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Thread: My payment for sitting at an auction all day

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    My payment for sitting at an auction all day

    I went to an auction today with my mother and the lady had tons of buttons, old cothes, and tables and tables of fabric, lace and sewing what nots.......too many to mention. She had purshased everything she had been eyeing all day and then this item came up and she paid $30.00 for it and said here this is yours. I have always wanted to start collecting old sewing machines and now maybe?? I have my first one. This one appears to have been made into a lamp and not sure I want to keep it this way. The letter states Deluxe Precision "Centennial" and below it says Made in Taiwan and Serial #018206. Its looks like its in good condition but not sure if its even a real one or a replica to look like an old machine. Does anyone know anymore information about this? If it is a real machine can parts still be ordered for them to fix it? If not I think this will make a great conversation piece. Thanks for all your help.
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    Pretty! I couldn't tell you much about it, but I think I'd leave it as a lamp...it's already been drilled out for it, and I like the shade!
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    I would think because they didn't drill through the arm or pillar that the machine will sew. It is a beautiful machine. Is the bobbin case there?

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    You could look at it as an adventure. Keep a picture of her in your purse with all her information and hunt for her parts every time you go antiquing. You might want to check out what she will need from an expert before the hunt. If it turns out you can't restore her she will make a great addition to your sewing room as a lamp. You certainly won't be knocking that lamp off the table. I think I might change the lamp shade to a more sedate black rectangle?

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    My first thought would be to try and see if everything moves. If it does, and there's a bobbin, you might be able to turn her into a hand crank.... Just a thought. Very pretty decals!

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    I kind of think it makes a nice lamp. Why mess with it. If it is a clone it might make you do a happy dance if it does work though.
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    Beautiful-how lucky you are..
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    This is beautiful, but a lamp???? Made me giggle.

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    Funky! I like funky - I'd keep it just like it is and put it in my sewing room.

    I've seen the cast iron bases cut down for coffee tables, the very old style 'foot' shaped controller turned into lamps, etc.

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    Too bad they didn’t drill the stem hole over by the pillar, and then turned the stem the other way to center the light over the machine. Might have been a really useful quilt piecing machine, and a lamp too!

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    I was thinking the same as CD! It sure does have beautiful decals.

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    hey..I have a friend that has one of these! Not sure it is the same machine, but it is made into a lamp just like this..I will have to email her and see if it once was a REAL machine!

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    I have seen where someone was making lamps out of old vintage machines. You could do away with the lamp and use it as a machine if you wished. I would look into getting parts if it need it and use it as a machine. It is beautiful. It looks like it is all there if the bobbin is there. Look and see if not try to find one on eBay. Let us know what you decide to do, i'm curious
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    There appears to be no motor to drive the machine. Maybe it should remain a lamp.

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    OMG please take the shade off. Turn back into a sewing maching.To pretty to be lamp.

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    Neat find! Hope you are able to make it into a machine you can have fun with!
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    I recently saw a vintage machine made into a lamp on eBay...I had to catch my breath!! WOW!! Who would do that????? Anyway, your 15 clone should still sew since the drilling is through the back of the bed. Anyway...do what you want with it...either way, it's a great looking machine.

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    what a beauty.

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    I like it, if ylou do not need a machine
    leave it as a conversation piece.
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    My upstairs neighbor has a very nice treddle machine in the garage But she's so unfriendly I'm scared to ask her about it!! I may get brave one day and ask!
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    Makes me wonder if it was made into a lamp because it didn't work, but was still beautiful.
    I love the looks of it. And you can buy the lights that are like ott's to give the daytime light, and have a beautiful lamp for just about any room.
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    I think I would put a different shade on it, screw in an Ottlite bulb and have a built in sewing light! It has beautiful decals and it wouldn't be hard to either find a vintage motor or handcrank to actually sew with it.
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    Does anyone else think that lamp shade is hideous??? The machine is beautiful though.
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    wow! Bet you wouldn't mind doing that again, huh?
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    OMG!! I didn't know it was turned into a LAMP!!?? Good Grief!!! Someone had to much time on their hands!! Ditch the lamp and try to refurbish the machine, to beautiful a piece to ruin.
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