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Thread: Machine Pricing Adjusted for Inflation?

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    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
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    There's an OSMG about 100 miles from me. He often gives people machines to put in the cars they're sending to the crusher. Emptied out a really large shed that way. He wants to sell me a rusted old heap for $60, but he gives them away to someone who just wants them for weight at the metal place. A monster I tell you.
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    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    So they literally destroyed the competition.
    Yes but isn't it just weird that they were their own competition? The executed machines were nearly all Singers too! I'd have expected they'd have more respect for their own masterpieces.
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s), Husqvarna 19e

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    There's an OSMG about 100 miles from me. He often gives people machines to put in the cars they're sending to the crusher. Emptied out a really large shed that way. He wants to sell me a rusted old heap for $60, but he gives them away to someone who just wants them for weight at the metal place. A monster I tell you.
    It actually sounds like they're unsalvageable anyway, if the one he thinks will sell is a rusted heap. Do you have a picture? Who's the monster? Him or the machines (not trying to be smart)?
    I'm about to graduate to senior, and celebrating with "new" 1940s pinking shears
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s), Husqvarna 19e

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    LOL, mlmack, good one!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    So they literally destroyed the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    It actually sounds like they're unsalvageable anyway, if the one he thinks will sell is a rusted heap. Do you have a picture? Who's the monster? Him or the machines (not trying to be smart)?
    I'm about to graduate to senior, and celebrating with "new" 1940s pinking shears
    No, I have no pictures. He's got sheds full of the stuff. They could be salvaged with enough time and energy, but he's not discriminant about what he tries to sell or have crushed. It could be a better looking machine he sends in a car, because it came out of the shed first.

    The monster comment (re the OSMG) was a veiled reference to the nightmares? missed I guess.

    Woohoo! Happy senior shearing Oh...that sounds bad.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    On a lighter note, does anyone know of a site where we can see what our vintage machines sold for in the first place? I think I saw one a while back, but don't know where it was. I'm wanting to know what my 1922 Singer 66 and my 1924 and 28 Singer 99's sold for. Thanks.
    Janis

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    No, I have no pictures. He's got sheds full of the stuff. They could be salvaged with enough time and energy, but he's not discriminant about what he tries to sell or have crushed. It could be a better looking machine he sends in a car, because it came out of the shed first.

    The monster comment (re the OSMG) was a veiled reference to the nightmares? missed I guess.

    Woohoo! Happy senior shearing Oh...that sounds bad.
    Well if you have space maybe suggest that you look after some. Sheds sounds like he has more than one... you definitely need to take a few.

    Yes the reference was too cryptic for li'l ol' me :-)

    The older shears weren't salvageable (who'd have thought they can be over-sharpened?). No Tammi, it just sounded amusing

    Just imagined myself in 30 years as your OSMG and am concerned that it wasn't difficult
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s), Husqvarna 19e

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    He would want me to pay for them and he wants too much for them. He wanted $150 for a 128 in a cabinet that he alligatored by storing in those sheds. My mental photograph has 4 sheds in it. Most are full of machines and vacuums from when he had a shop. His garage has easily another 50 machines in it.

    Yes, knives and scissors can both be ruined by over sharpening. DH has made a couple of my knives perfectly unsharp. We now have an oops proof knife sharpener.

    Hopefully, in 30 years, when a lot of our vintage machines are antiques, and the value of an item, instead of the price of it is important, you won't be able to keep machines in a shed, because you won't have any that you need to store out of sight. They'll all be in loving homes that you found them.

    Janis - I've seen prices from time to time, but I can't recall a single place with all of them or even most of them.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Just tell him you have 5 or 6 cars you are taking to the crusher.
    Mark

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