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Thread: shhhh, estate sale tomorrow

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    i have a very old machine with lots of gold decorations on it and on the cabinet. it was originally a treadle. nobody ever wired it. i have it because it's beautiful (to me). it's on the original stand. i don't know what it is. it has no id. the gold leaf bits are dragons. there are three drawers on each side and a center drawer. here's what i did:

    i use the table/machine as an end table at the side of my sofa. i had a sheet of table glass cut the size of the flip-down part. when i have company, i flip down the cover, leaving the machine in the hole, and cover the hole with the glass. now i have an interesting exhibit as well as a good-sized table to serve off of. the table glass is strong enough to hold a stack of small dishes, napkins and silverware for or for use as a small bar. i've used it both ways.
    i use the drawers for permanent storage of my good silverware. large spoons, small spoons, large forks, etc. great looking serving piece and no complaints about another machine. :mrgreen:

    you could definitely do that with the flip-down singer if you like it. just clean up the cabinet. interesting old pieces are the best, aren't they? :wink:

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    If you can get that with the table for 25.00 I would say it is a shopping miracle. I love those shopping miracles. The table alone would be worth over 100.00.

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    If you can get that with the table for 25.00 I would say it is a shopping miracle. I love those shopping miracles. The table alone would be worth over 100.00. The picture doesn't look like an orignal featherweight table but the machine would be well worth the 25.00

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    I love estate sales. Last year my husband and I decided to stop at one when we were on the way out of town for our anniversary weekend. There wasn't much there, but in a bedroom at the top of the stairs was a wonderful oak sewing machine cabinet. No machine, just the cabinet; I'd been asking him for a cabinet for mine and had been looking at those at Hancock and Joann's. I got it for $50.00 and had to delay my trip a few hours so I could get it out. After I got it home I found that it had an insert for a free arm with it that perfectly fit my Viking and that the shelf the machine sits on is operated by an electric switch that raises and lowers it. :lol: :lol: The cheapest cabinet I'd seen that I would have considered bringing home was $350.00 on sale and wasn't even half as nice as this old one I got. Sometimes you get a great deal at estate sales.

    Linda

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    Sounds like you found some great deals. There is no such thing as too many sewing machines. I have 6, am looking for a 7th and would like to add a treadle to the collection. It's like having too much fabric or chocolate...NOT!

    Chris
    aka busiacam

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    Please do post your bargains. THat is truly is what they will be

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    I had a guy here yesterday to give me an estimate for cleaning out the basement of the office- there's carpet and some sort of underlayment to be removed- it's damp.

    Anyway- he sees my machines and says- you collect these things? I say yes- he says he just sent 2 treadles to the crusher last week. I almost had heart failure! But, he said he will give me every sewing machine he finds. He does clean out work for foreclosures and finds all kinds of stuff. I think that's a job I want.

    Maybe I better learn sewing machine repair.

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    If it is a feather weight Singer cabinet #68, it could be worth lots of money.
    I think it would be O.K. to rewire it because it could be damages to use otherwise. I have seen Featherweight sell for $350 if the gold is good shape and lots of people just want them to sew with and will still give a lot of money for one.

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    my heart breaks :cry: :cry: :cry: I sold my old treadle 4 yrs ago when we moved,my hubby was tired of moving it from here to there, no place for it at the home we moved into. It had all of it orginal pieces and parts, in very good condition, except I was the only one who seen beauty in it, bought it for $10.oo 15 yrs ago, I miss it dearly. I sold most of my antiques then, and what I have left, I am holding onto with dear life! :cry: Hold on to your machines, my fellow quilters!

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    If you are interested in a treadle go to treadleon website. Check out Craigslist et.I have many treadles and piece almost everything on my Singer treadle. I have a 15-88 that I love and another Singer that is in almost perfect condition that I also use. I stick with Singers since I can buy bobbins for them anywhere even Wal-Mart

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    Chances are that your grandmothers machine will still work with a little machine oil. I have one that was left out in the rain for who knows how many years with stuff piled on top of it that I can sew on LOL

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