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

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    Chris, what if you took your repair man some copies of that machine off e bay showing prices do you think he would lower the price for you? Just wondering.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Look at my avatar! I'm already showing a little cheek!
    See what happens to you guys when I go away somewhere? You all are getting really rambunctuous!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/hsh/2876424565.html - looks like a deal - not mine though
    Somebody got the deal...the listing is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    See what happens to you guys when I go away somewhere? You all are getting really rambunctuous!!! LOL
    Hi Janice! How was the wedding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Miriam, my condolenses. Add my prayers to the others. There is strength in collective prayer.
    Add me to this!! Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Over the weekend, went back to drool over Pfaff 130 that is in a sewing repair shop. Price is $400 which I feel is steep. One of the gals working there said "it was expensiver (which she assured me was a real word!) because of prices on Ebay for these types of machines." So, I went onto Ebay and found that the several Pfaff 130s which are not selling for quite that much, although one was clearly intended by seller as a parts machine, so am wondering where their prices come from. He does have some nice vintage machines but pricey, very pricey for my pocketbook. I would like a 130 but don't need to have one because I have lots of other good vintage machines. DH agrees it's nice but way too pricey for his wallet. What do y'all think? ~ Chris
    You can do a search on ebays CLOSED auctions...meaning what the sold for. What they are LISTED for has no bearing on actual worth. Closed sales at least are a reflection of what people are willing to pay. I've seen them locally for sale in the $100-$200 range via CL. If you bring a printout of closed auctions with you, they may come down a bit. Otherwise, put a wanted ad on CL or be a little patient and wait for one to come up in your price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Attachment 316435Attachment 316433Attachment 316432Miriam, I am so sorry about you MIL!Attachment 316430Ok you all, I was so depressed about Mowgli that DH said lets go get the Pfaff because after Friday, I will not be going anywhere for a while - while Mowgli is recooping!
    Nancy you are plain, flat SPOILED!!! Yes, yes you are!!! LOL I love the look of this machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I got more pictures on the Davis machine that was listed on CL. I think it is a vertical feed, but seems that one "toe" is broken off the foot. It can't work correctly without that foot being complete, can it?Texas JanIt is rough!!!!
    Yes, it can still work with a broken toe! It's actually the needle and the bar surrounding it that moves the fabric. Although it isn't as attractive with the broken toe, it will indeed still work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I do not totally hate parts machines. I have one Singer 500 for parts. She has donated so many parts for so many machines it isn't funny. I would have spent a small fortune on parts if I hadn't bought that machine. I think if you have more than one of that kind you will find it is better to have a source of parts than to buy on line.
    Miriam,

    I don't hate them either. I suppose they are a necessary evil. But .... and this is just me, if someone gives me a "parts" machine I'm just as likely to fix it as I am the one needing the parts in the first place.

    Matter of fact I did that just last month. My Mr. Crinkle ( black crinkle paint 66-18 ) needed parts so I took it to the LSMG and he sold me a donor 66 ( 66-4). I ended up fixing both of them. The one that was supposed to be a parts machine sews sooooooo nice. It didn't deserve to be parted out.

    Joe

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    My Singer 500 donor would have had to had another Singer 500 donor in order to fix it up anyway. I have used the needle bar, the throat plate, the slide plate, the slide plate spring, the bobbin holder, the stitch selector shaft, the bobbin holder spring, a stitch selector screw, the nose door, hinge pieces off the top door, spool holders, the balance wheel, the motor, bobbin winder parts, light parts, cords were shot, foot pedal, rubber feet from the bottom, one machine needed the bottom plate, the body of this machine was/is in terrible shape and the gears were rusted pretty bad. I still have perfectly good parts on that machine. Sure it could have been fixed up. This machine has helped me repair many machines - I would have spent a lot of money on line for those parts - a whole lot more than the $10 or $20 I spent on that ugly machine. So yeah, I did specialize in the slant-o-matics for a long time. I've wanted a 99 for parts for a while but I can't bring my self to part out any I've found - they have all been repairable. I have a Universal 15 clone that was in a flood and needs either some parts or to be parted out. I can't bear to part it out just yet. Maybe another one will come in worse shape and I can take parts off of it and fix it.... Anybody else do that?
    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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