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    1938 - Singer Sewing Machine

    Years & years ago I was given a Singer Sewing Machine, its the type thats built into a wooden cabinet that looks like a cabinet when shut. Lift a little hidden panel on the top and the sewing machine pops up into place.

    I have posted some old photos (in post 2) but they arent the best

    Well anyway back to the sewing machine, when I moved home I moved into a smaller property and dont have room for this, so its been locked up in my outside storage room gathering even more dust.

    I havent had much luck in the past researching it, the official Singer site says its from 1938 by the model number stamped on it.

    I have all the origional manuals , bobins and needles, even down to the leather strap for the foot pedal.

    Does anyone know a good place to start looking with regard to selling it / donating it to a good cause (like a museum or something) I live in Staffordshire

    Its gorgeous when polished, the wood needs a little restoration work due to the damage caused at my home but Im sure someone could do that.

    Any help appreciated

    Wendy

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    Original Poster

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    very nice ;-)

    my nan had a similiar ones many moons ago but god knows where it went too

    £60 and i'l take it off your hands - whats the EBO number? cant quiet see it properly

    Wow looks in good condition,have you tried getting someone to value it or seeing what they sell for on Ebay....

    Banned

    It reminds me of my grandma, she loved her old sewing machine.

    Goto a local museum and ask them , do a google for museums in your area. :thumbsup:
    Looks worth a lot more than 60 quid.

    My mum's got one like that. makes a lovely noise when it's used.

    Original Poster

    Disco - Other half isnt home at the moment and I cant make any decisions without him (plus we cant trade on the misc forum) so if your not in a rush id like to wait and speak to him.

    He knows we have to part with it, he wants the room as a tool shed and we simply dont have room for it in the home.

    Plus Sunderland would be VERY expensive to ship it to this thing weighs a ton

    my mum had one ages ago but I dont know what she had done with it though
    I don't think it is worth much

    Post this on the ebay Q+A forum they are probably a few experts on there who could help.

    Wenchybev;4783436

    Disco - Other half isnt home at the moment and I cant make any decisions … Disco - Other half isnt home at the moment and I cant make any decisions without him (plus we cant trade on the misc forum) so if your not in a rush id like to wait and speak to him.He knows we have to part with it, he wants the room as a tool shed and we simply dont have room for it in the home.Plus Sunderland would be VERY expensive to ship it to this thing weighs a ton



    im down Derby/Swandlicote (sp) VERY soon :thumbsup: Also, was gonna get Nan it for her 80th as she looks to sew and knit. Best ask her 1st rather than suprise her :thumbsup:

    We had one too, in great nick, thought it would be worth a lot but apparently they were so well made that loads of people still have them and they're not worth a lot

    Original Poster

    esq3585;4783466

    http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/trlout_gfx_en/TRA36367.html



    Thanks for link - im considering all options, i know its never going to make me rich but I want it to go somewhere it will be appreciated

    sharonwai;4783457

    my mum had one ages ago but I dont know what she had done with it thoughI … my mum had one ages ago but I dont know what she had done with it thoughI don't think it is worth much



    tessb;4783489

    We had one too, in great nick, thought it would be worth a lot but … We had one too, in great nick, thought it would be worth a lot but apparently they were so well made that loads of people still have them and they're not worth a lot



    I didn't think they were woth much either but didn't want to say in case I was wrong.

    Original Poster

    Im sure its not worth loads, if I thought that id visit an auction house, but like i say its taking up room here and we really need the space.

    Thank you for your replies about what to do with it

    Wendy

    I researched this very subject a few months ago as I was going to buy one of these to sell on on eBay.

    I didn't bother buying it when I saw what they went for. They go for 99p - £40 if you are VERY lucky!

    Believe me, £60 was a more than generous offer. :thumbsup:

    Jules1212;4783746

    I researched this very subject a few months ago as I was going to buy one … I researched this very subject a few months ago as I was going to buy one of these to sell on on eBay.I didn't bother buying it when I saw what they went for. They go for 99p - £40 if you are VERY lucky!Believe me, £60 was a more than generous offer. :thumbsup:




    Blimey,i wouldn't have thought that!

    Jules1212;4783746

    Believe me, £60 was a more than generous offer. :thumbsup:


    i've been drinking - and mistyped, I was only meant to offer £6 :?

    :whistling: I've explained its for my Nan, but wont see her til later on in week, so if OP was to sell it, or get it valued, then thats fine with me. got my eye on something else for Nan as well.

    Original Poster

    Im sure Disco knows i wouldnt rip him or anyone off ...i didnt post in the for sale threads as i dont know the value, i simply came on asking for advice of a good place to start looking for its new home

    Still checking out the links provided and thanks for all your replies

    Wendy

    deb8z;4783794

    Blimey,i wouldn't have thought that!




    I know - seems sad that something so old that has been looked after and is still useable is worth so little. ;-)

    Original Poster

    Jules1212;4784007

    I know - seems sad that something so old that has been looked after and … I know - seems sad that something so old that has been looked after and is still useable is worth so little. ;-)



    Stop describing me and get back to the sewing machine :whistling:

    My grandad used to be a sewing machine technician during the war...im sure he specialised in Singers...would prob love taking it through to pieces and fixing it up again...looks like this is in fab condition, might be better going to a museum or something though?

    ...They aren't going for much at all on ebay though...how much were you looking for?

    tessb;4783489

    We had one too, in great nick, thought it would be worth a lot but … We had one too, in great nick, thought it would be worth a lot but apparently they were so well made that loads of people still have them and they're not worth a lot




    Agreed, they are actually very common, I have one in my loft, not worth very much I'm afraid.
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