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Thread: Thrift Store Score!

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    I found this machine in one of the local thrift stores today. It's a Singer Touch and Sew 758 from the 1960s or 70s. It came with the original case, manual, feet and pattern knobs. It must have been very well cared for because it sews a perfect stitch. It didn't have a price tag on it, so I took it up to the manager and asked how much she would like for it. Her reply: "Does $29.00 sound fair?" SOLD!!! :-D
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    WOW! How lucky is that! Wonderful for you!

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    nice machine
    nice price

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    great price, did you get to test drive the machine at the store to be sure it was in working order???

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    I have one of these it used to belong to my mother she didn't have a manual for it because she bought it at a yard sale I think so I went on the sight and paid 15 dollars for one.

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    Pretty machine, you did very well :D:D:D

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    very nice machine

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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    great price, did you get to test drive the machine at the store to be sure it was in working order???
    Actually, no I didn't. Believe it or not, I "had a feeling" it was a good machine. It looked well taken care of and had everything with it, so I took a chance. I'm sure glad I did.

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    Happy to see another vintage machine rescued. Enjoy!

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    You are going to love using this great sewing machine. I had one like it, for many years & made a lot of things with it. Sometime's I wish I would have kept it, but let someone else that needed a machine have it. Do ENJOY using it. What a great find!!
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    I have that machine. Singer 758. Thought I was only one in the world with it. I purchased it in Spring of 1976 to make my daughters layette. i still use it. At the time i paid several hundred $$ for it. Computerized machines were just starting to arrive on market. I did not trust them, so glad I waited. I told sales person I wanted one like best computerized model that did everythin "new" one did without being a computer. Good machine, like all old Singers. You got a good buy on a good machine. It does not have a walking foot that fits. At least I can not find one, but quilts beautifully without it.

    DH takes off bottom to clean & oil after I finish each quilt.

    Enjoy. Mine was hospitalized awhile ago, so I dug out my Mom's Singer 320, Quilts even better. Also I feel like Mom is guiding my hands.

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    What a great find.

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    Wonderful find!

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    Great find!!!!!!

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    well done. OOOHHH I love bargains

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    You got a great price on it. I bought a Singer Touch and Sew from an antique store and paid $75 for it. It did come in a very nice cabinet and lots of attachments.

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    It's a beauty

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    Great find!

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    Great deal!

    Makes me want to head to all the resale shops and look around today!

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    Gosh, that looks like brand new!!

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    That machine was from the time when Singer's were good. I used to only use Singers until I got one of the first electronic embroidery machines. My DIL has that one now. I love my old black ones, though.

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    Congrats on your find! Does she have a name yet? :)

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    I have one just like this that I have for the kids at school to use! Oh, what memories!

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    What a great find!!

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