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Thread: Couldn't pass up an Essex

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    Senior Member works4me's Avatar
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    Couldn't pass up an Essex

    Hubby and I went to look at some radio controlled planes and the guy had an Essex miniature sewing machine. At $5 CAD, I could not pass it up. It even came with the original owner's manual and a couple of spare parts. At least, I hope they are spares.

    These machines were not sold as toys or decorative machinery. They were (are) working chain stitch sewing machines. Cool. Now I just need to find a place in the house to feature the machine.
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    Nice! Looks to be in great shape!

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    That's amazing!

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    Lucky you! I would have snapped that baby up too.

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    The machine looks like there are all the bare necessities. Great shape too!

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    That is a great find!

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    I thought it was a great find, too. Wondered how to use it and it is a simple hand crank. Duh!

    We DID buy one plane but I got this, as well as some 1950's brooches and a couple of vintage necklaces. Plus, a Duncan Phyfe side table. I did very well for an rc sale.

    I'm hoping to test the sewing machine this weekend. I know it turns well but not sure if it actually sews. Not that I really care.
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    lol, I'm going the other direction, I am selling my last R/C plane this week (hopefully)

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    I'd be disappointed in you, if you had not nabbed this one, when you could!

    Bet you are glad you were with MrW4Me .... so you could score!
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    SteveH - until a couple of collector cars leave the garage, the rc stuff takes over the living room. He's trying to catch up to my fabric stash.

    QuiltE - better yet. He paid.
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