintage is 50-100 years old and antique is 100+ years old.
I also think a pinned thread is a good idea.

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Date: 3/1/14 5:01 PM

Good luck. This topic has come up before and the moderates rejected it. In the Featherweight thread (which has been going for two years) we often suggest that it be pinned only to be ignored by the moderators.

SO...Not sure how successful this will be, but if it ever happens, I'm in!

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Date: 3/1/14 5:48 PM

Sorry that I have to disagree. While I like the idea of a few pinned threads, to me it seems there are just too many.
The hard part has to be for those who have to make the decisions about which really necessary.

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Date: 3/1/14 7:04 PM

Quote: Molliefran
How old is "vintage"?

I have heard that a machine older than 30 years is considered vintage.

There are no hard and fast rules though.

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Date: 3/1/14 7:15 PM

I do not see how having multiple pinned threads has ANY effect whatsoever on individuals reading the boards? It actually makes it easier to scroll for things to read, because you'd KNOW if it was not something you want to bother opening up to read. I am really really enjoying having the pinned brand threads.

There is a Singer thread, though not vintage specific, and a Vintage Kenmore thread, which I actually started. But now I have a vintage Singer also, and there are some things that are relevant to both.

It's just tedious having to search for information that is NOT brand specific, yet IS relevant to vintage machines in general.

Like cleaning solvents. What to use? Are they even necessary? If not, what to use instead?

Good websites for parts, and information.

How to troubleshoot problems.

How to know which adapters will work.

And....really? The featherweights thread isn't pinned?

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Date: 3/2/14 8:31 AM

Sorry, but what does "pinned" mean?

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Date: 3/2/14 8:55 AM

I guess it is all about being able to find what you enjoy or need to read.
I have a huge list of tracked topics so I can find them.
Searches are not easy. I think I read where some people post some type of code phrase so they come up later in searches.

I am also in the dark about what a Pinned Topic is. I guess if I read the Boards it might make sense? I generally only read the emailed Digest, Tracked Topics and I do Searches.

I tried to get the hang of reading the Boards when I first joined PR but was too confused with how to navigate through so much scattered stuff so I gave up.

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