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    The jury is still out, but that husband of yours might just be a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Oh I just love the husbands who support our creativity and love for all things quilting :)
    I even got my hubby to help me some...LOL Hey come here I need your help!!! LOL

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    Great DH gift, enjoy it , it looks great ..

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    Good for you!!

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    Congratulations! On the supportive husband & the lil' lady.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! I just bought one also from 1914 which is electric and in excellent condition. On pins and needles waiting for it to arrrive.
    What are you naming your new baby? I am calling mine Canadian Rose as it is coming from Calgary.

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    WOW, what a find!

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    Hi Jlm, I have a RedEye ( like yours) dating back to 1916, a Tiffany / Gingerbread 1915, a memphis/Sphinx 1897 and a Painted Rose 1891. They all work and I love collecting them. Good luck in finding more. Singer has a great website to help you date these machines.
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    She is a beauty and I agree I could only hope to look that photogenic when I am 90!...Thanks for sharing!

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    WOW!!! What a beautiful machine.

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    Oh, lucky you! It looks like it may be in the base of it's original portable box, is that right?

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    She is very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    Oh, lucky you! It looks like it may be in the base of it's original portable box, is that right?
    No, the base it's in is not the original, but I don't care. I am debating about whether to convert it back to treadle or use it as an electric. Either way, I have cabinets it will fit in. My original singer treadle is a model 27 with sphinx decals which are not in very good shape. I may swap it out for my new lady.

    Because she's a Red Head, I may call her Lucy.

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    I have one just like it, it was my grandmothers, I was told at one time it was a treadle made over into a portable, wouldn't want to lug it very far, it's quite heavy, still works, only thing I think may have been replaced is the cord. Wanted to sell it but no one here wants it. If you look at the plate on your machine there is a number and some letters I think, if you call Singer they will give you the exact date and where it was made. Hubby made a great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltqueen61
    I have one just like it, it was my grandmothers, I was told at one time it was a treadle made over into a portable, wouldn't want to lug it very far, it's quite heavy, still works, only thing I think may have been replaced is the cord. Wanted to sell it but no one here wants it. If you look at the plate on your machine there is a number and some letters I think, if you call Singer they will give you the exact date and where it was made. Hubby made a great find.
    I did look up the serial number - the number was released in December of 1919, one of 50,000. However, I can't assume it was actually made in December of 1919, more likely it was sometime in 1920. The motor and belt look new, so it may be a very recent conversion.

    It's more difficult to sell a machine online, probably because of the weight of these machines. They are HEAVY, and often damaged in shipping if not packed properly. If I had known that you had one to sell, I would have definitely been interested, but now I have one. I consider it a keeper.

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    Oooo, I'm so jealous. I have always wanted a treadle because that's what I learned on.

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    What a beauty! Have fun with her!

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    That is beautiful I love the old machines with the pretty decals...so much character compared to these generic plastic machines.

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    super pretty! Treadleing takes some getting used to, but it's so much fun!

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    I tried to sell it locally, thought a lady that had just opened a quilt shop might like to have it as a decorative piece but said she had no space for it so it sits in a room gathering dust. They really are a beautiful piece of work, they don't make em like that anymore.

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    He is definitely a "keeper"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heberstitcher
    He is definitely a "keeper"!!
    I think so. He indulges me even though he doesn't understand my compulsion.

    :mrgreen:

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    It's gorgeous. Congratulations!

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    Ahhh she is a lovely red eye. Enjoy!

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    Beautiful decals. Great find.

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