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

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    I'm not familiar with "Blogging" but I can vouch for Yahoo groups which are free. I see people use them for family reunions, Treadle On get togethers, and pretty much anything. I store Davis serial numbers, old newspaper articles, and pretty much anything Davis sewing machine related in a Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DavisSewingMachine/
    Very simple setup.

    There seem to me many manufactures which very little is known about and all one turns up in a google search is a paragraph and a few pictures. Not exactly a hotbed of research going on with sewing machines but a fascinating one.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    I'm not familiar with "Blogging" but I can vouch for Yahoo groups which are free. I see people use them for family reunions, Treadle On get togethers, and pretty much anything. I store Davis serial numbers, old newspaper articles, and pretty much anything Davis sewing machine related in a Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DavisSewingMachine/
    Very simple setup.

    There seem to me many manufactures which very little is known about and all one turns up in a google search is a paragraph and a few pictures. Not exactly a hotbed of research going on with sewing machines but a fascinating one.

    Jon
    The problem with the Yahoo Groups is that those photos don't show up in a google search(at least I haven't found that to be so). So for the newbie, the person just researching, or a person that doesn't wish to become a member of so many different yahoo vintage sewing machine groups, this can make it difficult to find information through a google search. Yes, it is wonderful that those free yahoo groups have a compile of photos, but it is a TOMB.

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    Agreed, though sometimes you gotta be like Lara Croft and check things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Agreed, though sometimes you gotta be like Lara Croft and check things out.
    Haahaa too cute!

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    I never played Tomb Raider since I'm not into playing video games. I understand that the character, Lara, started out as a male....she is now well endowed...more than I'll ever be. I do like to travel the world; but for now, I'll just stick with quilting and blogging. Tombs will have to wait.
    I'm still chuckling. Thanks!

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    I have acquired a Singer 206K25. I looked up the Serial #EH148517 and saw that it was made in 1952 after March of which there were 1000 made. I was given it by a gentleman that just didn't want it anymore. It is in really pretty good shape for a machine that old. I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it but I have no idea what they are worth in todays market. I would like to keep it but, I'm not sure if I will have the room for it after we move next year. I was hoping that someone could give me an idea of what it is worth. By the way I really do love this site. Anything you want to know you can find out on here. Thank Heavens for smart, smart women.
    Beth Dishong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth Dishong View Post
    I have acquired a Singer 206K25. I looked up the Serial #EH148517 and saw that it was made in 1952 after March of which there were 1000 made. I was given it by a gentleman that just didn't want it anymore. It is in really pretty good shape for a machine that old. I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it but I have no idea what they are worth in todays market. I would like to keep it but, I'm not sure if I will have the room for it after we move next year. I was hoping that someone could give me an idea of what it is worth. By the way I really do love this site. Anything you want to know you can find out on here. Thank Heavens for smart, smart women.
    I recently bought a 206 - does zig zag and straight stitch - nice heavy duty machine - a real tank. It will last for many many more years unlike what you could buy new. It is worth what ever someone will pay - but not a whole lot... too bad. I see stuff on CL for a couple hundred and they sit forever.
    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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    206 is a nice machine. Very heavy duty. It does take specialized needles but they are readily available.

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    I lucked into a fantastic find yesterday that I would like to tell you about. Here is the page with the pictures on it. Vintage Japanese 'Badged' Zig Zag and Straight Sew Sewing Machines
    I found a Brother Opus that is NOS (new old Stock). That is right, it was never used. It still had a sticker on the slideplate and on the stop motion knob. They would have been worn off if it had been used at all. Especially the one on the slideplate. I also picked up a nice White Rotary too. Both were in cabinets, and both cabinets were in good condition too.
    I took a week or two off and my first day back I had two follow me home. Dare I say Oh Brother?
    ~G~

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    Vintagemotif/Monica,
    Katie Farmer's White picture albums were on Webshots. They decided to "fix" Webshots and ruined a good thing. I had my photos on Webshots and now I can't access them. The new website is "Smiles", it won't accept my user ID or password, so I've lost everything that was in my Web shots albums.
    Sharon

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