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Thread: Guess what I bought tonight........

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    I am so excited!!! We went to a local auction tonight and I got a Singer 221 Featherweight for $200.00. It looks brand new and was built in 1946. At the bottom of the case under a thick piece of card board was the original letter from Singer congratulating Mrs.Nahlstedt of Old Greenwich, Connecticut for purchasing the machine. The envelope was post marked April 28, 1947 - finding that letter was almost as exciting as buying the machine! This machine serial # makes it built on September 16, 1946. It also looks like it has all the parts and bobbins etc. I downloaded a manual when I got home. The case is in perfect condition too.

    Also in the case was a receipt dated 8/30/99 saying that a complete tuneup and chemical cleaning and lubrication was done for 39.95 by a different owner in Portland, Maine. And now it is MINE!!!

    I will post pix in a day or so - computer fix-it man (who has had my computer for a month) called and said he finally has it up and running after telling me it needs a new motherboard and was unable to find one!
    I wonder how long it will work! DH is tired of me being on his so much.

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    Super Member tuesy's Avatar
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    YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I just got one for my B/D this month...Mine is a 1936...

    You got it for a great price too!! The envelope underneath is priceless!!!

    Again, HUGE CONGRATS!!!

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    Great find! Happy quilting

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    Great find! Happy quilting

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    I am so happy for you......

    (and a little jealous :mrgreen: )

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    Good for you!!!! And how cool finding the letter and envelope!! That would be neat framed, hanging in your sewing room!! :D :D

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    So happy for you! I finally got one too and I'm still in awe.

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    I am so happy for you. I have my mothers and it sews a perfect straight stitch. The letter and receipt really make it exciting, and I'm from CT!
    Enjoy your new baby.
    Mary Ellen
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    Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!!

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    Congrats! I can't wait to see a pic of it.

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