Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lightening struck the same place twice



Yesterday, I went into the Goodwill again. I was looking for a sewing machine cabinet for the Singer 201 that I picked up there for $9.75. Behind a couch, table, lamp, and chair...there was a cabinet! Upon inspection, I noticed it had a Singer head in it. Another BLACK Singer. The difference was that this one had all the presser feet, power cord, bobbins, button holer, etc. As best I can figure, it's from 1948, and it's a Singer 15-91. It also had a whole slew of wound bobbins! I kept thinking..."But I really don't want to spend $45 dollars on this. Hunnybunny will kill me!" But all the gadgets were compatible to the 201, and they were $10 bucks a piece on Ebay.

Then the manager walked out. She had seen me perusing this machine and said, "We've had this for 3 weeks and here it sits. I'm gonna mark it down."
"Down to what?" I asked, thinking it would be around 5 bucks or so.
"25.75."
"Consider it sold!"





Singer doesn't have any records for the serial number except that it was made in Canada around 1948. She cleaned up like a new penny with some shaving cream. I know, that sounds crazy, but it works on those old machines.

8 comments:

Samantha said...

oh my gosh! you have the best luck,ever!

Debra Spincic said...

WOW! Is that lucky or what? I would make that a weekly stop for sure!

Miss Trashahassee said...

Oh my goodness, that's just not fair! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

I love Goodwill!

BFF,
Miss T

Rian said...

Oh, that is a beauty. I am seriously envious.

Jane Ann said...

Oooh, Beth, envy, envy here. I sold my "extra" Bernina last year, and I don't regret it even though I miss it. (It was cruel to the machine to leave her so neglected!) But it occurred to me recently I now have no back-up machine for when I take the Swiss Miss in for her spa treatments, and that I should look into an inexpensive utility machine. Now ... what if I could find a treasure like that instead? Good sleuthing! And GoodWill is on my way home from work ...

Granny Fran said...

My gosh, why don't the Goodwills around here have stuff like that?
How fortunate for you. And 25.75?!!!!!!!!!

kaliblue said...

What a great deal :-). I have changed the color on the recipe if you want it. Sorry the color was hard on the eyes.
Have a good day!

Deborah said...

Beth, I need to go shopping with you.