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Thread: $50.00?? http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/2855739352.html

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    Senior Member ArizonaKAT's Avatar
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    $50.00?? http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/2855739352.html

    Can anyone tell me what this is and is it worth the price?

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    It's missing the throat plate and I see rust on the handwheel. I'd pass on it for the price.

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    I'd also pass on the machine - but the cabinet is a Queen Anne which is kind of rare. The cabinet is normally burled walnut.

    Shari

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    From the angles of the pictures, I don't see a motor shadow, either.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    It has a potted motor and it looks like something is missing on the pillar near the handwheel, I think its maybe a Singer 101.

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    What in the world is a "potted motor", I've never heard that term?
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I think it needs more than a little TLC. I'd pass on this one, too.

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    The motor on this would be underneath. If the needle goes up & down smoothly, it would be worth it. Also, does it have a foot pedal or knee? Pedals can be expensive. I just bought an old Janome and they want $85.00 for the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    What in the world is a "potted motor", I've never heard that term?
    this link will take you to photos that show a potted motor. Basically, there is no belt, the machine is gear driven via the motor enclosed in the "pot" on the back of the machine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brige66/5029822207/

    I agree that the machine is a 101...and I'd pass for that much money.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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