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    Billy,

    I found these two treadles on CL here in San Diego. I am going to go look at them. I have never heard of Minnesota. Do you think these are reasonable prices? I was hoping to find some like others did for $30.

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    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/clt/1725708697.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/1725295412.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/1724857008.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/atq/1724614588.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/atq/1722670668.html

    There are many more on the list but wanted to focus on a treadle. If there is something you would like me to scout out for you I would be glad to do that.

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    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/1726055398.html

    Stratford Sewing Machine- Model # MES9 or ME59?-Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. Style # 281650

    This machine has been for sale for a while.....it started out around $40 but it seems no one is touching it with a 10 foot pole......it is now going for $20. Can't tell much from the picture but I can't find out anything about it either....

    What is this if you know, Billy?

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    WOW, this one is amazing. I thought I got a find for $135, and it is no where in this kind of shape. Great find, and glad it has a good home and finally got out of the closet. I posted my pics of Abby in the Picture section, should have posted them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/1726055398.html

    Stratford Sewing Machine- Model # MES9 or ME59?-Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. Style # 281650

    This machine has been for sale for a while.....it started out around $40 but it seems no one is touching it with a 10 foot pole......it is now going for $20. Can't tell much from the picture but I can't find out anything about it either....

    What is this if you know, Billy?
    For 20 bucks you cant go wrong!! I would be all over it and see what happens.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Billy,

    I found these two treadles on CL here in San Diego. I am going to go look at them. I have never heard of Minnesota. Do you think these are reasonable prices? I was hoping to find some like others did for $30.

    :mrgreen:

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/clt/1725708697.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/1725295412.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/1724857008.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/atq/1724614588.html

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/atq/1722670668.html

    There are many more on the list but wanted to focus on a treadle. If there is something you would like me to scout out for you I would be glad to do that.
    I would be all over this on just because it is an odd ball!!!

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/1725295412.html

    The body style of this machine is just like the 185J and 185K but it may as well be full sized. The 185's are just a 99 in a new dress.

    Then the one for $40 would be at the house now!!!

    But the Minnesota was sold by Sears in the good old days. It was their brand name before Kenmore.

    The Singer "Red Eye" and the model 27 would have to stay where they are, I have bought better for less!

    Billy

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    Well, I did it and Billy you talked me into it....I bought the NECCHI today, I also bought a NEW HOME that I think just became my favorite machine, it sews like a dream. The NECCHI needs a new power cord so I don't know if it runs or not but when I take her home and change the cord, I'll find out. I'll try to get the NEW HOME serial number when I get home so you can tell me what a find I made. She's SUPER quiet. The asking price for the NECCHI was $75 and $70 for the NEW HOUSE, I paid $100 for the pair. Do you think that was a good buy, Billy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Well, I did it and Billy you talked me into it....I bought the NECCHI today, I also bought a NEW HOME that I think just became my favorite machine, it sews like a dream. The NECCHI needs a new power cord so I don't know if it runs or not but when I take her home and change the cord, I'll find out. I'll try to get the NEW HOME serial number when I get home so you can tell me what a find I made. She's SUPER quiet. The asking price for the NECCHI was $75 and $70 for the NEW HOUSE, I paid $100 for the pair. Do you think that was a good buy, Billy?
    You did WONDERFUL!!!!

    You can not beat the quality of the reliability of a vintage machine!

    I am soooo tickled that everyone is starting to notice and even becoming interested in the vintage machines including the treadles. And the fact that a lot of you are willing to preserve and to service them DIY!!

    Billy

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    Thanks Billy, I will let you know how it goes. Not sure but maybe I can buy them both :shock:

    So you would not bother with the Minnesota? Is it because they are too common or just because you prefer Singers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Thanks Billy, I will let you know how it goes. Not sure but maybe I can buy them both :shock:

    So you would not bother with the Minnesota? Is it because they are too common or just because you prefer Singers?
    I would jump at the chance at a Minnesota but I figured you didnt want to spend a lot of money at one time. If it were me I would have them all but the last two Singers. But be sure to haggle with them!!!

    But the Japanese 201K would be sitting at my house so fast the sellers heads would spin!!!

    Billy

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    Alrighty I have had a question pop up about the polish I use and where to find it.

    I use Scotts Liquid Gold in the pour bottle and I buy mine at Lowes but I am sure most dollar stores and Wally World will have it. The reason I like this stuff is that it will not hurt the finish of the machine, you can use it on the wood also and it is readily available and relatively cheap! Also it will not get on the material like the sewing machine oil will so thats another reason I like it so much.

    So here is what the bottle looks like.....

    [img]http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...24101238lg.jpg[/img]

    Billy

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