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Thread: OMG I Just got an antique singer!!

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    So I was reading this thread http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36387-4.htm and decided to hop over to Craigs list to see if there were any treadle machines as I have always wanted one. I can only describe it as divine intervention and meant to be. There on craigs list was a treadle sewing machine for $75.00 with a picture. She looked in good shape from the picture and the seller was right on my way home. I couldn't believe my eyes when I got there and told the guy it was sold and I would be right back from the ATM with cash in hand. As soon as DH gets home I will post pictures. Needs a belt and I need a manual but based on my preliminary web searches it is a Singer model 27 with the sphynx decals. The serial number is L1027083 and I found a website that said it was manufactured in Elizabeth NJ in September 30 1901. The old girl appears to be in really good shape and I can't wait to get her up and running. I think I got a good deal! The cabinet has 4 drawers and a drop leaf and the cover is basically just a hard wood box that sits over the machine. At this point I can't even figure out how to thread her! :lol: I'm so excited!

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    I am so jealous! I would love to have one just to polish and admire. They are very rare and super expensive in the Los Angeles area. Can't wait to see pictures.

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    Congrats !! I love mine :) she doesn't run, I just wanted the stand mainly to put my dear Aunt's machine on.

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    Congrats on your find, can't wait to see her.

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    Congrats!

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    With a Sphynx decal...What a find! I also have one, but it has the traditional "gingerbread" decals.
    Enjoy your new baby.

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    YEA!! You can pick the belts up online for anywhere from $5 to $10...they're VERY easy to install.

    If I understand what I read correctly, that Sphinx decal is really desirable!

    Can't wait to see the pics!!

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    WooHoo!!! I can't wait to see her picture :D:D:D
    What a great deal!!!

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    Awesome! Congrats! Can not wait to see the pics!

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    Where is the picture???????????????

    Love the old machines and I have 2 both in cabinets and in running condition.

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    I am soooo happy for you and can't wait to see the picture.

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    I have two and neither one is working and not in the best shape and I have one in the wooden box. I took the one in the wooden box to see about getting the wiring redone it has tape on it and the dealer said he could make it like new but change things and I said no ( funny thing is he sold my husband the new Janome 6600) I still want the old machines restored but I want them put back like they are. Your lucky if yours is ready to use for that price.

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    Sounds like a great find. I have a treadle, but never have checked on the age.

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    I cant wait to see photos. I was just given an old singer. I have no idea how old but my friends husband is "restoring" it. When the snowbirds come back I will go and take pictures.

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    Congratulations on your new "baby." I was lucky enough to get a treadle machine from my sister-in-law and her husband. They spotted it out by the curb of their neighbor & she sent him home for the trunk while she stood by. It was in their basement for a couple of years & then I spotted it. They brought it over & were surprise to find that there was actually a machine in there, and it is the Egyptian Sphynx. It needs a belt, and an instruction manual, but it's in wonderful shape. One of these days I hope to get it up and running.

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    I have now posted pictures in the picture forum. Here is a link to the post. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36680-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I have now posted pictures in the picture forum. Here is a link to the post. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36680-1.htm
    sure is pretty

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    Wow!! Congrats on the find. I've been looking on Ebay for one for awhile, and the prices have been way too high for me. You got a real deal! Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivoaks
    Wow!! Congrats on the find. I've been looking on Ebay for one for awhile, and the prices have been way too high for me. You got a real deal! Enjoy!!
    Try Craigs list. I feel e-bay has gotten too big and there are very few good deals to be had out there anymore. Craig's list you can look locally and usually find much cheaper and it has the same "narrow your search" type functions as e-bay.

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    Thanks! Think I will. I don't usually think about Craig's List, and have hardly ever even looked at the site. Now I'm going to.

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    HI NY treadle owner! haven't looked at your pics yet but if you are excited about owning one and want to get it up to sewing snuff just go to Treadleon.com and get involved there with the folks on that site and you will have that beauty up and running in no time and have a whole new world at your fingertips. ENJOY sewdio

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    Check on e-bay for the shuttle bobbins for this. I have a hand-crank one that takes this style and found them on e-bay for a very reasonable price.

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    You lucky, lucky gal! My mother had an electric Singer sewing machine with a knee pedal, but I really learned to sew in Home Ecc in HS on a treadal machine.
    I really loved it. I'd look for one if I had any room to put it.........ENJOY! Can't wait to see the photos!

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