Which would you choose?

Old 09-17-2013, 10:29 AM
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I have an opportunity to purchase either a older antique Singer in a wooden case (sorry I don't know the model number or anything) or an older Necchi automatic Supernova Ultra in a sewing cabinet. They are priced about the same so help me out. Which would be a better buy? Thanks.
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All depends on condition of both and which would you use more. Photos would be nice!
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I don't know how to post photos. I'm going to try to find some directions on how to do that and then I will try to get some on here. Both seem to be in fair condition.
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Sorry, I don't see a framed tree icon to upload pics.
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Originally Posted by texas8823
I don't know how to post photos. I'm going to try to find some directions on how to do that and then I will try to get some on here. Both seem to be in fair condition.
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To me, the Necchi is a lot more versatile, and would likely be my choice. Pictures of condition and extras, along with price may cause me to change my mind.
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Ok, hope this works.
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They are both priced at $75. Is that a good deal?
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:10 PM
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I would get the Necchi, if it runs like butter, as the singer has no reverse and the wiring looks tricky. I have many vintage sewing machines and most are singer but in this case I would get the Necchi. I assume you want it to sew on?


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I have an opportunity to purchase either a older antique Singer in a wooden case (sorry I don't know the model number or anything) or an older Necchi automatic Supernova Ultra in a sewing cabinet. They are priced about the same so help me out. Which would be a better buy? Thanks.
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For our area that would not be a good deal but it might be where the poster is.


Originally Posted by texas8823
They are both priced at $75. Is that a good deal?
How about this beauty-

http://odessa.craigslist.org/hsh/4040232382.html

or if you can make it to Lubbock TX

It looks like a Singer 401 in cabinet for $50

http://lubbock.craigslist.org/ard/4060426303.html

I have several of both these machines. the singer 301 is the big sister of the Feather Weight and they are highly sought after. You can take this machine along as it is not very heavy. It only does straight stitch and reverse. The singer 401 is a work horse and it is a nice cabinet. It is not anything you would take to class. If it work it is a steal for $50. It does everything from purse to quilts. I have heard it is not the best machine to do the actual quilting on. this is my DDs go to machine for purses etc. Maybe you can get both?

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