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Thread: Grandmas sew machine

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    Senior Member omgtimmcgraw's Avatar
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    Grandmas sew machine

    I am cleaning up my sewing room. My husband is letting me put his grandmothers sewing machine on a shelf in my room. I am happy to have it as art in my room. I don't know if it works but I don't think so until I replace belts. My mother in law is brining me her sewing machine that she had when she was a kid which works and is still in box so I could place it next to hher moms. I can't wait to put hers up there. Here is grandmas machine. Wish we still had the table it sat in. Happy to have it either way.
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    What a lovely idea. Wish I had the space to do the same.

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    I have the same machine...a Singer 185K....it's a 3/4 machine....but heavy....sews beautifully. You should give her a tune-up, and put her to work
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    what a great item to have in your sewing room! It will probably make you smile each time you glance up at it. =)
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    Oh, it's beautiful! I just love old machines. Fix it up. I bet it will outsew any new machine.

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    The 185 was the first machine I purchased. A real workhorse - sewed many foam back drapes on that machine. After my girls were born I traded it in for a zig-zag. On Ebay they are selling for more than I paid for machine and cabinet which I think was $79.00 (a lot of money in 1962 or 63).

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    Think I will look into getting new belts for it if it powers up. Right now it's on a shelf. Might take it to get serviced. Has not been used in yrs. we had it for almost 3yrs. Right when I was learning.

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    A beautiful machine. I think it's the first green one I have seen.
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    Wonderful machine quite the workhorse!

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    I have the same machine. Got it at a yard sale with the cabinet in perfect condition. She sews beautifully. Have fun with her.

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