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Thread: I think I hit the Jackpot - what do you think?

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    Red face I think I hit the Jackpot - what do you think?

    Found a Singer 66- on Craiglist for $20. She is AL 088371 -or- AL888371.
    She must have been stored in a very dusty space. She was full of dust and spider webs.
    I cleaned all that out and oiled her and she has been sitting for about a month.
    She has a cherry cabinet and runs a little stiff, but I am working on her.
    Need to print a manual. Tell me what you know about her.
    (PICTURE #1)

    Went to a yard sale back in the summer and bought this bolt of
    black & white for $5. Washed a piece and no shrinkage.
    I think it is poly/cotton blend.
    (PICTURE #2)

    At Goodwill last Thursday bought the tub of (39) thread
    (red, dark gray, & white) on wooden spools for $2. and
    all the fabric (I have washed) for $2.
    (PICTURE #3)


    Jackpot - All this for $29.

    J J (jbj137)
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    You made some great buys. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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    I'd say you made some great deals !!!
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    wow, jackpot for sure!!!!
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    Jackpot for sure. Congratulations!
    Lisa

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    If it's the 888 number, then it's a Singer 66, number allotted November 12, 1954, manufactured in the Elizabethport plant in Elizabeth, NJ. 088 would be a model 15, September 23, 1952.

    I have downloaded several different manuals for the 66. If you pm me with your email address I'd be glad to email them to you.

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    Great find! How fun.
    Linda

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    Jackpot is definitely the word for your haul, Congratulations
    granna of 5

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    Looks like a great find.
    Joyce

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    That is some jackpot, you won big. I can't believe you were luck at that many place. GOOD JOB!!!

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    Great bargains, good for you.
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    If you're this lucky, you should run out and buy a lottery ticket quick! Congratulations.

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    Beautiful cabinet and machine, and you made a great haul with all the pretty fabrics too.
    Linda Sue **** Live,Laugh & Sew

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    Congrats. Have fun with your new toys. BrendaK
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    great deal

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    Great buys...lucky for you! Enjoy.
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    Great Haul!!

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    Yes, you did hit the jackpot! Great finds.

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    You did real good, especially on that bolt of fabric - how many yards did you get for $5?

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    great buy..
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    WOW!!! double jackpot, way to go!!
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Bingo! You win!
    Krystyna
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    RoadrunR
    I have No idea of how much is on that bolt, but
    it is 60" wide and roughly 2" from tube to edge.
    I want to make a qult and add some red to it.

    Or even use for backing.

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS.
    J J


    J J

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    Oh, good for you! I am looking for a treasure like this. You give me hope that spurs me on. Great purchase!

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    nice machine....and your fabric..I don't think if poly blend...it has a white selvage! most poly blends won't have that, in fact most don't have a real selvage! You can do the burn test on a small piece to know for sure, but I think it is cotton, just GOOD cotton! Rolls like that is how we used to get fabric in the old days, and then it had to be "bolted" on this big old machine...I miss those days...I could bolt fabric all day..I loved that job! OH..that was at Hancock fabrics!

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