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Thread: Rummage Sale find

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    Senior Member redvette54's Avatar
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    This morning I went to rummage sale at the fairgrounds. I saw the case and knew it was a machine. I peeked in the box and saw it was an old singer. I went to check how much they were asking for it. She said how about $5. I gave her the money and dragged it out the door. This machine is very heavy. I get home and start looking for what I have. I am now the proud owner of a electric model Singer 27. Born June 13, 1910. My next step was to see if it worked. Everything moved freely by hand, so I plugged it in. Light works. I press the foot peddle and it runs. Next I find out how to thread it, gave it a little oil. Low and behold, it still sews. How cool is that 101 years old. I don't know what I'm going to do with her yet, as I'm really looking for a FW. What a fun day.

    It still sews, WOW
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    Your so lucky!!! She appears to make beautiful stitches too!! :D

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    amazing find, lucky you!!!!!

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    wow, she is pretty :)

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    PM me your email address and I'll send you a pdf of the manual.

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    Real nice stiches. wish i could sew that straight @ 101..

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    Looks like it was well taken care of. Lucky you!

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    Good score!

    I noted that you peaked ... and nabbed it fast before anyone else knew what you had and could tackle you for it!! :)

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    Absolutely delightful. I love it when quilters find these things and rescue them so that they can be appreciated. Good for you!! :D

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    Looks like she has plenty of life in her even though she's been well used. Enjoy!

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    Just a few more lbs. than that FW you want but she sure is a beauty!

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    wow, love your machine, she is awesome

    have you named her yet?

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    Wow what a score....congrats

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    You have made a wonderful find! It's a beautiful machine. I also have a Singer 27 with the Egyptian decals, except that mine is a treadle, and the decals are not nearly as pretty as yours.

    Enjoy your "new" machine. I really like mine.

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    Wow...what a find for $5 bucks!!! it's beautiful!!

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    Wow!!!! and for $5.00.....I would be doing the happy dance!!!

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    OMG I want one so bad

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    Congrats! on your new vintage machine. Great find!
    You should at least make one quilt with her. You can do the piecing, straight stitch quilting, and binding with this beauty. Have fun!

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    Those decals are fun...I love em!

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    wow!!! lucky you! she`s a beaut!!

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    I wouldn't have guess she was that old!!! Until the FW comes along, you're going to have a great time with her!!!
    and I feel so special, cause I was the first on the board to see her! Was so great to meet you in person today!

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    Isn't it great they made stuff so well back then that we can still enjoy it today. The machine we are buying today and paying a small fortune for sure won't be working in 100 years. I'm always amazed at how well they sew.

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    Whoo...Hoo.......great find. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    I wouldn't have guess she was that old!!! Until the FW comes along, you're going to have a great time with her!!!
    and I feel so special, cause I was the first on the board to see her! Was so great to meet you in person today!
    It really was my lucky day. Frauhahn was also having a garage sale today and I was lucky to stop at her house and meet in person another board member. It was wonderful to meet you too. What a small world we really live in, her Dad lives right next door to me.

    I'm going to name her Mary, after my great-grandmother, who was a quilter.

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    wow! Such a nice stitch too.

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