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|My next door neighbour persuaded me out of the house this morning, to look at wardrobes in junk shops. I did a bad thing, and bought this. It sews beautifully, and has a full set of bizarre feet that look impossibly complicated. I will be in big trouble this evening, but I knew if I didn''t buy it, I''d be really regretting it. It''s not that old, its 1939, but it is in lovely condition. I''m telling myself I was making a generous donation to our local cancer hospice as an excuse.|
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|What a beauty! I'm sure you won't be in trouble for buying it, just think of all the savings you will be making to the electricity bill|
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|It's exactly like my mum's was, although the case was darker - they certainly don't make 'em like that any more!!|
|Marlene Hutchinson||16/09/2011 15:01:11|
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I have got one ...I don't use it I just love to look at it in the corner...a design feature.
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|I'm eventually having my Mums singer treadle. She bought it 2nd hand with her first wage package, that would be 70years ago. I learnt to sew on it, but sewed my finger into it one day.|
|Margaret S||16/09/2011 16:36:52|
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I have got one too. I've just found it. It has been stored for about 25 years and, I am ashamed to say, it is in a bit of a state! Don't know the age but the number is Y1554262 and it has the old shuttle bobbin. I had better clean it up.
Edited By Margaret S on 16/09/2011 16:38:07
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That looks exactly like the one my mum had!
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|I'm sure the hospice shop appreciates the donation ;o) Also, I bet the previous owner would be thrilled to know that someone who will take such good care of it has adopted it - have fun!|
|Di T||16/09/2011 17:33:36|
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That looks beautiful Katy. I must admit when I'm out and about I sometimes pop into charity shops to see what's going but never had luck like that. Still, I live in hope!
|Irene B||16/09/2011 17:38:08|
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My first machine was exactly like that Katy, with a shuttle bobbin. I made all the children's clothes and mine and some of DH's with it.
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