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Thread: Old Portable Singer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    Mine has the look of the 99/128, but the plate on the left side of the foot is like a half circle, and the ones I have looked at online have a rectangle shape plate, strange.
    Do you think maybe the difference is with the date mfg?
    I just did a quick Google images, and it seems to me that the half circle was typical of hand crank machines. Many hand cranks were later "electrified" by adding a motor and taking off the hand crank. You may have one of those.

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    I took these w/my iPhone, hopefully they might help with the identity. I hope I'm not being a PIA & I hope I did the attachments correctly. I'm eating purple peeps, lots of energy.
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    I found a step by step visual guide to identifying different classes of Singer sewing machines here: http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm

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    I love looking at everyone's machines!! What a treasure you have and being your Mom's is the best!!! :D
    Hope you have years of happy sewing with Tootsie!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    I found a step by step visual guide to identifying different classes of Singer sewing machines here: http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm
    Unfortunately, that site does not help. I was at it before but mine just does not fit the templates they post. Maybe my machine is just a figment of my imagination! Is it a full moon?? This is just a little frustating. I certainly do appreciate all your kind assistance though.

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    There is a 1934 singer 99 pictured on google in their pictures that looks just like yours. The picture may be copyrighted and wouldn't c&p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I have an old portable Singer machine that is in a brown & beige case with latches on the side. The handle is marked Singer. The machine is all black no decorative markings and the number that is on a little plate at the front left side reads AM057452. There are some other numbers on the back that read
    CAT BZ 15-8
    SS AU 52-30-24
    Mfg. Elizabethport, NJ

    Does anyone know what I have or direct me to a site to find out. I went to one site but the number I have wasn't there..thanks for any help.

    Frankie
    I've used Singer.com and then go to sewing machine history. Found both of my old machine numbers there, also some have manuals available, too.

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    I would try in the Vintage Sewing machine thread. There are people there who restore older machines too. I bet someone there can help you.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    There is a 1934 singer 99 pictured on google in their pictures that looks just like yours. The picture may be copyrighted and wouldn't c&p.
    I'll give that try Irish, thanks very much. I'll keep this group posted. I'm on a mission now. :))

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    For several years after the war they were producing Singer knockoffs. It was an all black machine name left blank so whoever wholesaling the machine could put their own company name on it. I have been looking for one with the name PARSONS on it. The machines were excellent quality, never wore out. I still have one given to me as a wedding present in 1955. Actually forgot about it. They are perfect for a new sewer because they are nearly indestructible.

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