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Thread: 3 new ones!

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    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
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    3 new ones!

    Or 3 old ones...

    My father took me to a Junk Store and I saw a sewing machine case sitting in the floor. It'd seen better days. It held a Federal ZigZag. I didn't even test it out. Turned the hand crank and the needle went waaaaay into the bobbin area. While I was looking at it, I saw a cabinet buried under some other junk, and I started digging into it. It held a black 301a. Needed oil; didn't test. I told the owner that I didn't want the cabinet and made him an offer on the head. I was shocked that he took it. I found another machine sitting on the floor (seriously, this "store" was just full of treasures waiting to be discovered!!) and it was a beautiful Standard machine. The cords had been cut off of it, but ironically, I guess the owner thought it was the Belle of the Ball, so when I said I wanted to pay the same as the others, he asked if I'd pay twice the amount.

    Ok, ready for the punchline?

    $5 for the Federal, $5 for the 301 and $10 for the Standard.

    Neither the Federal or the Standard are going to pass for new machines. The Standard has a hand crank on it too. Very cute! I plugged the 301 up and the light came on and when I pushed the pedal, she labored thru a very slow, whiny turn. I didn't push it. I didn't like the old cord/plug and I want to clean her up and oil her and get her a new cord/plug. I'm hoping I won't have to replace the pedal or the motor. She's dirty, but her decals are in good shape.

    Oh and I found out from my dad that the treadle that I got was his grandmother's! So I have one from my mom's mother and one from my dad's grandmother's!! And seven other ones!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Senior Member grayhare's Avatar
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    Wow, your lucky day! When you get a chance, would you share some photos of your new machines?
    "A change of feeling is a change of destiny."
    -Neville-

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    Wow, you will have a fun time with these projects.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
    Colleen S.

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    Wow, you had a great day!

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    Score!!! Great !!

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    pictures,we want to see pictures.....

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    Pictures pictures please

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    Congratulations on your wonderful finds. If you haven't had a 301 you will love it. I love mine in the cabinet though.
    This too shall pass.
    Janie

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    sooo, if I come down to to the tail of the dragon again out of Gatlinburg, can I come see them? what a great day you had!
    Cil




    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Definitely your lucky day!! Congratulations!!

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