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I think there might be an old singer in a table machine in the skip down the road...

(37 Posts)
cheesecheeseplease Wed 03-Apr-13 21:25:35

do I go and rummage? old table legs sticking out and something with a motor attached....

rockinhippy Thu 04-Apr-13 09:41:04

Just take it - quick, before someone else does -

Yes its good manners to ask, but no one is going to sue/arrest you for taking what is now rubbish to be thrown out & no one else will ask, but will take it

cheesecheeseplease Thu 04-Apr-13 09:45:34

I've got it! now what do I do with it? do I plug it in and try?

rockinhippy Thu 04-Apr-13 10:00:23

Make sure its dry first & give the plug & electrics a check, but do long as its not wet, yes that's a good start

cece Thu 04-Apr-13 10:18:18

Yes, if dry, plug it in and try it.

SoupDragon Thu 04-Apr-13 10:25:37

First you must post pictures!

cheesecheeseplease Thu 04-Apr-13 10:45:00

how do I post pics soupy? and it works!

rockinhippy Thu 04-Apr-13 10:55:07

envy but glad for you, I love old machines, so much better than the newer plastic rubbish

SoupDragon Thu 04-Apr-13 11:02:42

I tend to just take a photo and upload it to something like Picasa Web albums/Flikr, then link to it. There is an "arts and crafts" topic where you can upload pictures to a thread though.

Dutchoma Netherlands Thu 04-Apr-13 13:21:59

Longdistance is your uncle's house in the UK? If so the council can take it over, do it up and rent it out when it has been empty for six months under the Housing Act 2004.

Longdistance Thu 04-Apr-13 16:17:29

Not unless they can prize the keys out of my df's hands lol. Lonnnnnng back story, and very complicated. It has a caveat on it, so it's fun, fun, fun! No will, house was my df's, but assigned it to uncle on the promise he'd leave it to me and db.....NOT shakes fist at silly bugger

Great house though. Location, size, but a bit shabby in places. Although, it's been redecorated in places thanks to my df.

DS#2 has a 99k, they are very cute!

Earthymama Thu 11-Apr-13 09:14:44

I have my great-grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine, which worked really well for many years.
Until I can get enough money to have it checked and mended it is being used as our PC desk!!

In fact I am sat at it now, I love it!! So many happy memories. smile

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