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    Singer Green?

    Is there such a thing as a green Singer small machine? I didn't take a picture. The other I found was a Singer JG 638873 with the gold decals, 1871 , for 180.00 , will post pics. a little later. Singer Red Eye for 105.00 in cabinet 1920. Also does anybody know anything about Franklin Treadles?
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    I have a little green Singer, paid $50 for it and love it!
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    Yep, I got a 185 green machine too. My wife has it actually, she took it away from me. LOL.

    The other prices seem to be a bit high to me, but then we're in different areas.

    Joe

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    I have one also. Sews great... but very heavy to be so small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    I have one also. Sews great... but very heavy to be so small!
    I have another question is the spool holder suppose to be plastic?
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    I have one just like Deedum's also. Model 185K I believe. It's a nice little machine that I got via Craig's List for $25.
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    I have one also, paid $15.00 in cabinet at Salvation Army. Love it for piecing. In fact I keep it in my dining room with it open most of the time because I love the shape and color so much. Actually my favorite machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Day-by-Day View Post
    I have another question is the spool holder suppose to be plastic?
    The one we have and the others I've seen in person are plastic. I've seen photos of one with a metal spool peg.

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    I too have this machine and love it....it has its own different sewing sound....and the color is a blast! I paid 25 at an antique store for it. Love the fact that my hobby is one of cheapest going although my DH would disagree and my kids call me the 'sewing freak'.

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    I want one!!!!! I just set up my "woman Cave" as my DGD calls it, I painted one wall sage green and made valances sage green! Wouldn't one of those little Green machines look great? I'm on the hunt now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Day-by-Day View Post
    Is there such a thing as a green Singer small machine? I didn't take a picture. The other I found was a Singer JG 638873 with the gold decals, 1871 , for 180.00 , will post pics. a little later. Singer Red Eye for 105.00 in cabinet 1920. Also does anybody know anything about Franklin Treadles?
    Yep! I have one..love it..made in Canada !

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    The one we have and the others I've seen in person are plastic. I've seen photos of one with a metal spool peg.

    Joe
    Mine is not plastic Joe.

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    I have a 185 and it's definitely green. I paid $15.00 for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Day-by-Day View Post
    Is there such a thing as a green Singer small machine? I didn't take a picture. The other I found was a Singer JG 638873 with the gold decals, 1871 , for 180.00 , will post pics. a little later. Singer Red Eye for 105.00 in cabinet 1920. Also does anybody know anything about Franklin Treadles?
    The one being advertised as a 1871 is being mis-advertised if that's the serial number.
    no letters, all numbers = Prior to 1900
    1 letter, the rest numbers = 1900 - 1924 (some 1925)
    2 letters = 1924 and newer.

    ETA: Another dead give away, even if it was a treadled machine- the machine will have a motor mount after about 1910ish

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    I love the color! I bought a red eye in great condition for $30. If you like the prices go for it!

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    Very pretty. Sounds small and mighty.
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    I bought my 185 green machine at a garage sale for $20. It works fine, but is too heavy to transport conveniently, so it recently found a home in an apartment complex for homeless vets.

    It is a 3/4 size machine, and I understand it that it is basically a Singer 99 in an "updated" style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I have a little green Singer, paid $50 for it and love it!

    I am really jealous! That machine is adorable.

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