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Thread: Sewing Machine Jackpot Sale!

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    Sewing Machine Jackpot Sale!

    Take a look at the pictures at the beginning of the 9th row on this estate sale posting:

    http://www.estatesaleslubbock.com/NextSale.html

    I understand that the owner of the estate operated the local Singer sewing machine repair shop up until about 3 years ago. I think it will be interesting to see what is at the sale. AFter today's FW find, I am not looking for another machine. However, I am hoping that there will be some attachments and manuals, especially repair manuals. I wonder if the estate sale people will have spent much time in sorting things out.

    The weather forecast is for over 100 degree weather on Sunday. It won't be much fun waiting in line to get inside, but maybe it will be worth it.

    Dayle

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    On my goodness, did you see all the lovely machines displayed and a few more under what appear to be sewing machine tables? I wouldn't mind buying a feather weight machine myself but its miles away….. I wish you al the best in finding what you are looking for.
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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    Great day! Why am I here when I need to be there?
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    I am green with envy - what a find!

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    Well, I agree, why am I here and not there???????

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    WOW what a huge collection of machines... You have to let us know how you made out!!

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    I would like a rather new Janome, please. It's a long drive to Texas.

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    Wow is all I can say. I would be like a kid in a candy store.

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    sensory overload..

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    be still my heart I'm looking for an airline ticket. how many machines could I fit in the overhead

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    fly there rent a u-haul drive home

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    Awwww....I collect the Singer tins like the one sitting on the foot of that treadle in the first row of pictures. I sure wish I could go to that sale. I'd snatch that in a heartbeat! This is a quilter's dream estate sale. I've never seen so many machines.
    If there's any way to buy that tin, I'll pay for it plus postage and your trouble!!!
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    holy smokes..........good thing I don't live close, it would be overload for me to even view these things. This is an estate sale for anybody, some totally beautiful material things.

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    Oh wow I am "sew" close and yet "sew" far. I am only 3 hrs or less away if only I had known about this in order to make plans. Good luck on your finds. Wish I could be there instead of here.

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    Oh Dale ya need that 401 A in the second pict of the 9th row. Yes, ya need it. (I have one & love it so much!) I hope ya got something nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meow meow View Post
    Oh wow I am "sew" close and yet "sew" far. I am only 3 hrs or less away if only I had known about this in order to make plans. Good luck on your finds. Wish I could be there instead of here.
    Me too! I wish I had seen this yesterday. Oh well.
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    Follow-up to the estate sale --

    It is 102 this afternoon, and that garage was sweltering.

    The sale was everything I dreamed it would be! My friend had spotted what looked like a FW card table in one picture. She was right! Well, it could be a 301 table. I will look closely tonight or tomorrow when it is cooler in the garage. There is a lot of dust on the table. The cut-out piece is present, and believe it or not, so is the original big Singer box that it all came in from the factory.

    I picked up another 301, but don't know if it works or not. The hand wheel turns, and the bobbin case is present. Checking that out will also have to wait for another day.

    I also got several boxes of vintage Singer attachments and several old manuals.

    Someone else got to the sheds in the back before I did. I was so afraid that someone would take the table and the 301 even with the "sold" signs on them. I wouldn't let them out of my sight, so I paid for them and got them in the car before coming back in. Anyway, by the time I made it to the sheds, someone had two big boxes filled with attachments in boxes out in the shade. Too late on those.

    It was a fun time, prices were cheap, and the crowd was genial, although the heat was terrible.

    Dayle

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    Sounds like my kind of sale!!! I bet ya had a ball.
    Bev
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    Wow! there are a lot of machines there. Wish I could be there to see the machines and the teapot collection. Will you be posting pictures of what you get?

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    Update on the table: The insert fits neither my 301 nor FW. They are too small. The box says "316", and I found one source that calls the 316 the Monterey style.

    So now I am looking for information as to what machine it fits. The hole does not have a notch like the table for the 400 and 500 series. What other machines did they make tables for?

    Dayle

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    It's a mystery. I hope ya solve it.
    Bev
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    WoW. Wish I lived closer or had a way to get there today. Oh well. Maybe next time.

    Have a blessed week ahead.

    debra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Take a look at the pictures at the beginning of the 9th row on this estate sale posting:

    http://www.estatesaleslubbock.com/NextSale.html

    I understand that the owner of the estate operated the local Singer sewing machine repair shop up until about 3 years ago. I think it will be interesting to see what is at the sale. AFter today's FW find, I am not looking for another machine. However, I am hoping that there will be some attachments and manuals, especially repair manuals. I wonder if the estate sale people will have spent much time in sorting things out.

    The weather forecast is for over 100 degree weather on Sunday. It won't be much fun waiting in line to get inside, but maybe it will be worth it.

    Dayle
    Did you see all the cabinets in Pictures #59 & 60? Look like they are in the garage stacked up!! Wow...

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    Sounds like you really hit the right sale!! Glad it met all your expectations .. .do share photos of your purchases.

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    Wow I'd say that is going to be some sale. Wish I could go look.

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