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Thread: The ad said "I have a porch full of sewing machines for free".....

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    The ad said "I have a porch full of sewing machines for free".....

    I thought I was dreaming.

    Of course I almost tripped over myself getting out the door.

    She had 4 machines in cabinets and a wrought iron treadle base w/o a machine.

    One cabinet did not have a machine.

    One cabinet contained a Sears sewing machine (not interested).
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    One cabinet contained a 1970's Singer (not interested).

    The last cabinet contained a Singer 201-2 (vintage 1950), including a zigzag attachment, a buttonhole attachment and lots of other attachments (all were contained in a red plastic onion bag of all things). Of course the 201 came home with me.

    There was also a sewing box, the kind with the cantilevered drawers in it. Lots of goodies in there including two old style button hooks for button down shoes, sewing machine needles, sewing machine screw drivers, etc. The sewing box found its way into my vehicle.

    Oh, the treadle base came home also.

    Price for all the above: $0.00

    It was a nice day.

    Shari

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    All I can say is "WOW"

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    I'm living in the wrong place, nothing like that ever happens around here.

    Joe

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    Or here. Wow got a good deal there. best I have ever seen in fact.

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    WHOA!

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    Somebody loves you! but the rest of us are jealous!!! LOL
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Hey, Joe -

    I seem to recall you might be interested in a bare treadle base. If you can come get it you can have the one I just picked up. It's not marked Singer - might be a White brand.

    I'm just outside Milwaukee, WI.

    Shari

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I'm living in the wrong place, nothing like that ever happens around here.

    Joe
    Me too, Joe...
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    Oh boy howdy that would be a road trip and a half. LOL.

    Well, to tell you the truth, I'm burried in machines and cabinets and paraphernalia. Gonna have to pass until we find a bigger home for our machines.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Oh boy howdy that would be a road trip and a half. LOL.

    Well, to tell you the truth, I'm burried in machines and cabinets and paraphernalia. Gonna have to pass until we find a bigger home for our machines.

    Joe
    Boy can I relate to that comment!

    The same lady was giving away a loft bed..... I was thinking of getting it, setting it up inside our garage and using the 'bed' part of it for storing my machines and using the 'study' area of it for a mini-workbench area. Hmm........

    Shari

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    What a great find!!

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    What a fun ad to read! Hope you enjoy your finds!
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

    A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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    I find it increadable that after reading all the ads here, there is nothing worth pursuing.. I'm getting frustrated, and jealous..

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    WOW! Yeah - that doesn't happen here, either!

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    You must really know how to live right! What a Haul you lucky duck!

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    Lucky you...CA is like a desert for good deals on machines. People here think "solid gold".

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    You go Girl. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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    If I would have seen that ad, it would have been a quick trip to Milwaukee!

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    I'm living in the wrong place too. Everyone around here thinks they're stuff is worth a mint. Congrats on your wonderful find. You must be living right. :>)
    jean

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    and where are the pix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Lucky you...CA is like a desert for good deals on machines. People here think "solid gold".
    same here in OK

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    Wow! How fun is that! Enjoy your purchases

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    Same here in Maryland

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    Your VERY lucky day!
    How great is that!

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    Great bargains!

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