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Western Electric Sewing Machine
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:41:53 PM »
This left Framingham in great shape, ended up at the Telephone Museum..... destroyed. This took a pretty good whack as the major destruction is in the sturdy wooden base and not the very fragile cover. The metal machine itself still displays very well, but the wood is ruined. The box shows no outside damage to it.

FedEx denied our claim saying there was just a tiny scratch on the top that was there in the pictures. Obviously it was never looked at. Denied! They stated it was packed very well, but it looked fine to them. We received it back last week and Janet spent hours on the phone with FedEx.

We use FedEx for anything that does not fit into a Priority box. We are rethinking UPS for larger items. We finally received our refund today but Janet was treated poorly by the numerous reps she talked with....Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 03:48:52 PM »
Metal machine still look good, paint is good. Offers will be accepted for it or it will be on eBay in a week....Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 04:47:25 PM »
How much do these things normally go for? My wife is into sewing and it may be of interest to her.

Thanks, Jonathan

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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 09:37:02 PM »
I have one that I should sell though I am not certain that it is exactly the same. Rounded top "portable case".

How far was it travelling? What Telephone Museum?

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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 08:02:28 AM »
Terry....the JKL Museum. John, Remco and Wayne. It was going across the country to CA from MA...Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 09:41:09 AM »
One good thing  :-\  This beautiful WE wood sign that was glued on to the broken cover pried off with no damage. I was amazed it didn't crack and split!....Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 12:41:15 PM »
How much do these things normally go for? My wife is into sewing and it may be of interest to her.

Thanks, Jonathan
Jonathan....I do no think it would be in working condition, more for a display. Either build a wood base for it or take one from the plentiful  supply of sewing machines at yard sales and Flea market...thanks...Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 07:39:41 AM »
the sewing machine has been spoken for.....Doug
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Re: Western Electric Sewing Machine
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 09:44:08 PM »
Beautiful machine.  I wonder if Greyhound would have done better by it?
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