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Thread: I just found a 1957 Singer at an estate sale...

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    Senior Member Ellen's Avatar
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    and I don't have anyone else to crow with. There were no machines out and I asked the lady if she had any sewing machines lurking in the background and she said she had 2. One was for Home Ec and the other was an old one her mother bought after her brother was born. Her brother went in the house and found it, brought it out and undid the latch on the case and there it was.....in all it's beauty. A LBOW (light brown/off white) 301A Singer. I almost fainted in the driveway. She didn't know what to charge for it and she and her brother asked what I'd be willing to pay (I really felt bad about doing this) and I said "How about $20?" and she said "$25?" and I mulled that for about 30 seconds and said "OK" and paid up. It's perfect...everything is in great shape, case doesn't stink, and has attachments.
    I was yard/estate saling alone and all my friends are doing other things today away from home....Oh my, how dare they? I needed to crow. Got home and told the DH I found a machine worth a lot of money...he looked at me and said "How much????" and I said $25 and he cracked up. Like I need another machine....NOT.

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    It sounds as though its the same as mine (my avatar). You'll love it. Lucky you!

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    that's ever so close but my light cover and the left end is the off white along with the top and wheel. I have a big sister for my FW...woo hoo. Now I have to think of a name.

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    Lucky u! Doesn't hurt to ask!

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    What a deal. Good for you. Enjoy your new acquisition.

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    Wonderful for you.:) I've been looking for a 2 tone colored one with a case for a while. I also want one with a long bed so I may be looking for awhile.

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    I'm waiting for a deal like that before I buy a 301 :lol: Nice buy!!

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    Nice buy!

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    Great find! Do you have a larger/better picture of the quilt in your avatar picture? It looks really beautiful.

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    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2009/03/...ne-review.aspx

    Scroll down, mine looks like the one on the left. Can click on picture to enlarge it.

    Now I need to find out what machine lubricant is....NOT oil, and where to find it.

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