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Thread: Bird's Eye Maple Singer Treadle Cabinet

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    Bird's Eye Maple Singer Treadle Cabinet

    My husband has been perusing Craigslist again. I'm doing quite well. First the Franklin "Scarab" Treadle in an Oak Parlor Cabinet, now a bird's eye maple Singer Treadle cabinet. He paid $15 for it. I didn't even bargain. It looks like a #5. The 7 drawers are embossed, as is, the sides of the drawers. I need a head to go in it. What machine should I look for to put in this beautiful cabinet? Repeat after me, I am not collecting treadle machines, I am not collecting treadle machines. Do I need a 12 step program? I know, it's not me, it's my husband. He's the one finding them. And telling me about them. So, he's the one with the problem, not me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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    What a find!

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    Oh my! What a beauty. What machine head?? I think a Singer with beautiful decals. Hmmm......a beautiful Lotus was posted on this site recently. That would be my first choice. Then a Gingerbread/Tiffany. And third, a nice Red Eye. With bargains like you are finding I see no chance that you will stop collecting!

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    I will gladly trade you spouses. At least today.
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    How funny - I just left this board and went to CL to browse and look at what I found:

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/3486753913.html

    I hope you get your machine.

    Darren

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    That sure is a beautiful cabinet! And at a unbelievable bargain price!

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    That's beautiful!

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    WOW! That is a beautiful cabinet.

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    What a fabulous find! It is gorgeous. DH gets a gold star.

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    That cabinet is beautiful.
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    One of the most beautiful cabinets I've seen...enjoy!

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    What a beautiful cabinet. Do you think your husband would go shopping with me? I never find good stuff.

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    Since I asked the question about which machine, I have been cruising the internet looking at the suggested machines. I have fallen in love with the Gingerbread/Tiffany machine. So, that's what I'm going to be looking for. I think he was looking at CL last night. Thanks for your comments on the cabinet. I've never seen the bird's eye maple before. Lots of oak.

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    That is one very beautiful cabinet. Lucky you !!
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    What a find, he is a keeper.

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    A beautiful find!!
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    When you get over 30 machines that is when you need the 12 step program!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Carol View Post
    When you get over 30 machines that is when you need the 12 step program!
    Then I'm good. I only have 7 machines. I have 2 treadles (1 -Standard with a coffin top (1900) and a Franklin VS in a parlor cabinet (1910-1920), a featherweight 221, case (1940), and card table (I had to buy it a table), a Viking 1+, an older Viking 5230 (1974), and 15" Bailey and Next Generation frame. Also a 99K, my husband rescued after a fire (he did insurance restoration at the time). I guess we've had it for over 20 years. I found it scrounging in the attic looking for something else. Needs lots and lots of work. Now I'm looking for a machine for this cabinet.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Very pretty and love the wood carvings.

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    Nice cabinet! You should subscribe to my personal 12 step program....it's exactly 12 steps from where I part the car to my door to bring the machines inside!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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