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

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    Quote Originally Posted by caroloto View Post
    How about this one!!! Sure looks like a deal...lol

    http://rockford.craigslist.org/fod/3664666806.html
    That's what he paid for it a few years ago but he didn't store it very well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://limaohio.craigslist.org/atq/3674883344.html
    feels like a re-run or something...
    I paid $75 for my Singer 27-4 two weeks ago and both the machine and the cabinet are in much, much better shape. I wonder if I should re-list and make a profit. ROFLMAO

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    http://toledo.craigslist.org/fuo/3658737314.html

    Here is a chance to own an original piece of American history from the turn of the century.

    I did quite a bit of research and as far as I can determine, this is the Burdick model 2-B sewing machine. It first appeared in the Sears & Roebuck, 1899 spring catalog and their last appearance was in spring 1903.

    The "Burdick" was manufactured by the Davis Sewing Machine Company of Dayton, Ohio, in the early 1900s. The machine was later relabeled and sold as the Minnesota "B". 1900s-1910s
    This machine is over 100 years old. It is complete right down to the original drive belt. Everything works, and it is in excellent condition for its age.

    The solid oak cabinet is also in excellent condition and very solid. The front of the cabinet drawers were hand carved. The drawer pulls show their age but still in great condition. The drawer locks work but I do not have the triangle key. The cabinet is complete and the only flaw is where at some point someone added (what I think) was an electric lamp on the right side of the top. You can see the six holes in the pictures, but they just add character and imagination.

    The cast iron base unit is also complete down to the original steel wheels. It has "Sears Roebuck and Co." on the sides with most of the original gold paint but obviously the foot pedal has the paint worn off.

    Whoever used this machine probably made wardrobes for the whole family. It shows the ware as you can see the decal is partially worn and there is some paint decay in the center platform of the machine.

    Some of the chrome has some tarnish that can probably be polished out but I left everything original for the new owner to decide.

    The unit stands 30" tall closed and opened its 38" tall. Closed the cabinet is 34" wide and opens to 49". It is 17 5/8" deep.

    The slide plate has the serial # D913035 stamped into it.

    Over all, the entire unit will make a beautiful display piece. It is 100 years old and has been used so expect normal ware.

    I have researched the web and these Burdick machine are very rare and this one including the cabinet are by far in the best condition of any I have seen.




    I know nothing about this treadle or if it is as rare as he is stating. I have no idea if the $600 the guy is asking for it is good deal or not. It just seems very high to me. The cabinet and machine both appear to be in very good shape. I am not planning on buying this one either.

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    It certainly is a beautiful machine, but I'd say more like $200... MAYBE $250

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    http://toledo.craigslist.org/fuo/3658737314.html - Over all, the entire unit will make a beautiful display piece. It is 100 years old and has been used so expect normal ware.

    Okay, I don't know about the rest of you but if I bring something into my house that costs $600, it had better do more than just be a "display" piece!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltFaerie View Post
    http://toledo.craigslist.org/fuo/3658737314.html

    The cabinet is complete and the only flaw is where at some point someone added (what I think) was an electric lamp on the right side of the top. You can see the six holes in the pictures, but they just add character and imagination.

    Whoever used this machine probably made wardrobes for the whole family. It shows the ware as you can see the decal is partially worn and there is some paint decay in the center platform of the machine. .
    He's had this one for sale for quite a while. I remember the lines about the "six holes" from the "lamp" and the part about "made wardrobes for the whole family". I don't remember if the price is the same as it's been because basically ... it's still WAY too high.
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    here is a CRAZY cheap price on an old industrial
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/hsh/3683668120.html

    I also posted this in response to another comment in the "Sit a spell" section

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    too bad SF is so far from here. Those old industrial machines turn so smooth...
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    This guy just doesn't get it! I posted this same ad here on QB about a month ago and he was asking $600 for this machine. I believe that QB member SteveH sent him an email to let him know he was way out of line. I guess he figures if he drops it from $600 to $350 he will have a better shot at selling it. He should drop it to $35 to increase his chances even better!!!
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