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Thread: Sewing machine..gasp, lamp.

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    Senior Member Whigrose's Avatar
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    Sewing machine..gasp, lamp.

    Another one converted. Saw this in one of the antique shops today.

    Shade was in sorry condition but I have to say, the decals on the little da'ling were pretty cute.

    Also saw two very sweet Singers, but I left them for another. Magnanimous of me? Nope, just four days before payday. Sigh...

    What would you have done? :-)


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    The worst I saw was in a shop when I was searching for my first treadle. It was a Singer 127, and had all sorts of vintage stuff glued to it. Doilies, pictures, spools of thread, even its shuttle and bobbin. I just wanted to take it home and turn it back into a sewing machine instead of a tacky craft project. I settled on just restoring the sad looking treadle I found and leaving it behind.
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    I bought a machine/lamp last week! It's a Singer 66 red eye, made in 1913. The decals were in good shape and I've been wanting a red eye, so I went ahead and got it. The lamp is not too obnoxious, and the pole is not attached to the metal of the machine, so I can take the lamp off without damaging the machine. When I get it cleaned up I'll have a pretty nice machine.

    I like the old machine in your picture, but I don't know anything about ones like that. I wonder how old it is?

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    It doesn't look like the machine was drilled into to make the lamp? I'd be pretty tempted...
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    I so agree with Charlee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Charlee,
    Go halfsies- we can split the custody any way you want <bg>

    What is the machine, do you know? It was fairly pricey. What do you think it would be worth?

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    It doesn't look like the machine was drilled into to make the lamp? I'd be pretty tempted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whigrose View Post
    Charlee,
    Go halfsies- we can split the custody any way you want <bg>

    What is the machine, do you know? It was fairly pricey. What do you think it would be worth?

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    I'd love to go halfsies...however the spousal unit would have my head!! I don't know what the machine is, but I do know I've seen one like it....I'm doing searches now trying to find it again!

    Define "pricey".
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    $95. That could buy a lot of fabric!

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    Didja turn the crank?

    (I can NOT believe I'm even asking!! )

    BTW...I still haven't found it, but I keep thinking "Collier"....and I have found some that resemble the same shape, I just have to find the one that I once saw with those decals!
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    I know we all love our machines in working condition but at least someone loved it enough to save it from rusting out behind the barn - I would love to have a lamp like that for my studio...but I would sure give a good try at getting it back to work before I left it as is.

    ....hubby says one of the ladies working at the antique mall said "oh, I have one of those, I use it as a night light" when he was putting a featherweight in a quilting display! She got it at a yard sale for $10 and doesn't sew so she has it on a bookshelf, and just turns the light on for a bit of light.

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