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Thread: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
    But I think this one is the one my husband wants me to get: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bar/3527435594.html
    Even though I am not into swingers..that looks like a nice condition 201 and I'd be seeing if I could get that one! (no swinging though...i have my standards!)

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    In 1969 Dodge made a car called a Swinger.Back then I remember thinking that is was the coolest car ever.

    This Swinger is a 66, sometimes easy to mistake for a 201. The bobbin case retainer extending off to the right is the give away clue. As is the white tip on the stitch length lever almost hidden on the front of the machine.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Even though I am not into swingers..that looks like a nice condition 201 and I'd be seeing if I could get that one! (no swinging though...i have my standards!)
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    In 1969 Dodge made a car called a Swinger.Back then I remember thinking that is was the coolest car ever.

    This Swinger is a 66, sometimes easy to mistake for a 201. The bobbin case retainer extending off to the right is the give away clue. As is the white tip on the stitch length lever almost hidden on the front of the machine.

    Cathy
    AH so it has a reverse! I was also thinking the light is on the back so it had a good chance of being a 66.
    Anybody seen Rain's blog? He has info on how to ID a bad CL ad photo machine: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/find%20%27em
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
    But I think this one is the one my husband wants me to get: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bar/3527435594.html
    The 1st one looks like they dredged it off the bottom of the Mississippi River. I agree with your husband - the "Swinger" is the winner in this group.

    Darren

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    this one DID come from the bottom of a river...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1900s-...item20ceb04125

    and the worst part is I WANT TO BUY it... (I am not, but I want to....)
    Last edited by SteveH; 01-17-2013 at 09:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    this one DID come from the bottom of a river...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1900s-...item20ceb04125

    and the worst part is I WANT TO BUY it... (I am not, but I want to....)
    I wonder if it was thrown in on purpose, during the war. Could it have been down there that long and look like that?
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    i have to say that what bothered me the most is the idea that in order for it to look like that it had to be in a fairly anaerobic state... either buried in REALLY dense silt, or in a river with a VERY low oxygen levels...

    if the price was more like 50-75 I would take up the challenge of restoring that baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    i have to say that what bothered me the most is the idea that in order for it to look like that it had to be in a fairly anaerobic state... either buried in REALLY dense silt, or in a river with a VERY low oxygen levels...

    if the price was more like 50-75 I would take up the challenge of restoring that baby...
    What if it had been brand new, and was being shipped somewhere and dropped off the boat? Depending on packaging, it may have had a better than average chance at preservation.... I guess the same would be true of someone packaging it to take it with them somewhere....
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    here is a beautiful two tone... just under $40 right now.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stradivaro-6...item1c2f4f6a41

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    here is a beautiful two tone... just under $40 right now.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stradivaro-6...item1c2f4f6a41
    That Stradivario is really a beauty!

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