Walked away 22 VSMs

Old 08-15-2017, 06:10 AM
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Craigslist ad 20 miles from my GF's house. 22 machines 8 in cabinets Some run, some need lots of help. All for one price, no picking out individuals. OK, that is a lot of machines to absorb at once and I don't like to sell.
Waited a couple of days, then went to go see them. I didn't even look in all the cabinets. ( machines were crowded in a small space) a few 66s, 99s, at least 5 potted machines. but when they aid "need help", they didn't say they some had been through a flood.
Some nice machines, but of course the ones I really wanted were flood victims. Posting some of the abused lovelies.

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:16 AM
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Oh my, that just hurts to see.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:18 AM
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The transverse shuttle Gritzner ( sp?) had a broken handcrank knob, the shuttle was there ( pictured underneath) but it would take a lof of oil to even free it. handwheel would free for winding, but when engaged to the rest, it was solid.
Unusual Singer is a chain stitch model. I left my # with them. I may make them an offer that is significantly lower than their asking price. Lots of slides and bobbins missing. but yes, the red eye was pretty and maybe intact.
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Leon, where's your sense of adventure?

I've seen some of your restorations and know that you could make them look good. One? of the Pfaffs actually looks pretty good. I see a few machines that would be fun to try to restore. A few machines that might be candidates for paint jobs. Did you look at the #42 cabinet? Did it have the ink well with the appropriate pieces?

John likes the ones with the large hand wheels and the little machines.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.

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Just happened across this page when I was trying to tell John about one of the little machines.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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Janey, still considering it

I don't know cabinet #'s but one had an inkwell.

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There was a Pfaff 130 that looked pretty good. This 80 was less so.
I may call them tonight with an offer.
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The motor on the little green machine. ( may have been labeled General Electric) had lost it's way to mount it and was hanging in by the friction wheel not falling through a hole. Thanks for the link. Janey. You enabler you.
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]578957[/ATTACH]odd case with some Singer in it

[ATTACH=CONFIG]578958[/ATTACH] Standard with a Hamilton Beach motor
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Originally Posted by tscweaves View Post
Oh my, that just hurts to see.
I second this sentiment!
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I third this sentiment
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