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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby2shoes View Post
    In my experience it just means the person selling doesn't sew and doesn't know a thing about sewing machines.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    because SINGER can also be spelled D-O-M-E-S-T-I-C . . .
    Isn't that what the D in DSM stands for? Domestic Singer Machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    The stitch selector is a dial - it clicks as you turn it. Must have been a novelty.
    Thanks Miriam! I thought the knob adjusted the "throw". I guess the lever is just forward/reverse.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Oh! That's possibly my favorite Singer decal! Steve said in another thread that it's possibly the most common Industrial decal. Some of the 15s were truly Industrial machines... and this was one of them:
    According to Ismacs: http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...sses-1-99.html
    15-33 Industrial C.B. Wheel feed. Speed 1600. For leather. 16x74
    I like that decal, too! I didn't think to look at Ismacs model list. Why is "Vertical oscillating" called a C.B. shuttle. What does the C.B stand for?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Here's today's entry from Edmonton:
    " I have portable electric SINGER sewing machine with all attachments, owners manual and case.
    Great condition sewing machine for $100. If you are interested, give me a call "

    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ535100017

    There's a "Singer Domestic" on my CL today, too. I see that sort of thing a lot, but usually they leave out the real brand name and just call it a Singer.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/atq/4142581963.html
    Sheila

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    Not a giggle, again, but this is a back clamping 66 with what appears to be a hinged straight stitch foot. I emailed the seller about it, thinking that maybe s/he fabbed the foot, but she didn't understand my question. I've never seen a hinged back clamp foot before. Singer stopped making the back clampers in 1922/23. I think the best view of the foot is the last picture.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251361981528
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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/singer-se...0fd3388&_uhb=1

    oh dear...............not working? Are you sure??????

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    oh.my.deary.me never seen something *quite* like that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    So that's where these come from...

    i do not know much about this sewing machine except for the fact that it is VERY old and VERY heavy. I found it at an estate sale but i don't have time to find the perfect buyer or have it re-stored. If i'm off on my price, please kindly let me know and we can work somthing out. If your interested, please call or text. Thank you, (five o three) nine eight nine eight six six eight.

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    hello? hello? is there a machine in there WORTH $1000? http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/atq/4142499038.html
    Last edited by Living4Him; 10-21-2013 at 02:30 PM. Reason: adding post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Living4Him View Post
    oh.my.deary.me never seen something *quite* like that!




    edited to add this:
    hello? hello? is there a machine in there WORTH $1000? http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/atq/4142499038.html
    Or $700.. you know, he can't decide. That better be mother of pearl in there.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    I like that decal, too! I didn't think to look at Ismacs model list. Why is "Vertical oscillating" called a C.B. shuttle. What does the C.B stand for?
    We discussed the CB thing a while back, here:http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t216990.html

    I had to look it up again to remember though.

    There's a "Singer Domestic" on my CL today, too. I see that sort of thing a lot, but usually they leave out the real brand name and just call it a Singer.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/atq/4142581963.html
    I really loved the all Caps on the Singer, they actually made an effort and still got it wrong.

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    Today's lesson:
    Always look inside the case, it might not be what you think it is:
    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ535567471

    That case is -not- standard for that machine.

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    Thanks, Tammi. That thread is great for your pictures showing the differences of the 15 and 115. I thought it might be Central Bobbin, but it seems like such a meaningless distinction. Central to the left side of the machine?

    This looks like a sweet deal for someone, but would it have been so hard to take a picture of the whole front of the machine? It looks like it's in a storage shed, so it would be harder now.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/atq/4143442736.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Today's lesson:
    Always look inside the case, it might not be what you think it is:
    http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ535567471

    That case is -not- standard for that machine.
    Really! Are you gonna get that? The case looks like it goes to a 348 or something like that.
    Edit: Actually the case looks newer than a 348. I don't know.
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    This one will not go away. Carved wooden pants on Singer irons.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/art/4104275533.html
    Sheila

