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    Quote Originally Posted by luv2learn
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    WHAT A WASTE of a GOOD sewing machine!!!!!

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/art/2229887207.html
    I think these are darling!!. . . THINK POSITIVE. . . they HAVE still been saved from the landfill and someone will still enjoy them for a long time!!
    Yeah, that's true- landfill would be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    WHAT A WASTE of a GOOD sewing machine!!!!!

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/art/2229887207.html
    On a positive side....they are made in the USA :D
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I wrote the seller and told him that lots of people collect the old sewing machines, working or not, and that it hurts us to see them made into something else...

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    Did you really???????? Good for you! But I bet he just wants the $$$ and brushed you off :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    :shock: :shock: :shock: How dare they!! LOL Creative idea, but I sure hope those treadle machines were in such horrible condition that they couldn't be saved & this was their only salvation.
    I was thinking the same thing!!! They better Not have been able to be fixed!!

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    I'd love to have a vintage treadle for myself--to use! I do hope the machines used were no longer usable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    WHAT A WASTE of a GOOD sewing machine!!!!!

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/art/2229887207.html
    I've seen these before and just don't get it... What does a sewing machine have to do with a tractor? They could have as easliy put a toaster or a handmixer on the front... HUH???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    WHAT A WASTE of a GOOD sewing machine!!!!!

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/art/2229887207.html
    I've seen these before and just don't get it... What does a sewing machine have to do with a tractor? They could have as easliy put a toaster or a handmixer on the front... HUH???
    I soooo agree!!

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    It ticks me off when I see a beautiful old Singer cabinet converted to a table or a really nice iron base with a glass top on it. Guess that is probably because I gave up my old Wheeler and Wilson Family #9 for a modern piece of junk and my husband got rid of the cabinet and converted the head to hand crank to make sheathes for his hand made hunting knives. Now, I am trying to recondition an old cabinet that has not been cherished by someone so that I can use the 127 in it, or better yet, the 66 I got . I sure miss that relaxing feeling that treadling gave you as you sewed away.

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    Okay! So now we need to come up with some way to turn a tractor into a sewing machine! Leave it to a man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    It ticks me off when I see a beautiful old Singer cabinet converted to a table or a really nice iron base with a glass top on it. Guess that is probably because I gave up my old Wheeler and Wilson Family #9 for a modern piece of junk and my husband got rid of the cabinet and converted the head to hand crank to make sheathes for his hand made hunting knives. Now, I am trying to recondition an old cabinet that has not been cherished by someone so that I can use the 127 in it, or better yet, the 66 I got . I sure miss that relaxing feeling that treadling gave you as you sewed away.
    Reminds me of a time a few years back when visiting my brother in Michigan. He took me into an "antique" store where they had lots of sewing machines. There was an old treadle cabinet turned into a glass-topped table. I made some rude comment about it, not realizing the shop owner was close by. He said the machine didn't work so he thought it would make a nice table. I asked what he did with the sewing machine part, he said he threw it in the trash. I was mortified and spewed a few epithets to him about destroying history, etc. He just walked away. Needless to say I didn't buy any of his too expensive sewing machines. Again, I say, MEN!!!!

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    Those are really cute.I hope they were made with ones that were beyond repair. I have a friend who is a farmer and loves all things old that would love one of these

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    I think they are adorable and they were probably well beyind using before they were used for this.

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    Craig's list give me the creeps. Wouldn't be surprised at anything.

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    Have to give him credit for being creative!

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    oh, to bad, so sad

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    Is this the equivilent of sewing machine cross dressing?

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    There should be a wanted poster out for that guy!

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    there were some at out state fair back in Oct. I think it is ok if the machine is shot. Say you only found the basic frame and all the works were gone. why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners
    Is this the equivilent of sewing machine cross dressing?
    what a hoot!!!

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    What would you do with these things? Are they a child's toy? Why would anyone make these things?

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    That is just aweful!!!! What if we started turning antique tractors into sewing machines??? By doing this, they are destroying a part of sewing history. :thumbdown:

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    Well, that is sure a combination of 2 people's hobbies!! LOL!

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    Have you seen the store All Saints Spitalfields? I saw one in Las Vegas. The windows were filled with old sewing machines. Inside the store were bigger industrial machines and equipment, as well as old spools, all mixed in with their mod clothes. I think they must have bought them as a job lot from London, UK, as that is where Spitalfields is. It seemed a great shame to me.

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