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Thread: I got the deal of the century!

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    Congratulations on your WOW purchases, they are both beautiful! May you enjoy them for many happy quilting, healthy years to come. Merry Christmas to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    I called on 2 listings on Craigslist Sunday and got both machines and even though I paid what they were asking still feel I really got a deal.......The full size one is a 115 from 1919 with Tiffany decals some times called Gingerbread (got this from the internet search) paid $30 for it.
    The featherweight is from 1927 and hadn't been used for a long time (all dried out) but got it cleaned, oiled and greased and it purrs. The case and attachment were in great shape with no musty odor! Paid $40 for it----the keys tto lock the case are even there1
    What a deal, nothing is ever in my neck of the woods for me to get a deal like that. It is always too far from away, (Arkansas). I would like to pick up the machine instead of having it shipped. Did they ship them to you. They are beautiful and you did a great job cleaning them up.
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    Now THAT is a GREAT deal!!! Congratulations!! Love your new machines.

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    I would say you have three sets of winners here. First of all, you cleaned out a space in two homes that held items they obviously didn't value or use, and were just taking up space, and made them some small amount of money --- although I'll bet just getting them out of the way was their biggest relief! And you turned out to be the biggest winner of all, because you now have two very beautiful machines that you will care for and cherish and use, and congratulations to you on that! So I guess that makes Four winners! Those machines must think they died and went to heaven to be in such loving hands again!
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    I love it when someone who appreciates a good deal gets one!

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    Featherweight date

    Quote Originally Posted by Kas View Post
    Wonderful deals! I would double check the serial # on the featherweight, though. The first one was made in 1933, I think.
    I agree Featherweights did not start being made until the 1930's the first ones were rolled out at the Chicago World trade fair I believe.

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    Wow a steal and no jail time. Very lovely machines, so happy for you.
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    After your posts I checked the machine again with a magnifying glass----(ole eyes aren't what they used to be) I did mistake a G for a B so the age is 1941. I am sorry for the mistake-----thanks for the information and heads up----still love it!

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    I am so glad you know her real birthday, now! I love these old girls. Sharon MacCallum (Dave's wife) suggests writing what you know about the machine's history on an index card or put it in an envelope if it is too long for the card. Then put it inside the drip pan for posterity. The next person who gets her will know more about her.
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    Beautiful machines, no matter their ages, a great deal anyway with the condition they are in. Good for you and enjoy.
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    Wow!!! You did get the deal of the century. So glad they went to someone who will love them and take care of them.

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    You can shop for me ANY TIME!!!!! You did GOOD!!!!

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    Wow!!! What a deal! Congrats!

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    Merry merry Christmas to you! What a wonderful deal!!

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    Wow! You really did get a great deal! Way to go!!!!!!!!
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    Two beautiful machines! Congratulations!!!
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    WOW! Fantastic finds.

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    Amazing is right!! I never see this kind of stuff on my Craigslist here in Central Illinois. You got a steal. Nice looking machines. Great find!
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    Congratulations. What a great deals.
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    Looks like you made out like a bandit!! Both look beautiful-enjoy them both. You did well.
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    Congrats! Super buys on both machines...I love the old machines with all of the beautiful scrollwork.....
    Have an inspring day!
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    Wonderful! Know you will have fun cleaning and testing. Good Luck, and Merry Christmas!!

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    Good on YOU!!
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    I'd be ecstatic to find the 115 in that condition, much less the featherweight! What a great deal! Hope all your finds are this good!

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    STEALING at Christmas....shame on you.....hope you use them well!

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