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    Senior Member Tinabug's Avatar
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    Can anyone help me with determining if this machine is worth buying? The seller says it is early 1900, treadle, Imperial made in UK.
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    Looks like a Singer class 15 clone. I don't think it is that old, but I could be wrong. You should post this on the Vintage machine thread so more people see it. A lot of people on there who are very knowledgable.

    It should be a good machine. Does it have attachments and manual? Depends how much they are asking for it.

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    Here's 2 more pictures.
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    The base MIGHT be old, but the head definitely isn't. It's a Japanese 15 class machine, and it's probably a perfectly fine machine, especially if you can get it for cheap.

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    Thank you very much for this information. He is asking $99 and knowing this information, I think I'm going pass on this one. I just totally knew nothing about it. I'm getting educated. :-)

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    I see it is in a Singer cabinet. Not is the best shape but looks restorable. If it was me I would offer him 50.00 for it. It is not worth more than that, IMO.

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    Thank you, I've made the decision to not buy it. Besides, it's a pretty good distance for one that is not really worth it.
    I appreciate the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    Can anyone help me with determining if this machine is worth buying? The seller says it is early 1900, treadle, Imperial made in UK.
    I would have bought it!! It's gorgeous....just check out those decals. Here is a little information on the Imperial Sewing Machine Co.:

    http://website.lineone.net/~lindave/other.htm

    The machine, that you posted pics of, could have been manufactured in early 1900.

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    Wow, thanks for the research info Cathy. I probably should have, I just was not sure and not knowing enough, I didn't.
    I did however come across a sweet little treadle in a cabinet. I'll post some pics when I get her cleaned up. Also needs a little work. I love it.
    The model # is G0369829

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