The price is way out there, the machine,... blah, but I like this cabinet.... cubby storage and everything...
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"A Zinger? Wow, they got ripped off if there's any truth at all to what they're saying[/QUOTE]"
I am not 100% sure, but I -think- that maybe in parts of Central/Eastern Europe, they called Singer as Zinger, wo cause the pronunciation to more resemble how 'Singer" sounds in English. A simple 's' sounds as 'sh' in many languages in that part of the world, whereas a 'z' sounds often as a "ts", or closer to an 's' anyhow.
Again, I am not certain, but it is not the first time I have seen the word Zinger.
It is also possible that it is a knock off... As Shorpie pens made in China mimicking Sharpie pens, and drying out after one use...
I have a neighbor that calls them "Stingers".... but he also told me he was taking his pregnant wife to menopause classes....
When we went to Mexico a few years ago and went on the tour to a "Mayan village", the tour guide called them Sin-Jers ,... as in I've singed myself.... ... At first I thought he was talking about a serger,... then we saw the treadle.
I believe that Euro-Pro machine is just a modern interpretation of a vintage Singer treadle machine and probably made in China.
Considering that you can get the real deal for $100 or less, the seller is dreamin' at that price for a simulacrum.
Antique Singer sewing machine - $30 Singer sewing machine, Not sure of age but it's old. (No photo). Or there's this one--- why won't anyone buy this for $160...http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...918373954.html