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Thread: Does anybody know what the heck I bought?

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    Does anybody know what the heck I bought?

    I found this on Craig's List and thought the cabinet was pretty. Then I decided it was a pretty cool machine, too. It sews beautifully. Name:  2012-08-31_17-17-52_547.jpg
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Size:  956.0 KB It has all of the original purchase paperwork and the manual, It says it's a Morse model 672. Can anybody tell me anything about it? Is this a good machine or a hunk of junk?

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    It sure is pretty. If it sews well you are off to a good start.
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    It's an excellent machine. What is the purchase date on the receipt? Mid 50s to mid 60s? These Japanese made beauties are workhorses.

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    Morse has a good reputation. I've never heard of this model #. But, it's cute and looks to be all metal. Check the camstack though, they sometimes have cracks as they're usually plastic/nylon.

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    You have a very nice Hunk of a sewing machine.
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    The cabinet might be Singer, though. It looks a lot like a no. 40 Library table.

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    You will love your 'new' Japanese machine. When I first caught the "vintage sewing machine virus" I was buying the old black ones and then I discovered the Japanese clones and....whoa Nelly ....not only do they sew beautifully....they also come in lots of awesome colors and looks. My name is Cathy and I'm a sewing machine addict.
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    Nice looking machine. Lucky you.
    Another Phyllis
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    Let us know how she sews. She looks to be very clean. I have a vintage Morse, model TZ5. It doesn't have a cabinet. Would love to have a cabinet like yours. It looks to be walnut maybe. Have fun with her.
    Kitsy

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    The machine looks nice. I really like the cabinet with the two leaves to put in place to sew.

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    I have a friend who has a Morse and she loves it. I've heard good things on here about them. Don't get too anxious to get rid of it.

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    A Gem! Reminds me of the Dressmakers.

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    I have a Morse 4300, it sews great, work horse. I had to do a lot of cleaning on mine. I got it for $20.00 locally. I have the book and all.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    I found this article on the web about Morse Sewing Machines:

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_8133030_hi...g-machine.html

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    At our quilt guild auction, today, we sold a Morse, Admiral, in a cabinet for $30. It sewed beautifully and didn't have a manual. However, the drawers were stuffed with goodies from the original owner. The lady who purchased it was thrilled to get it. It is kind of the 1957 Chevrolet of sewing machines. You will have fun with it. No, it isn't junk for sure.

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    Yes, this machine is wonderful! It will last and last.
    Bernina 640, Singer 201-3, Singer Centennial 15-91, Tin Lizzie 26" long arm

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    That is an outstanding cabinet. I've not seen one with the two drop leaves. Fabulous work surface. And if the machine is cleaned and serviced, you'll get many happy years of use out of it.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    A Gem! Reminds me of the Dressmakers.
    Exactly what I was thinking!

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