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Thread: OK. Here is my Singer Redeye

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    OK. Here is my Singer Redeye

    She is not cleaned up yet and is missing the tension assembly, spool pin and belt. She came in a 7 drawer cabinet. Can't wait for good working in the garage weather so I can R&R her cabinet. All I have done so far is remove and polish the face plate and back plate.

    Her serial number is G4295080. She was allotted on 14 Dec 1915. If I had been with my DD when she went to look and buy her, I would had offered less than the $150.00 that we paid.
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    WOW, she is a beauty. Since I am looking at one as well, what would you have offered???

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    She is really pretty, and the plates polished up beautifully!

    Lesson time! See how the "I, N, G" in "Singer" are partially gone and/or silvered? That's a result of "pin rash" from wrapping a piece of wool or other cloth around the arm of the machine to stick pins into while sewing...*MANY* of our vintage/antique ladies have this "syndrome".
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    Several of my vintage machines still had the peice of cloth used for pin still on then with the pin rash under-----I try to think of the stories they tell-----if they were still perfect we would know that they hadn't been used...with love!

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    harrishs, several of mine have pin rash...and I love them all the more for it! It tells me that while they are wonderful, special girls to me, that I honestly don't need, but want, they were at one time tools to a harried housewife who made her family's clothing on them, meant to be used without regard to whether or not the decals would still be there 100 years from that time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    WOW, she is a beauty. Since I am looking at one as well, what would you have offered???
    Well since she was missing some vital parts, I would have offered $100.00. But I really wanted that 7 drawer cabinet. My DD just did not know enough to dicker.
    Sweet Caroline

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    you all are killing me with your Red eyes - can't wait to bring one of them home!
    have fun fixing her up!

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    Thanks Carolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Well since she was missing some vital parts, I would have offered $100.00. But I really wanted that 7 drawer cabinet. My DD just did not know enough to dicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    She is really pretty, and the plates polished up beautifully!

    Lesson time! See how the "I, N, G" in "Singer" are partially gone and/or silvered? That's a result of "pin rash" from wrapping a piece of wool or other cloth around the arm of the machine to stick pins into while sewing...*MANY* of our vintage/antique ladies have this "syndrome".
    Thanks Charlee. She is the only Redeye that I have purchased. I noticed the pin rash also. I know she will clean up OK. Later on after I gain more experience I will consider doing some gold touch up. I have a really sad case 1897 Model 27 Sphinx my son bought me. She had been through a prior attemped restoration and came to me in pieces (including the cabinet). I think she will be the one to experiment on and see if I can touch up/restore the decals.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Well since she was missing some vital parts, I would have offered $100.00. But I really wanted that 7 drawer cabinet. My DD just did not know enough to dicker.
    From what I can see of that cabinet, I'd love to have it too!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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