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Thread: Anyone Know about this machine?

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    Super Member buddy'smom's Avatar
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    This is a Goodhousekeeper sewing machine I picked up for 10.00 at our good-will store, it has lots of accessories and seems to run well, ( have't sewen on it) but was wondering about what year it may have been made. thank you.
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    Can't help you with the year or anything - but WOW what a find!

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    Thank you, it's a heavey machine but in super condition.

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    I have that same machine, but in a cabinet. A friend bought it at a yard sale, but said it never sewed like she wanted. Not sure if it was operator error, or the machine. One of these days I will have to get it out and clean it and see. I did not find much info online.

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    cool, don't know aboout that machine

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    Wow -- $10??? Don't know anything about it but it looks very clean. Ask Billy (Lostn51) -- he knows bunches about old sewing machines....

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    I had a White Dressmaker that looked similar (case, footpedal, etc.) that was new around 1970. This might be a tad bit older. Good find.

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    Thank you, this is another one i got for 5.00 as it's missing the front plate, but runs great.
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    I believe this machine to be from the 1960's period of time. Great machine as most of the older ones were. No plastic. No complaints. These machines were seldom brought into the store for repairs. I should know, had a sewing machine and fabric store.
    Recently I had a machine given to me. It sat in the car for weeks, husband brought it into the house so sat in storage for many more weeks like before Christmas. My GD asked me if she could sew on my machine, told her yes and where it was, in my house. So imagine my surprise this morning when I was looking in the storage room and there sat the little Singer machine, hooked up and used to sew with. It is a 3/4 Singer, believe it or not, perfect condition altho case is a little worn.
    I have an after the WW2 Elna equivelent to the 3/4 Singer. Both came out about the same time. When it is opened each of the 4 sides lay down and this is what you sew on. The top part opens up to the storage for the machine feet. Only one I ever saw. Years ago an Elna distributor in Memphis offered to purchase it. Now that I am old I am thinking of selling my machines. No one in my family sews or cares anything about them. Lots of antiques, same lack of interest. BarbM

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    I had a White Dressmaker that looked similar (case, footpedal, etc.) that was new around 1970. This might be a tad bit older. Good find.
    I had a White also, wore that thing out! All steel and weighed a ton! The bobbin winder broke and they couldn't fix it. He gave me money towards a new one........I wish that I still had it!! :cry:

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