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Thread: Another use for a Vintage Machine

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    Another use for a Vintage Machine

    My daughter spotted this vintage machine on a post leading to someone's house near Kona, Hawaii. She snapped a couple of photos for me. I don't know whether to cry or smile.
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    it will probably show up on CL and asking $500 in a few years. I'll be waiting...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    GREAT way to say A QUILTER LIVES HERE!

    Wonder if there's any old longarm machines around I could put outside! Hahahaha!

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    I would be overly tempted to do a covert night time rescue if I saw that.

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    a quilt shop I know have a painted bright red one in there flowers...sigh so sad LOL
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    Maybe they put it there because someone was stopping by to pick it up and they wouldn't be home at that time. Well, one could always hope. LOL
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    I love it! What a great way to enjoy an old vintage machine that may be well past restoration and signals that a lover of quilts and/or old vintage machines lives within! Thanks for sharing; it made me smile!!
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    Cute idea but a sad waste

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    Smile! You'll use more muscles!! :-) after cleaning out 5 metal buildings belonging to my Dad, I no longer believe everything has to be used. Sometimes it can just be repurposed. At least this isn't in the trash heap. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    Cute idea but a sad waste
    Perhaps not...may just be what is left of a parts machine.

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    Cute idea, it probably couldn't be restored!

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    Why? I could get it running again, and would .....................


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    Yeah, Joe, you came to mind while I was reading this--but I guess she lives too far away from y'all.
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    ...middle of the night swap-a-roonie leave a Chinese "singer" repro in it's place.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2 View Post
    Cute idea, it probably couldn't be restored!
    HA!!!! I know plenty of people that could and would restore that Singer 127, and one of them is me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    HA!!!! I know plenty of people that could and would restore that Singer 127, and one of them is me.
    too bad they didn't use some plastic wonder - nobody would care
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    It's been fun to read your replies. You've reacted the same way I did - a combination of disbelief, admiration, and amusement. It makes me wish I knew the quilter/vintage SM collector that lives at the end of the driveway. We would probably have a lot of things in common - and I would tell her/him that I know a wonderful bunch of people who could commiserate and/or help with that machine. You guys are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    ...middle of the night swap-a-roonie leave a Chinese "singer" repro in it's place.....
    hehe! And the perfect place for a sloppy Chinese repro, it is. ;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    HA!!!! I know plenty of people that could and would restore that Singer 127, and one of them is me.

    Yeah, really. That will buff out, y'all! hahahahahaha!

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    Sorry, I'm not a fan of this.

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    well, the owner can do as they want with their property. I agree some of us could resurrect it. However, any time I have vintage machines out it triggers reminiscing in people who see them. There could be a lot of people who smile with good memories when they see this machine in such a public setting, and it certainly is better IMHO than setting it in a closet somewhere because it is a 'parts' machine.
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    CIL,

    I apologize, but I can't stand that attitude. "It is just a parts machine." Really. Why? Other than exposure to the weather, there might be nothing mechanically wrong with it. The paint and decals are chipped and worn, big deal, that doesn't make it a parts machine. The plated parts are rusty, again big deal, they can be cleaned.

    The owner can do what they want, that's true, but it's still sad. Kind of like the business here in Springfield, that has a 55 Chevy 2 door up on a 30' tall pole as their advertising gimmick. Pretty sad waste of a good car in my opinion.

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    Makes me want to cry. The poor thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Kind of like the business here in Springfield, that has a 55 Chevy 2 door up on a 30' tall pole as their advertising gimmick. Joe
    Sounds like another case for a middle of the night switch-a-roo... perhaps swap with a Vega..

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    Call me a traitor but I like the idea for a machine that is "over the hill". And sadly to say that there are machines past all hope because they are not singers. This one was a maybe. Not everyone has the $$ or connections to restore. If the machine was already rusted at half the amount you see, it was likely past its ability to sew or even be for parts. I like this instead of a the dump where it will not biodegrade! Yard decorations, I've seen tractors made out of some. One man stated that the machines were past hope of sewing as he was also a restorer and making a tractor (his brother's idea) was better than filling his barn with them. At least he didn't get good ones and make tractors. Combined two ideas decorating for some: sewing for her; tractors for him. Thanks for sharing.
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