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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    From the ad: "This is a 1950 Singer Featherweight.. The centennial badge was missing the blue color and was filled in. It is the original badge and not a replacement."

    Ha! The centennial models are the 1951 models NOT the 1950 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    From the ad: "This is a 1950 Singer Featherweight.. The centennial badge was missing the blue color and was filled in. It is the original badge and not a replacement."

    Ha! The centennial models are the 1951 models NOT the 1950 models.
    Bogus Bargin??? Buyer beware.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Oh no- what happened to their cases and heads? The worst part is when I see them on EBay- dismantled by a seller and sold by the piece. Makes me want to dismantle them! Second worst is when they've been "antiqued" or "shabby chic-ed". UGH.
    I was in Modesto yesterday and hit an old antique store. 15 treadle bases being used as "sawhorses" under old doors as their tables.... I asked what happened to the heads of all of those machines? the answer? "Huh... good question..."

    I left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    From the ad: "This is a 1950 Singer Featherweight.. The centennial badge was missing the blue color and was filled in. It is the original badge and not a replacement."

    Ha! The centennial models are the 1951 models NOT the 1950 models.
    Centennial Badges went on machines from as far back as 1948 (I have one) possibly older. That badge went on as the machine left the factory not as the machine was made, so on old stock it would have gone on a 1948 15-90, or potentially a 1950 FW. I -so- wish I could remember where I read that. The same thing's been talked about, here I think, about a Texas exhibition machine that had the wrong year on it.

    ETA: Got it! http://singer301.com/about/default.html
    " If your machine features a centennial badge, this doesn't mean it was actually made in 1951; instead, Singer applied these badges in celebration of 100 years of Singer manufacturing.
    For the Centennial Year Singer installed the Centennial Blue Badge, a Century of Sewing Service, 1851-1951, on their home sewing machines. They were installed by either the factory or Singer Service Centers/stores. All models having a Centennial Badge were considered a "Limited Edition" model for that year. There were so many Singer sewing machines that had the Centennial Badge, some manufactured between 1947-1950, that created doubt in whether they are considered "True Centennials" even though they had a Centennial Badge.
    Singer kept no records of serial numbers for any Centennial Singer sewing machines. Serial numbers submitted by owners show the Singer 301 with serial numbers NA000001-NA001000 have the Centennial Badge.
    The badges were mostly installed during the later part of 1950 and 1951. It appears that toward the end of 1951, September, they stopped adding badges. Singer felt that a buyer in 1952 would not purchase a Centennial Badge dated machine, thinking it was an older machine.

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    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 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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    Wow, a winerack... http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/3564043644.html $1150 yikes...
    $50 Climax, always a good deal http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/3563775163.html Climax D to be precise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Wow, a winerack... http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/3564043644.html $1150 yikes...
    $50 Climax, always a good deal http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/3563775163.html Climax D to be precise...
    Well, at least we know for certain that they could have been drunk when they posted the ad....
    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, 99-, 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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    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, 99-, 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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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    That is a beautiful picture! I love it and would love to have it hanging in my sewing room! ......um, but not for that price!

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