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Thread: Addicted to Vintage

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    OK...I've been here before talking abt Vintage Singers and you all convinced me they were unique, fun and worth it...So being an recovering antiquer I started the search after doing research and within 4 wks bought 4 machines....My first which I posted a few wks ago was a tag sale find black 301 for 30.00.
    Then I find this gorgeous " 1910 Redeye" on ebay and win it for 55.00...on a streak...
    Then came "Elna Grasshopper" saw one on ebay that sold for 162 so I felt on esty 85.00 was good..
    And finally this wk up in RI I checked Craigs list and found this wonderful 301A two tone in cabinet with booklets, tons of assesories feet, , button holder ...mint condition, purrs, asking 130 offered 90...we agreed on 110....
    I'd love a White Featherweight so the search conts for a reasonably priced one...after that I swear that's it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    OK...I've been here before talking abt Vintage Singers and you all convinced me they were unique, fun and worth it...So being an recovering antiquer I started the search after doing research and within 4 wks bought 4 machines....My first which I posted a few wks ago was a tag sale find black 301 for 30.00.
    Then I find this gorgeous " 1910 Redeye" on ebay and win it for 55.00...on a streak...
    Then came "Elna Grasshopper" saw one on ebay that sold for 162 so I felt on esty 85.00 was good..
    And finally this wk up in RI I checked Craigs list and found this wonderful 301A two tone in cabinet with booklets, tons of assesories feet, , button holder ...mint condition, purrs, asking 130 offered 90...we agreed on 110....
    I'd love a White Featherweight so the search conts for a reasonably priced one...after that I swear that's it for me.
    RIGHT! :thumbup:

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    You've got the BUG for sure !!

    Thanks for the pictures, I had not seen the Elna Grasshopper before. Just keep telling yourself you're doing a good deed and rescuing the machines from an ill fated death!

    Pam M

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    Love your collection, especially your black 301.

    I have a 301A Longbed in Mocha and the 401A in the cabinet.
    My next wish is to have a Black 301.

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    The last one I learned to sew on in Home EC !! Hah! Mrs. Powel would have been a UTUBE queen ! She was Tough! we learned how to rip out a seam before really learning how to sew correctly ! hah!

    love your machines !! good memories !

    Sis made my doll clothes on a treddle machine for my Christmas presents ! hah!

    No, not of retirement age yet either ! This is closer to our lives than you may understand. :0)

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    Oh my gosh, we have another serious addiction here!!! :D:D
    I love your machines and I'm just as crazy over them!!! lol
    Have fun!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    By the way, you got them for really great prices!!!

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    Love the trapezoid cabinet. I was bidding on one on ebay, but it got too high for me. I was concerned about how it would ship, too. Nice machines!

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    You're getting quite a collection of Fabulous machines!!!

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    My husband and I refurbish and sell vintage machines which is both challenging and fun. We like the hum and precision of vitage machines as well as the beauty. Some really are more like a work of art or a classic car that is definately worth preserving.

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    I love the antiques too! I've been sewing like crazy on a 301 for the last week - fast, smooth and steady!

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