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Date: 11/30/05 8:15 PM

I dragged 2ndhndrose to an auction today to peruse the sewing goodies. We didn't win the mint, never been used, 1940 singer featherweight complete with case,attachments, manual and table....we let some other guy walk off with it for $330.

Nor did we bid on the clean as a whistle Viking Lily that sold for $350...I think that was the price.

We also passed on a Viking Huslylock seger that the girl sitting next to us got for about $40. We also passed on boxes of fabric, patterns, zippers, etc. that were mixed in with other non-sewing goods.

We did however cough up $2.00 for a huge box of notions, (also included a tailor's ham,seam roll, and pressing mitt) ...neither one of us should ever have to buy bias tape, seam binding, hem tape, or trims again!

I bought a big tin of buttons for $2.00, a pair of brand new dressmaker's shears for $5.00, a pair of Wiss pinking shears for $2.00 (the auctioneer threw in a pair of electric scissors with this purchase), and a clean as can be Electo Grand Super Deluxe Zig Zag sewing machine, with case, attachments, manual, and original sales slip for $20.00. I felt comfortable paying $20 after meeting the 80 plus year old owner, she obviously loved and babied this machine. I tried to snag it for $10, but another lady raised the bid to $15 at the last minute, so I caved in to $20 (this satisfied my craving for a heavy duty all metal machine to use as a backup).

Can anyone tell me anything about the Electro Grand machines? Who made them? The warranty and credit agreement that are in the box show this machine as being purchased in May 1966 from the Electro Hygiene Company of Dayton, Ohio. My machine says made in Japan on it.

How many of you that attend auctions find sewing items regularly? Do you attend auctions just for this purpose? 2ndhndRose and I had a fun time, but we decided this could become addicting very easily.....especially if we keep finding sewing items!

(Wonder how she'll react when she sees the auction link I just sent her for Saturday? A singer treadle machine in an oak cabinet, Good Housekeeping sewing machine, Kenmore sewing machine, etc! LOL)

-- Edited on 11/30/05 9:39 PM --

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Brother CE-500PRW, Singer 347,Singer 413, Singer 66, Singer 404, Singer 4622, Electrogrand,
Kenmore 158.17570, Kenmore 158.10400,
Viking Huskylock 901.... and several others

A seam a day
Keeps the blues away

Bill Holman
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In reply to sosoatsewing


Date: 11/30/05 9:40 PM

"Can anyone tell me anything about the Electro Grand machines? Who made them? The warranty and credit agreement that are in the box show this machine as being purchased in May 1966 from the Electro Hygiene Company of Dayton, Ohio. My machine says made in Japan on it."

The Electro Hygiene brand name was originally owned and used as a 2nd label by Royal Vacuum Cleaners, and they eventually turned it over to Julius Toth of Dayton, who (the last that I knew) is still operating some type of a related business. During this time, he bought quite a few generic Japanese sewing machines and wholesaled/retailed them with his label affixed.

Bill Holman

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Date: 11/30/05 11:16 PM

Bill

Thanks so much for the info! Have you had any experience trying to get parts for these machines? Are they available, or do generic parts exist for them? This mahcine seems to be in perfect shape, but I haven't put it through all its paces yet.



Your info also corresponds with the header on the letter for approved time payments that I found stuck in the case. It reads: "Electro Hygiene Inc. Distributors of Electro Hygiene and Electro Grand Vacuum Cleaners And Sewing Machines, Sewing Machine Furniture, Attachments, Parts and Supplies"

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Brother CE-500PRW, Singer 347,Singer 413, Singer 66, Singer 404, Singer 4622, Electrogrand,
Kenmore 158.17570, Kenmore 158.10400,
Viking Huskylock 901.... and several others

A seam a day
Keeps the blues away

Bill Holman
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Date: 11/30/05 11:23 PM

"Have you had any experience trying to get parts for these machines? Are they available, or do generic parts exist for them?"

Most parts are generic and readily available. The only likely problems would come with cosmetic parts or anything that is unique to this machine.

Bill Holman

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Date: 12/1/05 7:54 AM

Here's a source for a manual: sewing-machine-manuals.com HTH

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Date: 12/1/05 11:04 AM

Thanks for the link Cornelia, but my machine came with teh original manual.

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Brother CE-500PRW, Singer 347,Singer 413, Singer 66, Singer 404, Singer 4622, Electrogrand,
Kenmore 158.17570, Kenmore 158.10400,
Viking Huskylock 901.... and several others

A seam a day
Keeps the blues away

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Date: 12/1/05 3:42 PM

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(Wonder how she'll react when she sees the auction link I just sent her for Saturday? A singer treadle machine in an oak cabinet, Good Housekeeping sewing machine, Kenmore sewing machine, etc! LOL)


Ahem . . . and that auction link would be???

I love going to auctions for sewing items but haven't seen many this year in the Columbus area. Especially the estate sales of life-long sewists who are downsizing. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to part with these items and I feel obligated to provide these things with a new home that can truly appreciate them. At least that's what I tell DH. "But it's my duty!!"


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Date: 12/1/05 6:19 PM

Hi PixieCat, Since I deleted Soso's PM by mistake I can't give you the exact details other than the auction is in Xenia.
Where are you in Columbus? I grew up there. Pat

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Date: 12/1/05 7:35 PM

I'm near Mt. Carmel East just west of Reynoldsburg, outside the beltway. Xenia's not quite an hour from me and worth the drive for a good sewing auction. I'll Google auctions in Xenia for this Saturday and see what I come up with. Thanks, Pat, for the information.

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Date: 12/1/05 9:22 PM

PixieCat

Here is the link:


Sheridan Auctions 12/3/05

Would you like me to inform you of any auctions where I see sewing related items within an hour or so of Columbus? I can let you know as I find them.
-- Edited on 12/1/05 10:25 PM --

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Brother CE-500PRW, Singer 347,Singer 413, Singer 66, Singer 404, Singer 4622, Electrogrand,
Kenmore 158.17570, Kenmore 158.10400,
Viking Huskylock 901.... and several others

A seam a day
Keeps the blues away

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