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    Old 10-10-2011, 01:28 PM
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    Okay kids here is a link go have fun........ Oh and you can get a glimpse of the 160th Anniversary Singer and yes I will have one as soon as I can get my paws on it!!!!

    http://www.mysingerstory.com

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    I can't figure out how to see the pic of the 160th anniversary machine!! :-(
    Found a picture here:
    http://sewcosewingandpatchwork.com/2...2011/img_0218/
    OK...I'm really not much impressed with the looks!! I'm kinda disappointed. Didn't they go out and ask the vintage lovers for advice? :shock:
    I'm not very impressed either. And aren't the machines made by the "new" Singer company not as good? I'm definitely not chomping at the bit to run out & get one. Especially for $500-$600.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 01:32 PM
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    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 01:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    LOL Well I am ordering 2 and I hate anything new so that might que you in to something. ;) Yeah the price is way more than I thought it would be but I think if my buddy that owns a sewing machine shop here locally can get one I can do some trading on one and get it for next to nothing.

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    Old 10-10-2011, 01:45 PM
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    Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 01:48 PM
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    I'd take one if someone wanted to give it to me,(That's how I got my first FW!!) but I'd never buy one. Not a handsome machine at all. Guess I'd like to see a demo of it though.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 02:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.
    Any chance that it's metal? The new Featherweight 75 says in its features that it has a 'Heavy Duty Metal Frame.' it is a lot more than i had hoped it would be.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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    Well, I won't be buying one of the 'new Featherweight' machines. If I won one, I'd take it. Just give me one of those old black metal ones any day. That is where the real beauty lies. I think this won the 'ugliest' contest!! It might just look better in white!!
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    Old 10-10-2011, 02:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by Candace
    Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    After 160 years and all the beautiful machines produced by sewing machine manufacturers the world over, you would think the designers could come up with a machine that wasn't dipped in ugly. I'll pass.
    Hehe:> Guess I have to admit I thought this same thing:> I had hoped that they'd come out with a nicely made(more metal) machine to reflect back on their history. Not another plastic monster:< OH well. It won't be on my Christmas list, that's for sure.
    Same here. Like "dipped in ugly" - that is so true. I will be taking a pass on this machine.
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    Old 10-10-2011, 02:41 PM
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    It looks like I am the only one that likes the look of the new machine. Kathie
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    Old 10-10-2011, 03:05 PM
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    I don't think it looks all that bad...I actually kind of like it...HOWEVER!! When I can get a real FW for less than $300, I'll be darned if I'd spend $500 on that thing!
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