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Thread: Another acquisition - Spartan with Cabinet

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    Another acquisition - Spartan with Cabinet

    Found this one on E-bay .... paid a whole .99 cents for it. I honestly told the guy when I went to pick up it up that .99 cents was obscene and offered him more ... he refused and said he was happy to have it out of his garage. He said his wife sells real estate and she was always "dragging things home".

    Singer Spartan SN ES737673 in an auto-lift cabinet fitted with a knee lift. He had already taken the head out of the cabinet when I arrived and the motor was wire-tied to the cabinet insert.

    The machine was listed as "not working" but that's half the fun isn't it?? On further questioning he said "it works ... it just doesn't run very fast". OK then.

    She's dirty, but will clean up easily and beautifully! The bed is flawless, no rust anywhere, one little nick to her Japan on the upper pillar. The cabinet will need a bit more work but not a lot. The face plate and bobbin plates ... beautiful condition.

    Now ... her SN on ISMACS lists her as a 99 made in 1961. I know the Spartan is a "stripped down" version of the 99, but not sure if I can trust the SN (thought they would have listed it as a 192 or 192K) ... or does the SN list all the Spartans as 99's?

    Now we can't wait until the weather breaks and we can start working on all the machines and cabinets that need attention. We need the garage and right now my cars are living in it.

    pictures as she arrived ...
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    I'm officially JEALOUS! I almost never get deals like that.

    That's a nice cabinet with a nice machine in it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I'm officially JEALOUS! I almost never get deals like that.

    That's a nice cabinet with a nice machine in it.

    Joe
    Ditto Joe, the price is priceless!
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    Sweet deal and sweet machine! I do like a machine in a cabinet - it is just more comfortable for me to sew on it when it is anchored down in a cabinet. Congratulations!

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    Judy you got to be the luckiest girl in the world.
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    That was a very, very good price. That is the first machine that I have heard of with so low a price, except, of course, for those that are given away or offered to anyone for free.

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    Awesome, great find!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Judy you got to be the luckiest girl in the world.
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    Judy might be lucky ... but it was Sue that got lucky with the above machine
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Sorry Sue I knew that as soon as I read your post. Just chalk it up to a senior moment. They are coming more often these days.
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    I sure do have cabinet envy.
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    What a deal! Congrats!
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    What a wonderful find. Congrats!!
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    What an awesome machine and an unbeliveable price! Great find!!!!!

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    She is a beauty to me. I would name her 'Agent 99'.
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    ohohohoh!I am sooooooooooooo jealous.I paid $40.00 for mine,in a case not cabinet.It is one of my favorite machines.I love the patten leather finish.Although it has gotten a little dull because I use it.But no matter,still love it.It makes a beautiful sound when it sews.It makes me happy!

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    oooooooooooooh so nice!

    And I hope you told that man that when his wife drags something else home to give you a call and skip the e-Bay step!


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    Looks to be in great condition to me. Great find.
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    Hang onto. Paid $35 for a Sparten WITHOUT the cabinet and was told worth more than I paid for it by Billy here on the board.

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    Lucky girl. Glad this machine has a very good home now!!
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