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ChattyKathy

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I could not resist...I saw a Singer HC 28K Star of India listed on Ebay for GBP 450.00 ($$577.37)...That is ridiculous.  I bought my treadle singer 15 Star of India for about $60.00 a couple years ago.  And mine is prettier and in much better shape.
Quiltboard in 2013 see pic below has a great write up about the topic.  I learned a ton about my beautiful machine at the time I was purchasing it.  I remember I bought it o CL.  The owner was selling another non Singer machine.  He had the 15 listed as a 66 because a 66 manual was in its drawer.  But the photo showed otherwise.  He said the SM was his mother’.  She had got it in MN when they lived there.  I was thrilled with the gorgeous SM.  
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Here’s the pic of the Quilt Board write up ...See
1941 Singer 15 special variation (15sv10)
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Pictures are better anyway - links disappear after awhile.
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Here’s the pic of the Quilt Board write up ...See
1941 Singer 15 special variation (15sv10)


If you'd like to do a write up here for that great looking machine, many of us would read it.



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Kathy That's a really lovely machine! I was lucky enough last spring to find her sister here in Vancouver. Also a Star of India 15 made in 1941. Apparently they were made in the U.S. for export to India but I guess that dried up during the war so some 1941 vintage ones probably stayed behind? I am told by a friend that the scripts on the branches of the star say Singer in various languages of the Indian subcontinent. I've also seen a 128 La Vencedora with the Indian Star as well.

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Kathy, what a neat looking machine!
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Kathy and Andrew - lucky you!  I've had an Indian Star on my want list for a long time, but so far haven't found one.  Very pretty machines!
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Jim...Please check out the Quilt Board review I mentioned above for in depth info.  It is pretty thorough and interesting.  I would not have anything more to add.  I just fell in love with this beautiful machine.  As with all vintage SM they were works of art and very functional.  
I do not think todays plastic computerized SM can compare.   Granted if you want repetitive stitching, then computer SM have a place in the world. 

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That's a lovely Singer  15 and the decals are lovely. 

Several years ago while reading craigslist, I located a 15-30 with nearly perfect Star of India decals in a so-so treadle and cabinet. The add asked $40 and it was about a 45 minute drive from home. I left after work and enjoyed the drive to the small town and easily found the address.

I  could tell the family needed the money. I still feel guilty for not giving them double the asking price. I like good deals, but I also like to help those in need.



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