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

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    I just caught this thread. That machine looks a lot like the 16-88 that I am currently working on.

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    Cathy, That sure looks like it to me! They have a rather fantacy look like the kids movie "Cars" except with sewing machines
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    Even though it's been identified already here, I'd be tempted to tell the seller "it would be just smashing if you could feature the front of the machine, rather than the back, and provide a model number which is more than likely on the front of the machine..."

    My guess had been a 31, but seeing Cathy's 16, I'm changing my vote and raising it an "I want!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I'm changing my vote and raising it an "I want!"
    Why wouldn't you want it? It's clearly an industrial version of the 15: The machine that can sew baked bean cans. What is the industrial version capable of? Sewing a couple of anvils together?
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Well, I was close - it is industrial...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Why wouldn't you want it? It's clearly an industrial version of the 15: The machine that can sew baked bean cans. What is the industrial version capable of? Sewing a couple of anvils together?
    Oooh! I can't tell you how often I've needed to sew 2 anvils together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Oooh! I can't tell you how often I've needed to sew 2 anvils together!
    Me neither, and I didn't even know about the Singer 16!
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ523741535

    Uhhhh....

    "We found a Domestic brand sewing machine stashed in the house we moved into. We don't need it, and don't want it lying around.

    We also don't know anything about it so there is no point in asking a lot of questions."

    No photo.

    So to recap: We found it, paid nothing for it, know nothing about it, pulled a price out of our as... uh rump, don't ask us anything about it.

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    Ron in NW MO

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    Hee hee. I don't think it's a stretch to call these people stupid. Either they do no investigation whatsoever or expect that someone will shell out ten times what something's worth without thinking about it!
    They don't even say it's a 15, meaning they don't know what they're asking a king's ransom for.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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