Horror at the antique shop

Old 11-08-2015, 05:31 AM
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:00 AM
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Aaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!! That's a really old one too, not just a common 66 or something. Is it a Grover and Baker? How sad. I think the shiny brass is especially tacky.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:42 AM
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This is the kind of thing that I cannot stand, I just foam at the mouth. Use them for what they were made for, but then that won't sell.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:36 AM
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There, there, sssshhhh...it's alright. Group hug, we'll get through this together. But I know what you mean.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:53 AM
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Depending on what it cost I think I would bring it home and at least make it look like a decent lamp. Of course they've probably destroyed it by sanding so they could paint it. Hope Karma paid them a visit in the process.
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Wow is right. Even if it is a non working sewing machine, what a dumb place to put it.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:12 AM
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I'm waiting to see what Steve says. It may not be a goner. The box is tall enough that the underside may be still intact and they drilled thru the slide plate, not the base itself.
I hate the fact that they painted everything including the bobbin though.
Reminds me of Mr. Bean painting his apartment.
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EDIT: I had a second look. Looks like the tension and spool pin have been hack sawn off. That doesn't help.
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Not sure what they were going for when they decide to destroy the machine, but they certainly didn't making any friends with sewing machine enthusiasts. Wonder what they want for it?
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Looks like a Weed sewing machine. Really rare... sigh
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Looks like it might be sitting on a hand crank base (?) That would be very rare but perhaps only the front slide plate is damaged.

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