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Thread: My thrift shop find!!

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    I don't really have room for another SM that is in a cabinet but while I was poking around in the thrift shop, today, I couldn't pass this one up!! It is an 1892 Singer VS3/28-18 with the most beautiful decals that I've ever seen. I don't really know much about this model but it is in wonderful shape, cosmetically, and I will have to see if any of it's main parts are missing.

    After searching around to see what the decals were called I found that they are called "Orange Blossom, Dogwood" and they were on the machines from 1892 through 1894.

    Not sure if this tensioner is all there
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    I'm also not sure if something belongs on this little tab thingy in the front
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    Does anyone know if this motor was added later and if I can convert it to a treadle
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    That's a gorgeous machine! It looks new!!!!! Great find.

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    OMG!!!!!! I can not believe it is in this condition! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Go ahead and hurt my feelings and tell me what you paid for it..........

    Billy

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    wow, those decals are pristine! Gorgeous... just gorgeous :)

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    I am not a huge fan of FW in general,BUT with that said - this is the most beautiful sewing machine I have ever seen!! I can see why you had to have it! Congrats on a great find!

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    The only thing that makes me sick to my stomach is the electric motor was added and they changed the bobbin winder and the belt guard.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    OMG!!!!!! I can not believe it is in this condition! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Go ahead and hurt my feelings and tell me what you paid for it..........

    Billy
    Well, it also came in this pretty little cabinet :D . I paid $150.00 and I don't know if it was too much but I didn't care---it was coming home with me :mrgreen:
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    Aw, that is a BEAUTIFUL machine! So pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    I am not a huge fan of FW in general,BUT with that said - this is the most beautiful sewing machine I have ever seen!! I can see why you had to have it! Congrats on a great find!
    This is a Model 27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    The only thing that makes me sick to my stomach is the electric motor was added and they changed the bobbin winder and the belt guard.

    Billy
    That was one of my questions. I would like to change it back over to a treadle. I have a couple of treadle cabinets that I could put it in!!

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    There is NO WAY I could have passed this up. You have a tremendous treasure. Whatevery it costs to restore it will be worth every penny. Sure would love to see this in treadle cabinet.

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    You sure have beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    OMG!!!!!! I can not believe it is in this condition! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Go ahead and hurt my feelings and tell me what you paid for it..........

    Billy
    Well, it also came in this pretty little cabinet :D . I paid $150.00 and I don't know if it was too much but I didn't care---it was coming home with me :mrgreen:
    Wow that is up there but this is a good specimen with the exception of the electrical added. I would find a really nice treadle and then slip it back into it and lose the motor and light.

    Billy

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    I'm cheap when it comes to paying for a machine, and seldom pay over $25 for one...*I* would have paid $150 for this one...even with the alterations! You got a great machine! :)

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    I have 2 cabinets, both have red-eyes in them but I won't mind switching one of them out. I just got 3 new belts in the mail the other day! Do I just unscrew the motor and take it off. What did you mean when you said that they switched the bobbin winder? Plus it looks like something is missing on the thing that is sticking out of the front just below the badge.

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    What a beautiful machine. Those decals are in great shape. Wonderful find.

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    Wow. That machine is pristine. It looks almost new! Great find.

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    That is one gorgeous piece of machinery! I think it's worth the $150 whether it works or not.

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    This is a beautiful machine - I am still in awe that there are so many of them that are viable.

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    that is awesome!!!!

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    Beautiful, I hope you enjoy it

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    Very nice!

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    Wow Beautiful and just look at all that throat room :-D

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    Lucky Lucky you.............

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    Im green over this! What an awesome deal!

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