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Thread: Just Adopted This One

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    Senior Member Tinabug's Avatar
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    Don't know exactly what it is. Seller said it was a 66-16 but he knew nothing about sewing.
    Serial #G9937778 It was his great-grandmother's and said it was a 1923. Any info will be appreciated
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    What a beauty.

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    A Singer Red Eye!!!. You have a real beauty. Lucky you.

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    Oh shes a pretty lady! Lucky you!

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    It's a model 66 with a Red Eye/Red head decal. A red eye was my very first vintage machine. I had seen one on this forum and thought it was so-o-o beautiful!!! Beware, though, if this is your first vintage machine it won't be your last!!! :mrgreen:

    If you want to clean her up make sure you don't use any harsh cleaning chemicals on her paint or you will turn the decals to silver :shock: :shock: :shock: . A wonderful thing to use is regular old sewing machine oil. Rub it on with your fingers, let it sit for a while and then wipe it off with a soft cloth or cotton balls. Afterward you can use a good quality car paste wax (without pumice) to protect her.

    For her metal parts I use a product called Maas Metal Polish. What a difference you will see!

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    Very pretty!! Congrats on your new baby!

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    Congrats! What a wonderful, beautiful machine. (She looks like my 66-16, Red Eye.) There is a free online Singer site that will validate age and model by the serial #. I don't have the link anymore, but you can Google it.

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    I would be thrilled to pieces to find such a beautiful set of decals on a Red Eye. Just beautiful! Hope you have fun with it! :)

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    Now I'm really happy. I've named her Elsie, after the seller's great-grandmother. I thought that would be appropriate. She works too! Just need to clean and probably take her into the shop for a check up. The case is a brown faux alligator and in pretty good shape.

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