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

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer View Post
    Melinda, you're right. I'm planning on putting them on C-list, and don't really know how they will be received. There's not usually many on the local list.
    Your idea is great! It is interesting, though, to watch CL. Around here things go in spurts and starts, and for a while there were nearly no vintage sewing machines. Right now there are a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    This looks very nice, but out of my budget right now. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/hsh/2998866034.html
    It is a very nice looking machine. It looks like it is being sold by a vintage machine collector who is trying to make a little profit. I have two 301A machines with their cabinets and all of their attachments/manuals, etc. I paid $70 and $100. They weren't cleaned but not in bad condition. Great machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    OK, send happy thoughts that the craigs list seller who has relisted his ad 3 times will actually deign to answer me, this time. why do they place ads when they don't want to sell things? Laura

    I just had a similar experience in my area with a beautiful New Royal treadle machine that was in gorgeous cabinet. They ran the ad, DH and I both liked it so I wrote to them (the only way to contact them). Heard nothing back. A few days later the ad was still there, so wrote again. NOthing.

    Then, they took the ad out and replaced it with same as the ad before. So, I wrote to them again... reread that ad many, many times in case I was missing something. No reply from them. Then, two days later the ad was gone.

    What is that all about? Rats, and I really did want to buy that machine. Maybe they were just testing the market. Not sure I appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer View Post
    I have a small singer that big motor, do you supposed at one time it was a treadle? Bobbie
    Bobbie, most likely it was a treadle with that motor added. Many people did that once they got electricity to their home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    This looks very nice, but out of my budget right now. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/hsh/2998866034.html
    Annamaria that 301 looks really clean. And I think it's priced high, too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    So, I spent the day on my new to me Elna Supermatic and it pieces very nicely. I posted it a few pages back but here it is again. And guess what? I'm getting two more of them tomorrow! Isn't weird how they come at you in multiples! I've been wanting one for a while and now suddenly to have 3? :>
    Good for you Candace! You seem to get things in 3's! Don't you have 3 - 301's? Those little green Elna's are really cute!

    Welcome back Miriam! I will read your PDA when I get a chance!

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    You Necchi people know anything about this machine? I was thinking about looking at it?

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3006468726.html

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    You Necchi people know anything about this machine? I was thinking about looking at it?

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3006468726.html

    Nancy

    HEAVY is what first comes to my mind. You can treadle them in a Singer cabinet, but you may have to make modifications to the hinge pins. Some folks love to use them for FMQ and prefer the Necchi over a Singer.
    This is a Necchi VN that is a zigzag machine and straight stitch only.

    A quote taken from a site that folks review their likes and dislikes on machines.
    " The easy-to-spot differences between this model (BU) and its successor, the BU Nova, are the VN (for Vittorio Necchi) logo on the machine bed, and the plain chrome face of the tension assembly"

    Taken from: http://zigzaggers.typepad.com/zigzaggers/2009/09/necchi-bu.html



    Last edited by vintagemotif; 05-10-2012 at 08:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Good for you Candace! You seem to get things in 3's! Don't you have 3 - 301's? Those little green Elna's are really cute!

    Welcome back Miriam! I will read your PDA when I get a chance!

    Nancy
    No, my 301's seem to come in groups of 5 ;>

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    You Necchi people know anything about this machine? I was thinking about looking at it?

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/3006468726.html

    Nancy
    Looks very similar to a posting by another member today. Necchi BF

    Hard to know the model # with some of the pics these folks take!!

    Honestly, I'd prefer the Super Nova Monica has. But, they are great machines, for sure!

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