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Thread: Miss Tilly

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    Senior Member ruck9085's Avatar
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    was born in Clydebank, Scotland on a blustery day in Feb.1955. She was loved and cherished in her youth for her beauty and performance, but sadly she began to age, and she was shuffled around from place to place, losing some of her luster, but not her spunk. Eventually, she was abandoned in a dark and dusty corner of a KY flea market. Placed ni a babinet that was too big for her, she sat there. leaning lopsided and dusty and I had to rescue her. She has none of her attachments, but she was so grateful to be rescued from obscurity that she purrs for me.
    Fortunatley, Singer has all of the attachments I need for her.
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    wow, I see these on Craig's list but fear purchasing.
    are they hard to clean up and get running? and what is a good price?
    thanks
    sue

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    LOL!
    A beautifully written provenance for a beautifully restored machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
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    A beautifully written provenance for a beautifully restored machine.
    I second that. Nicely told story, makes one want to read on...


    Makes me think of the old movie about a yellow Rolls-Royce, its change of hands, the adventures it has etc.

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    great find!

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    very pretty!

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    Lovely tale with a happy ending. So pleased this little gem is now treasured.

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    I'm glad you rescued her.

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    very nice!

    Susan

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    Love those happy ending stories. Delighted she has a good home at last!

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    Loved the story and it is a beautiful machine. Glad you could get the attachments for it. Enjoy!!!

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    Beautiful..I have her older sister..born in Clydebank Scotland..Aug of 1949..Their Mother is here too..Scotland 1922..lol..I found them at my Grandmother's house..thought pics were downloaded..I'll send you one later !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyWB
    Beautiful..I have her older sister..born in Clydebank Scotland..Aug of 1949..Their Mother is here too..Scotland 1922..lol..I found them at my Grandmother's house..thought pics were downloaded..I'll send you one later !!

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    Have no idea why this happened..must have hit something wrong..lol..!!!

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    Oh, she is darling! Old machines are so pretty.

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    So glad you rescured her!!! She is beautiful~!!!!

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    Love her name.

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    Actually, I used a can of compressed air to clean the dust anddirt out of the inner workings, then windex and a paper towel to clean the yuck off of her outer self, then a soft cloth and some of my sewing machine oil to wipe down the whole thing. Was fairly easy.
    As for price, I got this one for $50, but I saw another one in a lot better shape, a treadle in it's original cabinet for $150. If it hadn't been between paydays I think I might have gone with that one, but Miss Tilly just looked so forlorn sitting there all dusty and drab.

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