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Thread: OMG I Just got an antique singer!!

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    So I was reading this thread http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36387-4.htm and decided to hop over to Craigs list to see if there were any treadle machines as I have always wanted one. I can only describe it as divine intervention and meant to be. There on craigs list was a treadle sewing machine for $75.00 with a picture. She looked in good shape from the picture and the seller was right on my way home. I couldn't believe my eyes when I got there and told the guy it was sold and I would be right back from the ATM with cash in hand. As soon as DH gets home I will post pictures. Needs a belt and I need a manual but based on my preliminary web searches it is a Singer model 27 with the sphynx decals. The serial number is L1027083 and I found a website that said it was manufactured in Elizabeth NJ in September 30 1901. The old girl appears to be in really good shape and I can't wait to get her up and running. I think I got a good deal! The cabinet has 4 drawers and a drop leaf and the cover is basically just a hard wood box that sits over the machine. At this point I can't even figure out how to thread her! :lol: I'm so excited!

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    I am so jealous! I would love to have one just to polish and admire. They are very rare and super expensive in the Los Angeles area. Can't wait to see pictures.

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    Congrats !! I love mine :) she doesn't run, I just wanted the stand mainly to put my dear Aunt's machine on.

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    Congrats on your find, can't wait to see her.

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    Congrats!

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    With a Sphynx decal...What a find! I also have one, but it has the traditional "gingerbread" decals.
    Enjoy your new baby.

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    YEA!! You can pick the belts up online for anywhere from $5 to $10...they're VERY easy to install.

    If I understand what I read correctly, that Sphinx decal is really desirable!

    Can't wait to see the pics!!

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    WooHoo!!! I can't wait to see her picture :D:D:D
    What a great deal!!!

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    Awesome! Congrats! Can not wait to see the pics!

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    Where is the picture???????????????

    Love the old machines and I have 2 both in cabinets and in running condition.

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