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« Reply #400 on: August 26, 2008 07:52:56 AM »

This is my new machine! I absolutely love it! My first machine was a crappy Singer model that my poor hubby bought me when we were first married and very poor. I think he paid 50 bucks for it at a local discount store. I"m not dissing Singer. My  mom's is a workhorse, but the model I had was made in China and the model number (of which I have forgotten) is not even listed under the Singer page! I had to google it to find it when it started acting up. I couldn't get anyone to work on it! One guy told me that I would be better off buying a new machine. So I freecycled it to someone who knows how to sew and has emailed me back to say that she likes the machine and uses it often.  Go figure!

Anyway, here's my new baby!


I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's vintage machines. They don't make'em like they used to!
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« Reply #401 on: August 26, 2008 08:23:24 PM »

That's a very nice looking machine, crappiefisher!
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« Reply #402 on: August 27, 2008 05:31:00 PM »

 

This weekend I found this for $5:)

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« Reply #403 on: August 27, 2008 06:27:28 PM »

Great buy!  Is Franchesca a Singer 237?  I almost bought one of those off Craigslist a couple of weeks ago.. was missing the slide plate at the bobbin access.  Tongue
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« Reply #404 on: August 27, 2008 07:20:06 PM »

Baby Blue! so pretty Smiley Was it that clean when you got it? or is this a post clean up picture? If it was that clean when you got it I bet it runs like a champ!
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« Reply #405 on: August 28, 2008 06:18:31 AM »

Fidget:  Yes, Franchesca is a 237. She came just like that, very clean and functioning:)

Penlowe: I did get lucky, didn't I? I haven't taken a rag to her. She was very clean. The woman who sold it said she hadn't sewn in years and have kept her covered and stored.
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« Reply #406 on: August 28, 2008 07:24:58 AM »

Great finds, xangomommy!!!!  Lucky you!
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« Reply #407 on: August 29, 2008 03:54:31 PM »

Oh happy days!!

Atti is home today!  She is still sitting in the workshop, but I couldn't wait to post pictures.


She was binding a bit when I picked her up, but Mr Ruby and I spent about an hour taking her apart, cleaning out 50 years of gunk, and oiling anything and everything that moves.  Now she is moving smoothly!  He is going to have to rewire her, and the main power cord had 30+ year old electrical tape and exposed copper.  So I can't use her yet Sad 

I have the manual on order, plus I found an eBay listing with the original tin and some of the attachments.  Yay!! 

I have one problem, though.  She came with her original case, but there is a lot of fuzzy mold in the bottom.  I can't decide if its worth it to try and salvage her original case, or to just chuck it.  Any thoughts?  (I have a picture, but its really gross so I didn't post it)
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« Reply #408 on: August 29, 2008 05:11:11 PM »

Salvage! Use a bleach & water solution to kill the ick, some sunshine in a window or outside on a nice dry day to kill further yick. A furnace room would be good too if you don't have sunny & dry.
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« Reply #409 on: August 29, 2008 05:18:50 PM »

 Grin  I was just coming back to edit and add a link to the picture (so only those curious about how gross can click - I don't want to trigger sympathy allergies): http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e91/rubytue/crafty/Picture017.jpg

I am leaning toward salvaging, but I'm just not sure.  But it is supposed to dry out by Monday, so maybe I can bleach it and leave it outside in the sun.  Its just to humid here right now.  At least today...
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