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    What would you offer for this?

    I just was notified about this being for sale. I don't own any feather weights and don't have any idea what this would be worth. He said it doesn't work. He wants $100 for the machine and the table. Thanks

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    Cindy

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    Re: What would you offer for this?

    Checking my local Craigslist, I'm seeing working models in much cleaner shape for $100 to $150, so personally I would pass on it all together.

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      #3
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      That isn't a Featherweight so hope he isn't trying to sell it as one. It is really pretty tho.

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        #4
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        And it appears not to have a motor-- treadle only

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          I'm not even sure that is a Singer. It isn't the normal Singer treadle cabinet and the decals are in poor space so can't read it on the body of the machine. Non working and as dirty as it is, I wouldn't give more than $50 for it. And that would basically be for the cabinet. It looks in decent enough condition, but the machine looks pretty rough
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            #6
            Re: What would you offer for this?

            Thanks, everyone. I haven't seen it in person, just the picture and I can't see the Singer logo on the bottom of the cabinet iron-work, so I'm not sure what make/year or anything. Since I don't know anything about it, I think I'll pass on this one. It would probably cost that much to fix it up.
            Cindy

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              #7
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              Buy it and send it to me - I'll pay shipping costs . . .
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                #8
                Re: What would you offer for this?

                AS mentioned..it's not a featherweight and I doubt it' a Singer and it looks as though the treadle base, which isn't a Singer base isn't the original base for this machine. I think it's been cobbled together from 2 different set ups. Not necessarily the end of the world but if you're looking for something "pure" I would give it a miss. Also, does the seller mention whether the shuttle is still there? You need to consider how easy it will be to find another shuttle....and they can be VERY specific to each model machine and can cause woes galore if you try to use a different one, and also the missing slide plate....can they be sourced?

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                  #9
                  Re: What would you offer for this?

                  Not sure it is a Singer either. I personally would pass on it. Looks to have missing pieces as well. If you really want one, you can find one that is in much better shape for that price.
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                    #10
                    Re: What would you offer for this?

                    Most have drawers, and this one doesn't, so it's hardly desireable as just a base.
                    Decals are in poor condition, so not a collectable either.
                    Missing one of the needle plates, and might be missing the shuttle too.
                    Just about any of these types of machine are fixable, but this one needs parts, and that's a deal breaker at that price. I don't think it's junk, but I do think it's "worth" about $20 in it's current condition.
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                      #11
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                      I would pass as it does not work. Dealing in antiques it looks like the top of the cabinet and the bottom wood of the cabinet do not match, and are a marriage and that is probably why it doesnt work.
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                        #12
                        Re: What would you offer for this?

                        Eldredge is the brand, I've no idea what model. Without drawers is unusual, but it's definitely not a Frankenstein piece and is all original. Either it was a cheaper model or the base drawers sat in flood water and were removed. That thing has either been well loved or well abandoned. These things are hard to sell, they're heavy and huge and most of all a dime a dozen. If I wanted to love it and couldn't locate one in better condition, I'd offer $20. At $100 he's hoping someone will say, "Ooh, antique, I can't believe it's so low, it's got to be worth four times that!"

                        You can get parts, but by the time you do (and if you do the restoration yourself) it's probably not worth it unless you just love the look of that particular machine or know that that was a great model that sews well.

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                        A shiny one is awfully pretty. I'd bite. But I'd also need a mansion to house more than the one treadle I have! Space hogs. I wonder if he'd pay you $100 to haul it away when he realizes he can't sell it? Hmm...
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