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

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    I can't, but $250 for something they know nothing about, and may not work? They really are dreamin' down there in TX.

    At least wipe it down, take multiple pictures, and make up a good story that involves grandma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    Yikes! They can't even grab a dust rag first??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    It looks like a Singer 15 but it has a black nose plate - I see add on stuff - I think it was set up on a knee lift for the pressure foot - The pressure foot is a bit odd. I wonder if it was some kind of industrial application. Maybe a machine modified for a task - then the operator would just do what ever it was set up to do. That hand wheel is to kill for... I looked at Ismacs at a 31 and I'm thinking that is an industrial machine. It would be a real nice machine once it is cleaned up and any broken parts replaced/repaired. It is bit beefier than a Singer 15 - the thread guide is much more secure, too. If that machine were to cross my path I would go for it. I have had dirtier machines clean up fine. I don't think I would want to pay that much for it though - not with out the table and motor. With the table and motor it would be a steal.
    Last edited by miriam; 09-13-2013 at 04:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    That's a walking foot model. I cannot ID the model, but have seen them in other places.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vridar View Post
    That's a walking foot model. I cannot ID the model, but have seen them in other places.
    It could be a walking foot - but no telling until you get a good look at the front. Somebody is a bit optimistic on the price of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    LOL. Hey! That gives me an idea. We should send all of them a message. If 10 people all over the county tell them it's overpriced, maybe they'll start becoming a little more reasonable...


    I'll send him a note in an hour with "even at 425 pesos is a little much don't you think?"
    I sent one, too. Told them to ask $50 and they might sell it.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    A 15 possibly just based upon the tension location. I do not know though and agree with Mark's suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    A 15 possibly just based upon the tension location.
    It looks industrial to me. It looks like a 16-84, as per this pic
    Other 16s look quite similar, but they all have that pivoted lever going through the base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Other 16s look quite similar, but they all have that pivoted lever going through the base.
    I agree. It's a Singer 16 model. Probably one of the later models. There were quite a number of variations, but the common trait was the lever on the rear operated by a rod through the base. I think😳.

    http://www.industrialsewmachine.com/...singers/16.htm
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    I just caught this thread. That machine looks a lot like the 16-88 that I am currently working on.

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    Cathy, That sure looks like it to me! They have a rather fantacy look like the kids movie "Cars" except with sewing machines
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    Even though it's been identified already here, I'd be tempted to tell the seller "it would be just smashing if you could feature the front of the machine, rather than the back, and provide a model number which is more than likely on the front of the machine..."

    My guess had been a 31, but seeing Cathy's 16, I'm changing my vote and raising it an "I want!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I'm changing my vote and raising it an "I want!"
    Why wouldn't you want it? It's clearly an industrial version of the 15: The machine that can sew baked bean cans. What is the industrial version capable of? Sewing a couple of anvils together?
    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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    Well, I was close - it is industrial...
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Why wouldn't you want it? It's clearly an industrial version of the 15: The machine that can sew baked bean cans. What is the industrial version capable of? Sewing a couple of anvils together?
    Oooh! I can't tell you how often I've needed to sew 2 anvils together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Oooh! I can't tell you how often I've needed to sew 2 anvils together!
    Me neither, and I didn't even know about the Singer 16!
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    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ523741535

    Uhhhh....

    "We found a Domestic brand sewing machine stashed in the house we moved into. We don't need it, and don't want it lying around.

    We also don't know anything about it so there is no point in asking a lot of questions."

    No photo.

    So to recap: We found it, paid nothing for it, know nothing about it, pulled a price out of our as... uh rump, don't ask us anything about it.

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    Hee hee. I don't think it's a stretch to call these people stupid. Either they do no investigation whatsoever or expect that someone will shell out ten times what something's worth without thinking about it!
    They don't even say it's a 15, meaning they don't know what they're asking a king's ransom for.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ523741535

    Uhhhh....

    "We found a Domestic brand sewing machine stashed in the house we moved into. We don't need it, and don't want it lying around.

    We also don't know anything about it so there is no point in asking a lot of questions."

    No photo.

    So to recap: We found it, paid nothing for it, know nothing about it, pulled a price out of our as... uh rump, don't ask us anything about it.
    I'll take brutal honesty over obvious liars with ridiculous prices. A picture would have been nice, though.
    Mark

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    That's completely true. In fairness, if they don't know, chances are good that the photo would be of the backside of the machine anyway I think I might have been put off by the "we don't know so don't ask."

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    http://southbend.craigslist.org/wan/4040715002.html
    "I have a old sowing machine I don't know much about but would like so sell it to someone for a decent price of what its worth, its called the Kenmore n I believe it was made in 1933 far as I can tell thank you (no spam) please"

    I have a bunch of those godzilla machines, too. I can't seem to do anything with them - I wonder if he wants to know what I think they are worth?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Why wouldn't you want it? It's clearly an industrial version of the 15: The machine that can sew baked bean cans. What is the industrial version capable of? Sewing a couple of anvils together?
    I think we've finally found it! The machine that can sow cherries and mow lawn! ;-)

    (ref some previous posts, in case y'all think I lost my marbles...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    I think we've finally found it! The machine that can sow cherries and mow lawn! ;-)

    (ref some previous posts, in case y'all think I lost my marbles...)
    I'll line up for one of those.
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