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Thread: Scoop on these c/l finds? ;0)

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    Question Scoop on these c/l finds? ;0)

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/fuo/3667728243.html wonder what the bobbin issue is . .tension? a 401A.

    This one looks lovely to me -- anybody recognize it? http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3673330414.html

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3672946406.html $25?!

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    Grrr ... the first one ... that's the cabine I'm looking for. I am NOT going to PU from Charlotte.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    oh, what is this guy? http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3598514519.html I feel bad for him, and our phone numbers actually start with the same prefix, so he is w/in twenty minutes of me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Grrr ... the first one ... that's the cabine I'm looking for. I am NOT going to PU from Charlotte.
    I don't know much about that machine though.

    The second two are nice machines and with the cabinets ... good deal. The 1st is a 15 clone, the second is a 66 I believe. Grab them.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    the second one looks like the one i have.. it has no light which i am still looking for. mine is a royal delux same color as this one. sews very nice.. purchased a few months ago for 25.00
    ​debra

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    oh, doghouseMom -- wish I could help you!! lol

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    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3589933386.html I wish I knew these models!! doesn't seem priced terribly . . .
    is it a deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    oh, what is this guy? http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3598514519.html I feel bad for him, and our phone numbers actually start with the same prefix, so he is w/in twenty minutes of me!
    Lara,

    That is a 500. In really sad shape. Missing the face plate, filthy, rusty, and who knows what else. It's fixable but it would take a lot of work and $$$$. Been there and done that. The results have become one of my favorite machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lara
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3589933386.html I wish I knew these models!! doesn't seem priced terribly . . .
    is it a deal?
    That is a 99K. Go for it. I have two of them. They are nice 3/4 size machines very much like the 66s.

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    That's a 66-18 with the black crinkle paint. I have three of them. Excellent sewing machines.

    Joe

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    omg! the sad looking one is a rocketeer!! are they hard to clean, and fix up? I saw a prettied one, and LOVED it, and I didn't even recognize this guy!!

    now I want to rescue him! is he save-able?

    help!!

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3598514519.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    omg! the sad looking one is a rocketeer!! are they hard to clean, and fix up? I saw a prettied one, and LOVED it, and I didn't even recognize this guy!!

    now I want to rescue him! is he save-able?

    help!!

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3598514519.html
    I answered you. Look up ^. Here's a thread I did about the one I brought back to life.
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t206634.html }
    As I said above this has become one of my favorite machines.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/3589933386.html I wish I knew these models!! doesn't seem priced terribly . . .
    is it a deal?
    Lara ... that 1950 is a model 99. I'd scoop him up in heart beat as well.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    That's a 66-18 with the black crinkle paint. I have three of them. Excellent sewing machines.

    Joe
    You sure that's crinkle? Looked like it was just filthy to me ... I see a "shadow" of a center bed decal and I didn't think they put those on the crinkles.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Yep, I'm sure. All three of my 66-18s have the bed decal too.

    Joe

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    Sue,

    Here's one of my 66-18s.

    You can see the bed decal clearly.

    Joe

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    Joe, I have seen 'fixed' Rocketeers, and I just loved them. From the picture, it looks like it works. I emailed the guy about it being rust or dirt, and whether or not it actually works. Don't know if he'll respond -- he did give his phone number. I will give him a call tomorrow (it isn't terribly late, but you never know when a family might be eating supper).

    Surely the faceplate (That is why it didn't look 'quite right'!) will be with it, right?

    oh, I want! I want!! lol

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    Joe, your 'rescue report' is loading now!! (dial up!) I am SO going -- yes, my broke self said *going* -- to GET that machine! Tax dollars are coming, I am going to get them all . . . bah ha ha!!

    Now, I have the motivation I need to start working on the Stylists that my friend Dennis is hoping I can smooth out. One was both rusted *and* mildewed, so . . . No idea what I have gotten myself into!

    I used these boards to learn how to make sure my 158.17600 was 'ok'. It had a terrible squeak, now GONE!! =))
    So - I will look that those tomorrow, and call that guy tomorrow too. Oh, I want the others too! mmmm!!

    cheaper than a new one, with all of the 'features'!!

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    wow - Joe! your 66 is amazing! hard to believe the link I shared is the same machine, isn't it? He ought to come down from forty, for not having a cabinet, lol!!

    I have emailed these guys, to find out if they are 'needled' and if they have any other info . . . Man, that tax refund should drop any day . . i'm gonna go buying! ;0))

    If the Rocketeer doesn't have the face plate, should I pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Sue,

    Here's one of my 66-18s.

    You can see the bed decal clearly.

    Joe
    Gotcha ... have to admit I've never looked at the crinkles closely. when I saw the shadow of the decal I thought it was just "filth" Wouldn't be the first time we saw a machine that looked like Farmer Brown dug it up in the spring tilling.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Lara,

    I got the parts for my 500 from my LSMG. He's got an attic full of machines, some of them donor machines.
    My machine did not come with the face plate. If your dial up loaded my other thread you'll see the parts I had to replace to put it back in operation. Mostly peripheral parts, nothing but one screw internal. They can be had, but what the cost would be or where to suggest you start looking other than the LSMG is only a guess.

    Sue,
    The before pics of my last two 66s show them to look a lot like the one Lara posted the link to. That crinkle paint grabs and holds dust like you wouldn't believe. However it cleans up fairly easy. All I used to clean them is cotton balls, machine oil and in some places a tooth brush.

    Love those machines.

    Joe

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    The first one does not look like a 401A to me. Could it be a rocketeer?
    Kitsy

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    The first one is either a 403 (the same as a 401 but has to use cams - even for regular zigzag you need the zero cam- instead of built in stitches like the 401a) or a 404 which is a straight stitch only machine.

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    The first machine is a Singer 404 the second one is a Japanese 15 clone
    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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    Hmm. I think I must email her . . . Wouldn't she have gotten the model number off of the machine? oh, maybe she got it from the Manual, and it covers more than one model . . ??

    It does look rocketeer ish!

    gonna call about the sad one today! I'll keep yall posted.

    thanks so much for all of knowledge! I learn so much!!

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    try searching Rain's blog for info on identifying sewing machine: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/201-2
    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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