Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48

Thread: I finally found an affordable Featherweight (a bit long)

  1. #1
    Super Member wesing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    1,238
    Hello all -

    I was previewing estate sale links this week and found a very bad picture that I could just make out was a FW. I took an hour off before work yesterday to be at the sale early. When I got there they were handing out numbers and I was number 33. I was not encouraged, but thought maybe since the picture was so bad noone would realize what it was. I waited in line with # 32, who buys and sells, and #38, who is a "recreational" estate sale attender. I never told them what I was looking for, but the dealer did share what he wanted (he wasn't interested in the machine).

    Before they opened the house up, they put all the jewelry and sterling out in the front yard on tables, and opened the basement which contained all the tools and a brand new washer and dryer. Several people got what they came for from those mini-sales and left. When they opened the house they said they would let in #s 1 - 25, but since several had left they let in through 40.

    I found the machine in the LR and grabbed it, and right after me the lady who had #38 put her hands on it and said it was hers. Luckily, a worker was right next to that table and told us that I had it first. After talking to her all morning, it turns out we were both there for that one item. I thought then that it might be more than I was willing to spend since it had no case or attachments, so I asked the price. When she told me it was $20, I said I would definitely want it.

    I felt bad for the lady, but I did find it first, and I got there earlier in the morning to get in first. I hope she finds a good deal like this.

    Now I'm going to have to clean it up. We checked the electrical last night and when we saw it was fine we plugged it in. It runs, but it makes some noise, so I'm sure it needs lubrication. I will want to get it all dolled up before I start putting the oil to it, though. I will eventually also want to get a 1/4" seam guide, case, and maybe some attachments.

    I'm off to look for the cleaning tutorial now. Thanks for looking.

    Darren

    SN dates it at 1951
    Name:  Attachment-181672.jpe
Views: 37
Size:  57.4 KB

    I haven't done anything to clean it up yet
    Name:  Attachment-181681.jpe
Views: 31
Size:  55.7 KB

    Centennial badge
    Name:  Attachment-181682.jpe
Views: 32
Size:  42.1 KB

    This looks like gold dust - don't know what it is
    Name:  Attachment-181694.jpe
Views: 28
Size:  55.7 KB

    Looks like it might have gotten wet at some point
    Name:  Attachment-181697.jpe
Views: 29
Size:  78.1 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,934
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wow, GREAT find!!! :thumbup:

  3. #3
    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    So. Nevada
    Posts
    817
    Lucky, lucky you! :D

  4. #4
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,669
    Stories like this just floor me. Someone puts her hands on an item in my possession and declares it's hers? I am just so shocked by some people and their audacity.

  5. #5
    Super Member wesing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    1,238
    Candace -

    It does sound shocking now, but when you've gotten up at 5:30 to be somewhere at 7:15 and waited for an hour and 15 minutes to get in the house for one particular item you can imagine how "enthusiastic" you would be. I might have done the same thing, who knows? Like I said, I do feel bad for her, but if she's looking, she will eventually find herself a deal.

    Darren

  6. #6
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,972
    Blog Entries
    10
    Great find! Enjoyed reading your story and thanks for sharing.

  7. #7
    Power Poster MamaBear61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Milverton, ON, Canada
    Posts
    13,233
    Lucky you, I am sure she will clean up real nice.

  8. #8
    Junior Member Chickerson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    213
    Awesome find - I'm in the market and have been traveling Estate Sales maybe some day??? :-) Enjoy your new baby bunches! :-)

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    247
    Wow, what a great find for you. Imagine a FW for $20. This machine was meant for you. :-)

  10. #10
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a beautiful find :D:D:D

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.