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Thread: Vintage Singer 201 Free from Craigs List

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    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
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    i just got a free Singer 201 from craigs list along with the cabinet (one of the hinges is loose so DH has to fix that) it even came with all the original presser feet.

    i just look it up and its from 1954. i have to clean her up and give her some oil but other than that she's perfect

    i just love her!!
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    She looks in great shape!!

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    wow cannot beat free and working!!! Great find!

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    My first sewing machine was aused 201. That was 45 years ago & I still use it especially for upholstery etc. It has a really pretty stitch, nicer than my Pfaffs. I wouldn't think of parting with her...we've been through a lot together...lol!

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    Very nice! Great find.

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    Oh Boy! Free is good!

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    Wow, lucky you!

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    You're going to love her!! I use mine quite a lot!

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    i think this is going to be my every day sewing machine.

    it has more throat space then the modern singer i've been sewing on.

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    The feed dogs drop too!! :) Does your machine have a manual with it?

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    Wow! What a great find! What's her name-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    The feed dogs drop too!! :) Does your machine have a manual with it?
    no, it didn't come with the manual, just the presser feet, but i did download it for free from the singer site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Wow! What a great find! What's her name-?
    i haven't name her yet.

    i'm thinking an irish name because the lady who gave it to me is irish.

    does any one know some nice irish names?

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    cool vintage sewing machine, thanks for sharing with us

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    Thats the year I was born. !!! I wonder if oil would help me.. ha Great find.. How lucky you are to have that.. :)

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    You are going to fall in love with this machine and as you do the right name will come to you. Great find!
    Enjoy!

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    Nice machine...how about your name "wild Irish Rose".

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    Lucky you! Just a good cleaning and oiling ans she should be good as new.
    I have the same cabinet. Yours looks darker, but still the same. My mom bought it new around 1961 or 1962. I have her old planter and a new runner on it. Wish I had the stool that goes with it.
    Enjoy your finds.

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    The price cannot be beat! A wonderful machine. I hope you make many gorgeous projects with it. Enjoy!

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    I just bought a 201 and put it in my treadle table as the motor was broke on it. I think you will realy like it. Sofar I am pretty impressed adn i think you will be too.

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    Wow score! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    Nice machine...how about your name "wild Irish Rose".

    thats a great name and i'll let the lady know the name in the thank you note i'm sending her along with a fall table runner as a thank you gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    I just bought a 201 and put it in my treadle table as the motor was broke on it. I think you will realy like it. Sofar I am pretty impressed adn i think you will be too.
    Lucky you that the motor wasn't working. The 201s are wonderful to sew with. Have fun treadling!

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    Great find and at the best price. Wait until Lace Lady sees it she is from Ireland. I usually name mine after the lady I get them from or if it was a mother's or grandmother's then I use there name.

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    I found one of those 201's on CL for $30. Drove an hour to get it. It only had a zipper foot. All I wanted was the beautiful queen anne cabinet anyway. But I got it home and tried it out and fell in love. A couple weeks later the man I got it from called and said he found some bobbins, would I want them. He brought them to the place I work. Then months later I got a note at work. He had lost my phone number so he took a note for me to where I work one hour a week. They misplaced the note for a month. When I got the note I called him. He said he found a couple feet, would I like them. Sure, so we drove up there and he had a big box of stuff. It has a buttonholer, all kinds of feet, zigzagger, blind hemmer, beautiful manual and on and on. It was his wife's mother's sewing machine. She hated to part with it but they were moving to assisted living.

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