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Message Board > Sewing Machines > 15-91 in a #42 Cabinet ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 9/4/10 9:25 PM

Los Angeles Craiglist Listing

Cabinet could use a refinishing, but the veneer looks to be in good shape.

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Date: 9/4/10 9:49 PM

There are actually several of those listed on my local CLs... not sure if they're all 15s, I suspect some may be 201s, but there's at least 3 or 4 in that same cabinet (or very similar). I think one is listed for as little as $50. Why I'm not jumping on it, I don't know. Probably because I really have no space for any kind of cabinet, and I just bought 3 machines in the last week...

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Date: 9/5/10 11:59 AM

Nice machine. The cab is nice if you like that style. (not my taste, but it could be kinda cool with a complementing decor.)
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Date: 9/5/10 12:02 PM

Soooo, are you going to go look at it. Nice looking machine.

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Date: 9/5/10 12:03 PM

I have a similar cabinet except my drawers are not hidden behind a door. It came with a singer 500a. The veneer is rather thin. What's the best way to refinish it?
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Date: 9/5/10 12:14 PM

Alright, slightly off topic, but still about CL.

What I don't understand is why people will go in their basement, kick aside some junk and old Christmas decorations, and take a picture of Grandma's old sewing machine with cobwebs hanging off of it and then advertise it as an "antique" for $200. They don't mention the make or the model of the machine and usually say something like "I think it still runs".

I mean how hard is it to DUST IT OFF and PLUG IT IN and see if it runs? How hard is it to figure out the model - or at least take a stab at it?

And when I see newer machines listed it will often say "only used twice in 20 years" as if that is a GOOD thing! A machine that has sat idle for 20 years is probably frozen up. Would anyone buy a car that hadn't been run for 20 years?

Sorry, just a short rant. Carry on...

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Date: 9/5/10 12:16 PM

There are lots of instructions in the various yahoo sewing machine group files on refinishing, fixing the veneer etc.

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Date: 9/5/10 12:53 PM

I posted instructions for refinishing this particular cabinet in the Vintage Singers yahoo group. My own #42 was in terrible shape what I got it, complete with chipped veneer. You'd never know now, it's a beautiful piece of furniture, and the 201 I've mounted in it is wonderful to sew on a perfect combo. I can sew all day and my back doesn't hurt. However, if I use the dining room table and a portable, I can feel it.

I've posted lots of pictures on my FB page, if anyone's interested. gregory.stanton@sbcglbal.net

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Date: 9/5/10 1:11 PM

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What I don't understand is why people will go in their basement, kick aside some junk and old Christmas decorations, and take a picture of Grandma's old sewing machine with cobwebs hanging off of it and then advertise it as an "antique" for $200. They don't mention the make or the model of the machine and usually say something like "I think it still runs".



I mean how hard is it to DUST IT OFF and PLUG IT IN and see if it runs? How hard is it to figure out the model - or at least take a stab at it?


As far as saying what model a machine is, my guess is many have been separated from the manual, and the sellers don't want to figure out what it is. I'd guess quite a few don't know where to look to find out. They just see $$$ just because some models ARE worth a lot.

As far as finding out if it works - the condition some of those "rare treasures" are in, I think I'd be afraid to plug it in too!
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Date: 9/5/10 1:33 PM

Oh, that was you? I did take a peek at your fb page and sent you a hello!
You did a very fine job! You gave a depth to the wood grain/design--stunning work.

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