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    Very nice!!!!

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    Great treasure and touching story.

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    Congrats on such a great gift. I bought my first Viking in 1976 and it looks a lot like yours. Mine didn't have a cabinet but I've used it over the years and still have it. I taught my daughter how to sew on it and my granddaughter. I have a newer one now but still use the '76 now and then. Enjoy it.... it will give you some beautiful sewing and quilting.

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    what a wonderful gift to you ..Enjoy!! maybe take him out to lunch a few times to thank him, I would even make him a quilt too ..
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    How lucky for you!

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    Beautiful machine and cabinet. You are very fortunate. Love it. I love the old Vikings and you will, too.

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    What a sad story for this gentleman ,but how nice that he gave it to you, looks like a beauty. The cabinet is a treasure in it's self.
    by the way is that bottle on the floor a lost medication?(: thanks for sharing.
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    That machine looks like my Viking I have. One of my kids lost one of the cams. Mine is in a cabinet very much like that one except I have drawers on both sides. It is also a double leaf extension table and free arm.

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    I have this same machine, oh what a work horse it is. Compared to the machines of today, this machine is built like a mack truck. I have had mine, bought used, for 30 years, it is in a suitcase not a beautiful cabinet like yours though. You will truly love sewing on it. What a lovely thing for this gentleman to do to gift it to you. Congratulations!

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    God bless you and the man who gave you that. It sure is great

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    When I finally parted with my mothers Elna, which was the same vintage, I felt much best because I gave it to someone who would love it. I'll bet that this man feels the same way. Try and make him something with it - soon- to show him how much you will love it, too!
    I want an older Elna so badly. I can't believe you parted with your mom's. I found a green one but the store where it is doesn't have a price tag for it and the gal hasn't gotten around to pricing it yet. I'm going nuts waiting on her. I'm afraid someone will swoop in and buy it out from under me. Oh well, there are always others. That was nice of you to let yours go to a loving home.
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    Oh he must think a lot of you.
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    What a very special gift.
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    Beautiful!!!

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    Wow, she is a Beauty!!! What a lovely gesture. I hope you have lots of creative fun with it.
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    what a lovely machine and story...
    If this machine has sat for all these years without use....you may need to have it looked at by a GOOD service man. The old oil and lube has probably turned to gunk.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    What a splendid gift! Obviously well taken care of, too. Congratulations!

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    I just refurbished and basically rebuilt a vintage Viking. They're great machines. Do not force any of the dials if they're stuck. It will need servicing to get it back sewing correctly, but it would be worth it. These machines tend to lock up from non-use.

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    What a special gift the gentleman gave you! That is a real treasure! Thanks for sharing.

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    Sounds like it finally found a good home. Have fun with it!

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    What a sweet gift he gave you now make that dear man a quilt.. :}
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Don't know about the machine but the cabinet is Beautiful!!

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    That is a beautiful Viking Machine & Cabinet. I just know that when you use it, you will be very pleased with it.
    Melody R Norris

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhansen6 View Post
    What a nice guy. I think he needs a quilt as a "Thank You".
    I second this!!

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    WOW! What a nice thing for the man to do. Enjoy!

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