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

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    http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/clt/4064016027.html
    someone needs to go steal this one
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    That model is the only machine I've sold - for $69 and I paid the shipping from MO to TX. Mine was cleaner than this one and I showed 10 pictures from all angles. Maybe I should have not cleaned it and shown only one picture of part of the machine. However, mine's gone and theirs probably will be donning their premise for some time.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Wow steal is right: Great value!
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    As a kid I played around with electricity *a lot*. I've felt the force of 220V (UK where I grew up) then 240V (Australia) and it wasn't that bad. I believe the rest of the world went with a higher voltage because although higher voltage gives you more of a jolt, the current is proportionally lower and is less likely to kill you (it's current that stops the heart and damages the nerves). If it weren't for this I'd have won a Darwin award at about 3 years of age.

    EDIT: Maybe it's all those jolts that made me a sewing machine collector
    I had a handyman we knew once tell us that 240 is more dangerous than 120, because 120 will make you let go when you get shocked, and 240 tends to make the muscles contract, so you hang on. Based on what you said (and since you live with 240, I suspect you're more familiar) It sounds like this was wrong? He used to do wiring on the 220 and 440 washers at the laundromat that his family owned.

    What is the amperage (current) per breaker at the fuse box in the average house in Aus? Here older houses are 15amp, and newer I think are usually built with 20amp. Considering it takes less than an amp to stop your heart, I don't think I want to tempt it anymore regardless.

    It's possible successive jolts may flip the switch back and forth. I haven't worked on nearly as many machines since I zapped myself. Of course they've all be character building machines, so that may have to do with my reluctance too. One win, that's all I want. One win occasionally.

    Successive jolts may also just weld the switch in the "hoarder" position too...

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It looks really clean too. I agree. A theft needs to occur!

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4029345186.html

    Well, Heather dropped the price to $4, which is actually $400 when you read the ad copy.

    Heather also asks you to give her a call, but neglects to put a phone number in the ad.
    Mark

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    At least they got the manufacturer correct !

    http://reno.craigslist.org/for/4077221297.html


    Year 1916 Singer Sewing Machine - $35 (Sparks)
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    For sale a nice Singer sewing machine , early model 15 , heavy duty,hand crank,"GINGERBREAD" decal, from 1916 serial #G8166395.

    **************Great to restore or just for a decoration*****************

    775-xxx-xxxx

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    These are the changes I see that need to be made in their ad:

    For sale a nice Singer sewing machine , early model
    66 , heavy duty,not a hand crank,"Red Eye" decal, from 1920 serial #G8166395.

    I can't verify if the serial number is what they say it is. Can anyone find any other errors in this listing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I had my jolt when I put my finger in a lamp socket... Maybe it does cause you to collect sewing machines.......
    I had my jolt at a young age (around 5-8 years old) when I put my finger in a wall light socket.....I also can't resist collecting sewing machines...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Can anyone find any other errors in this listing?
    "Slide plate obviously missing", "Machine is domestic, not heavy duty"
    I think that people say "Wow! This is heavy" and think "Hmm.. the word 'duty' seems to flow nicely after that, so I'll add it".
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
    Pfaff:360 (1959) Necchi Supernova Julia http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/grd/4011841242.html
    not a sewing machine but I betcha they think it runs like one...
    and I think we have about 3 in the back yard that don't look any better...
    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 miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/grd/4011841242.html
    not a sewing machine but I betcha they think it runs like one...
    and I think we have about 3 in the back yard that don't look any better...
    Cool! Made by the folks that made the REO Speed Wagon.
    Mark

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    "With a little work this mower will run!" - I'm not too sure of that.
    Ron in NW MO

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    collect old mowers as a hobby...hmmm...sit down and sew sounds relaxing. Go outside and mow? sounds like noisy work, no thanks. Not relaxing. AH-CHOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsewnsew View Post
    collect old mowers as a hobby...hmmm...sit down and sew sounds relaxing. Go outside and mow? sounds like noisy work, no thanks. Not relaxing. AH-CHOO!
    To each his own I suppose. Certainly not my cuppa either.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...049919009.html
    I haven't tried doing this before , so I hope it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...049919009.html
    I haven't tried doing this before , so I hope it works.
    Yep, it worked! In my opinion, that was gross...

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    Why do people do that? And they still advertise it as a sewing machine.

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/4080468640.html
    I wonder if they noticed it is missing?
    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 miriam View Post
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/4080468640.html
    I wonder if they noticed it is missing?
    I bet they do when they turn it on. That must be so uncomfortable to sew with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...049919009.html
    I haven't tried doing this before , so I hope it works.
    I've seen a few of these- not my cup of tea.

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    http://dayton.craigslist.org/atq/4041603143.html

    The light is in great shape!


    http://dayton.craigslist.org/atq/3932543407.html

    This one went up in price, originally it was listed as a featherweight and it was $90.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    http://dayton.craigslist.org/atq/3932543407.html

    This one went up in price, originally it was listed as a featherweight and it was $90.
    Crinkle Blackside 128. Possibly harder to find than a featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/4071491256.html FW alert. They have the wrong manual with the machine.
    It is a centennial FW with table. no 201K there. someone drank the wrong coffee. I have 1 just like that table and 2 black FW machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Crinkle Blackside 128. Possibly harder to find than a featherweight.
    Good to know. I'm still learning the differences between all the black Singers. I won't say they all look the same to me but sometimes.... I'm learning! I'm learning!
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    Good to know. I'm still learning the differences between all the black Singers. I won't say they all look the same to me but sometimes.... I'm learning! I'm learning!
    It takes time! My cousin and I went fabric shopping this week and I kept pointing to machines going "15-90", or "127 Pheasant decal", and she just shakes her head. Can't figure out how I do it.

    Here are two that will help you get going:
    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm
    http://vssmb.blogspot.ca/2011/07/vis...g-singers.html - This is a great visual, but I find that he misses some weird things. Like a 15 is immediately identifiable by the tensioner on the face plate. (It can only be a 15 or a 115 at that point)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    It takes time! My cousin and I went fabric shopping this week and I kept pointing to machines going "15-90", or "127 Pheasant decal", and she just shakes her head. Can't figure out how I do it.

    Here are two that will help you get going:
    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm
    http://vssmb.blogspot.ca/2011/07/vis...g-singers.html - This is a great visual, but I find that he misses some weird things. Like a 15 is immediately identifiable by the tensioner on the face plate. (It can only be a 15 or a 115 at that point)
    be sure to email Rain and let him know your thoughts - he is also a QB member
    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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