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    I have a 'Vindex Special' Those were made for Sears. I think I saw info on Ismacs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have a 'Vindex Special' Those were made for Sears. I think I saw info on Ismacs.
    Huh - who knew? The only Vindex I'm familiar with is the glass cleaner my grandmother used to ask for.

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    When I took one camping it was one of the favorites for kids to use. All I have is a back side pic but you get the idea what it looks like:
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    lol, I think that was Windex.... (unless you are german...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    lol, I think that was Windex.... (unless you are german...)
    Not sure which but she was certainly Teutonic!

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    My sister uses Windex on bug bites...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    My sister uses Windex on bug bites...
    Science Fact! That would be effective, as long as she uses the Windex with ammonia. The ammonia-free versions would probably not make you itch less. The most common explanation I've heard for this is that bug bites often contain acids, so the basic ammonia neutralizes them, in the same way that baking soda in a bath or paste form does. I'm not sure the chemistry is right, but I have found that ammonia helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer23 View Post
    Science Fact! That would be effective, as long as she uses the Windex with ammonia. The ammonia-free versions would probably not make you itch less. The most common explanation I've heard for this is that bug bites often contain acids, so the basic ammonia neutralizes them, in the same way that baking soda in a bath or paste form does. I'm not sure the chemistry is right, but I have found that ammonia helps.
    I think using Windex on bug bites was on "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
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    Vindex = sewing Windex = windows ammonia = bug bites ? ok I use alcohol for bug bites. Just wanted to clear a few things up. LOL!!!

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    Another machine made by National. Very pretty, but where is the cabinet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Another machine made by National. Very pretty, but where is the cabinet?
    My Vindex Special's cabinet needs some major reconstruction. There are vultures out there that make off with the bases and leave the tops behind (minus the drawers - they sell those off - hack up the legs...) So you end up with a machine head setting on broken pieces of wood. The one I have lives on powered by a suicide knob so little kids can try their hands with an old sewing machine - I let them punch holes in paper bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    lol, I think that was Windex.... (unless you are german...)
    Swedes say Vindex too!!!!!! Edie
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    I have a Vindex C also. Name:  DSC00648 - Copy.JPG
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    It was a mess when I got it but luckily the parts were all there. My DH fixed the cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie View Post
    Swedes say Vindex too!!!!!! Edie
    yes, but BEING a Swede, means I blame the Germans!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Vindex = sewing Windex = windows ammonia = bug bites ? ok I use alcohol for bug bites. Just wanted to clear a few things up. LOL!!!
    I use windex to get my rings off swollen fingers. Works like a charm. (Who knew?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuu6p View Post

    . My DH fixed the cabinet.
    He did a beautiful job!

    Oh, BTW.....my mother used to spit on her finger and then put it on our bug bites......worked great.....lol
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    schuu6p. nice machine.
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