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Thread: OK. Here is my Singer Redeye

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    From what I can see of that cabinet, I'd love to have it too!
    I should have taken a photo of it also for the before and after documentation. If, BIG IF, the weather is nice (sun is always nice but in short supply here) I will move her out and take the before pictures.
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    Beautiful!

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    beautiful machine!!

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    Congrats on your new toy. thanks for posting.

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    She's really pretty. Congatulations on acquiring her.
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    Nice machine, I love that cabinet. I have two red eyes, one in a 5 drawer and one in a 7 drawer. Both are up and running. I also have another electric Mdl 66 in a cabinet that has the grandmother of all needle rashes. Almost all the paint is gone on the left end of the arm. Right down to the bare metal. The guy I bought it from said there was a large wrap of cloth on it still filled with pins and needles when he got it. At first I was thinking of repainting it, but it sews soooo good I have to fall back on the old addage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    Joe

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    That machine looks like it will clean up really well.
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    I have 2 older redeye machines. Not so pretty with all the road rash and battle scars. I look at it like this, those machines were used. They were used a lot. It isn't road rash and battle scars. Those dings and scratches are really merit badges of achievement - projects made - whether a baby gown or a wedding dress, I don't know but those machines were used - why not be proud of them.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I think you got a beauty. Every scratch is a badge of honor. I hope your's sews as well as my 1917 Red Eye (my avatar). Congrats!!
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"
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    OK...total novice here....I know with other antiques, when they are "restored", they lose value. Is it the same with sewing machines? Would repainting/restoring the decals lower the value? I loved the lesson on the rash....to me, that would make the connection to the original owner greater and the sentiment even dearer. [Please remember, I said I am a real novice....]

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