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

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    Well, it is certainly bright.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    See - machines like this really are Heavy Duty
    http://cosprings.craigslist.org/art/4178228099.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    See - machines like this really are Heavy Duty
    http://cosprings.craigslist.org/art/4178228099.html
    Now that one cracks me up!!!!!
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    See - machines like this really are Heavy Duty
    http://cosprings.craigslist.org/art/4178228099.html
    And so are the drugs they are taking!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I've heard of that: A tension deficit disorder?
    Awesomeness!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/fuo/4169503093.html

    "Vintage sewing machine and cannot 20.00 this is a nice sewing machine and cannot not sure if it still works but I know the cannot is worth 20.00 by its self. Em mails me and I'll give you deatails"

    I think that is written in Old English. Or maybe written after drinking some Old English 800.
    Took me a while to substitute cannot for cabinet

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/art/4137013744.html

    "This is a Singer Model 99 Portable Sewing Machine, precursor to the Singer Feather Weight. It is an all metal machine with a single straight forward/backward stitch."

    Oh yeah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    "My grandmother made clothes for me on this machine and taught me to sew on it" .... and then when she was finished, she cooked dinner on it; and before she could clean it, got angry, threw it out the window and never brought it in out of the rain .... and taught the seller how to do that too???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Schiller View Post
    See - machines like this really are Heavy Duty
    http://cosprings.craigslist.org/art/4178228099.html
    Looks like it coughed up a hairball on the spool pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    "My grandmother made clothes for me on this machine and taught me to sew on it" .... and then when she was finished, she cooked dinner on it; and before she could clean it, got angry, threw it out the window and never brought it in out of the rain .... and taught the seller how to do that too???

    I wouldn't expect such an apparently nice console to house such a sad case machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/fuo/4169503093.html

    "royal seeing and csbnit - $20 (kck)"

    "Vintage sewing machine and cannot 20.00 this is a nice sewing machine and cannot not sure if it still works but I know the cannot is worth 20.00 by its self. Em mails me and I'll give you deatails"

    I think that is written in Old English. Or maybe written after drinking some Old English 800.

    Either way, not a bad price.
    I once got sent out to Kansas City for work - HA... They sent us to a very rural area about an hour out of town. AHEM. I think that's the way they talk out there. Cannot probably came up on their spell check if they tried cannet and they went with it. They would be have to be drinking something - it's hard to chew with no teeth.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Looks like it coughed up a hairball on the spool pin.
    Drool from the thread vomit?????
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/art/4137013744.html

    "This is a Singer Model 99 Portable Sewing Machine, precursor to the Singer Feather Weight. It is an all metal machine with a single straight forward/backward stitch."

    Oh yeah?
    Wee bit early for backward stitch but not apparently backward people.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    They sent us to a very rural area about an hour out of town. AHEM. I think that's the way they talk out there.
    If it was north, you were in my area. We who (correct use of who, not whom according to Bryan Garner) can speak correctly are in our loft studios fabricating art on our vintage sewing machines or in the Lapland field seeking new acquisitions to restore.
    Ron in NW MO

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    I found a CL add here in Springfield. The seller is cleaning out two storage lockers his late uncle had. Here's the link:
    { http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/hsh/4162255455.html }.

    One of the items is a Singer Mdl 15 with the RAF decals. ( Picture 2 in the add ).
    His add says contact him with offers. I did. The machine is in nice condition, but no cabinet, accessories, attachments or manual.

    I texted him an offer and he responded but didn't say yes or no. We texted back and his next reply was:
    "Thank you for your offer. After doing some research it appears the sewing machine is from 1936. I've seen this model and similar ones sell for between $600 to $900. I don't expect to get that much from this one, because I have not thoroughly checked it out and I am not an expert on them. I am willing to accept $200. I feel that is a fair "wholesale" price for someone who is familiar with antique sewing machines and want's to resell it for a profit."

