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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGirl View Post
    did you read the bottom of the post? says an ad for Kijii's funny ads contest.

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    Not a "what are they smoking" but a WHY would you EVER part with this.....

    http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/atq/3990257445.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Not a "what are they smoking" but a WHY would you EVER part with this.....

    http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/atq/3990257445.html
    Because they have dusted it weekly for 20 years and it's taking up valuable real estate in the living room. Someone that wants it/loves it/can use it should get it.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    Because they have dusted it weekly for 20 years and it's taking up valuable real estate in the living room. Someone that wants it/loves it/can use it should get it.
    yep it is the "it's taking up valuable real estate in the living room" that I do not get. (I understand, but I cannot imagine not caring about this machine)

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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Steve, that machine is B E A U T I F U L !!! I would make room for it. such a shame the party is selling.
    😊 wilburness 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    Hmmm, perhaps one too many glasses of red consumed before deciding to sell Aunty Gladys's old machine??

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    Yup, treadle sewing machine motor.. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/4116960922.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Finch View Post
    Yup, treadle sewing machine motor.. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/4116960922.html
    I wonder if he swiped the light off the Christmas tree...
    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 Mrs Finch View Post
    Yup, treadle sewing machine motor.. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/4116960922.html
    Oh my. Well, if it is guaranteed to work,... Let me see, you have to throw out the leather treadle belt, rewire every dangerous inch of the wiring, including the handy dandy spliced in plug end, and hope that the finish on the light will come back to life (probably not), how much are Christmas lights now? ... and repaint the motor bracket, ... Hmm, it looks like a lot of electrical tape died making this mess. At least they aren't asking $100 for the whole setup! I guess $25 isn't too bad for a guaranteed motor, splitter, and Christmas light bulb.
    ~G~

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    Ooooooooooohhh.

    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ531677933

    The text -did- make me giggle, but the photos, just fah-reekin' gorgeous. And $65? For a pristine fiddle base... Oh my.

    - perfect conversation piece
    - display only
    - it worked (120 years ago)
    - even drawers are full of "sewing machine stuff"
    - you'll be the envy of everybody on the street
    - your friends will keep bugging you to sell it to them
    - people will be knocking on your door, just to look at it!
    - in 500 years it will be worth $100's.
    - autographed by some guy named "Singer"??
    Last edited by Cecilia S.; 10-09-2013 at 08:04 AM.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia S. View Post
    Ooooooooooohhh.

    http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ531677933

    The text -did- make me giggle, but the photos, just fah-reekin' gorgeous. And $65? For a pristine fiddle base... Oh my.

    - perfect conversation piece
    - display only
    - it worked (120 years ago)
    - even drawers are full of "sewing machine stuff"
    - you'll be the envy of everybody on the street
    - your friends will keep bugging you to sell it to them
    - people will be knocking on your door, just to look at it!
    - in 500 years it will be worth $100's.
    - autographed by some guy named "Singer"??
    Only 566 miles from my home, 9 hrs. 40 minutes and 3 Great Lakes away from me - otherwise even I would jump on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Only 566 miles from my home, 9 hrs. 40 minutes and 3 Great Lakes away from me - otherwise even I would jump on this.
    Yeah and you would have to wrestle me for it...
    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 Mom3 View Post
    Only 566 miles from my home, 9 hrs. 40 minutes and 3 Great Lakes away from me - otherwise even I would jump on this.
    I'd be throwing you both to the mat and go get it. Its a mere 1,556 miles, 22 hours and 45 minutes from my home. I'll need to apply for a passport. lol
    Sharon

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    Now we have to fight mice for cool , albeit overpriced, machines?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Emde...item4aca6f9330

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    Now we have to fight mice for cool , albeit overpriced, machines?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Emde...item4aca6f9330
    Apparently so. Hope the mice don't have as much moolah as the human who buys this.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    "Vintage Emdeko Sewing Machine Zig Zag E-15039 in very nice condition, strong motor, mechanical parts run very quite and a mice collectible piece."

    Mice do try to take over - but why would they buy a machine when they can get in just about anyplace they want and take over for free?
    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 SteveH View Post
    Not a "what are they smoking" but a WHY would you EVER part with this.....

    http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/atq/3990257445.html
    You should have heard the noise I made when I saw that machine head!!! :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    yep it is the "it's taking up valuable real estate in the living room" that I do not get. (I understand, but I cannot imagine not caring about this machine)
    Get a bigger living room! Sheesh.... some people just can't think logically

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    You should have heard the noise I made when I saw that machine head!!! :O
    Me too - But I think I can't talk my husband into making a trip all the way to Miami to pick up the machine. I think it's only another day away from where we'll be in the upper part of the state . . . though it would also mean taking the truck.

    I also have no room - but I'd find room!

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    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/4071248886.html

    "The is absoultely beautiful piece of furniture hosting a sewing machine I have ever seen."

    Unless everything else you've see was made out of poscile sticks...

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    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/4113474905.html

    "in good shape for age"

    What does that translate to? hasn't completely rusted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggenovez View Post
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/4071248886.html

    "The is absoultely beautiful piece of furniture hosting a sewing machine I have ever seen."

    Unless everything else you've see was made out of poscile sticks...
    ggenovez- You are funny!!!!

    Perhaps the seller's vision is clouded by the dollar signs from that ridiculous asking price?
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