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Thread: Question: vintage & antique machines

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    Member Mummy Quilts's Avatar
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    Talking Question: vintage & antique machines

    quick question...

    what age of machine is considered 'vintage'? 'antique'?

    tx!
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    Happily quilting on a Brother Pacesetter 3001XL & Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist
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    antique is 100 years old

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    I think we've sorta determined that "vintage" is machines made before plastic gears.

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    Do you want "technical?

    Antique is one hundred years old. "Vintage" should be accompanied by a year. "Vintage 1923" "Vintage 1956" "Vintage 2004".

    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    As I remember President Lyndon Johnson determined that an item was at antique if it was 100 years old as Charlee stated. I think this was established somehow for foreign import trade.

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    Thanks very much for satisfying a girl's curiosity

    I just wonder now if my old Brother is considered vintage. I'll have to figure out if it has plastic gears I guess!

    Thanks everyone!
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    most recent acquisition: a Singer 66-16 {beautiful, but needs work!}

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