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Thread: you convinced me on Vintage Singers and I bought one

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    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
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    OK...on impulse the other night on ebay I purchased a 1955- 99 Singer with case. I'm sure I overpaid 99.00 but when I saw that it was my yr of birth and 99 is the yr I retired it just called my name. Hope it works as stated and looks as good in person, being mailed out today. I have my Grandmothers old Singer sewing cabinet but the machine itself had rusted out so I'm hoping the 99 fits right into the cabinet. My husband thinks I should see if Grandma's machine can be rehabed so that's on the list to do.
    I now have my eye on a featherweight and 301A that I might purchase by the end of the wk. I have to get over this obsession with Vintage or I'll need a separate rm just for old machines.

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    The old Singer Virus is very contagious:) Love my featherweight!

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    hope all will be well when you set her up. My husband thought I was nuts when I got a belt for my treadle machine...he just doesn'tunderstand...but he loves my quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    The old Singer Virus is very contagious:) Love my featherweight!
    I think I caught the "vintage machine" strain of this virus, as I have multiple different models of vintage machines, singer, phaff, new home, minnesota, necchi, I thought it was something that could be cured, but I now know that it's impossible to get over :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll: Not that I've tried so hard to find the cure. :wink: :wink:

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    Yep, a bad virus!!!!!!!!! Plus the old machines are like strays, they will follow you home from place like garage sales, lol!

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    Yes, it is a virus. I have it. They have not found a cure and I don't know if anyone is working on finding the cure ;)

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    Oh I agree. Started with a treadle, then an electric vintage in a cabinet, then featherweight, and now looking for a 301. Not to mention a Singer I bought in 1964 new, green, works great, an Elnita that works great but hard to thread, garage sale find, and my trusty Brother mechanical, Costco bought, that does everything I ask it to do, no fussing at all. Where will it end???

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    Only one cure I know of....run out of money!!!!!

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    It is a useful addiction! Usually they are easily returned to running order, cause little problem, sew beautifully and they are just too dang pretty.

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    Congratulations on the 99 - I don't think you overpaid at all. :)

    They're a lot of fun to sew with and to work on. It feels so good to take a grungy old hulk and turn it into a clean, functional sewing machine.

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    It is the "look" of so many vintage machines that make them so popular [and of course many people want the same thing as someone else has] I keep my vintage machine upstairs where I can see it so often as I walk by. It gives me a smile and I think she is so pretty dressed in her black attire. I don't know what feelings the feather weight will give me once I see mine but I will find out next month when my daughter brings it to me. I sewed many things on an old treadle when I was a kid and when I got married and became pregnant with our first child, I made a lot of baby things. I don't know what happened to that old gal but I do know she was well used. I don't want to become just a collector of old machines taking up space. However, I would buy one like that old treadle if I ever seen one like it. Enjoy your new [old] machine for what ever reason.

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