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Thread: Addicted to Vintage

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    OK...I've been here before talking abt Vintage Singers and you all convinced me they were unique, fun and worth it...So being an recovering antiquer I started the search after doing research and within 4 wks bought 4 machines....My first which I posted a few wks ago was a tag sale find black 301 for 30.00.
    Then I find this gorgeous " 1910 Redeye" on ebay and win it for 55.00...on a streak...
    Then came "Elna Grasshopper" saw one on ebay that sold for 162 so I felt on esty 85.00 was good..
    And finally this wk up in RI I checked Craigs list and found this wonderful 301A two tone in cabinet with booklets, tons of assesories feet, , button holder ...mint condition, purrs, asking 130 offered 90...we agreed on 110....
    I'd love a White Featherweight so the search conts for a reasonably priced one...after that I swear that's it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    OK...I've been here before talking abt Vintage Singers and you all convinced me they were unique, fun and worth it...So being an recovering antiquer I started the search after doing research and within 4 wks bought 4 machines....My first which I posted a few wks ago was a tag sale find black 301 for 30.00.
    Then I find this gorgeous " 1910 Redeye" on ebay and win it for 55.00...on a streak...
    Then came "Elna Grasshopper" saw one on ebay that sold for 162 so I felt on esty 85.00 was good..
    And finally this wk up in RI I checked Craigs list and found this wonderful 301A two tone in cabinet with booklets, tons of assesories feet, , button holder ...mint condition, purrs, asking 130 offered 90...we agreed on 110....
    I'd love a White Featherweight so the search conts for a reasonably priced one...after that I swear that's it for me.
    RIGHT! :thumbup:

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    You've got the BUG for sure !!

    Thanks for the pictures, I had not seen the Elna Grasshopper before. Just keep telling yourself you're doing a good deed and rescuing the machines from an ill fated death!

    Pam M

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    Love your collection, especially your black 301.

    I have a 301A Longbed in Mocha and the 401A in the cabinet.
    My next wish is to have a Black 301.

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    The last one I learned to sew on in Home EC !! Hah! Mrs. Powel would have been a UTUBE queen ! She was Tough! we learned how to rip out a seam before really learning how to sew correctly ! hah!

    love your machines !! good memories !

    Sis made my doll clothes on a treddle machine for my Christmas presents ! hah!

    No, not of retirement age yet either ! This is closer to our lives than you may understand. :0)

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    Oh my gosh, we have another serious addiction here!!! :D:D
    I love your machines and I'm just as crazy over them!!! lol
    Have fun!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    By the way, you got them for really great prices!!!

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    Love the trapezoid cabinet. I was bidding on one on ebay, but it got too high for me. I was concerned about how it would ship, too. Nice machines!

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    You're getting quite a collection of Fabulous machines!!!

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    My husband and I refurbish and sell vintage machines which is both challenging and fun. We like the hum and precision of vitage machines as well as the beauty. Some really are more like a work of art or a classic car that is definately worth preserving.

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    I love the antiques too! I've been sewing like crazy on a 301 for the last week - fast, smooth and steady!

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    I love that Elna and my Mother had that tan Singer...seems like yesterday!

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    I too am addicted to them. You got some fabulous deals and really love that green Elna. Congratulations!

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    Love those old beauties also. I love my high-tech machine but when I sew on grandma's machine there is just something different.

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    Love the old machines. I do more stitching on the old machines than I do on my newer ones. They just stitch so much better.

    Laura

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    WOW!!! I love your machines :D:D:D

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    How lucky for you - great finds - wish they had more of them available in MS.

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    Love your machines!

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    Hi, I'm Jami and I'm addicted to vintage sewing machines (and fabric).

    ;-)

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    I love your machines, esp. the black 301. I have a tan 301A short bed and would love to add a black 301. I have a Rocketeer in a cabinet and love how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I love your machines, esp. the black 301. I have a tan 301A short bed and would love to add a black 301. I have a Rocketeer in a cabinet and love how it looks.
    I used her for the first time today picked up yesterday from Singer Repair guy...and she purrs...What all the ladies say is true abt the 301...OH MY sewing with her for the few mins I had time to test her out was wonderful and your all right a perfect straight stitch....Haven't sewn with the 301A yet but suspect it will be the same...Tried the Elna after I oiled her and she also is sweet...Now I just have to find bobbins for the "redeye"...oiled and cleaned her today and she's running fine. So much fun but I ask how many machines does one need...I know I know...as many as you want and can afford.

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    i can't believe you got all these great deals.

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    SMAD strikes again!!!! (Sewing Machine Acquisition Disorder) Alot of us suffer from this disease!!!

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    Hello:
    Have you ever heard of a faultless treadle #2590968 is on the plate above where the shuttle goes. I don't know who made it & I am trying to find a shuttle for it Please get back with me if you have any idea who made it.
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