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    Old 08-24-2010, 10:42 AM
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    I absolutely love this group! I used the link sent that was shared and found that my Viking is from mid to late 50's, so not as old as some you have here, but I think I will enjoy it. In the meantime, I catch myself looking at all the garage sales, etc to see if they have anything interesting. Thanks for the help!!
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    Old 08-24-2010, 11:20 AM
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    Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    I have a Singer 301 that I realy like. I find myself looking at other slantomatic machines 401, 404, 500 etc. Do I need another one? Right now there is a 404 for $100.
    That's high for a 404. 404 is a straight stitch machine
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    Old 08-24-2010, 11:22 AM
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    Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Thought you might like to see another pretty machine for sale on e bay. http://cgi.ebay.com/1917-SINGER-MODE...efaultDomain_0
    The seller is also one who knows how to pack a machine.
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    Old 08-24-2010, 11:30 AM
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    Thanks for the feed back.

    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    I have a Singer 301 that I realy like. I find myself looking at other slantomatic machines 401, 404, 500 etc. Do I need another one? Right now there is a 404 for $100.
    That's high for a 404. 404 is a straight stitch machine
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    Old 08-24-2010, 11:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by laura59
    Okay, the lady e-mailed me that the machine is a 241-3. Serial Number: AG451979. Not sure what needles this one will take. Can you sew upholstery fabric, like for cars using this machine. We have a 1948 Dodge that we are restoring and I want to do the upholstery. Will this machine do that? Also, would $250 be out of line for this machine? Have to go look at it tomorrow, if it will work for what I want to do. Thanks.
    Here's the link to a manual:

    http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/241.pdf

    16x257 needles are still easy to find.
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    Old 08-24-2010, 01:21 PM
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    I have an old Kenmore machine from about the thirties . are there any of you out tthere who might have similar machines?
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    Old 08-24-2010, 01:52 PM
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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    (repeat)Looked at a really old White treadle yesterday. Would take alot of work but all the pieces are there and it's in it's cabinet. They are asking $100.00, is it worth it. sorry, no pics.
    I have 3 very nice treadles that I paid $50 a piece for and they were originally advertised for $150 a piece. The didn't sell for the $150 so they lowered the price and I bought them! Here in the antique stores, the treadles are listed for much much more. It all depends on how bad you want that machine -- I'd offer less and see where it goes. I bought a Singer 1901 treadle a couple weeks ago for $5. The guy had it listed on Craigslist for $100, but the cabinet was broken, missing the middle drawer, and the machine had 60 years of dirt and rust on it from living in a barn. I told the guy his machine was once very pretty, but because the decals were silver, the cabinet was a mess, it was not worth what he was asking. He let me have it for $5 just to keep from having to haul it off.

    So, there are no set rules here. You can offer less and see how bad they want to sell the machine. Treadles around her are usually right around $100.

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    Old 08-24-2010, 02:05 PM
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    If anyone is near pittsburgh or is looking for a white machine with the twig lettering this looks like a good deal.
    No pictures but from the description.

    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/atq/1912224487.html
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    Old 08-24-2010, 03:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by ceegee
    I have an old Kenmore machine from about the thirties . are there any of you out tthere who might have similar machines?
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    Ceegee,

    I have a vintage Kenmore, but it is from the 60's or 70's-not quite as old as yours....but I belong to a yahoo group that is for the Kenmore machines...I don't remember the exact name of the group but it is something like vintagekenmoressew
    If you do a yahoo search it may come up...if not and you want to check it out let me know and I will get the website address for you.....
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    Old 08-24-2010, 04:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Thought you might like to see another pretty machine for sale on e bay. http://cgi.ebay.com/1917-SINGER-MODE...efaultDomain_0
    I was drooling over that one. Its so pretty!
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