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Thread: what would y'all offer for this?

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    what would y'all offer for this?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/3203848414.html

    I know they're rusty as all get out but i also know you won't see these models come around all the time...particularly the first machine of the two in there.

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    I wouldn't want them . Too far gone for me.
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    They should pay you to take them.

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    All those machines have been exposed to a lot of water. Considering where they are, possibly salt water. They are junk. My rusted up 99K wasn't anywhere near as bad and it was a big pain in the butt.

    Pass 'em by.

    Joe

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    The machines might have a few salvageable parts, but I would absolutely want that metate and mortar and pestle!

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    R.I.P. Another sad end.

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    Well, maybe, just maybe you could salvage them "IF" you soaked them in a 10 gallon bucket of Evapo-Rust.

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    Well he gave them to me and i just couldnt say no. Theyre frozen up but the rust doesnt go so.deep that all hope is lost on them. Theyll have to.wait a good while before they get attention though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    I wouldn't want them . Too far gone for me.
    100% agree, their is up-cycling, recycling and then there is the rubbish bin, the latter is where IMO these belong.

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    Jenn,

    Since you have them, start soaking them in oil now. Don't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Well he gave them to me and i just couldnt say no. Theyre frozen up but the rust doesnt go so.deep that all hope is lost on them. Theyll have to.wait a good while before they get attention though.
    Jenn you have you hands full with these but with care you can bring them back to life. It will take lots of time but should be fun to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Well he gave them to me and i just couldnt say no. Theyre frozen up but the rust doesnt go so.deep that all hope is lost on them. Theyll have to.wait a good while before they get attention though.
    It made me sad when I saw the pictures of them. Good for you for rescueing them! Give them your best shot and if it doesn't work out, at least you tried!
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    The Singer I can figure out but this Union Special one has me puzzled. I can't find any info on it. I see there is still a "union special" in business and they make sewing machines, but they had no clue when I contacted them. The Serial number is 160089 on it.

    The guy who had them said they were part of the contents of a factory/warehouse that had not been in operation for more than a decade, but he found documents dating the opening of it to 1867, and he wasn't entirely sure if these were original to the factory or not. From what he gathered they produced garments of some sort but what specifically he did not know. He said they weren't this bad when he got them but he had sat them on his porch and forgot about them so they were out in the elements for about 4 months. Quite a bit of rust just came off on my hands from lifting them (and this thing is like an anvil. WAY heavier than any of my other machines. I had to use both hands to lift it out of the back of my SUV.) I'll go get some (alot) of evaporust tomorrow and start soaking away. I guess it cant hurt them to sit in that for a good while.

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    Nope. You couldn't pay me to take that stuff!

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    I wouldn't!

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    Not for me, I don't time to mess with them.
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    i wouldnt offer anything cuz i dont want them... they look like they have seen their better days.... good luck if you want them.. smile

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