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Thread: Does anyone know anything about old sewing machines??

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    Junior Member Arizona Sunrises's Avatar
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    I've found one for sale, and I'm considering a purchase, despite knowing nothing about it. I don't know year, make, model, or anything else.

    Just as a shot in the dark, does anyone have any suggestions?
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    OMG! Thats very unique! I've never seen one like that! I would say if the price is right to grab it!

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    This reminds me of a machine to stitch shoes.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/arti...harry-berzack/

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    Grab this baby. If the the price is right. I think every one that sews or likes machinery would be glad to have this machine. I know I would it.

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    Lostn51 helped me with an old machine he may be able to help you too. Good luck I would grab it regardless if the price was right just to have it lol
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    I've seen pictures of those before, I think it something like Willest or something. Sorry, I can't help more, but I would sure buy it if it's in your price range. I'm sure someone on board will be more help than me though.

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    Oh, I've been looking for one of these, just because they are so unique. I believe they are made by singer and are called a Chain Stitcher.

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    Looks like someone besides Singer makes them... This might help???

    http://quiltville.com/sewingmachines.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    Oh, I've been looking for one of these, just because they are so unique. I believe they are made by singer and are called a Chain Stitcher.
    Thank you. That helped a lot.

    Strip the paint off of it, remove a few of the accessories, and it looks amazingly like the machine below.



    http://www.naehmaschinenmuseum.com/2.html
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    If it's unique, unusual or just plain weird looking I buy it. I'd say this one fits all three so if it were me I wouldn't have even asked, I'd have bought and then showed it off proudly! LOL

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    Have you checked on ebay? I learned a lot watching the auctions and reading the descriptions and then googling for more information. The machine you have pictured looks just like one on ebay last week. The price should be fairly reasonable. They are really cute.

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    Oh My, what a beauty, what a find, grab it if you can, I would, specially if price is right and you can afford it.
    A Treasure in the making!

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    There were hundreds of machine makers in the early days of sewing and this is not even close to being a Singer.

    The machine in question is from around the 1850's to 1870's. What are they asking for it may I ask?

    I would do nothing but clean it up and see if I could get it working. But trying to find a needle for it will be near to impossible so you might have to make them for it.

    But a paw foot is always a nice machine to own!!

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    What an odd looking machine.

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    I love it-so unique and the histry behind it much less the stories this machine could tell. If you don't grab it up, I may have to. LOL and me with no money.

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