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Old 04-15-2011, 08:14 AM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 08:28 AM
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that is cool...good for you...☺
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:30 AM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 10:33 AM
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Yep! Its Great!! 8-)
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:49 AM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 12:01 PM
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Congratulations!! I just love those old sewing machines. Do you have a picture to share?
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 01:16 PM
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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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Old 04-15-2011, 02:19 PM
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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

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