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Thread: My yardsale find!

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    DH and I went to some yard sale yesterday morning when I got off work. We stopped at one and they had a sewing machine without a price. I looked inside and saw it was an older Singer. I asked the lady if it was for sale and she said it was. She told me it didn't work and she would take $10 for it and the stool. My heart did a flip-flop when I saw it was a Singer 500A!!! DH bought it for me and we took it home.

    I had to work last night and didn't get to try it out, other than turning it on. The light turned on and the motor purred and the needle moved freely. I got it out this afternoon and tried it out. All it needed to make it work was the tension adjusted!!!! I am so thrilled!!!

    While I was there, the lady asked me where I worked and I told her. The sewing machine was her Mother's and she had been a patient in the hospital where I work. I remembered her and her husband when she told me. She said her Mom loved to sew and made many a prom dresses with that sewing machine. It is nice to know the history behind a sewing machine.
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    Beautiful find!

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    It looks almost brand new.

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    :mrgreen: Great find!

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    It sews like a dream! I still can't believe she sold it for only $10.00! I waste more than that when I take the grandbabies to McDonalds. LOL!!!

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    :mrgreen: WOW :mrgreen: Like it was meant to be :thumbup: Happy sewing

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    How cool was that? Congrats on getting it and such a sweet story too.

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    She's a beauty. The cabinet looks like it is maple. Good to know the history.

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    Yippee!

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    Isn't it nice that there are people that don't have a clue , about machines or fabric.

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    A beauty, to be sure! I would have bought it, too. Why not? When you have 12 machines, what's one more? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    A beauty, to be sure! I would have bought it, too. Why not? When you have 12 machines, what's one more? LOL
    You are so right!!! I think this one will make #9, or is it #10?? LOL!! :mrgreen:

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    ;) :thumbup: :thumbup: !

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    Beautiful machine.

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    wow, what a great find,it was meant for you to have it,enjoy

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    Oh my, she is a beauty. What a great find and what a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing.

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    You got a sweet deal.Good job!!!

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    What a find?

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    Right place, right time. Congrats!

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    Oh my, I know my friend is gonna be jealous of this, it's just what she wants.

    We live in a small town and don't find those kind of deals around here, wish we did.

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    I have one of these machines, but I paid $35.00 for mine. I got it when the old lady across the street from me was downsizing and moving to a smaller place. I got all the attachments, and the instruction book. It has been used very little. My cabinet is "blond" or "limed oak"

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    What a wonderful find!!!

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    she looks like an aero dynamic rocket.. lol love it!

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    Sherri,
    It really is beautiful! Congratulations on the find.
    Jeanne (Scraffy)

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    Very nice find! It looks almost brand new.

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