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Thread: New machines followed us home

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    Cool New machines followed us home

    So it's been two weeks. Withdrawals have set in. Shakes and fever. Well, maybe not that but...

    First up was the reason we were out and about today. The same person we've purchased several of our machines (13, 48k, 28, Seidel & Naumann, etc...) from had a New Home with the treadle base. We've decided to concentrate mostly on the Singers and New Homes but we only had treadles for the Singers. Not only did we pick up the machine and base that we went for, he tossed in the irons for a later base with what looks to be ball bearing connections. Wow is that smooth and quiet!

    On the way home we stopped in at the antique store where we'd purchased our first New Home machine a little bit ago (also on the way home from buying machines from the same individual, now that I think of it.) While Herself was asking if they had any sewing machines for sale I spotted one sitting up out of the way Looked German but no name evident. High arm, transverse shuttle, solid looking bobbin winder, fiddle base, hand crank, large mother-of-pearl snowflake inlaid into the bed. Bentwood case, herself does our negotiating and she got the price down some so it came home with us. Looking around at various sites it looks like it's probably a Stoewer. On Needlebar it looks like the Premier is a very good match.

    No idea on dates for either machine yet but all-in-all it looks to have been a successful day on the hunt.
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    VERY nice! You had a good hunting trip today!

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    Wow great finds!

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    Wooooo Hooooo! Both machines are gorgeous!!!
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    Excellent! They are both spectacular but I especially like the decals on that hand crank! They are different than anything I've seen.

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    Beautiful machines! Just think of a treadle as a "winter exercise program". Enjoy!

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    My mouth is open, they are so pretty....we went looking today too, and I had to pass on what we found...no room
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    The New Home's decals aren't that great but I do like the face plate. We really got it for the base so we can play with our other New Homes. The second set of irons I'm planning to use for a base for the New Home CZ - slip the motor belt off and on with a treadle belt. The action of the treadle is so smooth and quiet that I expect it to mate up well with the smooth rotary machine

    The hand crank was a surprise - we don't see that many of them in antique stores around here. I think that's only the second or third we've seen. They're great for adding to the collection since there's no cabinet to take up space and no wiring to worry about.

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    Beautiful machines!!

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    Super Nice!!! The Fiddle Base is Spectacular.

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    WOW how beautiful --the only things that have followed me home lately are stray kitties and doggies : )

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    We've had lots of kitties follow us home over the years and I wouldn't trade one of them for all of the machines we've seen, but.... It's time to let someone else collect the cats!

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    Oh my, your hand crank is wonderful. I'm about to drool.

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    Awesome! Beautiful machines!
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    Wow!! Very nice finds,I've come across a fiddle base in an antique store before but I thought the price they wanted was outrageous,do you mind if I ask what you paid for yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Day-by-Day View Post
    Wow!! Very nice finds,I've come across a fiddle base in an antique store before but I thought the price they wanted was outrageous,do you mind if I ask what you paid for yours?
    Not at all. It ended up being $190. High than we'd have liked but less than they were asking. Nothing like the most expensive we've spent on a machine so far.

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    Oh my, they are absolutely gorgeous. That first cabinet is amazing !! Lucky you.
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    Great! but I'm out of room for more machines..
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    While the new machines do more, the old machines like you bought are so more beautiful and were top of the line when they came out. Just think how proud the original owners were compared to us today who think we are entitled to whatever is the newest and the best. We are not called the disposable nation for nothing. It always makes me so happy when I see someone finding a jewel.

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    Such pretty machines! You have some fun winter projects there!
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    Do you just collect machines or fix them up and sale them?

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    We've never bought a machine with the intent of selling it and don't intend to do so in the future. We may indeed pass some of these through but my thoughts are that if we do so we'll try to recoup our investment (hard costs) - any labor will be simply my pursuit of a hobby.

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