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    New Machine

    This one is my new favorite. I showed this one to my wife close to two weeks ago and her response was "No way, we don't have the money." Ok, I was reluctant ( I pouted like a 3 yr old) but she was right so I let it drop. She called when I wasn't around and made arrangements with the seller who kindly held it for us until I could pick it up Monday. The seller actually talked another buyer out of the machine so I could have it. I found out about it over the weekend when I learned that I had an extra stop on my way to a Dr appointment in Seattle on Monday. Many thanks to my wife Carol for the nice surprise.
    Here it is.
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    Nothing too incredible, just another 15 clone. But how many are out there with your name on them?
    I'm a big enough dork that I'm really enjoying that part of it. Besides it's all the proof I need that any clown could get their name on these machines if they bought enough of them.
    It needs the wiring fixed on the foot controller and a few other minor issues dealt with but it turns freely and the finish is good other than some light pin rash. I'm also seriously considering removing the dealer tag. If it looked a little nicer I'd be more inclined to keep it. I don't know if they only put those on machines they sell but I'd be PO'ed if I brought a machine in for repair and it came back with a tag stuck to it.
    I think it'll be a good stitcher and I think I've found my avatar.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Congrats!! That is too cool!

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    That is quite nifty! Enjoy!
    Alyce

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    Oh you lucky duck (dork)...you have a nice wife too.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
    Colleen S.

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    lovely gift, cool Rodney machine!

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    Rodney DeLuxe - can't get better than that LOL!!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    What a wonderful wife and beautiful machine you have! Enjoy them both immensely.

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    What a wonderful surprise! Now all you need is a "Carol DeLuxe" machine.

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    She doesn't sew. It would have to be a pretty cool machine to get her to use it. I am lucky to have her for a wife.
    She's supportive of my hobbies even with my compulsive behavior that sometimes drives her nuts.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    What a super cool find! I laughed out loud when the photo came up and I saw who posted it. So glad you were able to get it. Aren't wives wonderful!?!?

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    It was meant to be:>

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    I agree. That is so cool. A good machine under you own name. It was meant to be. You have to kerp it.
    Ron in NW MO

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    a RODNEY for a RODNEY. just way too cool.
    😊 wilburness 😊

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    Great find!

    Jp

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    We should customize that one with a pink foot controller.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    This is awesome! And makes the perfect avatar!
    Trish

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    That is just too cool. Your wife deserves some major reward for making this one happen.

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    That is so cool! You have a great wife.

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    What a special find! Not many of us can find one with our name on it-cool!
    This too shall pass.
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    Too cool for words. A keeper, for sure! So is your wife!
    Linda
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    Very cool! That was definitely meant for you. I think you should fix your wife dinner!!!! I also have wondered that about the stickers on some of the machines that I have gotten. I am hoping they were purchased there and not stuck there when a machine was taken in to be serviced. I have never tried taking them off. I was sewing on a "new" 99K last night and it has one of those stickers. The machine is like new (so is the sticker). I don't think the machine was hardly ever used, if at all. Sewed great though last night for me.

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    Rodney,

    Good catch, I like it.

    I usually leave the dealer stickers on my machines if they are in good shape and not pealing off. They are a part of the machines history. But some of them do look terrible so they gotta go. Take a pic for reference before you remove it.

    I wonder if there is a "Joe Deluxe" out there .... .

    Joe

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    Thanks everyone, I took a brief look last night. Apparently the Rodney that was importing these machines did it for a while. I saw some variations in the decals and colors and some zig-zag machines too.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Well my name isn't on my first Brother machine, (scored it from a coworker who buys storage units. I clean em, oil em and pass em on) but the manual has a drawing of a machine doing a monogram. The name? Alice! My name's Alice so that one's staying with me!
    In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

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    It's got your name on it. It must be yours.
    Rodney
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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