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    http://muncie.craigslist.org/atq/4109737935.html
    just how much should someone else pay for your sentiment???
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Well, this is really interesting. A person looking for someone to restore an antique Singer machine. The machine looks to be in really, really rough shape, though.

    http://providence.craigslist.org/wan/4143942231.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://muncie.craigslist.org/atq/4109737935.html
    just how much should someone else pay for your sentiment???
    If it has sentimental value, why would you sell it? I have a few items that have sentimental value to them and I wouldn't sell them for a million dollars!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Well, this is really interesting. A person looking for someone to restore an antique Singer machine. The machine looks to be in really, really rough shape, though.

    http://providence.craigslist.org/wan/4143942231.html
    It can be done but it would cost a lot of time.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Well, this is really interesting. A person looking for someone to restore an antique Singer machine. The machine looks to be in really, really rough shape, though.

    http://providence.craigslist.org/wan/4143942231.html
    I'd bet real money that they stop looking for a restorer when they find out what a restorer will cost...especially on one that looks like that. Unless that one came to Oregon in the Conestoga wagon with great grandma I don't see how it'd ever be worth the cost.
    Or am I not seeing something here?

    EDIT: Person of low integrity could take a good machine - repaint it using matching decals - swap the number plate - let it sit on the shelf for a month and then call it done for $400.
    Last edited by Lew Schiller; 10-22-2013 at 06:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    I'd bet real money that they stop looking for a restorer when they find out what a restorer will cost...especially on one that looks like that. Unless that one came to Oregon in the Conestoga wagon with great grandma I don't see how it'd ever be worth the cost.
    Or am I not seeing something here?
    We should each send them a bid. LOL How much is 10 or 12 hours worth???
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    We should each send them a bid. LOL How much is 10 or 12 hours worth???
    Wouldn't there need to be a significant amount of expensive plating work that needs to be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    Wouldn't there need to be a significant amount of expensive plating work that needs to be done?
    yup - could run them some money... must have sentimental value.......
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    This one will not go away. Carved wooden pants on Singer irons.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/art/4104275533.html
    and the worst part is that they are INDUSTRIAL irons.... grrrrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    and the worst part is that they are INDUSTRIAL irons.... grrrrrrr
    Aw darn Steve - I though that was an interesting art piece till you pointed that out...now...double Grrr...I could use those :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    and the worst part is that they are INDUSTRIAL irons.... grrrrrrr
    Steve, Thanks to your thread I noticed that. This ad has been coming and going for at least a year. But in theory the irons could be removed and and the "art" could use a different base. The irons will only become scarcer as time goes on, so in a way, is s/he preserving them for posterity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Thanks, Tammi. That thread is great for your pictures showing the differences of the 15 and 115. I thought it might be Central Bobbin, but it seems like such a meaningless distinction. Central to the left side of the machine?

    This looks like a sweet deal for someone, but would it have been so hard to take a picture of the whole front of the machine? It looks like it's in a storage shed, so it would be harder now.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/atq/4143442736.html
    I never liked that name either, but at the end of the day, I wasn't even close to being born when they named it. Not my call. If it was, I would also have said a 15-90 and a 15-91 and a 201-2 and a 201-3 should have different enough names that people wouldn't mix them up.

    There's an ad on kijiji here. It shows up every few months. It's a photo of a machine cabinet crammed into a very full closet (someone -might- have a shoe problem...) I emailed her once to ask what the machine was. She said she'd dig it out and email me back with a photo. I never heard from her again, but she's posted it 3 times since. I give up. I hope this machine doesn't suffer the same fate (too lazy to sell it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Really! Are you gonna get that? The case looks like it goes to a 348 or something like that.
    Edit: Actually the case looks newer than a 348. I don't know.
    Naw,.. I have too many projects at the moment. Someone else can and probably have to free up the stitch selectors. Or they can bring it to me, and I'll do it, but know that the machine will be gone when I'm done with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    This one will not go away. Carved wooden pants on Singer irons.
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/art/4104275533.html
    What a creative way to ruin a set of irons!!

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