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Old 02-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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Buying a Toyota today.

Never thought I'd want to own a Toyota other than the Prius or maybe the RWD Scionbaru. But I found a different model for sale, and the price was right.


(yep, it's a Singer clone made by Toyota in the 60s - $10 f.o.b. Washington Heights, NYC, NY).

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:17 PM
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Never thought I'd want to own a Toyota other than the Prius or maybe the RWD Scionbaru. But I found a different model for sale, and the price was right.


(yep, it's a Singer clone made by Toyota in the 60s - $10 f.o.b. Washington Heights, NYC, NY).
That is AWESOME! I want one now...
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:10 PM
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I love seeing these old sewing machines. I bought an old treadle powered Singer for my wife a few years ago, that she loves to use on occasion. I had to replace a few parts, but got it working again.

I've got my mother's old Singer electric inside a convertible table at the end of the hall being used as a printer stand.

The engineering that went into designing and making those older machines still amazes me today.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:37 PM
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Nice machine. I have a Singer industrial model with an oil sump. It'd sew right thru your finger if you weren't paying attention.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:50 PM
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I've got my mother's old Singer electric inside a convertible table at the end of the hall being used as a printer stand.

The engineering that went into designing and making those older machines still amazes me today.
i always thought my moms old singer in the cabinet was pretty cool too.don't know what ever happened to it.
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Toyota's truly are appliance-like!
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:48 PM
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Toyota's truly are appliance-like!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Heck, a Benz sewing machine would have too complicated a threading mechanism, and would break down often. But it would survive if knocked off the sewing table.......
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:53 PM
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I have my grandmother's 1904 White treadle machine, still works great, although nobody left knows how to use it. I keep it oiled just in case. I also have a 40's vintage "portable" electric model in a suitcase sort of arrangement with a foot pedal. It was my mother's, although she wasn't the seamstress my grandmother was. There's also a 60s (I think) Singer electric that belonged to my aunt here, we use it for an end table.

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