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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    New to me 27K 1904 with 45,000 alloted. It is STICKY! Can't imagine what is all over it, but there is wheat or weeds or something stuck in the sticky. LOL Decals are in pristine shape and the cabinet is not bad. DH thinks it is cherry. Brother found this one,
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    OMG! What a pretty mess! Interesting what can happen in a barn. That is a nice find though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie

    I got this HONEYMOON in a pretty cabinet for $25. Someone here said they thought NEW HOME was the manufacturer. I have no idea if the cabinet belongs to the machine or not. The machine has a lot of hard oily dirty icky stuff on it, but the cabinet has none.
    Great deal and find! Beautiful cabinet and machine! Both are going to be gorgeous once they are cleaned up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Looking for information please--A friend bought this Singer 201 Centenial machine at a Salvation Army auction for $5.00. Inside was the owners information, personal address book, etc. When the friend got to looking at the names in the book, he recognized that it was a high society list of the important people in Ft Worth Texas in the mid 1950's. How fun!!
    They have never seen a cabinet like this, and wondered if it is unusual or if it had a "style" name, Really anything on it.
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    Texas Jan
    Congrats on your 201! Still my favorite Singer machine since it sews so quietly and makes beautiful stitches top and bottom of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Looking for information please--A friend bought this Singer 201 Centenial machine at a Salvation Army auction for $5.00. Inside was the owners information, personal address book, etc. When the friend got to looking at the names in the book, he recognized that it was a high society list of the important people in Ft Worth Texas in the mid 1950's. How fun!!
    They have never seen a cabinet like this, and wondered if it is unusual or if it had a "style" name, Really anything on it.
    Thanks,

    Texas Jan
    Jan, it's Singer's #42 cabinet. Not rare. ISMACS website describes it as:

    Finished in handsomely grained woods that reflects good taste in keeping with other fine furniture, this modern sewing cabinet also serves as a writing desk of unusual beauty. Four, spacious, dust-proof drawers provide ample room for all sewing accessories, stationery and correspondence. The top right drawer contains a spool rack and an oil can holder. The roomy drawer at the left has a built-in ink well and pencil tray.

    Comfortable handling of bulky material is afforded by the large extension leaf

    Nice machine! I have it's sister! :) (Not the cabinet tho, I'm still looking for a nicer one that what mine came in!)
    Thanks Charlee !

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Looking for information please--A friend bought this Singer 201 Centenial machine at a Salvation Army auction for $5.00. Inside was the owners information, personal address book, etc. When the friend got to looking at the names in the book, he recognized that it was a high society list of the important people in Ft Worth Texas in the mid 1950's. How fun!!
    They have never seen a cabinet like this, and wondered if it is unusual or if it had a "style" name, Really anything on it.
    Thanks,

    Texas Jan
    As Charlee said, not really rare. I have the same one--with a 201 Centenial too. :) (June 13, 1950, Elizabeth, NJ allotment). This was my 1st vintage machine. I found it at an estate sale here in Wichita Falls, not too far away from your friend's machine. Love the storage space in it. The built-in pedal slides back in to stay out of the way when you push the bench in. Mine has a small bench seat rather than a chair. I actually just found the spool holder that Charlee mentioned, never knew I had it tucked away in the bench storage! It has a nice solid feel, and I like the deco styling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndnchf
    My wife works part time at a local Civil War museum. They were thinning out there collection and had this little beauty for sale. It was in such nice condition that I couldn't pass it up.

    From some internet research, I believe it is a Nettleton and Raymond chainstitch machine from about 1857-1858. They were made in Brattleboro, Vermont. Its quite portable, only about 10" long.

    Its cute as a button though !
    Neat machine! I like how the gearing and what would be the "insides" of a modern machine are all exposed. It's like pointing out how modern and "machine age" you are to have this in your home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    New to me 27K 1904 with 45,000 alloted. It is STICKY! Can't imagine what is all over it, but there is wheat or weeds or something stuck in the sticky. LOL Decals are in pristine shape and the cabinet is not bad. DH thinks it is cherry. Brother found this one,
    $55
    That will make one heck of a before and after picture! I bet that thing shines, the decals look so nice.

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/for/2552323113.html It is NOT mine - but, this looks interesting. Don't need one though. I wonder how old something like that would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    buslady,

    Could you post a pic of the back of the two spool cabinet? Nice machine by the way. The 27 too.
    I knew there was something specific someone wanted, I took this picture last night. Told DH I thought I would need it. LOL

    Back of the two spools, per your request.
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    Let me know if neither of thse is what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett
    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    New to me 27K 1904 with 45,000 alloted. It is STICKY! Can't imagine what is all over it, but there is wheat or weeds or something stuck in the sticky. LOL Decals are in pristine shape and the cabinet is not bad. DH thinks it is cherry. Brother found this one,
    $55
    That will make one heck of a before and after picture! I bet that thing shines, the decals look so nice.
    DH asked me why I didn't clean it up a bit before I took the pictures, that is exactly why!

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