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The decals on that 66s bed are really worn - I have one looks better. I would take that same price for mine...


I would sell my dignity and self respect for that price. 

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Hm I bet the guy with the ad already did...
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I've got two in much nicer shape,  and I'd sell choice for half that price!   And your choice of cabinets to go with it LOL!!
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I hadn't thought to display a sewing machine head by setting it on the hood of my car. Genius!

http://merced.craigslist.org/atq/5481200656.html

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Well you now have contact info for Igor!!! Igor is such a genus.
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bfs/5479831465.html
Ok, so this one threw me for a bit.  I finally realized that it's sitting on New Home treadle legs.  That aside, did the Singer 31 come in a fiddle base?  My 31-20 is a treadle, but it's square edged.

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Nope, that is a Singer Improved manufacturing.  A predecessor to the 16 and the 31

Here is mine next to a singer 12 for scale reference 
20151027_191443.jpg

P.S. My Opinion that abomination of a setup is gross


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As a collector, Steve, I have to agree with you (setup is gross).  On the other hand, if they just actually wanted to sew with it, they came up with a working solution, so I'll give them points for that ;-)   It's kind of like home remodels (my husband is a contractor).  Everybody's Uncle or Neighbor 'knows' how to fix 'that'.  AND works cheaper......he he he.
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VILE...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152010582826

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Geez, that's really ugly.
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VILE...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152010582826

True, however it is beautiful compared to his toilet paper roll holder that he made out of a typewriter. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Repurposed-Antique-typewriter-TOILET-Roll-Bath-PAPER-Dispenser-Holder-Steampunk-/162002386086?hash=item25b8183ca6:g:jisAAOSwBLlVTOJi

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I 'm so turned off by these I have no words to describe the disgust.

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Yup, that's even uglier than the lamp. I wonder if people actually buy this stuff?
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Yup, that's even uglier than the lamp. I wonder if people actually buy this stuff?


I'd buy the lamp if I could then hit him over the head with it. 

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What a bloody waste.
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A local thrift store has Singer 27 sphinx treadle for the deeply discounted price of $175. Valuation based on an similar auction house listing for $350. It does have a puzzle box w attachments, belt, turns appropriately, and dates to 1904. Cabinet is decent, tho not outstanding. Wish them luck!
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Wish them luck!


They're gonna need it. 

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Ugly! Ugly! Ugly!! Bad artist [nono]
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https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/5468475938.html  "Antique Sewing Machine"  For the life of me, I just don't see it!
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https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/5468475938.html  "Antique Sewing Machine"  For the life of me, I just don't see it!
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https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/5468475938.html  "Antique Sewing Machine"  For the life of me, I just don't see it!


Here's a picture of it with a better contrasting background.

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Stealth SM.

Singer's first ever SM: https://wausau.craigslist.org/fuo/5484803422.html

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Stealth SM. Singer's first ever SM: https://wausau.craigslist.org/fuo/5484803422.html

Where did they get that bit on intel from?
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Where did they get that bit on intel from?


They read it on the inter webs, so it must be true, ROFLMAO!

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I'll sell you mine for half his price. Free shipping, also.

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http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/5491506096.html
Those pictures make me just want to rush out the door...

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I especially like the last picture!

Don't think I'll race you for this one, Miriam!!

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Civil-War-Era-Wilcox-Gibbs-Sewing-Machine-w-Singer-Motor-1860s-Patents-/231880008971?hash=item35fd20250b:g:qnIAAOSwAuNW5Kks


writeup says to contact them if you have an interest in civil war era stuff -  hopefully they are better at dating things than this sewing machine!



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Civil-War-Era-Wilcox-Gibbs-Sewing-Machine-w-Singer-Motor-1860s-Patents-/231880008971?hash=item35fd20250b:g:qnIAAOSwAuNW5Kks


writeup says to contact them if you have an interest in civil war era stuff -  hopefully they are better at dating things than this sewing machine!




I sent them a correction email, they were very polite and will be correcting it

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http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/5491506096.html Those pictures make me just want to rush out the door...


Barn fresh!

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http://columbus.craigslist.org/hsh/5436465144.html

Little surface rust. Ech. 

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Little surface rust. Ech. 


Um, that's a 201-2 with manual and cabinet and zigzagger and buttonholer for 200, good deal!!!

doesn't look so much like rust to me as failed clearcoat and a flash camera

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I think it's priced too high in that shape too. But that's because they occasionally show up around here for less than $50. The ones priced like that one usually sit for a long time.

