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    old sewing machine

    I have not spoken in awhile but have been lurking about.. contacted this guy via craigslist but he is a 40 min drive so i decided to pass. Just out of curiosity, what do you think that thing is made out of and what kind of cash would it bring in.

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    Scored a huge grill yesterday btw and its full of brass



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    saw one at an auction a couple years ago, didnt sale even at the $5 minimum bid.
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    Made out of cast iron and worth way more than scrap. My sister just bought a sewing machine like that but it's not a Singer and she paid 100.00 for it.

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    Generally in descent shape they go for around $150. This one is not in descent shape so maybe $50-$75. I got a bunch of the cast iron stands years ago, and put walnut tops on them. Use 2 of them as night stands on either side of the bed and sold the rest as nightstands for $100 each.

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    I've got 2 or 3 of them frames laying around here, no wood left on em, think one of em still has most of the machine still on it. Got 3 or 4 of the old wringer washers too, not in great shape either, been outside for 50 years or so, not sure what to do with em all

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    Every quilt store my wife drags me to has one or more of these as decorations. Even in crap shape, they'd probably pay $25 - $50 for one.

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    singer sewing machine stand | eBay
    I picked one up a few days ago in a burnt down house. The top burnt off, but the cast iron frame looks nice.
    You can easily get $50 - $80 on ebay. Looks like some people put a granite top on it and sell it for a couple hundred as lawn art too.

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    It's funny because where I work has that exact machine which was donated in a lot better shape thoguh

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    My wife would kill me if I ever took one of those to a scrapyard...lol. She's a big sewing fanatic, so not just is it something she likes an knows about she knows their worth a bunch more then scrap value.


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