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Thread: Does anyone know anything about this sewing machine?

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    Super Member Minda's Avatar
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    I don't know anything about the machine, but it is beautiful!!

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    http://www.geocities.com/wbd641/SewingMachines1.html This doesn't show your exact model, but gives you a little background on the Stradivaro name. (just scroll down till you come to 85)

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    No info - sorry, but it is a beautiful machine. The color is so unique.

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    Thank you everyone - :D

    Thimblebug6000....Wow, now those machines are cool too.

    My general update at this point is that today I am taking her to get looked at because last night I noticed my needle is starting to bend. :shock: and she started making a whining noise.... This place might be able to tell me something about it as I've had my Brother looked at by them too.....(sorry, I can't think of the name of this place where I'm taking her -). :oops:

    Ok, well - thank you again everyone.
    Talk to you all soon

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    i have the exact same machine in that same color, same model. i just started today trying to find it's worth. that is not a easy task. if you found an estimate would you e-mail me back...please

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    I know exactly what that is, and are you ever lucky! It is a clone of a Singer Model 15, called a Japanese clone Model 15. I have one just like it, but badged under a different name. Different sellers had them badged, or labeled with the seller's name, but it is the same machine. Mine is labeled "White". These were made around World War II in Japan, and the distinctive color gives that away. I just finished a complete meching on mine and, as always, that baby purrs. I gave it new wiring and a longer cord as well. It goes through fabric like a knife through butter. I totally love mine and would never give it up.

    BTW, did you know you can get attachments to have it zig zag, do blind hems, make buttonholes, and more? They are normally available on e-bay. Also, this is one of the best machines for machine quilting ever made. One reason is the vertical bobbin. I haven't tried free- motion quilting on it, though.

    Cherish that machine! I know I cherish mine.

    Cricket

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    It's value is in how the machine runs and how nice it is to work with it. I would be surprised if you could get more than $75 for it, with cabinet, sold locally. On e-bay, in better economic times than these, you might get more. If it needs any maintenance, wiring work, or cleaning, it is worth it, IMHO. Seldom will you find a more reliable machine or a better sewer.

    However, for it's engineering and the smoothness with which it runs, and the joy it gives by using it, that machine is priceless, IMHO. Be nice to it, keep it oiled and cleaned, and your great grandchildren will use it.

    Cricket

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    It's pretty.

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    Oh, I love it!
    Enjoy!
    lots2do

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    The color is worth $12.50.

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