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Thread: Singer 72w19 Hemstitcher rescue

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    Singer 72w19 Hemstitcher rescue

    When you see an OLD machine in decent shape and the price is VERY low, you have to move quickly.

    In this case the seller had two replies in the first 30 minutes, me and a person who wanted to make "art" with it... The seller said that because i included the link to my collection online, she decided to sell it to me even though I was not first in line.

    So, on Friday with Cathy's (Mizkaki) assistance we drove to the south bay and picked up this amazing machine.

    This is my new $75 Singer Hemstitcher from the first year of it's production (1911 as best as I can tell)

    Everything works but stiffly. I have cleaned the top half (3 hour obsession Friday night) and hopefully will get the underside cleaned up within the next day or so.

    Even more so, I am hoping Cathy still wants it. It's cool, but outside of my collections "focus"

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    Totally cool! So glad it passed through your capable hands!
    Jim

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    That is so, so neat! I'd have grabbed that with both hands too! For some reason, I have a fascination with hemstitchers.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    ...For some reason, I have a fascination with hemstitchers.
    Me too, and I have never actually seen one work!!! hehe it is just cool looking. This one has one of the two needle broken, so I will be replacing that tonight as well.

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    Wow! I'm glad the seller had enough respect for the machine to sell it to you instead of the other person. It would have been a real shame for it to end up as a tractor in someone's yard.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Wow! I'm glad the seller had enough respect for the machine to sell it to you instead of the other person. It would have been a real shame for it to end up as a tractor in someone's yard.
    Rodney
    Ditto! Glad it has a new life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Wow! I'm glad the seller had enough respect for the machine to sell it to you instead of the other person. It would have been a real shame for it to end up as a tractor in someone's yard.
    Rodney
    Ditto from me also. What a shame it would have been to go to the other interested person. You did a nice job as usual both cleaning it up and just plain saving it from some "artist".

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    Wonderful rescue. It would be really neat to see it running and working.
    Sweet Caroline

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