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Thread: Was the Piedmont made by Singer?

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    Was the Piedmont made by Singer?

    I just saw an ad on Craigslist for a Piedmont machine badged as Apollo for Hudson Bay Co. of Canada. The ad says it was made by Singer, but I didn't think they made machines under names other than Singer. It has the Featherweight and 101 type decals on the bed. What do you think?
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/hsh/2710523916.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas View Post
    I just saw an ad on Craigslist for a Piedmont machine badged as Apollo for Hudson Bay Co. of Canada. The ad says it was made by Singer, but I didn't think they made machines under names other than Singer. It has the Featherweight and 101 type decals on the bed. What do you think?
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/hsh/2710523916.html
    Singer never badged a machine only the Spartan and it was the lower end machine sold at their dealers.

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    I was thinking the same thing. Did you take a gander at it? Why do you think it has those decals? Were they added recently? I sense a mystery, here.
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    The ad writer can be misinformed - anything to sell their item - so do some research
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    Hey, Miriam. Did you look at it? It is the bed decals that are messing with me. All the Piedmonts I looked at last night had a totally different bed decal, but none of those said Apollo on the arm badge.
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    It's a 15 clone, and a nice looking machine. I'd offer $30 for it!
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    Charlee, what is your opinion on those decals? Getting curiouser and curiouser!
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    The Singer Featherweight decals can be bought over the internet. The machine looks nice but does not look like the bed flips up like a Featherweight. Why don't you check it out? If it sews good, offer less. Be careful though. I bought a featherweight and the bobbin base was broken.

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    Well, I'm not looking for a featherweight. I have one of those. I am looking for a 101 or a 201 with the 101 faceplate style. Some think the decals on the 101 were used on the first 221s, as well as the "legs" on the faceplate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas View Post
    Charlee, what is your opinion on those decals? Getting curiouser and curiouser!
    I think that when they were copying the Singer 15, they also copied the style of the decals...I'd have to look closer to see if they're exact, I suppose it's possible that they were added later, but why?
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