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Thread: My "New" Antique Singer 66 "Red Eye" Machine

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    Senior Member Luv2sew4fun's Avatar
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    My "New" Antique Singer 66 "Red Eye" Machine

    I have always been fascinated by Antique Sewing Machines. When I was younger I would watch my Grandmother sew on her Singer 201 sewing machine. Her sewing machine has gone untouched for years now (my mother does not sew, but she will not part with the machine). Sigh

    Yesterday my DBF and I were looking for a table for his new apartment. We went to all the local furniture stores, but didn't find any thing he wanted. On the off chance I told him to try St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop. You never know what you can find there................

    In the corner of the shop, by the window there was a sewing machine table all closed up. It was marked down from the month before. It had a vase in the center and a box on top.

    Like any self respecting quilter, I had to look inside the cabinet, while my DBF went looking for his table. I couldn't believe what I found! There was a dirty Singer Treadle Machine inside. Hummmmmmmm. There is more to this story!
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    Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. That is so beautiful, I want it. I am so looking for one of those and the cabinet is a bonus.
    Kitsy

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    Gorgeous!! I wanna hear more!! I have one! No cabinet, not as pretty tho. mine converted to electrcity

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    beautiful set
    Nancy in western NY

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    What a beautiful machine and cabinet. Both look great!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    Wow u are sew lucky. I dream of owning one of these and to find it at a thrift store is crazy. I think I will start going to thrift stores regularly as sew many people on this board have posted great finds for quilting. Thanks for sharing and you have intrigued us with "there's more to the story". Lol
    Bernice
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    Great find!
    The cabinet alone would be a wonderful addition to our house!
    Hope the machine sews like a breeze!

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    Wow, what a pretty machine and cabinet. Great FIND!!!!!
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Your machine and cabinet is beautiful! The decals are vibrant and in lovely condition. I have a parlour cabinet also, almost like yours. My decals aren't in the best condition, but I am ok with it considering the machine is over a 100 years old.They are heavy as heck but sews wonderfully.

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    I love that cabinet, never seen one like it. Would love to hear the rest of the story!!

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