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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    For a hundred beans though... I'd be pretty hesitant to make it a parts machine. Geez, I had a hard time selling a pristine inside and out 403 with cabinet for less than that. I wonder how long since it's been used if t looks like that.
    I didn't see a price on it - yeah - $20 max for that one...

    A 403 should go for a lot more than $100 if it has all the disks and attachments and a nice cabinet - it is a so much better machine than a 401. The 403 is my go to machine... and I have better machines... LOL
    I don't know if you saw it but we did a discussion of the differences between the 503 and the 500 but it would be the same differences for the 401 and the 403. Link: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t160607.html
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    I wonder who 'appraised' this one....
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/3548224556.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    I wonder who 'appraised' this one....
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/3548224556.html
    Perhaps the location has something to do with their "misconception" of historic value....

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    [QUOTE=Minerva1;5790313]http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/3527049817.html

    forgive the indelicacy, but her grandmother pasted away.... is this what happens to scrapbookers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I didn't see a price on it - yeah - $20 max for that one...

    A 403 should go for a lot more than $100 if it has all the disks and attachments and a nice cabinet - it is a so much better machine than a 401. The 403 is my go to machine... and I have better machines... LOL
    I don't know if you saw it but we did a discussion of the differences between the 503 and the 500 but it would be the same differences for the 401 and the 403. Link: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t160607.html
    I think I did see that thread a while back. I've been mostly using the 411G (found a spare) and the FWs. I just need a good stretch stitch machine now, which isn't a vintage one by definition. Have a great one here, but it's spoken for.

    Sorry, I should have linked to the Ad, I forgot all I showed was the photos, and the site doesn't "back up" to the ad well.

    I sat on the 403 for months before I took $95 for it. That was this summer, and I have seen prices rising. Since then, I've seen 401s but no 403s or 503s for sale at the same price as this one, and better shape, but nothing I would call great shape. Nothing like what they look like when I'm done with them (I spend a lot of time on curb appeal as well as the mechanical, because I know how it looks makes a big difference to whether anyone wants to come see it) They sit a long time though. No one here seems to appreciate the good machines, they just want the "cheap" ones. DH says his grandpa used to say: they know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva1 View Post
    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/atq/3527049817.html

    forgive the indelicacy, but her grandmother pasted away.... is this what happens to scrapbookers?
    I saw that too. I admit it, I giggled a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva1 View Post
    I love how the first one is in it's original cabinet...but its a Singer in a Davis cabinet. I'm 150% certain THAT combination never walked out of a store as a new purchase.

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    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
    But I think this one is the one my husband wants me to get: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bar/3527435594.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
    But I think this one is the one my husband wants me to get: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bar/3527435594.html
    Even though I am not into swingers..that looks like a nice condition 201 and I'd be seeing if I could get that one! (no swinging though...i have my standards!)

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    In 1969 Dodge made a car called a Swinger.Back then I remember thinking that is was the coolest car ever.

    This Swinger is a 66, sometimes easy to mistake for a 201. The bobbin case retainer extending off to the right is the give away clue. As is the white tip on the stitch length lever almost hidden on the front of the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Even though I am not into swingers..that looks like a nice condition 201 and I'd be seeing if I could get that one! (no swinging though...i have my standards!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    In 1969 Dodge made a car called a Swinger.Back then I remember thinking that is was the coolest car ever.

    This Swinger is a 66, sometimes easy to mistake for a 201. The bobbin case retainer extending off to the right is the give away clue. As is the white tip on the stitch length lever almost hidden on the front of the machine.

    Cathy
    AH so it has a reverse! I was also thinking the light is on the back so it had a good chance of being a 66.
    Anybody seen Rain's blog? He has info on how to ID a bad CL ad photo machine: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/find%20%27em
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Don't all go running after this one at once! We can draw straws or something to see who gets to take this deal home: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3446517782.html
    then I saw this one: http://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/3465928312.html
    But I think this one is the one my husband wants me to get: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bar/3527435594.html
    The 1st one looks like they dredged it off the bottom of the Mississippi River. I agree with your husband - the "Swinger" is the winner in this group.

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    this one DID come from the bottom of a river...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1900s-...item20ceb04125

    and the worst part is I WANT TO BUY it... (I am not, but I want to....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    this one DID come from the bottom of a river...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1900s-...item20ceb04125

    and the worst part is I WANT TO BUY it... (I am not, but I want to....)
    I wonder if it was thrown in on purpose, during the war. Could it have been down there that long and look like that?

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    i have to say that what bothered me the most is the idea that in order for it to look like that it had to be in a fairly anaerobic state... either buried in REALLY dense silt, or in a river with a VERY low oxygen levels...

    if the price was more like 50-75 I would take up the challenge of restoring that baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    i have to say that what bothered me the most is the idea that in order for it to look like that it had to be in a fairly anaerobic state... either buried in REALLY dense silt, or in a river with a VERY low oxygen levels...

    if the price was more like 50-75 I would take up the challenge of restoring that baby...
    What if it had been brand new, and was being shipped somewhere and dropped off the boat? Depending on packaging, it may have had a better than average chance at preservation.... I guess the same would be true of someone packaging it to take it with them somewhere....

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    here is a beautiful two tone... just under $40 right now.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stradivaro-6...item1c2f4f6a41

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    here is a beautiful two tone... just under $40 right now.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stradivaro-6...item1c2f4f6a41
    That Stradivario is really a beauty!

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    Ok, THIS gave me giggles.... I can't even think of how to "alert" the seller on this one... sheesh

    http://fargo.craigslist.org/atq/3492120628.html

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    OH my! Not a word of truth. The serial number indicates 1 of 15000. With a date of 12/18/1952.


    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Ok, THIS gave me giggles.... I can't even think of how to "alert" the seller on this one... sheesh

    http://fargo.craigslist.org/atq/3492120628.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Ok, THIS gave me giggles.... I can't even think of how to "alert" the seller on this one... sheesh

    http://fargo.craigslist.org/atq/3492120628.html
    How about "The letter counts as part of the serial number too. And how many electric motors were there in regular old domestic households in 1871?" Pre 1900 - number only. 1900 to today - Letters and numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Ok, THIS gave me giggles.... I can't even think of how to "alert" the seller on this one... sheesh

    http://fargo.craigslist.org/atq/3492120628.html
    Another well educated seller of sewing machines!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Ok, THIS gave me giggles.... I can't even think of how to "alert" the seller on this one... sheesh

    http://fargo.craigslist.org/atq/3492120628.html
    Those must have been real fancy folk to have had electricity in 1870. My mom was born in 1924 and they didn't have electricity until about 1930.

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