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    Ki Iam JIA and new to this board.

    I have a Honeymoon treadle sewing machine. I was purchased by my late Great Grandmother used.
    My Grandmother, born 1907 and her sister, born 1910, grew up sewing on it. My mother, (born 1924) also learn to sew on it., The summer of 1966, I was 15, If I was not sewing on the machine making clothes for myself, I was at the local swimming pool.

    In the spring of 1988, my husband was in the area in Virginia, and spent a few days with with my grandmother and she sent the sew machine to me It made the long trip from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Va. to Corpus Christi, Texas. Needless to say I was surprised, I had not expected it until after her death.

    It is in excellent condition, I have all the attachments, and pieces of the original instruction book.
    I understand these machines were produced in the late 1800's to about 1910. The only serial number or production number is on the plate with needle sizes (it takes the long needles). The number is 2928540, my 43 year old daughter doesn't want it. Any ideas there to look for buyers?

    Thanks for listening to me.

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    That is sad that she doesn't want to treasure this family heirloom. You might want to put the word out at a local quilt store or guild. eBay is always an option or Craig's list. On eBay, enter your model number in a search then you can scroll down on the very bottom and select "sold item" and see if what price if any have sold. Good Luck and Welcome to the board.
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    Super Member pojo's Avatar
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    Hi, if I was your daughter I would be happy to get the machine even if I didn't sew.
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    You aren't supposed to sell anything here
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
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    Welcome to the board! Is there any way to "hang on" to your family heirloom? Your daughter may change her mind in a few years and want it. I know when I was 43 I would not have wanted my grandmother's machine, but now I would give anything to have it!
    If you really want to sell it, you would probably have better luck advertising locally. Not many people will want to pay for shipping such a large, heavy item unless it is extremely rare. Good luck!
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    I also have a Honeymoon machine. Mine is made by Davis.

    I agree with hanging on to it, I also didn't want the old machines when I was younger, and now I'd love to have them!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Some are interested some are not. If you have a grand daughter or nieces there's a chance they will be interested. In my experience these things changes with the circumstances. In a bout of cleaning and simplifying a lot have been thrown out. We can't hang on to everyting, but a machine like this in good condition is both very nice and useful for the right person. In the next round some will likely be interested. I hardly have anything from my great grand parents. I have the remains of a art nouveau tea set, I'm not sure if I have anything else.

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    I agree with hanging on to it if possible. I wish I had been able to get some things of grandmothers. Have a few thing of my parents. Wish I had taken my mother's sewing machine when dad offered it to me. He had set it into my toddler "dresser" so it would mean a lot now. Just didn't think that way 25 yrs ago.

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    Junior Member Freaky_Quilts_Dragon's Avatar
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    Are there any other relatives who might be interested?
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