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This is in an estate sale. I'm stumped on what it is. At first, I thought it was a 301. Could it be a 191J? The photo is not very good, but it's the one they posted. I haven't actually been to the sale yet. I haven't heard of one before.
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I'd say that is 191j or an 215g (newer version). Can't really say just by that blurry picture, but definitive not an 301.

You got some really interesting yard sales around your home. I'm jealous!


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Could it be the aluminum body 201?

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Are they worth anymore than any other vintage machine? YOu never know what they will be asking for a machine at an estate sale. I'm assuming it's about in the ballpark with a treadled 15.

I've never sewn on a treadle. I think I'll go to the sale tomorow and see if it's still there. I've stashed some mad money for my next machine.

There's another one that interests me for tomorrow, too. It's an Elgin made by Viking. Tomorrow will be a busy day.

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I'd say this machine was electrified. Take a closer look at the bottom of the cabinet, there's a foot pedal. ;-)


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If the price was right I'll buy it for the cabinet.  Put the mystery modernish electric in a newer table and put one of my 1920s heads in the treadle.  Keep it all period correct or something.
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Bkay this is an electric machine. I'm with David, I'd put it in another cabinet and put an older machine in the treadle.

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This is in an estate sale. I'm stumped on what it is. At first, I thought it was a 301. Could it be a 191J? The photo is not very good, but it's the one they posted. I haven't actually been to the sale yet. I haven't heard of one before.
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It could be a 201 (new-style). I don't know much about 215G, but I am guessing it's a 191J rather than a 201. Here in Canada, a 191 is not that rare. I haven't seen one in person, but I've seen many ads. What seems to distinguish a 191 visually from an aluminum-bodied (new-style) 201 is that the lower spool pin (for winding bobbins) on the 191 sits atop a dial to drop the feed. In this picture, it looks like the red spool felt on the lower spool pin is raised off the bed of the machine, i.e., on top of the dial, i.e. 191 rather than 201.

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Unfortunately, the Singer sold yesterday. No one knew what model number it was. They were kind of surprised, as sewing machines don't often sell in estate sales.

I did get the Elgin 2468 for $28.00, but no accessories were included. Boy that's a nice machine. It purrs. I may switch out my 503 for it for a while.

I still have my eye open for a black 301, though.

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Buggers! Would have loved to know what model it was. Just saw today a local ad for a Singer 215g with a 191j manual. Sometime life's funny ;-)

Congrats on your new machine btw. Sounds like a really nice machine.


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