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Thread: Anyone know about a Graybar SM?

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    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
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    Anyone know about a Graybar SM?

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9987566

    I was browsing and came across this machine. No bids so far and shipping is only $20.00 because this one is in TN on shopgoodwill.com No cord or pedal included...would it be hard to find these to fit?

    Thanks!

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    Not hard to find, but probably will cost you at least another $20 plus shipping....

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    Since it notes there is no power cord or foot pedal, if you intend to use it I would look for those items before bidding on the machine. But if you just want it for looks then not a bad price. I am not familiar with the brand so have idea of the value.
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    I know we had a couple of Graybar factories here, but I don't know what they made or produced. I know that's not helpful at all, but that's the first time I've seen that logo on anything except the side of a building!!

    I had to buy a foot pedal for a new machine and the cheapest I could find it was $50

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    Note the back of the sewing machine that shows the electrical connections. The plugs are called Chicago connectors I believe. Someone else on the QB may have more information about them as I don't think they are made or used anymore. I have a Damascus with the same connections and original foot controller. I am going to ask my OSMG if it can be re-wired with modern electrical parts. I would pass on the that machine if it did not have the foot controller.
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    Foot controllers, at least aftermarket one are not expensive. Sew-Classic sells them for less than $20.00.

    As for the Chicago connectors I've been looking for them for about a year now. I haven't found a one.

    Caroline, the only problem the OSMG will have is finding a connector box that will work with machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Foot controllers, at least aftermarket one are not expensive. Sew-Classic sells them for less than $20.00.

    As for the Chicago connectors I've been looking for them for about a year now. I haven't found a one.



    Caroline, the only problem the OSMG will have is finding a connector box that will work with machine.

    Joe
    Yeah, I know. I will be picking up my 101 on Tuesday and I am going to lug the Damascus along to get OSMG's opinion on getting her operational.
    Sweet Caroline

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    My husband picked up a Graybar for me from an auction, but it, too, doesn't have a cord, foot pedal, or bobbin. I think it is essentially a National machine, so that may help you in looking for compatible parts. Good luck. If you find a source, let me know! I'd love to get this machine up and going, too!

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    Try Sew-Classic.com for the best prices and good services. No nonsense, just the parts mam. They have a free download on vintage machine maintenance. Well worth the price of admittance. The proprieter is Jennie.
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