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They have car shows, why can't we have vintage sewing machine shows?

They have car shows, why can't we have vintage sewing machine shows?

Old 08-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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Back to a bus tour idea - and I do hesitate to step in here because I am a comparative outsider to this group

I went with my Mom on a couple of lengthy bus tours - and they were great - all one had to do was pay and show up! There was a schedule that was fairly closely followed, so we knew what to expect.

Anyway:

Say someone in St. Paul, Minnesota has a huge collection - everyone - including the Minnesota person would gather at a central location - wherever they could get on a tour bus.

The first stop could be at the Minnesota collection - all the collection owners would have their stuff ready to look at -
then a couple of shops - then the next stop could be in Madison, Wisconsin - the next stop could be near Chicago
however it would take to loop back to St. Paul.

Depending on where the collections were located - and how long one wanted to spend looking at each collection - it could be doable. No one would have to bring anything because all the people would go to where the machines were located. If someone is a specialist about a certain type of machine, a lecture/demo could be scheduled - with an alternative shopping or activity scheduled nearby.

The bus tour place could help set up the itinerary and costs.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:10 PM
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Is a 1954 machine old enough to be 'vintage'?
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Is a 1954 machine old enough to be 'vintage'?
I would say pre-Touch & Sew LOL
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
I would say pre-Touch & Sew LOL
Necchi BU?
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:25 PM
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Necchi BU doesn't have plastic parts does it?
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:26 PM
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I don't know - haven't looked inside it. The reputation is 'all metal'

And I probably wouldn't know if I did look inside.

Singer 404?
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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I would say Singer 404 is vintage - I love mine.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:35 PM
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To a 30 year old a 40 or 50 year old sewing machine is antique. They are intrigued with those 1960 and 1970s machines....
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:07 PM
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There are things to be said for a machine that does not require classes to learn how to use it!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
There are things to be said for a machine that does not require classes to learn how to use it!
YUP you are sew right!
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