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

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiequilter58 View Post
    I think it is to make the details on the pedal show up. It looks like this cabinet has wooden legs? Did Singer make a cabinet like this? I saw one in an antique/junk store a few weeks ago and it had wooden legs. The cabinet had a Singer in it, but it was an electric with the centennial badge. I thought they had taken the iron legs off and scabbed on some wooden ones.
    Yes, they did. I think they are kind of rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Isn't this an amazing-looking machine?

    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ489382734
    Absolutely gorgeous. At that price, I think they may want to keep it. Either way, they probably will.

    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Do you mean weird in a "doing a reasonable thing and charging a reasonable price for it" kind of way?
    Yes, apparently I'm very very weird in that particular way.

    Quote Originally Posted by newbiequilter58 View Post
    I think it is to make the details on the pedal show up. It looks like this cabinet has wooden legs? Did Singer make a cabinet like this? I saw one in an antique/junk store a few weeks ago and it had wooden legs. The cabinet had a Singer in it, but it was an electric with the centennial badge. I thought they had taken the iron legs off and scabbed on some wooden ones.
    I think I might have one of those with the wooden legs in the basement. They're uncommon... I'm not sure Singer understood the meaning of the word rare... excellent marketers though.

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3961021991.html

    "Thanks for looking I will remove ad when this item sells."

    Not holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3961021991.html

    "Thanks for looking I will remove ad when this item sells."

    Not holding my breath.
    Maybe the seller should also be selling some of what he/she is smoking. That might move gfaster than the machine.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    This person also appears to be smoking something delusion-inducing!

    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ423376448

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    I would wish them luck, but then they might try it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    This person also appears to be smoking something delusion-inducing!

    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ423376448
    "The Singer Model 221 Featherweight is one of the most desirable sewing machines ever built by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, due to its lightweight construction and superb versatility. "

    uhh,.... superb versatility isn't one of the first terms that comes to mind for a straight stitch machine...
    and lightweight construction, no. Portability, yes.

    Now this Pfaff is in beautiful shape, but out of my budget. Looks like a fair price to me though.
    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ507578437

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Now this Pfaff is in beautiful shape, but out of my budget. Looks like a fair price to me though.
    how about this one...
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3960713196.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I sure wouldn't say no if it turned up on my door step
    Sure puts the one I picked up a couple of weeks ago into perspective.

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    how about this Bartlett? (shameless plug)

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/3961817856.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    how about this Bartlett? (shameless plug)

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/3961817856.html
    If I lived anywhere near you, I'd happily be a secondary storage place for any of your machines.
    I didn't notice the wood piece missing, but I read the writeups first, so it was a spoiler for me.

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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ507613002

    Photo 5 is of the power plate for the Landis sewing machine in the ad.
    Why would a sewing machine require a heating system? (It's for shoe making, btw)

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    [QUOTE=ArchaicArcane;Why would a sewing machine require a heating system? (It's for shoe making, btw)[/QUOTE]

    http://www.landiscanada.com/main.cfm...ATID=75&PID=59

    from the leatherworkers web site
    "They are finicky machines that have no throat to speak of so they are only foot for soles, you might get away sewing a belt on them but it wouldn't be my first choice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    http://www.landiscanada.com/main.cfm...ATID=75&PID=59

    from the leatherworkers web site
    "They are finicky machines that have no throat to speak of so they are only foot for soles, you might get away sewing a belt on them but it wouldn't be my first choice."
    I saw that too. I had to know why it had a heating system, but didn't really see any reference, unless it's to heat your lunch at the same time? My only real guess is to make the sole conform to the shoe and make it fit better while stitching...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    how about this Bartlett? (shameless plug)

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/clt/3961817856.html
    That is gorgeous. I wish I could buy it. I love the design of the decals. I hate to be the ad police, but your ad will not show up when someone searches "sewing machine". "Sewing" isn't anywhere in the ad. Also, "treadles" is in the ad, but "treadle" isn't, so your ad doesn't show up if someone searches "treadle". I just searched "treadle" (titles and description) in "SF bay area" and got 75 results. I don't think they're all sewing machines, but after looking at a few of them I think yours is under-priced. I doubt there is one other treadle on CL that is in running condition, let alone serviced by an expert. I never see them where I live -- they're always "attic fresh". Plus yours is rare, to say the least! I've always wanted to live in California -- to me it's like the land of the future (I live in NY). I love northern Calif. Your ad reminds me how much I 'd like to live there 'cause then I could buy your machine, and I'd have the space to keep it.
    --Sheila

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    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/safet...on-/1024478768
    $1,000! Mine is in almost the same condition and cost $48.50 with a new belt! I don't think those plastic casters were new when the machine was, and the pin rash doesn't exactly look factory.
    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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    Here is another for the admirers of old machines. Looks to be a 9w in good condition, and from what I can tell, the price is pretty good, as long as the machine works. Certainly not one seen every day.

    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3953315942.html
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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3916793615.html

    Thanks for the picture with the flash, so I can see just how filthy it really is.
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    "Dressmaster" according to the ad. Why is the motor on the front?
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/for/3963552758.html
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    --Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    I've always wanted to live in California -- to me it's like the land of the future (I live in NY). I love northern Calif. Your ad reminds me how much I 'd like to live there 'cause then I could buy your machine, and I'd have the space to keep it.
    --Sheila

    Thanks, I just fixed it. BTW I am from western NY. I grew up in Jamestown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    "Dressmaster" according to the ad. Why is the motor on the front?
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/for/3963552758.html
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    --Sheila
    Usually, they just show the back of the machine, but this guy took it a step further and reversed the image. Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3916793615.html

    Thanks for the picture with the flash, so I can see just how filthy it really is.
    Oh my!! That poor machine is just pitiful looking with all that grime.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Oh my!! That poor machine is just pitiful looking with all that grime.
    I agree! The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was "Poor Baby, you haven't been treated very well"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Looks to be in faurly good shape. Don't know much about it. $100 obo

    good spelling, too...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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