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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnnGC
    I'm sure I've lost my mind.

    I just won an auction on shopgoodwill.com a Husqvarna Viking Automatic Type 21 machine in its original case. It looks pretty good cosmetically and I have no idea what it is really worth or if it will actually work but I just paid what I think is a very reasonable price for it (I almost feel guilty). I am going to try to post the pics from the auction listing and would really appreciate it if anyone can give me any info on this machine as I have not been able to find more than a couple of websites that even mention it. I know I'll probably have to do some cleaning and oiling and I will be happy to receive lots of helpful advice, comments, pros, cons, etc. I'm such a silly girl sometimes...I know part of the reason I love the look of this machine is because it matches my KitchenAid stand mixer (also a pretty green) which is my favorite appliance of all time. I hope I made a good decision. By the way, I lied...I don't think I've ever been perfectly sane...that would be very boring!!! Take a look and tell me what you think of it.
    I am imagining you bought this pretty cheap since it was on Goodwill's auction site. And I can say that what ever you paid for it you did very good indeed!!!!

    I am not that familiar with the Viking brand but I understand that it is a very well built machine and highly respected throughout the sewing community. Just the fact that it is a free arm and vintage makes it priceless to me!!:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    I now have another machine to add to my list of machines to get. And thanks to you guys and your fancy-smancy e-machines with all the bells and whistles you have me coming over to the "Dark Side". :roll: :-P :twisted:

    Billy

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    That's ok Billy....I'm fixin' to send you back!! :lol: (brother hasn't called me back yet...you'll know as soon as he does!)

    Just wait til you lay eyes on Hazel....

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    Here is the Gibraltar we bought over the weekend. Model #60 and has written on it Deluxe Precision Made in Japan. When Hubby bought it the lady said she thought the timeing was off. Well I thought she was talking about the tension. So I started playing with it and couldn't get it to work kept breaking the thread. Then I happened to look at the needle and guess what it was in backwards. So I changed it around and tried again and she sewed like a charm. So I think Hubby got his $3.00 worth in the machine. It's very heavy well built and clean inside and out.
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    JoAnn and Crossstitcher ~ I LOVE your new machines...they are so retro!!! The colors are great.....

    Now I have something else to watch out for ;)

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    Oh, and Billy. I won my auction yesterday. I'll go pick her up tomorrow. I can't even tell you what it is yet ~ it's a Singer and she's black and shiny and looks in GREAT condition!!! Another Blame Billy moment...

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    Deara, What a great job you have done with Star. A beauty.

    Good thing you took pictures before the shine. Afterwards all we will see is the glow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I try to tell folks that the sound of a VS machine is so soothing especially in a treadle. They look at me like I have lobsters crawling out of my ears. But it feels so good after you made a quilt start to finish on a treadle!!!

    Billy
    I shot a quick video of my Singer VS. Love that sound and wanted to share.

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...t=magic004.mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Here is the Gibraltar we bought over the weekend. Model #60 and has written on it Deluxe Precision Made in Japan. When Hubby bought it the lady said she thought the timeing was off. Well I thought she was talking about the tension. So I started playing with it and couldn't get it to work kept breaking the thread. Then I happened to look at the needle and guess what it was in backwards. So I changed it around and tried again and she sewed like a charm. So I think Hubby got his $3.00 worth in the machine. It's very heavy well built and clean inside and out.
    Wanna double your money? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyO
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I try to tell folks that the sound of a VS machine is so soothing especially in a treadle. They look at me like I have lobsters crawling out of my ears. But it feels so good after you made a quilt start to finish on a treadle!!!

    Billy
    I shot a quick video of my Singer VS. Love that sound and wanted to share.

    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...s/?action=viewt=magic004.mp4
    Somehow I have a broken link it told me to go back and do what I was doing before. :roll:

    In the words of one of my favorite people......"I PITY the fool that tells me to go back to what I was doin'"

    Billy

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    Billy, by the looks of the Gibraltar do you think it could be changed to a treadle?

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