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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    It is funny nobody wants one when they buy a machine. But they do buy them to repurpose/redecorate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    I kind of like the top,.. I think I've seen that process before, but I don't recall what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    I kind of like the top,.. I think I've seen that process before, but I don't recall what it is.
    Decoupage...layers of paper and glue. My 401 is in the same cabinet. It says to call the sewing cabinet police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have one similar - it will go on CL soon
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    Miriam, I had that exact same Riccar. My husband's ex-girlfriend found it on the street, then abandoned it in his apartment. It was missing its bobbin case. I took out the bobbin case base (or race?) and wandered around Chinatown with it till I found a place that would sell me a case. (OSMGs are few and far between here -- Chinatown is within walking distance and has shops that service industrials.) I think I paid $5. It was a nice straight stitcher, and strong. The oil holes were painted red. I used it for years then gave it away when I bought my 401. I kinda miss it. It never gave me any trouble. It had a sister I found at a yard sale for $7 that was a pretty green and white and could zig zag, but the left-homing needle drove me nuts. (I don't miss her -- she was a looker but I'm not *that* shallow I gave them both away at the same time. End of reminiscence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Is it repurposed or depurposed? It had two purposes before and now it has one.
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    It is a neat color but I wouldn't pay $400 for it...
    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ528873353
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Is it repurposed or depurposed? It had two purposes before and now it has one.
    I know it's not a popular opinion around here but I have one that might get redone just like that. Depends on how it comes out if I can save the sewing machine function of the table. It was pretty abused over the years and I would rather save it then landfill it but it's past simple refinishing.

    However, book pages make me angsty and I wonder what happened to the machine.
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    Only $1000. yep, that's right...I wonder if the flip flops are included?
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/ppd/4097309376.html
    Last edited by CanadianGirl; 10-01-2013 at 08:35 AM. Reason: wrong link
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Decoupage...layers of paper and glue. My 401 is in the same cabinet. It says to call the sewing cabinet police.
    Oh! That one was done with the actual paper? The process I was thinking of was a transfer of some sort. I saw it at a painting shop. They used it to put a medallion (looked like a travel stamp) onto a chest of some sort. Looks great on the right piece of furniture (and no, the sewing cabinet was not the right furniture. )

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    Don't know which is worse - what they did to the cabinet or what the did to the book! Hmmm - maybe I could buy up a bunch of cheap old sewing manuals and them apart and put them on the top of a cabinet.

    I know there may be some cabinets out there not worth saving, but I've also seen a lot of nice benches and cabinets get painted just because they were cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    Don't know which is worse - what they did to the cabinet or what the did to the book! Hmmm - maybe I could buy up a bunch of cheap old sewing manuals and them apart and put them on the top of a cabinet.

    I know there may be some cabinets out there not worth saving, but I've also seen a lot of nice benches and cabinets get painted just because they were cheap.
    I'd do the right piece of furniture with the old sales propaganda...

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    and do the transfers, instead of the actual pages. You can reuse and not destroy the originals that way Gee I wish I remembered more about the process.

    A lot of the images would be available free via the Smithsonian Institute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGirl View Post
    Only $1000. yep, that's right...I wonder if the flip flops are included?
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/ppd/4097309376.html
    only will work "down under"

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    I know it's not a popular opinion around here but I have one that might get redone just like that. Depends on how it comes out if I can save the sewing machine function of the table. It was pretty abused over the years and I would rather save it then landfill it but it's past simple refinishing.

    However, book pages make me angsty and I wonder what happened to the machine.
    The style is not to my taste but I don't have a problem with it as long as it can be turned back into a sewing machine cabinet if the need arises. On the other hand, I'm not a proponent of fascism so people should do what they like.
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    I don't know who was the bigger idiot, the seller or the thief.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/atq/4102118722.html

    The ad says:
    "c.1930's +/- Antique Davis Treadle Sewing Machine in Oak Cabinet with Cast Iron Base. This machine needs a new belt. There are numerous sewing attachments in the drawers; one on each side, and one in the center.
    this is sitting in my driveway. I am asking for a $10.00 (or better) donation - you decide, payable to American Cancer Society. leave check in mailbox if interested.Otherwise this machine is free to the first person who comes and picks it up. email for exact location."

    So I emailed for the location and the seller replied back,
    "Unfortunately some no-good person walking by, ripped the machine itself out of the case leaving the table partly broken."
    Argh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    The style is not to my taste but I don't have a problem with it as long as it can be turned back into a sewing machine cabinet if the need arises. On the other hand, I'm not a proponent of fascism so people should do what they like.
    I agree. Function first. I could see decorating a badly damaged top and leaving it functional, but a perfectly good one, or easily salvaged, or compromising its ability? No.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    I don't know who was the bigger idiot, the seller or the thief.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/atq/4102118722.html

    The ad says:
    "c.1930's +/- Antique Davis Treadle Sewing Machine in Oak Cabinet with Cast Iron Base. This machine needs a new belt. There are numerous sewing attachments in the drawers; one on each side, and one in the center.
    this is sitting in my driveway. I am asking for a $10.00 (or better) donation - you decide, payable to American Cancer Society. leave check in mailbox if interested.Otherwise this machine is free to the first person who comes and picks it up. email for exact location."

    So I emailed for the location and the seller replied back,
    "Unfortunately some no-good person walking by, ripped the machine itself out of the case leaving the table partly broken."
    Argh.
    Uh... My vote is for the seller. Leave it outside on the driveway? Of course some no good opportunist is going to do something. That's like expecting a hungry lion to not try to sample you because you had good intentions when you walked into his habitat.

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    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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    It amazes me that people don't even open the manual and look at the pictures! Though the funniest was the lady selling a white featherweight with a 66-18 manual. She said she researched it, and was firm at $75. I wasn't going to argue . . .

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    I have cabinets that would benefit from some kind of serious redecorating - I wouldn't even blink.
    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 CanadianGirl View Post
    Only $1000. yep, that's right...I wonder if the flip flops are included?
    http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/ppd/4097309376.html
    Is this a reference to Australia? We don't use the term "flip flops" here, except to make fun of people who do
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    It amazes me that people don't even open the manual and look at the pictures! Though the funniest was the lady selling a white featherweight with a 66-18 manual. She said she researched it, and was firm at $75. I wasn't going to argue . . .
    Good deal making, lol.

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    http://dayton.craigslist.org/for/4103847594.html

    Anybody looking for a featherweight box?
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    Wow! Only at $10 so far. Looked up the serials:
    Serial Model Alloc Date
    GO605043 66 50000 Feb 5 1924
    AF546600 66-14 15000 June 19 1940
    AJ736498 15 50000 July 11 1950
    AL832965 66 15000 November 12 1954
    AH796148 15 35000 Sept 20 1948
    G9779360 101 3500 January 9 1923
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    J miller lives in Springfield.
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