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bkay

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Anyone in the Dallas area want a Household #4(maybe)? It's for sale at an estate sale near me. It will be $50.00 tomorrow (Superbowl Sunday). There's a few chips on the front edge. It has no pin rash and I didn't see any rust. It has a shuttle. I think it turned, but I couldn't figure out which way it should go, so I quit. The needle did move. I didn't check the cabinet for accessories. 

I was surprised at how good it looked.

If anyone is interested, PM me and I'll send directions to the sale.

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A lovely machine!
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beautiful machine!!!
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I can't have them all... I can't have them all.... sigh...
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I can't have them all... I can't have them all.... sigh...

But you're in the process of getting a bigger house! 😃

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The sale is from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM today (Sunday). The machine is in a dark corner, so will probably not sell. On the bright side, the owner is not deceased, but just downsizing (what I overheard). So, maybe it won't end up rusting to bits in someone's shed.

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[bawl][bawl]  

I just saw this, so I'm too late...  The second [bawl] is because even if I had seen this post in time, I'm nowhere near Dallas.

Yes, it is a 4, with the older drawer-frame type.  They went to (as listed in the manuals) either japanned or nickeled (1/2 designations) cast iron brackets that bolt to the irons.  It's a clever setup that allowed the cabinets to be basically modular, and assembled based on the model ordered.  They were also easy to modify if you wanted to add drawers later.  This one has the drawers in a wood frame instead.  It also has the H-S-M footplate, but the PTC round style legs with the casters outside the feet.  With the set drawers and mixed parts, I think it is in the period of transition from Providence Tool to Household Sewing Machine.  Add another [bawl].

I do wonder if they still have it/want to sell it. 

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I think it turned, but I couldn't figure out which way it should go, so I quit.


The wheel turns away from you.

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I think the woman moved. They said she was downsizing, which generally means they are selling the house.

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone in this area who loves old machines, so I didn't know anyone to call.

Sorry you missed it.

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I think the woman moved. They said she was downsizing, which generally means they are selling the house.

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone in this area who loves old machines, so I didn't know anyone to call.

Sorry you missed it.

bkay


Hopefully it didn't go to the landfill or get curbshopped and become a sink.

Someone else here said looking beyond your immediate driving limit just leads to heartache. I'm going to add exploring old posts for information may do the same.
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