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Thread: ? about a Redeye

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    A friend of mine gave me a Redeye. I haven't got it cleaned up or tried it yet. The cabinet is in great shape, just needs a little cleaning. What I want to know is why everyone goes crazy over a Redeye? What is the difference between this machine and lets say a regular Singer in a cabinet? Is it just the decals or does it sew better? My machine can be used as a treadle, but also has a motor. Kinda nice you can go either way. Your thoughts?

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    love to see a photo of your Redeye

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    Really pretty decals! I am not sure about the sewing, maybe that is great too?

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    The Redeye (or Redhead, as some prefer) is popular because of the pretty decals. Without them, it's just a 66.
    Redeye decals also indicate the earlier 66 models...they were only produced until 1924.

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    it has beautiful decals.

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    'cause they're just so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle
    A friend of mine gave me a Redeye. I haven't got it cleaned up or tried it yet. The cabinet is in great shape, just needs a little cleaning. What I want to know is why everyone goes crazy over a Redeye? What is the difference between this machine and lets say a regular Singer in a cabinet? Is it just the decals or does it sew better? My machine can be used as a treadle, but also has a motor. Kinda nice you can go either way. Your thoughts?
    They also sew really well with a great straight stitch. they are easy to use. I have been piecing with one for years. They are easy to maintain.
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    The Redeye (or Redhead, as some prefer) is popular because of the pretty decals. Without them, it's just a 66.
    Redeye decals also indicate the earlier 66 models...they were only produced until 1924.
    I have one and I didn't know they were only produced until 1924. Thanks for the info

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    yep the decals..though I am not fond of them...some are crazy over those red dots..ehhehe

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    It was the beautiful decals that attracted me to a Red eye. The first time I saw a picture of one I knew that I was going to have one. It was my very first vintage machine.

    This one is a different red eye that I found on CL. It has a hand crank instead of a treadle or motor.
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