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by Erin on July 10, 2009

New Home Sewing Machine

Do you want a cabinet sewing machine? I'm giving away an electrified New Home Machine, plus a box full of bizarre attachments (really, they look like something out of Dead Ringers, a movie I wish I could un-watch).

Catch? What catch? Okay — here's the catch. You have to be able to pick it up, IN CHICAGO, *this weekend*. Sunday, to be specific. We're moving and we gotta get this out the door.

I have no idea whether it works, but I can give you the address of a great sewing-machine tuneup and repair guy who is about ten blocks away.

Here are a few more pics:

New Home Sewing Machine

New Home Sewing Machine

Email me if you'd like to set up a time to come pick it up on Sunday. (It would probably fit in the back seat of a reasonably-sized sedan, without too much trouble.)

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannie July 10, 2009 at 11:48 am

Oh, Erin, its gorgeous! If I lived anywhere near you, Id be there to pick it up! Im sure someone will provide a loving home for it.

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Packrat July 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Wow, what a classic! Hope someone can get some good use from this machine.

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ISS Man 71 July 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Erin, If you dont have luck here, sign up with Freecycle.org That is how I give away all my extra stuff.

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Lisa Simeone July 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Erin,Oh, boy, am I with you on Dead Ringers. Eeeek! Just thinking about it creeps me out.

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sewducky July 11, 2009 at 3:03 am

Im gonna cry since it live in TENNESSEE and cant get anywhere NEAR it!

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Theresa July 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

dead ringers is so freaking creepy!

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emilyjayne July 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Oh, that is completely lovely! I want to put it in my imaginary perfect retro/boho/feminine/chic flat! Unfotunately I am yet to realise said flat in reality, and also in the UK and therefore very much unable to pick it up.Hope all goes well with the move Erin!

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linaria July 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

Very pretty, too bad it takes shuttle bobbins. Theyre somewhat rare now; Id bet it takes obsolete needles as well.

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chrissoup July 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm

That is exactly the type of machine–right down to the cabinet–that I learned to sew on.

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Jo July 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Erin, how did the story develop? Did the machine find a new home? Did you regain the space?

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magnets July 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

That machine looks fantastic for its age. If I lived remotely close to you Id have been there in a heartbeat.

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Erin July 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Patti came and picked it up, and is planning to convert it back to a treadle machine and refinish the cabinet!So a very happy ending, I think!

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Molly Casey October 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

This probably won’t find its way to you after so long, but I have one too, and I repair machines, it is rare and mine is missing dome parts. I know if I could see the parts I’d have a better chance of fixing mine. Could I be put in touch with its new owner?
My Name is Molly Casey
I have a little home shop where I repair older machines here in Washington State.
kisfixing@gmail.com (fingers crossed)

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