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

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    It's a Singer! The manual says so!
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    http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/3864379633.html
    And the photo on the manual doesn't match the machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate_elliott View Post
    And the photo on the manual doesn't match the machine!

    Tate
    Pretty much the same color though... must be the same machine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Pretty much the same color though... must be the same machine...
    nah it is a sewing machine... so it must be right...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiequilter58 View Post
    $100 sounds like a bargain until you look at the pics....
    "Selling an antique singer sewing machine needs restored but we have all the parts including four pull out drawers asking 100 obo"
    http://salina.craigslist.org/atq/3802084829.html


    I think the only thing salvageable is the irons and someone would pay $100 for them. But then they would have to figure out how to dispose of the rest!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiequilter58 View Post
    Where's the decimal point??????
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiequilter58 View Post
    lots of luck...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ493618270

    I believe that's laying on its back in the bed of a truck....

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    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adela...and/1021516865

    And he says "RARE TO FIND COMPLETE !!" This is one of those more common ones then.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I just don't understand why the seller thinks this machine is worth $325. . .
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I just don't understand why the seller thinks this machine is worth $325. . .
    If you move the decimal point one place to the left it would be $32.50. Now we are talking!
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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ493880257

    I wouldn't mind knowing which Singer dealer, since there isn't one in town anymore, hasn't been for almost a year, "appraised" this at $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ493880257

    I wouldn't mind knowing which Singer dealer, since there isn't one in town anymore, hasn't been for almost a year, "appraised" this at $800.
    I replied to the lady to ask what the machine was. I received 6 emails from her. 3 with photos. 1 asking if I got the photos.

    It's a featherweight. Nothing "special" about it.
    Here's what I wrote back to her:

    Hi (name removed to protect the guilty),

    OK, that's not the one Iím looking for.

    I would suggest that you put photos of the machine up on the Kijiji Ad, and let people know that it's a featherweight 221.

    That said, the Singer dealer you spoke with misinformed you. That machine is neither rare or pricy. There were literally millions of them made in the 30 years Singer was building them.

    The things that make a 221 rare are things like a Centennial badge, a mint green one (usually referred to as white), a tan one, a red badge, or a special badge like a Texas State fair badge.

    There's also a truly relatively rare version of the featherweight, about 200, 000 made in all the years they were being made, called a 222. It's the open arm version of the 221. That one would sell for $800 in a minute.

    They typically sell in the $250 range for the shape that you have it in. Perhaps about 5 years ago, you would have gotten $500 for it, there were a lot of people looking for them then, but the interest has died off.

    The last 3 featherweights I bought were $75, $95 and $125.

    http://planetpatchwork.com/fweight.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer_Featherweight

    Good luck with your sale.

    The "S" show should begin any moment, if I'm reading her right.

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    It would only be worth that if it was made out of solid gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    ROTFLMBO - I have a gold mine
    Works on ANY machine???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    So...last night at Goodwill, a 206 in a #42 cabinet with the bench calls out to me. I was supposed to leave it there to languish? My heart wouldn't let me do it, so it came home with me. This one MIGHT, if I can't talk the spousal unit into doing it for me, be my first attempt at rewiring a machine. Pretty easy looking job, and I might not even ask him to help...especially since he's not thrilled that I bought it to begin with!
    Not entirely pleased with the needle thing on it.. 206x13 needles look to be a bit spendy...might dump the machine for that reason alone and keep the cabinet which is in really good shape for my 201!
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    Those 206 machines are nice - buy 100 needles at a time and it's not so bad.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    I'm going to give it a fair chance Miriam... I think I wanted the cabinet and bench more than I wanted the machine, but the machine isn't bad.

    What's worth more than I paid for the machine/cabinet tho, was one of the attachments I found in the drawer! It's the "embroidery foot" designed for Featherweights....
    http://singer-featherweight.class221...y-foot-121094/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    What's worth more than I paid for the machine/cabinet tho, was one of the attachments I found in the drawer! It's the "embroidery foot" designed for Featherweights....
    http://singer-featherweight.class221...y-foot-121094/
    Charlee, what a score! The #42 cabinet is one of my favorite cabinets. It is a BIG bonus to get the matching stool! And, I've never heard of an embroidery foot for the featherweight! Congratulations!

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    It's funny...I never really liked the #42 cabs until I saw this one. They just seemed too....."modern" for me! Once I saw it in person tho, I fell in love with it!

    I will most likely end up putting the embroidery attachment on ebay...haven't quite decided yet, and know it won't bring the price listed on that site, because that site seems to me to be a "bit spendy"... but I don't know that I'd ever actually use it!
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    His Diamond Point EBay address is on or near a very wealthy section of real estate- Million Dollar Beach, Lake George, NY in the Adirondack Mountains. Needs to pay the taxes somehow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I misread that firstly and thought $50 wasn't bad for a machine that does buttonholes!
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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