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Thread: oh no!! retro vintage? say it isn't so!

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    oh no!! retro vintage? say it isn't so!

    Lookee here: https://www.lehmans.com/p-1341-tradi...g-machine.aspx

    for 14 hundred bucks, you can have new AND old

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    Oh, I'm sure it's sew! pardon the pun. That store is in Amish country Ohio. Have been there and they have every thing retro you could ever dream of.

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    Holy moly! For $1400, I can buy lots of good vintage machines!

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    I'm sure that's a great machine and the cabinet is probably built to last forever. But it's not in my budget!

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    The machine lists for $249, so most of the price must be in the cabinet. It's a Janome 712t. If you could find an intact Treadle base to drop the head into, you would save a lot of money.
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    Wow, that is pricey!!!!!

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    The price is for the cabinet. As Krisb said the machine is a Janome that lists for 249.00 and will fit in any Singer treadle base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    Lookee here: https://www.lehmans.com/p-1341-tradi...g-machine.aspx

    for 14 hundred bucks, you can have new AND old
    Wow, I can see Doomsday Preppers lining up!

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    Well, my curiosity is how much is Lehmans paying for it? I figure at least a 25% mark up if not more. If you could go direct to the manufacturer you could lower the price a bunch.

    Or go to Omaha, NE and get an original treadle for 6.00 + gas.

    Joe

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    If you are ever in east central Ohio, that store - Lehman's is awesome to visit! Very fun and interesting Amish-centered store. Most everything is aimed at Amish users of non -electric appliances and tools. The Amish- made furniture is not cheap, but well made.

    There are also plenty of great Amish quilt/fabric stores in the area!

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    That's a gorgeous, simple cabinet and probably doesn't have a speck of composition wood in it. I'd bet it will outlast even the youngest members of this board and their children.

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    I suspect this is a machine the Amish would use. They are not adverse to new technology, just being "tied" to the outside world with electric lines.

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    Where in Omaha was there an original treadle for $6 I am only 2 hours away?

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    Wow, that's pretty pricey. Not that it's not worth it for what I'm guessing is beautiful workmanship. I guess if I compared the cost to a first class treadmill I might be able to make a case that I'd be using it as an exercise program.

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    I found a treadle for $5.00in Fruita,Co. its just west of Grand Juction , no machine and needed some wood redoing, but it turned out pretty.I put a singer 15 in it & it treadles perfict. DottieBug

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    I paid $100 bucks for my antique treadle and it has superb stitching and seven drawers!
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