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    Antique sewing machines

    A few weeks ago my hubby and I went to a barn sale in Aguilar, Co. In a shed the owner had about 20 sewing machines, mostly heads. You could tell that some at one time had been in cabinets as they still had the hinges attached. I am guessing at the years of manufacturing, probably '20s or '30s. All black heads with various decals, such as Red Eye. I saw one that intrigued me, Greek or Roman lady on a chaise lounge. Have never seen this decal
    There was only one red machine. And most were Singer. The price for each 25.00. The owner has no plans to restore any of them. The idea of buying them all or some, is spinning in my head. Hmmmmm.

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    It would be spinning in my head too!! I'd for sure be after the ones with the different decals...and that red one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviasmom View Post
    A few weeks ago my hubby and I went to a barn sale in Aguilar, Co. In a shed the owner had about 20 sewing machines, mostly heads. You could tell that some at one time had been in cabinets as they still had the hinges attached. I am guessing at the years of manufacturing, probably '20s or '30s. All black heads with various decals, such as Red Eye. I saw one that intrigued me, Greek or Roman lady on a chaise lounge. Have never seen this decal
    There was only one red machine. And most were Singer. The price for each 25.00. The owner has no plans to restore any of them. The idea of buying them all or some, is spinning in my head. Hmmmmm.
    Wow! talk about hitting the 'mother lode' of vintage finds.. Enjoy and keep us posted...
    Elizabeth

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    I think I would have done my Christmas shopping early! Maybe made an offer on taking several of the best ones. The lady on the chaise lounge is intriguing.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I did that once. I bought a bunch of Singer 404s from a school. I forgot what I paid.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Oh my gosh! I think I would be considering that too! But then, I hope I would be reasonable , maybe not!

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    I would have had a hard time leaving without at least 2, no 3, maybe 4 or 5, nono, 6.............!!
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    offer a lower price than you expect to pay for all of them - I did and I got 15.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I couldn't have left w/o that RED one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    It would be spinning in my head too!! I'd for sure be after the ones with the different decals...and that red one!
    Yep....what Charlee said!!!! Hope you at least get a few of them.
    ~~Cathy~~

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