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    Old 03-18-2014, 08:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by oldsewnsew
    I'm just learning about W&Gs. How do you spot if it's a "glass" tension? Assuming, the one in question is above the belt groove...
    Glass Tension
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    Automatic Tension
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    Old 03-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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    I contacted her, very nice lady and she sent me more pics. It was a roll top to start with as we all surmised. They cut a hole into the desk and set a platform in it so any machine can juts sit inside. The desk was very beat up and the machine in it was a Nelco. I passed..LOL


    Originally Posted by mlmack
    Seems like a roll top desk would be a real pain in the rear to use as a sewing cabinet, unless you were only sewing small stuff.

    Of course they neglected to post any pertinent photos that show how the machine sits in or on the desk.
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    Old 03-18-2014, 09:09 AM
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    So, if you only have room for one Parlor cabinet which do you go for? The $12,000 Singer or the W&G?
    Decisions, decisons...
    If I could swing it I'd be all over the W&G machine even without the glass tension.

    The patio table isn't terrible for what it is. It's a lot nicer than a lot of the re-purposing that people do. I do wonder how many people it takes to move it though. Cast iron adds up fast and there's plenty there.
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    Old 03-18-2014, 04:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by Bluelady
    This one may get sold at that price. Industrial decor is quite the rage for some folks and they are willing to pay stupid amounts for recycled industrial junk. This one looks good for that crowd. To then $400 to $500 is a bargain!
    Why would anyone buy that rusty mess? Recycled is one thing, but to put two disparate items together and don't even bother to clean them up is ridiculous.

    Side tables are one thing, but for a table that is made to have people sit around, treadle sewing machine irons are one of the worst things to use as a table base.
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    Old 03-18-2014, 04:50 PM
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    Originally Posted by mlmack
    Why would anyone buy that rusty mess? Recycled is one thing, but to put two disparate items together and don't even bother to clean them up is ridiculous.

    Side tables are one thing, but for a table that is made to have people sit around, treadle sewing machine irons are one of the worst things to use as a table base.
    no where to put your legs and what if you spill your drinks???
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    Old 03-19-2014, 08:49 AM
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    This ad has been running forever. There are 7 repeats of the ad within minutes of each other.
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/atq/4374077948.html
    I wonder why it hasn't sold yet?
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    Old 03-19-2014, 01:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by Rodney
    This ad has been running forever. There are 7 repeats of the ad within minutes of each other.
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/atq/4374077948.html
    I wonder why it hasn't sold yet?
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    I flag ads like that.

    "It was giving to us and we would love to keep it yet we just don't have the space for it anymore."

    I bet. At least make up a reasonable amount to ask for your non-antique , post-WW2, made in Japan sewing machine.
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    Old 03-20-2014, 03:29 PM
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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/4384389729.html

    Good grief. I'd need to be in a Haz-Mat suit to go look at that one.
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    How do machines get that gross? Seriously? I swear I've seen pizza, cookies, chocolate, etc all over them. I think I found sand in a serger.... is that mould? Is it really that hard to take care of an indoor appliance? Man! I wonder what their microwave looks like inside.... *shudders*
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    Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane
    How do machines get that gross? Seriously? I swear I've seen pizza, cookies, chocolate, etc all over them. I think I found sand in a serger.... is that mould? Is it really that hard to take care of an indoor appliance? Man! I wonder what their microwave looks like inside.... *shudders*
    it happens regularly on CL
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