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Old 10-22-2011, 05:44 PM
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I know Suzi....he's running on memory tho, don't think he's seen the machine in years. I can't think of a green Singer or any other machine that has red and gold decals....

As soon as he sends me pics, I'll be sure to share them...whatever I end up paying him for it, along with the trip to Sacramento to pick it up, will make this my most expensive machine! :lol:
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:50 PM
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Checking in so I can get updates!
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:39 PM
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I love my 319, but you really do need the manual to make sense of the controls. Makes a great stitch!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlee
I know Suzi....he's running on memory tho, don't think he's seen the machine in years. I can't think of a green Singer or any other machine that has red and gold decals....

As soon as he sends me pics, I'll be sure to share them...whatever I end up paying him for it, along with the trip to Sacramento to pick it up, will make this my most expensive machine! :lol:
Maybe he's focusing on the green that's in with the red and gold on the Redeye's decals. It does stand out some.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:48 PM
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My daughter called and said that she found an unusual looking treadle sewing machine. She said that it was black and had a funny hook up for the belt. She gave me the serial number which is EF 546519. I looked it up and it said that it was a 221 k. Made Aug,17,1949. If I looked at the numbers correctly. If I remember rightly 221k is a Feather weight. Did they come as a treadle? The thrift store wants $80 for it with cabinet. Kathie
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Kathie S.
My daughter called and said that she found an unusual looking treadle sewing machine. She said that it was black and had a funny hook up for the belt. She gave me the serial number which is EF 546519. I looked it up and it said that it was a 221 k. Made Aug,17,1949. If I looked at the numbers correctly. If I remember rightly 221k is a Feather weight. Did they come as a treadle? The thrift store wants $80 for it with cabinet. Kathie
Kathie go look at the machine! No, FW's did not come as treadles, and YES the 221 is a FW! Wow, I wish I had time today so I could go look with you! I can't go, but do let us know what you find. Someone probably got the serial numbers wrong or it is a 221 someone modified to fit in a treadle! If that is the case I want it!

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Charlee
Hi Charlee I'm so sorry kid, I totally lost my ATT.net contact until mt nephew came over last night and fixed it, I'm just now getting your response to the reunion, sorry you couldn't come we had a blast, maybe next year, as for the sewing machine I haven't dug it out from storage, but I promise I will get it out and take some pictures and let you decide what it's worth to you and as well it's worth to me, it belonged to my aunt Dovie, who got it from Williams grt, aunt Louise Stepp,Rose so I don't really know how old it is , it is electric, with a pedal, it's called the Cadillac, it has like gold,red, ??? and some other kind of pin striping on it over a beautiful green color I think, It;s a very beautiful machine, well got to go I have another 258 emails to go , Jerry" *end quote*

Now...he told me once that it was a Singer, and referred to as the "Cadillac of Singers" Does this sound like a Redeye to you?
Charlee can you get him to send you a picture soon? This is all very intriguing!

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Old 10-23-2011, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Kas
I am very irritated at my local antique store. They have a 66 Lotus treadle in an awesome cabinet for $325. Way too high, in my opinion. But I went in to visit it today and they had the cabinet open with a set of iron fireplace log grates setting on the leaf!!! It is now all scratched up and dented. What idiots. I want it bad, but not for that price, now especially.
Kas, I would complain to the store manager and show her/him what they did to the treadle cabinet! That makes me mad! Yes, the machine is too high and won't/hasn't sold that is probably why they are so careless with it!

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Old 10-23-2011, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
I finally scored!! $40!!! My brother found her at an estate sale this morning.

Note with attachments gives info that this machine was bought in 1949 from the Fresno State College Home Ec Dept as a treadle.

I'll post better pictures after I clean her up.
Sheryl, congratulations on your Redeye! She is very pretty and looks to be in great shape! Great price too!

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Old 10-23-2011, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BoJangles
Originally Posted by Charlee
Hi Charlee I'm so sorry kid, I totally lost my ATT.net contact until mt nephew came over last night and fixed it, I'm just now getting your response to the reunion, sorry you couldn't come we had a blast, maybe next year, as for the sewing machine I haven't dug it out from storage, but I promise I will get it out and take some pictures and let you decide what it's worth to you and as well it's worth to me, it belonged to my aunt Dovie, who got it from Williams grt, aunt Louise Stepp,Rose so I don't really know how old it is , it is electric, with a pedal, it's called the Cadillac, it has like gold,red, ??? and some other kind of pin striping on it over a beautiful green color I think, It;s a very beautiful machine, well got to go I have another 258 emails to go , Jerry" *end quote*

Now...he told me once that it was a Singer, and referred to as the "Cadillac of Singers" Does this sound like a Redeye to you?
Charlee can you get him to send you a picture soon? This is all very intriguing!

Nancy
I'll keep poking at him about it...he's older, and if anything happened to him, I'm sure that machine would be gone with the wind...to someone who wouldn't care about it nearly as much as I will!!
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