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Thread: Vintage Giggles aka What are they smoking????

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    The decals are too gaudy. I've seen many discussions about these, but still don't know if they were authorized by Singer or just blatant knock-offs. Some say they were made in the 60's.

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    From the mid 1970’s what are often referred to as ‘Nostalgia’ model 15’s were made in Taiwan and then later in China. These were made to the same design as earlier machines with the traditional black cast iron bodies and with the RAF or Sphinx decals etc. They were even supplied in the old style bentwood cases or treadle tables.The machines built at the Singer factory in Taiwan were identified by the model No. 15NL, whilst the Chinese ones are model 15CH. Although these machine look like the originals, there are subtle differences and they have a poor reputation of being lower quality machines that tend to be very noisy in use.

    http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/15/

    Quote copied from the above link. More information for your memory bank.
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    Thank you very much for clearing this up for me.

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    Caroline, that is SO (sew? ;0) interesting!! =))

    thank you for the clue! LOVE to have good info in my memory bank!

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    I've never seen anything like this before. No idea if it's worth the $1,000.00 buy it now price or worth $1.00.

    But you gotta admit ... it's interesting!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/East-German-...item20d09d46e9
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I've never seen anything like this before. No idea if it's worth the $1,000.00 buy it now price or worth $1.00.

    But you gotta admit ... it's interesting!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/East-German-...item20d09d46e9
    Wow that is pretty cool! I bet it is rare and Bakelite brings in big money. I've seen Bakelite buttons and purses bring hundreds of dollars
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Wow that is pretty cool! I bet it is rare and Bakelite brings in big money. I've seen Bakelite buttons and purses bring hundreds of dollars
    Oh my - how do you identify bakelite buttons??? I could be busy for hours...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3714886799.html
    and
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/3714886799.html
    then
    this one has a funny idea of a sewing machine
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/3714916814.html

    one right after the other on my local CL...
    makes me wonder if they will pass me on the street and no wonder the roads aren't safe...
    This is April 1 so I wonder...
    Last edited by miriam; 03-31-2013 at 11:47 PM.
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    I started a new thread:
    You can post the ads you run across selling grandma's sewing machine:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5969759
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    http://stockton.craigslist.org/atq/3667680263.html

    this is AFTER a $580 "restoration of the cabinet and head" ......

    and we all seen these "selling for $1500" yeah sure.....
    http://chico.craigslist.org/for/3679617326.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    http://stockton.craigslist.org/atq/3667680263.html

    this is AFTER a $580 "restoration of the cabinet and head" ......
    what do you think they got for that $580 restoration fee? I know what they got: TOOK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    what do you think they got for that $580 restoration fee? I know what they got: TOOK!
    Maybe they should ask for a refund
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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ470183408

    "Singer Treadle, I have had this machine for the last twenty years and sewed a few quilts on it. It was the best machine I sewed with. My toodler of course had to mess with the tension and I just never took it to get fixed. The drawers are in excellent condition and the cabinet is strong not really in need of refinishing more authentic. The last two digits on the serial # are 25 so I think that means its from 1925. Asking $175 contact Michelle at "

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    What a mess! What do you think the outlet box is for?
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltFaerie View Post
    Not as funny as some of them on this site but definitely NOT priced to "sale" quickly.

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/atq/3690856263.html

    Singer Treadle Sewing Machine:WORKING SEWING MACHINE, Includes the belt which needs to be installed. VERY BEAUTIFUL. All origenal, un-restored...will make a great restoration project. The cabinet is VERY STURDY and SOLID. Priced to sale quickly: Only asking $175.00
    Same machine now down to $110. http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/atq/3690856263.html I wonder if they will throw in a few cans of WD40 for free?

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/atq/3554704013.html
    no prices so maybe they are running a museum on CL....
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    UH DUH...
    http://muncie.craigslist.org/atq/3709298020.html

    "Antique Singer Sewing Machine - $1 (Upland)
    I have an antique sewing machine that was removed from a treadle cabinet. I have no idea of the value (if any). On the front right is what I belive is a model # GO932565. Mechanically OK (in that everything moves) from a novice's view point. Possible trade for ??????? Call 765-***-*** for more details."
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    UH DUH...
    http://muncie.craigslist.org/atq/3709298020.html

    "Antique Singer Sewing Machine - $1 (Upland)
    I have an antique sewing machine that was removed from a treadle cabinet. I have no idea of the value (if any). On the front right is what I belive is a model # GO932565. Mechanically OK (in that everything moves) from a novice's view point. Possible trade for ??????? Call 765-***-*** for more details."
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/atq/3554704013.html
    no prices so maybe they are running a museum on CL....
    There are not only no prices listed, but the ad never even says the machines are for sale! Maybe they are just bragging that they have these machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    There are not only no prices listed, but the ad never even says the machines are for sale! Maybe they are just bragging that they have these machines!
    "I have five sewing machines. The first is a Union Special, the best I can come up with is that it is of the 1920's. I have two 1907 Singers that are not electric. Another from 1927 that is an early electric model, and I believe that it is suposed to be mounted on a table. And the last is a 1950 electric."
    Then pictures of old machines. LOL it is a CL museum...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    There are not only no prices listed, but the ad never even says the machines are for sale! Maybe they are just bragging that they have these machines!
    Here is what I sent to the person:

    "Pardon me, but are these machines for sale?The ad reads like you are simply informing us that you have them.
    No prices, not even the words For Sale.
    Assuming that they are for sale, do you have ANY price ranges?
    Thanks,

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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/3721371843.html

    "It is probably 100 years old The serial number starts with an A which makes it one of the first made."

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    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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