Re: Found machine - Is it worth anything?
- From: "NickName" <herabird@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 4 Aug 2005 09:40:28 -0700
> You really need to get over to wefixit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> and join up. The way some of these machines are commanding prices you
> might just be surprised. They will tell you the truth about it, and
> if you have pictures so much the better.
> A very common 201 just sold for over $250.00USD. So anything is
> The more original it is the better and you seem to have all the
> important parts. Cabinets are going sky high lately and not just on
> that Auction place.
$250 or more for a 201 is unusual. Now, the treadle 201s and the hand
crank 201s command the high end because they are rare...plus it's great
to have a treadle or handcrank that will do reverse! The 201-2, the
gear driven model, typically goes for $100 on eBay. I'm not saying
they never go for more, but a really nice example with the works, and a
good ebay ad will command higher pricing - especially if the seller
knows about the machine and how to pack one properly.
Still, I'd take a 201 over a 66 any day of the week, especially a
201-2: all gear driven; no belts, will sew through anything you can
fit under the foot - feed dogs drop, has reverse, and has largest harp
area (area under the arm) of the vintage Singers; full rotary hook
(VERY quiet and smooth)
66 : uses a belt (not as powerful as gear driven) wires often need
replacing; no dropping feed dogs; most do not have reverse; is a 3/4
size machine; hook is oscillating (so is noisy).
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