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From: MartySews
Date: 07-28-2004, 01:57 AM (1 of 1)
One of my neighbors bought a house for investment purposes and found a sewing machine in the garage. Since he knows that I love to sew, he brought it over to me to "have a look at it". Well, it was a pink beauty with great chrome accents. As best I could determine, it was made in the 1940's or early 1950's in Japan. It seems to be a clone of the Singer Model 15. I cleaned it, buffed the rusted spots and added a bit of oil to it. I tried it without thread and it sewed a perfect perforated stitch pattern on paper. However, when I threaded it and wound the bobbin, the stitches would not catch. I called several dealers and asked their opinions. Most of them said that it would sell between $50 & $100 once repaired.. Since I do not need any more sewing machines, I returned the machine to my neighbor with the dealers recommendations. He told me that he plans to get it fixed and give to his SIL for Christmas since she loves to sew. It's a straight stitch only machine and would be perfect for quilting. Anyone have any experience with these machines so I could give him some more info. Would appreciate any info to share. Thanks!
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User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
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