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Thread: Sewing machines

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    Hi all, I went to a flee market yesterday and found of machines I don't know a thing about. The one is a singer I think is very old. The model number starts with a G. I believe the singer site said it was made in NJ around 1910. Not sure. Any way I did not have any of the feet, but the pedal was there belt was on and the lady said it worked good. They wanted $65.00. She said both worked good and maybe the owners would come down on price. They both were in the carring case or coffin. What ever they are called. The other machine was a Minnesota. It had the belt and all the attachments. That looked really old. It was $55.00. So my questions is does anyone know a thing about these machines. And what is a good price.

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    Anybody

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    Lori, pm Lostn51 he knows all about machines, also Charlee.
    I say go for it. Those prices are good!!

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    I recently purchased a Minnesota treadle machine. Minnesota's were made by Sears, before the Kenmore brand, they stopped making them during the war. My treadle was in the 1903 (or 1908) sears catelog. :) :)

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    I'm in MN. Most of the old machines that are "portable" with the coffin top sell at garage sales for $25-35. About the same price for machines with a cabinet, although a treadle machine in a cabinet can be more in the $50-100 range. I don't shop flea markets, but I'm guessing prices are higher there.

    I guess I would be cautious. Just because a machine is old doesn't mean it is valuable or actually good. There are many more so-so old machines than there are prized collectibles.

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    i got a sewing at thrift store i would love to know more about it its a singer #ah805701 on back #cat.bz 6/8 ssau52 -16-8 thank yaou so much suzieQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzieQ
    i got a sewing at thrift store i would love to know more about it its a singer #ah805701 on back #cat.bz 6/8 ssau52 -16-8 thank yaou so much suzieQ
    Sometimes the serial #'s provide information, but not always. What I have always done is simply Googled "vintage singer sewing machines" to find photos of different machines until I get one that looks like mine. Once I have the model number, I Google that model and usually find a lot of information that way.

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