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value of older machine?

Kilroywashere | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I ended up with an older sewing machine, that I picked up at a garage sale, because I though the cabinet was cute – sort of retro forties/fifties and quite cleverly designed….  Well, the cabinet has basically disintegrated, and the wood smells mildewy, so I figure it’s a loss.  However, the machine is stamped “made in occupied Japan”.  It currently doesn’t run (needs cleaning and new belts)  I know how to clean a machine and replace the belts – but is it even worth my effort to restore it? 

I’m quite happy with my modern Viking for all of my regular sewing – would probably sell this one, or just keep it for leather/heavy fabric work if I did bother to keep it.  Otherwise, to the trash heap it goes! 

What would you do?

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  1. Jean | | #1

    With the "made in occupied Japan" label, I'd check to see if it was of any value as a collector's item before I threw it away.

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