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cfuzzy

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In very good condition, would love someone to use this.   I don't have a Singer 237 and not sure how I came by this.
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I'm pretty sure I don't have a manual for mine -- I'll check.  That being said, if someone has a more complete 237 than I do, and also needs a manual, they should get it.  I don't have an original case, and the paint on the bed was defaced by a foolish 10 year old boy.  (i.e., "me")

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Your 237 is really nice Paul.   Am happy to send this to you.

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Well that's very kind of you.  I'll PM.

And I might as well air the confession of my sins here, and now:   Back when I was a kid, the local police department had some sort of information campaign where they encouraged people in town to mark their valuables somehow, so that in the case of theft, and subsequent recovery, they could more easily identify the owner of the stolen goods.  (This seems very small-towny, right?)  Well, Dad had recently gotten (for some reason) one of those diamond point engraving pencils, so 10 y.o. me took it upon myself to fulfill the wishes of the police department.  They claimed that using one's SSN number wasn't a good idea, because the police had trouble finding out who a given SSN belonged to.  Instead they encouraged using something they had ready access to, like a drivers license number.

So.  Armed with my diamond pointed engraving pencil, I started marking all sorts of things that I considered valuable, and went searching for more because it was so much fun.  The stereo receiver got engraved, probably the blender, and I don't know what all.  Most of those things have long since gone to the great landfill in the ground, but a couple remain.  One, to my dismay, was my Dad's childhood .22 rifle, which I recently gave to a gun collecting friend of mine.  I'd forgotten I'd marked it, right on the top of the barrel, until I hauled it out to give to him.  That was embarrassing -- glad it wasn't a valuable piece.  The other, I'm afraid, is my mother's 237.  That's her PA drivers license number, front and center, smack in the middle of an otherwise fairly pristine paint job.

Please forgive me.  Fifty-some years later I think I know better.  :-)

paul

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That's a shame it was carved into the bed of the machine! If it were on the back of the pillar or on the end underneath, it would have been less noticeable. 

I picked up a Singer 201 in a dome top wooden case at Shopgoodwill a couple of years ago that had been part of Operation ID. In this case, someone scratched their driver's license number deeply into the finish on the case base into through the varnish and into the wood on the head end. It took some work to scrape it down, then sand and smooth it with steel wool and put a new tint and varnish coat on it. when done, it was almost invisible. 

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That's a shame it was carved into the bed of the machine! If it were on the back of the pillar or on the end underneath, it would have been less noticeable. 


I keep telling my 10 y.o. self that.  He doesn't pay any attention!

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Your 10 year old hand writing was very neat. No harm, really, no foul. You meant well.
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Great story Paul and thanks for sharing those memories.  Your engraving job just lends more patina to that wonderful machine.  [smile]

If you still have the engraver you can add that number to the manual when you get it ..... [wink]

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Hello group,

  I have a Singer 201k hand crank that came out of U.K.  Suspect either it was in a home economics class or the lady sewers were pretty young.  Being a hand crank I am believing home economics or a very active daughter.

  In the bed are boy/men names and in one spot is even a heart with an arrow through it and a male name.  This stuff is so lightly scratched it mostly buffed out but I kind of like the ability to barely discern it as it is real character to an awesome machine.

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Mike
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