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Thread: Antique Store Find - 99

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    After seeing all of the lovely vintage machines posted, I have wanted one. But, I've never seen one in this area outside of pricey featherweights. I decided to wander around a local antique mall, and spotted this about a month ago. It was $100 so I passed. Today I went back, and the price was marked down to $78. I debated and debated, and on my 4th or 5th time passing by it someone came and hung up a 25% off sign in the booth! I decided it was meant to be! It needs to be "officially" cleaned, but it has all the parts and no rust anywhere! The case it sits in is really the only place showing any wear and tear. I'm a little scared to plug it in, so my husband will have to check the wiring, but I was so excited I just had to post pictures!

    It's a 99, made in New Jersey in 1956 - 3 years before my mom was born :) Please ignore the messy table (courtesy of my 2 year old)
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    Congratulations. Enjoy your new baby.

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    She is pretty!

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    Looks like you found a keeper. Great buy!

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    Congratulations, it was just meant to be today for you.

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    How great that you were right there when the 25% off sale hit! Great bargain!

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    Pretty machine!

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    I learned to sew on one like this. I wish I had one now.
    Joan

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    Its so nice to bring a baby home

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    Oh, she's a darling. Enjoy, and hope all is well with the wiring. Why is it okay for our husbands to plug in electrical wires when we're scared? I do the same thing...let him take the zap! And yes, I do love him.

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    My Mother had one exactly like this one and sewed on it for years!

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    My Mother had one exactly like this one and sewed on it for years!

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    My Mother had one exactly like this one and sewed on it for years!

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    Wonderful find!!!!!!!!!! :D:D
    Yeah, we let our beloved hubbies take the ZAP!!! LOL

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    Congrats on your great find. Singer 99 is a great machine.

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    Nice. Have you named her yet?

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    Nice

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    she's so pretty

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    Nice find. And what a great price.

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    Looks like a dandy to me!

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    Wish I still had my mom's. Only difference was the shape of the stitch length lever. Great machine. Will sew just about anything. I "helped" hem cuptowels sitting on mom's lap about 1950 or so. Made many of my own clothes in HS, including a prom dress. Then years later made my kids costumes, covered my couch, etc. You'll not be sorry you got that beauty.

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    Congrats! It was meant to be!!! Enjoy your new vintage machine!

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    Great Deal! She looks great!

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    That's a nice find. It's always good to have the electrical checked on the older machines. I was given a 201 that someone wanted out of their house. I cost me less than $100 to have it cleaned, rewired, new foot pedal. I thought it was well worth the money.

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    Enjoy her she's beautiful. My brother found mine for $50.

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