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    Estate Find

    I'm now a proud owner of a 1941 Singer 15-41. I have plugged her in and she runs smooth; although, she needs a good cleaning and oiling. I think that I have all the original attachments and the buttonhole foot. The light works and the electrical cord is in very good shape for being seventy years old.
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    Congratulations, Proud Owner ... she's a beauty!

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    Great find. Enjoy.
    Let me share my story of a free machine in a cabinet. My hubby and I were out yard sailing. We found a sewing machine in a cabinet and a free Iron bed, The owners helped us put it in the van as we both had had surgery and could not lift it.
    We went home but had to return to our cottage to do some things so we left the van home and took his truck. I aked the 2 grandsons to please put the sewing machine in the house and the bed frame in the garden.
    I asked a few times if the oldest had done it and each time a got a Oh I forgot.Finally he was at the house and I asked if they could bring it in. It took a long time, he called me back and said he was sorry but they could not find the machine. Then I heard his brother say,: the only thing we can find is an end table. We all had a good laugh. My other machines ar portable and they had never seen one in a cabinet. The oldest one had looked for it but was afraid someone had stolen it and did not want to tell me. LOL

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    Yay for you. The cabinet is great.

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    What a beauty!!! So glad you got it, cabinet is beautiful also. Great find!!!
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    she sure is pretty

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    She is soooo pretty! enjoy using her
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Fabulous find! I have a 15-91 Centennial -- she's exactly the same age as I am! I also have her original cabinet and stool -- different from yours. You will love this machine! She will sew through anything that fits under the presser foot.
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
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    Looks like a fine machine; but I am even more impressed with the styling of those legs on the cabinet and stool. Very pretty.

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    Congrats! I see you already have her behind the fence with the guard dog on duty. lol She is pretty, lucky you!
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    Wow! That machine is in really good shape. Looks like it wasn't used much.

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    I have one like her ,Billy-Jo she sews like a dream. DH just fixed the wiring ,and doing a stitch in ditch on her today. 1947 15-90 Dottie Bug

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    WHAT A FIND!!! You will love, love, love it. The only thing that could make it better is if it had a decent price!

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    You got a very good looking machine. Have fun!

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    Opps, I missed typed. It's a 15-91. Thanks everyone. I could not pass on her for $50. And I'm the second owner.
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    I got one just like her! I paid $50 for mine and the matching stool. She is my go to machine! Funny I have a couple nice janome and I use my vintage singers instead for the most part!

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    WOW. Lucky you.

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    She's a beauty!
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    Congratulations! Excellent machine.

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    Nice find, for a good price!! Mine is a 1946 in the same Singer #40 Queen Anne cabinet. (There are two Singer cabinets with the #40, the "bent" legs make it the Queen Anne style)

    You're going to enjoy that machine a LOT!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Sure looks like it is in good shape to me. I have two featherweights that really need a good cleaning, they both run great and right now that is all I care about. When the weather gets nasty I will tackle cleaning them.

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    Lucky you....Lucky her!!!

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    And your cabinet and stool are great!

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    Oh my, lucky you. You have posted some wonderful pictrures. I have to go look again!
    Thanks for sharing.

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