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    Would you have paid $25 for a machine similar to this?
    Do you know anything about it?
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    Thats a cool machine. I would pay $25 for it.

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    Here is a google search....lots of info. http://www.google.com/search?q=Domes...ed=0CDEQ_AUoAQ

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    I have a Domestic in a cabinet I got for $20.00 at a church sale. It has the Crinkle finish too. I just love the looks of these machines. Mine is a a 1943 model. Mine also has the knee lift. The machine is in perfect condition. I haven't been able to try it yet because my Dad took the machine out of the cabinet to refinish it before I could try it out. I'm sure it will work fine. I also have a Montgomery Ward made by National. 1932. Once you get it cleaned up at oiled I think you will love this machine. Nice heavy duty one with a big throat. Good find. :thumbup:

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    I probably would not get this machine. It is missing the needle plate, which would cost a little money to replace. It's really not a collectible machine, although interesting. Looks like a Godzilla finish, which isn't particularly charming for me. Also likely a very heavy machine.

    On the other thread you mentioned an arm protruding from the front. However, I don't see a hole in the base. Some of the older machines did not have a foot pedal and instead were operated by a knee bar. The knee bar would be stored in the wooden cover when not in use, and inserted into the hole in the base when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I probably would not get this machine. It is missing the needle plate, which would cost a little money to replace. It's really not a collectible machine, although interesting. Looks like a Godzilla finish, which isn't particularly charming for me. Also likely a very heavy machine.

    On the other thread you mentioned an arm protruding from the front. However, I don't see a hole in the base. Some of the older machines did not have a foot pedal and instead were operated by a knee bar. The knee bar would be stored in the wooden cover when not in use, and inserted into the hole in the base when needed.
    This isn't the actual picture of the machine. I found this pic on the internet somewhere and it looked similar. The one at the sale said that it worked well. I hadn't heard of it before, so I was unsure whether or not to get it.
    The handle I was talking about in the previous thread ended up being the casing for the light. (I didn't look at the machine very close at the sale because I lost interest when it wasn't a featherweight.)

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    I have a machine like this. It is an early domestic rotary machine with a shuttle type bobbin. They were sold by Sears.

    Cant remember where or how much I paid for mine. I dont use it because rotary machines do not run smoothly. The little round rubber wheels gets lop sided and causes lots of problems.

    However, for collectiblity sake, it is an interesting little machine.

    I wouldnt pay $25 for it.. maybe $5 or $10.

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    Thanks for the info, JCquilts. I'm glad I didn't pick it up. I have 4 machines already...probably don't need another.

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    FAb! it looks like a work horse. I can't help with info But you are lucky!

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    I have one--she will be going to Tomilu soon for her makeover---has been sitting unused for many years....they are pretty good workhorses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    Thanks for the info, JCquilts. I'm glad I didn't pick it up. I have 4 machines already...probably don't need another.
    Well, of course you need another machine, just get the right one at the right price. These old machines are available all the time. I got a 301 for $5. Just stay the course and you will know when its a great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I probably would not get this machine. It is missing the needle plate, which would cost a little money to replace. It's really not a collectible machine, although interesting. Looks like a Godzilla finish, which isn't particularly charming for me. Also likely a very heavy machine.
    Wow... I'm wondering where you got your info that this was not a collectable machine. It most certainly is! The sheer age, the unusual color of the godzilla finish, the cool knob plates it has, the name plate, and the neat hardware on it, all contribute to it being quite desirable. I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I am a collector and would NOT have passed it up at $25! Not collectable? Any vintage item is collectable.

    I realize this thread died a month ago, but whoever ended up with this little wonder got a steal of a deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    I have a machine like this. It is an early domestic rotary machine with a shuttle type bobbin. They were sold by Sears.

    Cant remember where or how much I paid for mine. I dont use it because rotary machines do not run smoothly. The little round rubber wheels gets lop sided and causes lots of problems.

    However, for collectiblity sake, it is an interesting little machine.

    I wouldnt pay $25 for it.. maybe $5 or $10.
    I agree. Not a good machine. There are better machines out there for not much more money.

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    I just paid $20 for one exactly like this and it came in a cabinet. I noticed the electrical cord from the motor to the knee control is a cloth cord, but the cord to the wall outlet isn't -- it is rubber but old and needs replacing. I would like to know the year it was made. The serial number starts with a 151-. Anybody know?

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    If it fit in my budget for that week I would have paid the $25 for it.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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