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    Old 09-21-2011, 02:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by Charlee
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    Well Ladies and Gents, "Hazel" is home! :) There's going to be a lot of work to do to make this cabinet nice, I'm not going to get away with my usual scrub with Howards Restor-a-Finish and paste wax this time!

    The last patent date on the slide is 1885, serial number 426889, and she's got a wooden pitman. Nancy, did you ever clear up the wooden pitman age thing? Everything I've found to date indicates a pre-1890 machine...but I'm just not confident that it's correct...

    The attachments are interesting too....several of them are broken :( , but some are still good. This machine is going to be fun to play with if I ever get her back together!! She's apart in my dining room right now...

    Charlee, Congrats!! You will have that cleaned up and purring for you. Sorry to hear about the attachments.
    Thanks! Hopefully I'll be able to find some for it...they're kind of weird looking! :lol: If not, it won't really matter...I'm gonna love this machine no matter what. :)
    Just what DO they look like???
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    Old 09-21-2011, 07:27 AM
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    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0
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    Old 09-21-2011, 07:35 AM
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    Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0
    Looks like it, but they say they are from a working environment. I wonder if the 'working environment' was a sewing machine repair shop - maybe one that closed and these were left over? Either way, they must have gotten them for a real low price. There's no way they wanted to ship all of them - maybe that's why they are putting them up as one lot - they didn't want to bother to clean and list and ship them individually?
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    Old 09-21-2011, 07:40 AM
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    Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0

    Holy cow...
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    Old 09-21-2011, 07:41 AM
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    Well, anybody on this thread who refurbishes machines and is near West Chester, PA could make a real killing ... LOL! Imagine what all of those machines would sell for individually.

    There's even a 15-91 in there, which is the one I want!! Although if you look at the supersized pictures, a lot of them are pretty rusty, and most are very dirty... it would take quite a bit of work to get all of them ready to sell, I suppose.
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    Old 09-21-2011, 07:58 AM
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    Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0
    Getting them running is one thing - a lot of plastic. Are the parts all there? How about attachments - where are they? Foot controls and cords?
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    Old 09-21-2011, 08:17 AM
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    Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0
    Well at that price it averages $15 per machine. But looking at the list most are ones I wouldn't want.

    Could of been an old sewing machine business that folded. These are all the old trade in's.

    There do look to be a couple gems in the pile but what a lot of work.
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    Old 09-21-2011, 08:21 AM
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    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
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    Old 09-21-2011, 08:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Originally Posted by DonnaC
    Wow, did you guys see this auction? The seller doesn't say, but I'm thinking... how does someone have this many machines... maybe a storage unit that went up for auction? It's pretty amazing!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lot-52-...item3a6a7879d0
    Well at that price it averages $15 per machine. But looking at the list most are ones I wouldn't want.

    I think even at $15 each you could lose money on that one if they aren't all there, all the cords, all the feet - some of them will never work. Some will never sell. Some are good. I think a person would be better off buying what they want if they can find it at a decent price.
    Could of been an old sewing machine business that folded. These are all the old trade in's.

    There do look to be a couple gems in the pile but what a lot of work.
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    Old 09-21-2011, 08:45 AM
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    Originally Posted by Dolly's sister
    You know, I have a vintage Singer treadle machine in my living room. Bought it in an antique store about 15 years ago on the west coast of FL. I haven't taken the time to open her up and see what kind she is now that I know I can get the serial number and find out. I think I will put this on my list of things to do this weekend. Stay tuned, I will post pictures and let you all know what I find out.
    I know she works, but needs a spindle for the thread.
    ~trying to wait patiently~ ;) :lol:
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