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Need to know why everyone buys vintage Singers

Old 03-09-2011, 04:07 AM
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Cause they're just so darn beautiful! I would love to have a Featherwieght. Just waiting...waiting....waiting.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:20 AM
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Sew on one, you'll find out real quick!
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:28 AM
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I am just sentimental about old Singers. They remind me of my grandmother, and I miss her dearly. It feels like I have kept a piece of her alive when I use antique machines. The newest Singer I own right now is a 1974. The others are from 1949, 1950, and 1950.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lyncat
The old Singers have metal parts, they don't break, they are easy to maintain, they sew beautiful stitches, and they run forever!

I have the Singer Feather Weight, 201-2, 301, 401, 500, 66 handcrank, 99K, 15-91 and I love and use them all. Can't beat those old Singers for the most perfect stitch.
Wow...you have them all....you all are convincing me....
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:05 AM
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I love to sew on them-they are very sturdy & they don't talk back to me like my computerized ones! I have way too many, but I like to find them & fix them. They just purr along oh, and their parts are all metal, you can get to their insides. Manuals even have oiling instructions.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:28 AM
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I lve my FW and use her all the time. I like using her for paper piecing, and for taking to classes.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:59 AM
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I own 11 machines and I sew on my featherweight and my quilt machine which happens to be a Singer/Gambill
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:14 AM
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A lot of quilters buy the featherweights made in their birth year. You can tell when the machine was made by the serial number.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:21 AM
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I have the light minty green f/w and i just love her. She's just the sweetest looking thing and sews really well.
Got her from e-bay.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:33 AM
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I purchased my Singer 301A fifty years ago this summer. It has sewn clothing for my daughter and myself, curtains, slipcovers for furniture, and pieced at least 45 quilts. I took it in last month for a checkup and cleaning. It has been a wonderful sewing machine and I'm still using it as my main sewing machine.
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