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    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
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    I found this on a local ad and was just wondering if this is $30 a good price? It says Jones on the sewing machine. I think it might be electric not sure don't see the foot pedal.
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    The electrical cord is coming out the left side of the cabinet over the top of the machine.
    Pretty machine.

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    ohhh nice sturdy machine. I think thats a great price

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    Also looks like hinges on the front of the cabinet. If you open the front you might find a knee press lever to operate the machine. I think you got a good deal. Beautiful machine.

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    Never heard of Jones sewing machines...

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    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
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    Sorry I'm new to the world of sewing hehe whats a knee press?

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    Instead of a foot pedal it is a lever activated by your right knee and you pust your knee to the right.

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    I just got an email back from the people selling it and they said they had bought it for an side end table and didn't use the machine and aren't sure if it actually works. I don't know enough about these types of machines what do you think buyer beware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    I just got an email back from the people selling it and they said they had bought it for an side end table and didn't use the machine and aren't sure if it actually works. I don't know enough about these types of machines what do you think buyer beware?
    For $30 you'll be fine! These machines are usually easily fixed and usually only need a good cleaning and oiling. Billy (lostn51) has a Vintage Machine section that shows how to clean and oil them. He's got all kinds of tips and tricks.

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    If you can swing the cost of 30.00 I'd sure go for it.
    Can't really lose here as it could be fixed if anything is wrong
    with it. :D

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    Ok I found another one. It's a Spartan and the person again doesn't know if it works or not. It looks to be in great condition and the ad says the machine is dated 1930's. It says to make an offer and it must be sold quickly. What would you offer for something like this? Sorry I have all these question but you all are like my quilting and sewing library and full of so much great knowledge as I'm just new to this wonderful sewing and quilting world.
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    Don't know how much, but ask Billy (lostn51)...he knows TONS about the old machines. Send him a PM right away before these get away...I think you'll get a good deal here, but ask him to be sure.

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    That Spartan is really a good looking machine. Usually all they need is a good cleaning and oiling. I have purchased many many old machines cleaned them up oiled them and have made a lot of money doing that.

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    Spartan's are a good little workhorse machines. If it runs you would be happy with it.

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    I'd love to have both machines! They are very fixable if something doesn't work; that's one of the great things about them. The Spartan is in beautiful condition, but the other machine would be fine at $30. I love the knee control; much easier to use, in my opinion, than a foot pedal.

    You can always offer less since they aren't sure if the machines run.

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    If you are in the market for a vintage, I don't see how y9ou could go wrong. Those cabinets seem to be in pretty good shape

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    If it runs well, the cord is in decent shape and has some attachments it is a good deal. Looks nice and clean. I have several vintage machine. I have heard of Jones before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    Ok I found another one. It's a Spartan and the person again doesn't know if it works or not. It looks to be in great condition and the ad says the machine is dated 1930's. It says to make an offer and it must be sold quickly. What would you offer for something like this? Sorry I have all these question but you all are like my quilting and sewing library and full of so much great knowledge as I'm just new to this wonderful sewing and quilting world.
    Yes, go for the Spartan. It is a 3/4 Singer. Hopefully it has a reverse. I would pick this over the Jones. Or like some one else said,"Get both." LOL that is what I do and now I have many but I am happy.

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    I'm going tomorrow afternoon to look at the Spartan. So excited :lol:

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    wow thats a pretty sewing machine your lucky here you might find one in a cabinet for around 125.00
    HUGS Dora

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    Went to look at the Spartan sewing machine today and was kind of disappointed. The lady said she plugged it in in the morning to see if it worked and it made a grinding noise inside the motor and nothing moved. The cabnet was scratched all over and had sticky stuff on it. I decided not to get it. So now I'm on the hunt for a sewing and cutting table for my Brother machine.

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