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There is someone locally selling this machine:<br><br><a href="http://ciotog.homelinux.net/graphics/PICT0012.JPG" target="_blank">http://ciotog.homelinux.net/graphics/PICT0012.JPG</a><br><br>
It's a WHITE machine that says "Precision - Built DELUXE" on the front.<br><br>
Sereal number is 12363 Model B<br><br>
It's in a table/cabinet as you can tell from the picture. The machine can be flipped in to the table.<br><br>
Seller says it's in good working condition. Though they live within town, it's a PITA for me to get there (pretty far away, especially by bus), so I'd rather have some information first to figure out if it's even worth it for me to go look.<br><br>
I should also say that my intention is to use this as a back-up machine for the sewing business that I'm currently setting up. My primary machine is a newish Kenmore (which though having being tuned 3 months ago, actually doesn't sound great). I want to keep start-up costs down, and I have heard so much about old machines being unbreakbale, that I'm really quite keen on them.<br><br>
Thanks for any information offered. I have looked around on the WWW, and so far only found one lead to info., but that was someone also asking how good a similar model of machine performed!
 

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I think it'd be worth driving over and taking a look. I had a similar one (but much older) that my mom got at a second hand store when I was born. It had the nice cabinet and all. It has some issues (tension) that made her give up and so it sat inside the cabinet for almost 30 years, so I couldn't ever get it to work. But, if this one really does sew well, and you have the room for the cabinet, I'd say go for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think it's certainly worth a look. What's the price they're asking. If it works you've got yourself a pretty good backup machine, that just might turn in to your primary machine.
 

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It looks like a beauty in very good condition (That's the real machine in the photo, is it not?) White was a very good brand for a long time. I love the White machine I have.
 

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I had an old all metal White machine when I was a teen and LOVED that machine. Mine was a portable and I sewed with it for probably 15 years before I got tired of the weight and moving it around my apartment.<br><br>
I wish I hadn't gotten rid of it!<br><br>
I'd definitely think that one is worth taking a look at. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm using my mother's old white - circa 1967 or so. I don't sew a lot, but it's been very functional for me, and has functions that I haven't attempted yet. she just sent me the button-holer and the complete instruction book.<br><br>
The only problem was a tension problem, which I got fixed last year. I had to take it back because the first fix-it job didn't do the job, but it seems to be working fine. (The repair was ~$80-120 - I can't quite remember.)<br><br>
So, if this machine is $50 Canadian, in working order, I'd snag it!
 
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