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Thread: Singer tv ads

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    That was fun to see. You read my mind. I've been wondering what our parents & grandparents paid for those machines when they were new. Any idea what the FW machines sold for when new?
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    That was fun to watch. Thanks for posting.

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    That was great to see. Thanks for posting the links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    That was fun to see. You read my mind. I've been wondering what our parents & grandparents paid for those machines when they were new. Any idea what the FW machines sold for when new?
    See http://www.incolororder.com/2013/01/...dventures.html for a 1954 -- $163.77, about $1400 in 2013 dollars per the blog writer.

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    one of those adds made my mother buy her first Singer, after my father bought me a floor model Signature, Montgomery Ward machine. would still be using it if it hadn't burned in a house fire, it was a work horse. good memories.

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    Thank you; you guys amaze me every day. Ask, and you get the answer!
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    Thanks for sharing this link!!...I have the same exact Singer 99 model shown in the first link in the very same cabinet shown here. Paid $40.00 at a flea market, has the centennial badge on it, needed loads of cleaning and a new hinge since one of the original was busted. Fixed it all up, but I'm still not happy with the tension adjuster, but I don't use it all that much, so mostly I use it to sew with another machine on the top of the cabinet. But I smile a lot looking at it. The decals are the best on any of the vintage machines I have. Was nice to see the ad.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    I bought a used FW in 1959 for the princely sum of $95.00....and my DH almost choked! Wish I had it today...even tho I have one I still miss the first one...sigh...
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    My 1936 FW had the original purchase papers with it. It was $112.00 and the payments were$3.00 a week. They were also given $10.00 for a trade in, but it doesn't say what model was traded in.
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