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Thread: what is your ultimate must have machine for your collection?

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    Senior Member Sideways's Avatar
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    You mean I have to choose?? Lol that pink Atlas is one pretty little machine!!! I always want what I do not have lol. the thrill is in the hunt!!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideways View Post
    You mean I have to choose?? Lol that pink Atlas is one pretty little machine!!! I always want what I do not have lol. the thrill is in the hunt!!!
    So that's what it is. I find them, clean them up and I'm ready for another project.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    So that's what it is. I find them, clean them up and I'm ready for another project.
    Where do they go once fixed? I can only move machines locally unless I give away or sell at cost which is very little. Some Singers do OK on ebay. Hope I'm not prying.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Where do they go once fixed? I can only move machines locally unless I give away or sell at cost which is very little. Some Singers do OK on ebay. Hope I'm not prying.

    Jon
    As many as possible go on CL some are setting in my shop. A lot are setting in my shop. I went hog wild buying them this year. I haven't written ads as fast as I would like. I figure I am learning a LOT. Maybe way too much in some cases.
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    "what is your ultimate must have machine for your collection?"
    A 29-4 within an hour's drive for less than $200. Right!!!
    Ron in NW MO

    "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me."

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    When I got the SM bug I thought I could re-home reconditioned vintage machines to like minded persons. Didn't work, so now I'm a collector of reconditioned vintage machines.
    Ron in NW MO

    "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me."

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    I would give my eye-teeth,(if I still had them) , to have my old Wheeler & Wilson Family #9 back, so foolishly discarded for a Japanese POJ. What a machine it was and I sewed all of my children's clothes on it for years.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vridar View Post
    "what is your ultimate must have machine for your collection?"
    A 29-4 within an hour's drive for less than $200. Right!!!
    Don't give up! I found my 29-4 an hour and a half away and it was only $100. Needed two little parts I made myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    I would give my eye-teeth,(if I still had them) , to have my old Wheeler & Wilson Family #9 back, so foolishly discarded for a Japanese POJ. What a machine it was and I sewed all of my children's clothes on it for years.

    WW9's are awesome machines and honestly seem to be as common on Craigslist as fleas.... You can search for D9 or W9 or even 9W (for the singer badged version from after Singer bought them in 1905)

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    I must have a fiddlebase machine . . . . I don't know why.

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