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Thread: Blue singer

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    Junior Member Hattie Shorts's Avatar
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    Blue singer

    Yesterday at the thrift store,I played with a singer that was a lovely shade of blue...had never see one...it was in a table with nice wood....it worked and. Had a box of attachments....$35 ...sure was tempted, but ihaveabsolutely not an inch of space to put it....was this a treasure that I missed or just a novelty to me?

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    I can never walk away from one that is unique to me .......... how did you do that? I understand the space issue as I'm sharing your boat with you ...........
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    It was a clone, likely, and not a Singer. Not a rare machine by any means, but a novelty.

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    http://quilting.about.com/od/essenti...weight-221.htm

    I went looking for blue machines and found this one. of course it has been painted, but it is a bright blue.
    Jean in MI

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    I have 2 aquablue Singers ----a 347 and a 348-----I think they are lovely and add so much tomy collectionand they work well too!

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    Hattie Shorts: Did it look like this one?
    http://www.sewingonline.co.uk/machines/singer348/

    I would have brought it home with me. I love blue machines.
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Yes...the same machine....now I'm sorry I s did not bring it home

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    I've been outbid on 4 blue clones and you turned one down ..... oh the shame of it. Just teasing. I'm out of space myself, but I would have brought it home anyway.

    Joe

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    Haha, Joe, too bad you don't live closer. I've had my blue clone on CL for a while now and it's not sold:<

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    Well darn, I'll bet it's a pretty one too. The problem is shipping from Outer Space would be astronomical.

    Joe

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    Candace, I looked at the link that Cathy posted here and Hattie says it is the same machine. It is a Singer, not a clone. Did she pass up a really good deal in your opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hattie Shorts View Post
    Yes...the same machine....now I'm sorry I s did not bring it home
    Kitsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsykeel View Post
    Candace, I looked at the link that Cathy posted here and Hattie says it is the same machine. It is a Singer, not a clone. Did she pass up a really good deal in your opinion?
    IMO, they are very cute, but broken nylon(plastic for Joe:>) gears are very common for those models and they aren't as respected as other cam, Singer machines like the 400 or 500 or even the 319 and such... they just haven't held up very well. So would I pay $35 for one? If I were able to open the top, make sure the gears weren't cracked and if it had a bunch of cams, maybe. But, that greenish color is appealing. It's too bad the inside of the machine doesn't match the attractive quality of the outside:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Well darn, I'll bet it's a pretty one too. The problem is shipping from Outer Space would be astronomical.

    Joe
    Yes, shipping from space is not even worth considering!!

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    I'd love to have a blue clone, however all the ones I see on ebay are priced far into the stratosphere.
    Sharon

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    The blue machine was sold....drat....Lesson learned

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    (Hi. New member.) I thought that the 337/338 Great Britain Singers are all-metal. I don't have access to my 338 at the moment, but I don't recall seeing any plastic/nylon when I opened them up to oil. (I gave a 337 to my niece.) And I've read comments on VintageSingers and reviews elsewhere that say they are all-metal.

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    Powder Blue Singer

    I own a powder blue singer, purchased in 1968. It still works great, although I now have several more. They are still out there. I see them on Ebay once in a while. Good hunting.

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    You got a great deal. I'm afraid I'm a purist and love the black ones - but, I would have bought the blue one, too.

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