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Where to buy an old sewing machine

Old sewing machines can be a delight to use and look great when setting them up in your sewing area. Sewing machines can be found in different places. This article will detail out some ideas of where to find a perfect old sewing machine.

From museums to car boot sales

Sewing machines can turn up in various different places. If you are looking for an antique sewing machine, try specialist shops which deal with vintage sewing equipment. Not all antique shops will have sewing machines, but they may be able to tell you of a local dealer or specialist shop to contact. Check museums
Sometimes, museums sell off their old stock, especially if they have too many products of the same type. Send an enquiry to the curator or give him a call. Again, if museums do not have any sewing machine spare, they may know where to source one. Car boot sales
Car boot sales can turn up all sorts of things. Used sewing machines quite often turn up at car boot sales and at bric-a-brac markets, especially the ones which come with antique sewing tables. Be careful of what you buy here. If you are just want to use the machine for decorative purposes, then it will be appropriate for you. However, if you want a working model you should try to check all the parts. If you are able to, plug in the machine to see if it is working. Car boot sale items are sold as seen, so it would be rare that you would get a refund if the sewing machine do not work.

From charity to repair shops

Some of the larger charity shops have electrical equipment and you might be able to find a sewing machine at this kind of outlet for cheap prices. They will have an electrical source, so you can try it and very often, the machine will have been tested beforehand. Repair shops
Shops which fix sewing machines may have items that have been left in for repair but not collected. They may be able to sell you a working model at a cut price. Check if they will give you a guarantee. Pawn shops also may have machines which have been left in but never collected and will gladly sell them on.

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