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Thread: Another - spot the rare foot - picture

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    Another - spot the rare foot - picture

    I won this lot last night. I am happy to get it for $165 including shipping.

    Unfortunately, I'm sure it's listings like this that encourage uninformed sellers to list their items at ridiculous prices. Recently another group sold for over $400 - it had a two thread embroidery attachment, and without that the lot was worth about $50. The items in this picture were worth maybe $10 without that one foot.

    this lot was listed as "vintage sewing machine parts - Singer, Simanco and others"

    So - who knows what I'm excited to be adding to my collection?

    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    Cool! You scored a Style-O-Matic.

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    I'm going to go with the funny looking foot above the red thimble though the funny looking ruffler looking thing in the upper left would be a good bet too.
    What are they really?
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    Yup - a Style-o-matic. They aren't really super great for using, but the scarcity of them makes them sought after.

    I still need a Penguin foot, and the larger darning hoop, and then I have pretty much the whole set of "fashion aids" though I don't have all the boxes or original manuals, but I'm not going to get super anal about stuff like that. It would be fun to find a case for them, but it would have to be in some corner of an antique mall, or garage sale, as those that show up on eBay sell for a lot.


    The "funny looking ruffler" in the upper left is for a WW 9, so a much earlier item than the others.

    Two of my favorite attachments are two slightly different side mount zigzag attachments. I don't think they are very sought after, but they are rare.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    So what does the Style-o-matic do?
    Rodney
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    I just saw a flat darner on ebay but they want $79.99 for it:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1923-Singer-...item3cde9817c2


    And here is the sock darner with a few other things for not much money:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SING...item3cde39d049

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    http://www.april1930s.com/html/singe...e-o-matic.html

    Looks like a single foot that does almost all of it Rodney.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    April1930 is usually asking at least twice what the items sell for on eBay - if marketed correctly (like knowing you have it LOL!) this foot normally sells for $225-$250 on eBay. So not as much as the two spool embroidery or the penguin foot, but still up there.


    The interesting thing with this listing, the seller posted a "question" where someone asked them if they would accept $35 on a "buy it now" the seller responding that they would have, but there was already a bid. Bet the seller is really happy they didn't go that route!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    Cool! Now I know what it is and why I haven't seen one. A few months ago I wouldn't have given it a second look. Amazing how things change. Congrats on getting it!
    Rodney
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    Someday I will use some other foot, right now I'm just here for the straight stitching.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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