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Down here that wouldn't have lasted the day. 201s go for $150-200 in a day or two with nothing but the machine. And the machine is often in much worse shape than that one.
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It's my not-so-humble opinion that any good vintage machine in decent (not pristine) condition is worth well more than $50, particularly when I see new computerized machines that are fragile, finicky and perishable selling for thousands. The economic law of supply and demand is the reason we can find these superb machines so inexpensively.
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I've never purchased a 201 for more than $50, especially in iffy condition. 

Here's one in the same market, apparently sitting on CL for $50 less, in better condition. 

http://columbus.craigslist.org/hsh/5439996892.html

Obviously it depends on the market, but we don't support big money here unless it's perfect. 


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This one actually looks interesting.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/clt/5494169499.html

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This one actually looks interesting. http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/clt/5494169499.html Ken


Those Frister & Rossmann High Arm's are fantastic machines.  I sold one like that because it is after the timeframe of my collection, and I miss it...  you would be hard pressed to find a better stitching machine or a smoother running one.

I'd want to pay closer to $200 but it would be worth the asking price as is

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Too many beautiful machines! I'd buy that 201 if I weren't 2000 miles away, and the F and R - oh, drool! Wish I hadn't bought so many $50 machines now!
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I've never purchased a 201 for more than $50, especially in iffy condition. 



I'm not suggesting that you do. My comment was about VALUE, not price.

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 My comment was about VALUE, not price.


I agree that a 201-2 is worth the cost but around here they aren't as valued to most people. At the time I bought mine, I had never owned a Singer, had no interest in them because I had sewn all my life on my moms Brother. I was in a thrift store one day,(actually I was in the Goodwill by Rodney's house-sorry Rodney!) and for some reason this old black machine just called out to me. I didn't buy it, I went home and asked a few people some questions about it. I went back two days later and got it for $30. That was 6 years ago. If I was seriously looking for one now, I might pay more because I know what they are. Back then I didn't, and most of the ones I see on CL now the sellers don't know much either. It's usually either  "it's an old black sewing machine it must be worth a car payment" or "we just want it gone"

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I'm not suggesting that you do. My comment was about VALUE, not price.


Oh yes, they are clearly more valuable, they just won't sell. 

And by "we" I meant the area around here, not myself and the mouse in my pocket. Here if you are in the right place at the right time and paying attention you can end up with any number of free 66's, $25 15's, and less than $50 201's. 

 


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Speaking of 201's, apparently this poor guy had a dead motor. 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-Model-201-2-Sewing-Machine-Converted-Into-A-Hand-Crank-Sews-Incredible-/322041324569?hash=item4afb28a419:g:c28AAOSwoudW6E37


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These are the types of ads that pi** me off. All too often people who don't know any better buy these machines intending to use them as they're advertised not knowing that they won't last long on a diet of leather. And that crank just looks wrong.

Cari
Okay I'll calm down now.

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I love the hand crank. Direct drive, don't need any stinking gears.
Your arm gonna get real tired with that mess.
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Cari, I agree with you 110%  - and, too, that crank looks sooooooooo oooooooo wrong!
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The fact that the seller on that 201 can't tell the difference between "surface rust" and "failed shellac" tells me that the seller is even less knowledgeable than me.  Poor guy!  LOL!
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Oh my, that 201 sucks.  Read all the information about it so you can understand why it is so valuable!  You can sew 1/2" deep of fabric on it too. Wasn't someone asking about a good hand crank the other day?

On our craigslist they want more money for them for the most part up to 200 bucks but they sit there, I mean regular 201's.lol  My neighbor sold a 201 and a 15-91 in cabinets for 150.00 each to the same person, came from Seattle to pick them up, 3 hours.  They were beautiful machines in nice cabinets.  Then others will sit for ever, don't know if they aren't good or what.  I rarely get great buys on old sewing machines, I have never been given one or picked one up free, wish I could find out where that happens.  However I did find one on CL for 20 dollars, beautiful cabinet and all stuff to go with, I was so excited, she held it until I got there, couldn't believe it all came together.  That was only months ago, so you can still get lucky[biggrin]even in these parts.

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Lynn, that 201 - any 201 is a home sewing machine -- I wouldn't want to abuse my 201 trying to sew through 1/2" of any kind of fabric or leather or whatever?  That machine won't hold up to that -- it wasn't made to do that!  JMHO
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Hi Jeanette, I sure wouldn't either, I said that with jest.  Besides it won't fit under the pressure foot, unless he/she devised a great new pressure foot like the hand crank they made.lol
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