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Thread: Sightings from a recent 'field trip'

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    Senior Member Whigrose's Avatar
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    Sightings from a recent 'field trip'

    Hi all,
    this Monday dh and I went to a bunch of new-to-us antique/collectibles shops. These are some of the machines I spotted. Pics were taken with my cell phone so if they are not the greatest quality .

    Some of the prices were ridiculous crazy even with 15, 20 or 30% off. I was partial to the $450 - 30% :-). I wished the Singer fiddle base machine had been in good shape - I would have bit. Told dh I will be content when we have at home a handcrank and a fiddle base.

    Now, what you're not seeing is the Singer 128 La Vincendora (very good decals) that I would definately convert from electric to handcrank. Problem was the shop only took cash -who the *bleep* carries cash anymore and it was closing in a few minutes so running to the ATM was out of the question.

    Now judges, what should I do? Travel 1.5 hours alone this weekend and hope the machine is still there or take my chances and wait it out until March 7 when dh has a bowling tourney some what in that area. Non-negotiable price of $50.

    Or, just walk away.

    best,
    d

    Oh yeah, and the machine that followed me home today, well, um, stuff happens. :-) I'll have to post a pic for some help 'cos I can't locate the decal name. It is a Singer 27, that much I know.
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    Wow, they are all beautiful, but I really like the first sewing machine, and the Willcox & Gibbs!!!

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    Cash only? Guess that knocks out sending a deposit to hold the machine. Anyone on the Board live nearby to help her out?

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    So, my question is, what is the pine cone and tassel state?
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    Cool....all beautiful....no such finds round our area.

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    they are beautiful but don't know anything about machines.

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    drooool
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    I like the White Rotary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    So, my question is, what is the pine cone and tassel state?
    Maine ( says answer to short LOL )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I like the White Rotary.
    bubl-bubblll oops sorry I forgot to wipe the drool off before I talked. lol I like the White Rotary too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue View Post
    bubl-bubblll oops sorry I forgot to wipe the drool off before I talked. lol I like the White Rotary too.
    I had yet to see a machine like the White. I was intrigued with the way they recessed some of the surfaces, but it also had me wondering if caused any resistance with the fabric sliding over the bed - depending on the texture.

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    I like the White, too. Is there any way you can have the store hold the 128 for you? Those LaV decals are so pretty. Will they take a mailed check to hold it? Some people mail cash, but I can't do it.

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    I love them all..that White Rotary is stunning..but I have always wanted a Wilcox & Gibbs!

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    These are great machines.

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    I think you should check on the 128 somehow. I picked up one recently. Neat little machine! Mine was less than $40, but I needed to do a little work on it. So if the one there is working, the price may be worth it.
    It is a heavy little thing, though!
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