Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Machines...

 This morning mom and I went to town to take care of a few things. I delivered the maple leaf quilt and went to the grocery store.  Mom asked if there was anything else that I wanted to do while we were in town.  I said...."well, we could go to the thrift stores and look for machines"  LOL!  First we headed to Goodwill, nothing there.  Then to another thrift store, they were closed on Thursdays.  Then we went in the last one.  In that store, everything is just piled everywhere and you really have to look!  Mom found both of them!!  

First we found this one.  It is made in Japan and it is the prettiest shade of blue.  I really don't know much about it other than it says, "PRINCESS DELUXE PRECISION"  Model # 2000 Serial # 06954.  If anyone can help me find out anything else, like the year and such I would love to know.  
I took her apart, cleaned and oiled and she sews like a jewel!  I didn't even have to adjust her.  Oh and on the bottom by the serial and model numbers someone engraved their social security number on it.  CRAZY!  I know this because it is a KY social security number and that's where I live.  
She has a little bit of pretty detail on her.  I think I would really like sewing on her.  Oh and her cost....$15
 Next mom found this one.  A Singer 404.  Serial # AN300440 so that makes her born in 1960.  This one is in a cabinet.  I don't really have a lot of room for a bunch of cabinets and I would have bought it anyway but I think mom thought that I wasn't going to buy it.  She said, "you're crazy if you don't buy that, if you don't, I will"  LOL!  I bought it for $15 also.  In the end I will probably give it to mom if she wants it.  
 I took her apart, cleaned and oiled her and I didn't have to adjust the tension on this one either.  She sews perfectly!
 So here they are in my kitchen!  One in the cabinet and the other on my table.  As you can see, I was so excited to tear into those machines that I didn't even put all of my groceries away first!  LOL!  
 Not a bad day!  Two machines that sew perfectly for $30!!!  YAY!
Kristie

14 comments:

Yvette said...

Bonnie Hunter would be proud of you! LOL!

I don't collect vintage machines but even I wouldn't have walked away from those deals.

Michelle said...

You did good! :D

Janet O. said...

Wow, I need to go shopping with you!

Karin said...

I never find deals like that! You must have a special touch. You are going to need to build a sewing machine barn with little mini stalls for each one!

Dora, the Quilter said...

What lovely finds! The little blue one is a Post WWII 15-clone. Some of them are even better than the originals. Can you find anything that says "Toyota".
I never find anything like those for that price around here--and even when I go back to East TN I don't get that lucky.
I am so happy for you!

Liriopia said...

LOL, I do this too! Have 4 machines over 30 years old and one over 50 years old. Wouldn't trade them for the world! Just recently found a 1930 Singer for $10.00 at a local thrift store. It is in the shop now, being reconditioned. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Liri

snowlady said...

Lucky you... I just love those old machines. They are made to last and they sew wonderful... Love reading your blog and seeing what you are into..

Rhonda said...

OMG! Good for you. You could start a quilting class. I'm serious

Deb said...

WOW! I think I need to start going to thrift stores. Such a deal on those machines.

The Slow Quilter said...

WOW is right, what a great find, I might have to brough your mother it she can find deals like that. They are both great machines.

Missy Shay said...

That is a great find! I have 3 machines on my dining room tale, we don't eat there anymore! LOL

Karen at Fireball said...

Great finds. I am going to get my Mom's old sewing machine in a few weeks. It's a Rodney De Luxe in a portable case. I laugh about the portable part--it weighs a ton!

mlcquilts said...

Those machines are a great find. Years ago people identified their belongings with their SS#. That was long before people stole your identy. I used to have one of the 404. It was my mothers. I loaned it to my daughter and it was stolen from her. I'll find another one day. Enjoy your finds.

craftingismybliss said...

Wow, you did good finding both those machines. What great prices. Enjoy.