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Thread: Have you ever seen???

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    Have you ever seen???

    a sewing machine like this? It's on CL and has a coffin top and is in a treadle base. They say it belonged to their grandmother and is a model 72. They're asking $150. Worth it or not?Name:  wierd sewing machine.jpg
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    Can't see picture it is to small.
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    A singer 72 is a specialty hemming machine, are you sure it's not a 27? That would make more sense, as a 27 is a domestic vibrating shuttle machine that was around about the right time to be in a coffin top case.

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    They said 72. I have a 27, and this one had thingies on top of it. I don't know how to make the pic any larger, since I copied it from CL. It was just very interesting. The fact that a 72 is a hemming machine probably accounts for the odd looking "accessories" attached to it. Thanks for sharing that info, Neighmond.

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    The things on top could be an old style tension... Can you post the Craigslist link?
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    Here's the link. At least it looks interesting!

    http://valdosta.craigslist.org/atq/3478502020.html

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    Says in the listing it's a hemstitching machine. Not a 27...I have a fiddlebase 27 with a vibrating shuttle and it doesn't look anything like mine.
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    Its an industrial hemstitch machine. I have a similar head only. They're H.E.A.V.Y. I have no clue how mine works....but I know that people have paid ALOT of money for antique industrial heads if they're in working condition. Kinda surprised to see this in a regular treadle cabinet and not an industrial one. I wonder if the original owner worked in a dress shop or something.

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    for simplicity sake
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    and here is the info from ISMACS on the 71-12
    "Flat bed. Link take-up. Horizontal rotating hook. Knee lifter. Speed 2500. Two needles; two hooks. Drop feed. For general work.Singer suggested replacement 119W5"

    here is the artical about the 72w-19 which appears to be that machine.
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ny/p72-19.html

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    The machine doesn't appear to be in great shape.

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