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

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    [QUOTE=MimiBug123;5793860]
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    I know I'm being ugly, but maybe she's just stuck somewhere.
    Now that was funny right there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva1 View Post
    Saw this on Craigslist this morning.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Folk-Art-ALL...item4ac08d312e
    I hate to say this for fear of flaming.... but that is cool....

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I would never flame over a assemblage like that. If Michael deMing can put his stuff in museums, then why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I've seen those 401s look pristine on the outside and be so gummed up on the inside it isn't funny - I got a Singer 500 in much worse shape - nothing moved either - it is now my parts machine - it has saved the life of many machines. I'm so glad I bought it and my pocket book is very glad I parted it out.
    Well I went to see that machine today. It was part of an estate sale where there were 4 machines and a heck of a lot of fabric. Found out the story behind the 401A. It had been in a house that had had a fire. The machine sat in the house for months while it was waiting to be repaired (the house, not the machine) and it looks like it was very moist. The piggy snout was seized. The slide plate didn't, and the throat plate was permanently stuck. I borrowed a screw driver, all the while educating the sellers, and took a peek inside. There was white corrosion all over the lip of the machine. The hand wheel turned, but the horizontal shaft didn't. I left it there.

    On the way to meet a friend, I was driving past the Sally Ann, and heard a call. We've stopped checking the SA, because their prices are out to lunch ($35 for a buttonholer), so I almost ignored the summons and didn't stop.

    Found a Centennial 66 with a crinkle finish, in a Singer plastic case, same price as the buttonholer.

    Yeah, it's home with me.
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    I would have gotten the piggy nose just for the piggy nose - but it would have had to be VERY cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I hate to say this for fear of flaming.... but that is cool....
    At least that one looks like it is well done and not painted by a toddler.

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    Just another chapter in the ongoing saga of growing old. Vintage?

    http://asheville.craigslist.org/fuo/3533298886.html
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I would have gotten the piggy nose just for the piggy nose - but it would have had to be VERY cheap.
    I don't know. If I went back, they might let it go pretty cheap. I told them everything I could about it. I just have a good working one here. I'm thinking though.... as for parts, I might be able to salvage the motor.... that's worth something, then I'd have the piggy nose too.
    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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