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Thread: I think I'm in Love

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    I had read all the messages about featherweights and the older machines and couldn't quite get why people liked them so much. Well, I went to an auction and picked up an old HEAVY machine in a carrying case for 27.50. I took it to the repair shop and paid 85.00 to have the cords replaced (bare wires!!!) new belt, oiled, etc. It turned out to be a 1920 White Family Rotary machine that was converted to electric. WOW! I started sewing with it and could not believe how cool it was! Nice even stitches, never missing, smooth as silk, heavy and solid so it doesn't move around. Now I get it! I felt like I could relate to my grandmothers. Can't wait to start a project.

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    Senior Member fabrichore's Avatar
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    that is cool...good for you...☺

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    I love my old Singers for just that reason. Sewing with the old ones is very addicting. This is how my collection started, got one, loved it and now I have 14 sewing machines.

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    Yep! Its Great!! 8-)

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    I would love to see a picture of this machine! Congratulations on finding her :D:D:D

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    Also would love to see a picture. Sounds wonderful. Enjoy.

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    Congratulations!! I just love those old sewing machines. Do you have a picture to share?

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    good for you....I guess you have found out now newer doesn't always mean better! :lol: :lol:

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    I love older machines. Everytime I find one, I drop everything else and get her working... Haven't met one I didn't like.

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    Two of my machines aren't that old, they're Berninas from the early 1970s, but, according to a previous topic earlier today, that's vintage. And they, too, are both heavy, all metal, hold up fantastically well and sew like a dream. LOVE 'em!

    I can understand why you love yours. :D

    Jan in VA

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    Welcome to my world...same thing read all their comments and in the last mth bought 4 vintage machines...and yes they sew a perfect straight line and purr like everyone says

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    lol i learned to sew on a white treadle machine and loved it dj

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I love my old Singers for just that reason. Sewing with the old ones is very addicting. This is how my collection started, got one, loved it and now I have 14 sewing machines.
    Oh no! I see that I'm going in that direction too! I'm up to 6 or 7 and I need to quit! :D:D

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