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Old 08-26-2010, 09:04 PM
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Look what I found on CL.. looks nice to me.
Granted the cabinet needs some help but machine looks nice

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/hsh/1916500150.html

Ooooo and another at a nice price.

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/atq/1920523975.html

This one is very nice and quite pretty not so fond of the price tho.

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/atq/1919732186.html
after seeing that Singer Treadle, I wish I lived in Iowa. Boo Hoo, would love, love to have it !

Aww and here I am only an hr away, it is a nice machine and a nice price but isn't quite the machine I'm looking for. One day I'll find it tho.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Lostn51
Only a few real Wrinkle finish 221Ks out there and they will break the bank if they have the documentation with them.

This one lacks all of that.

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I actually took a class on cleaning and caring for my FW a few months ago. Our teacher collects FW's and has about 15 them. She only keeps the pristine ones for herself! She has a crinkle finish. She said the crinkle finish did not do well so very few were made. She told us that if we find a 'real' crinkle finish to get it -- that they are extremely rare! I don't remember, but I believe she told us the year/years that the crinkly finish was made?

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BoJangles
I actually took a class on cleaning and caring for my FW a few months ago. Our teacher collects FW's and has about 15 them. She only keeps the pristine ones for herself! She has a crinkle finish. She said the crinkle finish did not do well so very few were made. She told us that if we find a 'real' crinkle finish to get it -- that they are extremely rare! I don't remember, but I believe she told us the year/years that the crinkly finish was made?

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The whole idea behind the wrinkle finish was to cut down on glare. Back when the White Sewing Machine Company came up with it in 1928 or so (yes they helped develop the paint) it was because folks used there treadles and machines by windows and sometimes there was a glare like you would not believe coming off of the bed of the machine.

Singer picked it up after the patent was over and then they started using it on certain machines and factory refurbished machines.

If you have a wrinkle finish machine you will see why it never really took off. Its like trying to slide fabric over 100 grit sandpaper, it just does not happen. I have a Singer 27 that is a wrinkle finish to and it looks great but it is not really user friendly when it cones to sewing.

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:53 AM
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Can you imagine how theses bidders are going to feel when they find out it is not an authentic finish and they have paid out the big bucks for it? Yikes, I would be so peed.
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Originally Posted by dvseals
Look what I found on CL.. looks nice to me.
Granted the cabinet needs some help but machine looks nice

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/hsh/1916500150.html

Ooooo and another at a nice price.

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/atq/1920523975.html

This one is very nice and quite pretty not so fond of the price tho.



http://lincoln.craigslist.org/atq/1919732186.html

Toss the kiddies in the mini and fold the back bench down. You need both treadles and the slant o matic at that price. LOL
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Annaquilts

Toss the kiddies in the mini and fold the back bench down. You need both treadles and the slant o matic at that price. LOL
lol I've got 4 machines now only 1 of which is less than 30 years old and all I have used it for lately was winding bobbins for the others ;) lol

Anyway I've got this pic in my head of what my gramma's looked like and would really like to find one like it. I don't know exactly which decals it had on it (one of those I'll know it when I see it things) but I do know it was not the red eye. nothing against the red eyes but just not the gem I'm looking for right now.

Besides the longer it takes me to find just the right one, the longer I'll have to save up for it so even if it's half way across the country I'll be able to go get it ;) ;)
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Originally Posted by jackkip
I think I have decided to call her "Fiona". She comes in a green box, really pretty, but truly a workhorse.
Oh I love it. Mine remains unnamed. We thought mine was made in 1964 based on the manual with it but when DH looked at the numbers he found out she is from 1969. That is one young FW. When was the last year they were made?
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For one so young she certainly has a sophisticated air about her ;) Maybe call her Sophie?
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Annaquilts
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I think I have decided to call her "Fiona". She comes in a green box, really pretty, but truly a workhorse.
Oh I love it. Mine remains unnamed. We thought mine was made in 1964 based on the manual with it but when DH looked at the numbers he found out she is from 1969. That is one young FW. When was the last year they were made?
Hubby was just reading about FW last night and the last year they were made was 1970.
The white machine on that same list is just like the one we have. Bought it at an auction for $50.00. The Red Eye is just like the one we bought Wed. for $40.00. Starting to run out of room for these machines but still love them.
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Originally Posted by wvdek
Can you imagine how theses bidders are going to feel when they find out it is not an authentic finish and they have paid out the big bucks for it? Yikes, I would be so peed.
Have you found any thing about the machine you had to send back?
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