    I have not responded to him again. Simply because he's so far out of reason he's got to be smoking whacky weed.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I texted him an offer and he responded but didn't say yes or no. We texted back and his next reply was:
    "Thank you for your offer. After doing some research it appears the sewing machine is from 1936. I've seen this model and similar ones sell for between $600 to $900. I don't expect to get that much from this one, because I have not thoroughly checked it out and I am not an expert on them. I am willing to accept $200. I feel that is a fair "wholesale" price for someone who is familiar with antique sewing machines and want's to resell it for a profit."
    Joe
    He probably looked on eBay and saw the asking prices. Why does he think you want to sell it for profit?

    "-Vintage Singer electric sewing machine (with original box)"
    So he took it out of the "box" and set it on the ground to take a pic of it? IF he could get 200 for it, it would have to have good wiring, which does not include a cut off extension cord, or tape on the bed for that matter, and it would have to be a really well crafted ad (like some of the ebay ones we've seen on this thread)

    "Now accepting cash bids."
    I didn't think you were allowed to do that on Craigslist? Aren't bids part of an auction?

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    I'll agree with you on that one, Joe. I don't think I've ever seen this "sell" for that kind of price, though I've seen them listed pretty high.

    In fact, there is a beautiful one (way, way nicer than this one) on eBay right now for a Buy It Now of $349. If they are cleaned up adjusted, they sell for $250 to $350 on ebay.

    Ask him where he saw them selling for that kind of price - I'd love to know as I've never found a market that will pay that and would love to dump some of my junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I found a CL add here in Springfield. The seller is cleaning out two storage lockers his late uncle had. Here's the link: { http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/hsh/4162255455.html }.I texted him an offer and he responded but didn't say yes or no. We texted back and his next reply was: "Thank you for your offer. After doing some research it appears the sewing machine is from 1936. I've seen this model and similar ones sell for between $600 to $900. I don't expect to get that much from this one, because I have not thoroughly checked it out and I am not an expert on them. I am willing to accept $200. I feel that is a fair "wholesale" price for someone who is familiar with antique sewing machines and want's to resell it for a profit." I have not responded to him again. Simply because he's so far out of reason he's got to be smoking whacky weed. Joe
    I sent them this. Let's see if reason can be a product of multiple inputs....

    "Greetings,My Name is Steve Heeter. I am a collector of antique sewing machines. I run The Victorian Sweatshop ,,,
    Although the Singer 15 "wings" pattern machine you have is way too new to be part of my museum, I do have a friend who likes these vintage "electrified" models. Would you be willing to accept an offer of $50 for that machine? That seems to be about the standard for machines in this incomplete/unrestored condition. Cash of course.
    Thank you for you consideration,
    Steve"

    we'll see what happens
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    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    I paid about $80 for my RAF in a decrepit cabinet that was being crushed by boxes in a garage. "Wings" is the nickname of a different set of decals that are much more rare. Good luck- hope it comes your way.

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    Don't think it would do much good but I'd suggest to the seller check out the ebay sold listing not those auctions seeking a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. However, even some of the sold prices are quite insane on some machines.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    I paid about $80 for my RAF in a decrepit cabinet that was being crushed by boxes in a garage. "Wings" is the nickname of a different set of decals that are much more rare. Good luck- hope it comes your way.
    Not sure about this. The research I found indicates that the "Wings" is also known colloquially as "RAF". There is to my understanding one one eagle in flight pattern.

    I'd LOVE to be wrong and learn something new..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Not sure about this. The research I found indicates that the "Wings" is also known colloquially as "RAF". There is to my understanding one one eagle in flight pattern.

    I'd LOVE to be wrong and learn something new..
    Hey Steve, here's what we usually refer to as the Wings decal. It only came on the 115 model AFAIK, which is why it's considered "rare": http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach.../wingspkn1.jpg
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    ahhh that is not the one i saw tagged as wings.... thanks!

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