Yard sale find.

Old 05-30-2015, 11:02 AM
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I recently found a vintage Singer sewing machine at a yard sale. It is dark brown with matte finish . does anyone own a machine like this or know anything about one like it. i don't know how to post pictures. i saw a black one like it and someone said it was very collectible . This is the first brown one i have ever seen.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:23 AM
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Oh, exciting!

There was a picture of a brown crinkle Singer a long while ago. I forget what kind of Singer it was to begin with but it was kind of pretty for a brown crinkle finish. Was it not very dark brown but more of a lighter color?
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:36 AM
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Crinkle finish could be applied to many machines, Very few are Rare or highly valuable, Brown crinkle could be a later model or could be a factory re-work. with out a picture it is ard to tell what we are even dealing with.
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Also a true Brown crinkle is more common on Whites and other machines.... sometimes all machines that are old are refered to as singers...... again... no idea what we are really talking about with out a few more details
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:44 AM
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Can you find someone to take a picture of it and put on here, so the people who know can help you. They are very helpful.
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I bookmarked this site from a thread on this board several years ago. It should help you ID your machine.
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Great reference wesing!
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:57 PM
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Nice find. Never find anything like neat vintage Singers in yard sales in So CA.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:08 PM
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Sounds neat. More info would be needed to make any sort of accurate judgement on the machine.
Some refurb companies during and after WWII would repaint machines with brown crinkle paint. If it has a metal "Singer" tag it could be one of those.
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wait, wait my friend found a 221 at a yard sale in Burbank....it was still in original packaging......story was the Lady was gifted it as a first anniversary present from doting husband who thought she 'needed' an 'at home' project....she refused to ever open it and sold it to my friend at a yard sale (65 years later)when she was moving into a retirement village (alone, hubby had passed) my friend gifted her a beautiful quilt for her new abode because when told that twenty five dollars was too little for the machine she said ok then fifteen dollars. Bottom line it sews fantastic.

note* Burbank is a City in Los Angeles County which is in Southern California

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