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I agree Miriam. They were in decent shape, why ruin them?


"Home Tweet Home" - oh gag me with a spoon... [rolleyes]

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Really? Was that neccessary?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Unikat-Krippe-aus-einer-antiken-Nahmaschinen-Haube-sehr-schone-Figuren-/252423817793?hash=item3ac5a1ca41:g:q60AAOSwZG9WjRzq


One of a kind? One of a kind too much!


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Sacrilegious!!
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I'll go with "Clever Idiots"

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All I'm getting is an "Item Removed or Unavailable" message. Post a photo, please, so we can all groan with dismay.

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Oh, bleh!
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I wasn't sure where to post this... https://wausau.craigslist.org/atd/5650010362.html
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I think you got the right place. Horrors!
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What *is* it and what happened to it?
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Looks as though it was dragged in chains through the streets of (New) London, then decapitated and left to rot in the rain! 
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A few drops of oil and it'll be fine. [rolleyes]

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It sort of looks like it really HAS been used as a boat anchor.  I have to admit I'm curious about this thing's history.  Is it modified to do something practical, or what?
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Possibly chain drive, but I can't tell what has happened to the left side of the machine.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Sewing-Machine-Work-Bin-/222165936993?hash=item33ba1f2b61:g:NGoAAOSwT6pVxkxw


I think this qualifies as a horror/nightmare.

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Marie, aren't those just factory work bins?

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Yes, but they are VINTAGE bins, and i think that is the price for each!
I think there is a chair on his site for an equally inflated price too.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-sewing-machine-/272280589894?hash=item3f65301646:g:SYwAAMXQPatTJgGe

Horror or nightmare?

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-sewing-machine-/272280589894?hash=item3f65301646:g:SYwAAMXQPatTJgGe

Horror or nightmare?


Both.

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I'm with Cari on this one - both a horror AND a nightmare.  Actually, the amusing part was the description, which claims it's 'fully working'.  Hmm.  Seems unlikely with all that paint and RUST!!!

(p.s.  How DO you use the quote box???)


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Click on the pencil that is to the left of the post number in the top right corner.
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Click on the pencil that is to the left of the post number in the top right corner.


THANK you, Penny!  Now....if I can just remember it in the future, lol!

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That machine needs to be bought as a rescue.  Stripped and painted to return some sense of honor...
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AACK
Also read that description.....

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ewwwwwww
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Ewww is right!  Some people have no sense.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Jones-Treadle-sewing-machine-/262500617640?hash=item3d1e418da8:g:WzEAAOSwbYZXcV5w

Ouch.

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We can only hope it's reversible. When will people learn that "shabby" is not a good thing?

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Jones-Treadle-sewing-machine-/262500617640?hash=item3d1e418da8:g:WzEAAOSwbYZXcV5w

Ouch.


Oh, ICK! That darn "Shabby Chic" crap. Blech...

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Zorba, it looks like we need to set up a bucket in some corner of this thread for people to puke into... Maybe instead of a like button we need a puke button.... I should have shot a pic of the monsters I dragged home today for parts - barely parts at that unless it could all go in a jewelry cleaner or some such.
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Well, different strokes and all that. A lot of people didn't like that repainted machine someone posted a bit back - but I liked it just fine. Shabby Chic though, gets my goat every time - the only thing worse is stainless steel appliances, which my wife and I both detest with the fire of 10,000 suns!

I've seen too much beautiful Art Deco furniture ruined by Shabby Chic.

Hey Steve, how about a barf emoticon?

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Hey Steve, how about a barf emoticon?

Maybe one like this:
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Or this one:
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Jones-Treadle-sewing-machine-/262500617640?hash=item3d1e418da8:g:WzEAAOSwbYZXcV5w

Ouch.


That treadle belongs with my Jones machine.
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That treadle belongs with my Jones machine.
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Oh, poor poor Jones!  What did he do that you punished him with spray paint, lol?  [biggrin]

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Oh, poor poor Jones!  What did he do that you punished him with spray paint, lol?  [biggrin]


The woman I bought it from bought it like this. She used it as a decoration in her kitchen. Luckily the treadle itself is unharmed.

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Oh, poor poor Jones!  What did he do that you punished him with spray paint, lol?  [biggrin]


Family reunited!!

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Warning to Zorba: shabby chic  http://maine.craigslist.org/fuo/5663391163.html
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So more ewwwww!
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Such a waste!
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Warning to Zorba: shabby chic  http://maine.craigslist.org/fuo/5663391163.html

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Warning to Zorba: shabby chic  http://maine.craigslist.org/fuo/5663391163.html


At least its not that God-Awful chalk paint.

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That is just awful, borderline criminal!
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So, like, paint is the new wood. https://appleton.craigslist.org/atq/5664284903.html

I'm so, so sorry... https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/fuo/5664606682.html.

It just doesn't stop! What has happened to humanity?!?
https://appleton.craigslist.org/atq/5665851967.html

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Not sure how I feel about this http://maine.craigslist.org/fuo/5666599104.html . They did a nice job on refurbishing but did they destroy two antiques to make this?
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Penny, my $.02 says you posted this in the right place. The irons look carefully restored and the wood is beautiful. It's possible (or even likely) that the person who assembled this piece of furniture had only fragments and didn't destroy entire antiques. The end result, however, is just hokey - an garbled attempt to hijack the warmth of vintage using incongruous elements. This type of use of treadle bases is something I'm not ever likely to embrace; they make sense powering the mechanism that sits above, but as a piece of furniture they're awkward, dust-trapping aberrations trying to be precious.
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Well said James!
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It's baaaaaaaack, posted on Connecticut CL. I guess the seller is casting the widest net possible.

Treadle spinet monstrosity.jpg 

Treadles that serve no function other than getting in the way bug me (probably a little too much) so it occurred to me, why not run a belt to the desktop and power a pencil sharpener? A little silly perhaps, but at least it will be doing something useful on a desk. 

And this is how you spell spinet.




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Manalto - I like your idea, make something useful.  It would be kind of whimsical, but connecting the treadle to an antique pencil sharpener like this would be kind of neat.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-1900S-ANTIQUE-U-S-AUTOMATIC-HAND-CRANK-PENCIL-SHARPENER-NR-/182182787902?hash=item2a6af0bb3e:g:iqEAAOSwc1FXbZRi

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You could connect the belt to a fan in the summer.
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