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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    If I posted a pic of a cabinet could someone here tell me what should go in it? The hole measures 7" x 14" with about a 1" x 3" piece cut out on the left of the machine by the bobbin plate. I love the cabinet but none of the Singers fit in it. Wish I could find a machine to fit it. Or a name or something on it. One large deep drawer on it on the right.
    It sounds like a White Rotary cabinet. Not sure which model fits in it though. My 1903 fits a 14 x 7-1/2" opening.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Oh my, I WANT that cabinet! It is even more desirable to me now that I know it is for a Pfaff! It would be perfect for my Mother's Pfaff 130! Now, I need to get to Elk Grove to buy it! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/fuo/2736262586.html

    Nancy
    Your Pfaff would look very elegant with this cabinet.
    I once saw a Necchi BU in a cabinet similar to these at a second hand store, but the cabinet had been damaged and the machine was missing some parts.
    So, if a Necchi fits and a Pfaff fits then does a Singer fit this cabinet too? Necchi Bu fits a Singer cabinet.
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 12-05-2011 at 06:15 PM.

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    As a side note, the machine I bought from Goodwill was clean, bright and shiny and works perfectly. Probably the strongest motor in the house (Matsushti). It shipped for a whopping $17+ and was well packed though the box was flimsier than I would have chosen. I paid $6.99, plus the $2 fee. It's a Japanese machine branded Admiral, apparently made by Brother, but it looks like a Necchi. The feed dogs do drop and it has the vertical bobbin I want for FMQ. So why do I want to sell it? Because I have too many machines and still want another 301 and a Redeye.

    I can understand the desire for a colored machine, though I would like my next 301 in black.

    Candace, I do want to congratulate you on finding another 301. My previous post didn't sound like that.

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    Does anyone know where I can find the original price for vintage Singer sewing machines? I had the information at one time, but don't know where I found it. I need help!
    Thanks, Janis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find the original price for vintage Singer sewing machines? I had the information at one time, but don't know where I found it. I need help!
    Thanks, Janis
    I'd like to know too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I've picked up 3 machines from the local Goodwill auction site. All three were nice machines and fantastic prices. It seems they always need some kind of work though.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Does anyone know where I can find the original price for vintage Singer sewing machines? I had the information at one time, but don't know where I found it. I need help!
    Thanks, Janis
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...al_number.html

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    AVERAGE COST (cash paid) FOR MACHINE
    Year Cost
    1906 - 1912 $36.80 to 41.60
    1913 - 1917 $39.60 to 44.40
    1918 - 1920 $44.40 to 55.60
    1921 - 1928 $60.80 to 67.20
    1928 - 1935 $72.25 to 85.00
    1935 - 1946 $84.00 to 115.00

    When you figure folks weren't making more than a couple dollars a week those days - those machines were GOLD!!!
    Then when you look at how well they were made and hold up they ARE gold - GOLDEN YEARS OF AMERICA at that!
    Then today, when you look at a new sewing machine costing less than one day's or one week's work - no wonder they are disposable and if you look at how they are made it is no wonder they have so little value.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    It sounds like a White Rotary cabinet. Not sure which model fits in it though. My 1903 fits a 14 x 7-1/2" opening.

    Texas Jan
    Oh....I have an old White around here....I'm gonna check it out after work!! Thank you!! The reason I love this cabinet is that it opens both ways...lid over to the left and a small flap to the right. I love that extra length of table to the right!!
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