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    Soaking up all the great information and thank-you all for sharing all your beauties...very nice.
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    I have had two clones and I loved them both for many reasons. The first one I bought was a Green Ambassador. I have seen green clones here and Ambassadors too but not a green Ambassador. I found it at an Estate sale and got it for less than the $10 asking price. It needed nothing but oil. The second machine was a blue Universal. I did sell the blue one. Both sewed beautifully and were/are great machines. I have been fixing machines ever since I had such a positive experience working on the Ambassador. I have restored, refurbished and repaired about 50 machines of all makes and types now and Clones as a group are still my favorite for their simplicity, durability, reliability and ease of use. The fact that they lay down such a nice stitch and are very reasonably priced helps too. But I just love the colors they came in.Name:  baby.blue.2.jpg
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    Now I want one. These are all so special. It would be hard to choose a favorite
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I have had two clones and I loved them both for many reasons. The first one I bought was a Green Ambassador. I have seen green clones here and Ambassadors too but not a green Ambassador. I found it at an Estate sale and got it for less than the $10 asking price. It needed nothing but oil. The second machine was a blue Universal. I did sell the blue one. Both sewed beautifully and were/are great machines. I have been fixing machines ever since I had such a positive experience working on the Ambassador. I have restored, refurbished and repaired about 50 machines of all makes and types now and Clones as a group are still my favorite for their simplicity, durability, reliability and ease of use. The fact that they lay down such a nice stitch and are very reasonably priced helps too. But I just love the colors they came in.
    I agree. The clones are still one of my favorites... I really like that green one. Have you seen any with out any name? I have two with no names. Both black and have the same decorating - just nothing on them to identify.
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    Thank you. I have seen several. In many different colors and in black. Some have screw holes. Some have holes for rivets. And others have no holes at all and are decal machines. And the holes are spaced differently too. You can always get vinyl letters cut out at a sign shop for next to nothing and put your own name on it or a saying that you like. If you want it on permantly you can clear coat the letters right in or have a sign lettering/ pinstriping shop do it too. With the vinyl you can change them with your mood or season. I have a friend that is buying a machine from me that has no name on it. I am going to ask if she wants her name or initials put on it in vinyl letters where the name of the machine used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Thank you. I have seen several. In many different colors and in black. Some have screw holes. Some have holes for rivets. And others have no holes at all and are decal machines. And the holes are spaced differently too. You can always get vinyl letters cut out at a sign shop for next to nothing and put your own name on it or a saying that you like. If you want it on permantly you can clear coat the letters right in or have a sign lettering/ pinstriping shop do it too. With the vinyl you can change them with your mood or season. I have a friend that is buying a machine from me that has no name on it. I am going to ask if she wants her name or initials put on it in vinyl letters where the name of the machine used to be.
    Great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Are the faceplates interchangable? The machine I'm looking at has a plain one and I'd love to replace it with one of fancy scrolled ones.
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    Didn't see this sooner. All you can do is try - I've done it and it worked. Actually quite fun.
    I dressed up my sewing machine just for fun.....
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    Never knew there were so many different sewing machines out there! The are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    Never knew there were so many different sewing machines out there! The are beautiful.
    so many different yet so much in common
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Here is one of my favorites. She looks like a juke box and a 57 Chevy eloped. Her name is Chevrolet!Name:  2012-08-31_17-17-52_547.jpg
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