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Old 11-25-2011, 07:41 AM
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A few weeks ago my hubby and I went to a barn sale in Aguilar, Co. In a shed the owner had about 20 sewing machines, mostly heads. You could tell that some at one time had been in cabinets as they still had the hinges attached. I am guessing at the years of manufacturing, probably '20s or '30s. All black heads with various decals, such as Red Eye. I saw one that intrigued me, Greek or Roman lady on a chaise lounge. Have never seen this decal
There was only one red machine. And most were Singer. The price for each 25.00. The owner has no plans to restore any of them. The idea of buying them all or some, is spinning in my head. Hmmmmm.
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It would be spinning in my head too!! I'd for sure be after the ones with the different decals...and that red one!
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sylviasmom
A few weeks ago my hubby and I went to a barn sale in Aguilar, Co. In a shed the owner had about 20 sewing machines, mostly heads. You could tell that some at one time had been in cabinets as they still had the hinges attached. I am guessing at the years of manufacturing, probably '20s or '30s. All black heads with various decals, such as Red Eye. I saw one that intrigued me, Greek or Roman lady on a chaise lounge. Have never seen this decal
There was only one red machine. And most were Singer. The price for each 25.00. The owner has no plans to restore any of them. The idea of buying them all or some, is spinning in my head. Hmmmmm.
Wow! talk about hitting the 'mother lode' of vintage finds.. Enjoy and keep us posted...
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:27 AM
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I think I would have done my Christmas shopping early! Maybe made an offer on taking several of the best ones. The lady on the chaise lounge is intriguing.
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I did that once. I bought a bunch of Singer 404s from a school. I forgot what I paid.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:13 PM
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Oh my gosh! I think I would be considering that too! But then, I hope I would be reasonable , maybe not!

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I would have had a hard time leaving without at least 2, no 3, maybe 4 or 5, nono, 6.............!!
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offer a lower price than you expect to pay for all of them - I did and I got 15.
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I couldn't have left w/o that RED one!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlee
It would be spinning in my head too!! I'd for sure be after the ones with the different decals...and that red one!
Yep....what Charlee said!!!! Hope you at least get a few of them.
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