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Thread: How Old Is Vintage?

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    How Old Is Vintage?

    I have this Singer and don't know what year/model it is or how much it is worth.
    I have no idea what a fair price would be. Please help! Thanks for your help.

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    It's not worth a single penny, so you should just mail it to me to get it out of your way!!!

    I don't know squat about vintage machines so I'm not going to be helpful here, I just came to drool over your really pretty machine. They sure don't make 'em like the used to...even that case is beautiful.

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    O.M.G. she is beautiful....please don't sell her. Does she run ???
    you could go onto the Singer website and date her I think...she should have a model and serial number plate. I just did that for my mothers featherweight and found out she was manufactured in 1939.
    Perhaps go onto ebay and look for finished sales for a price once you have the Singer information.
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    First, find the serial number on the machine and look it up on this website:
    http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

    That will tell you what year it was made. Then do a google search putting in the terms "singer sewing machine" and "year[the number of whatever year you found above]".

    The postings you find will include Amazon, eBay, etc sales and you can see what kinds of prices people are expecting to get for this model machine. DO NOT GIVE THIS MACHINE AWAY FOR A SONG! It is valuable even if it is not working right now. It can be fixed. I love it, but live too far away to come to your yard sale ... {sigh}.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    O.M.G. she is beautiful....please don't sell her. Does she run ???
    you could go onto the Singer website and date her I think...she should have a model and serial number plate. I just did that for my mothers featherweight and found out she was manufactured in 1939.
    Perhaps go onto ebay and look for finished sales for a price once you have the Singer information.
    Yes she does run, although I haven't used her for a couple years now. Thanks for the info.

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    You should post this in the Vintage section. There are members who go there that have a fountain of knowledge on these things. I'd say that it looks like a 50's model. It is in a wedgewood case. As to the value of it, I don't have a clue. But, I bought one for 20.00 at a yard sale and I think I got a steal. I wouldn't take less than a hundred for it. I was told at the Singer dealer that I should hang onto it because it is a work horse and will sew leather and denim like no body's business. So, you might want to reconsider selling yours.
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    Hey Kel!!! If you want to do some trading holler at me!! I can always use another machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    First, find the serial number on the machine and look it up on this website:
    http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

    That will tell you what year it was made. Then do a google search putting in the terms "singer sewing machine" and "year[the number of whatever year you found above]".

    The postings you find will include Amazon, eBay, etc sales and you can see what kinds of prices people are expecting to get for this model machine. DO NOT GIVE THIS MACHINE AWAY FOR A SONG! It is valuable even if it is not working right now. It can be fixed. I love it, but live too far away to come to your yard sale ... {sigh}.
    On the back of the machine is a metal plate attached to the motor and says serial #2030955 then in the front it has a plate (which you can see in the last pic before the case) with G8907883. Which numbers do I look up?

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    You use the one that starts with a G.

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    It looks beautiful.

    If it works, I would keep it.

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