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Thread: Which old Singers are table top models?

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    Which old Singers are table top models?

    Hello! I am trying to determine which old Singers can be used table top, and which are strictly to be used in a cabinet? I am trying to shop long distance!!!! Thank you so much for any help you may provide!!!!

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    I may be wrong, but I think that any electric or hand crank machine can be placed on a table top. Some may require a wooden base that the machine sits in, as seen in this picture.
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    The gentleman who has the 66 says that a table top would prevent the inner workings of the machine to perform out of the cabinet.....I was wondering if the same it true for the 99? And does the 66 just have the knee control or can one opt for a foot pedal? I am just full of questions, but I cannot seem to find a site that separates the models in this way. If anyone knows of one, I would be very interested in studying about them! Thank You!

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    There is a Yahoo group for vintage Singers that you could join. They would be able to help with your questions. I do know that featherweights are table top models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitmama View Post
    The gentleman who has the 66 says that a table top would prevent the inner workings of the machine to perform out of the cabinet.....I was wondering if the same it true for the 99? And does the 66 just have the knee control or can one opt for a foot pedal? I am just full of questions, but I cannot seem to find a site that separates the models in this way. If anyone knows of one, I would be very interested in studying about them! Thank You!
    All sewing machines have to have some sort of "box or table" to fit into--even the brand new ones (the new ones have their case permanently attached as one piece). The gentleman was correct, without a box or table to surround/encase it, the "inner workings" can't move and the machine will not sit level. Some vintage machines are sold as the "head only" which means that either the case or table that originally came with it was too badly damaged or sold separately. You can usually buy cases/tables to fit the machine on ebay. This is true for all vintage machines. As far as the foot/knee pedal goes--if the machine was originally in a table the knee pedal is just a lever that presses on the foot pedal that's anchored to the inside of the table. I believe most models it can be unscrewed and used as a foot pedal. I say most models because I have an old 66 where it seems the foot pedal is extra long and the cord too short to reach the floor so I'm thinking it was meant to be a knee press only but I love it because I learned on a machine with a knee press and am loving it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitmama View Post
    Hello! I am trying to determine which old Singers can be used table top, and which are strictly to be used in a cabinet? I am trying to shop long distance!!!! Thank you so much for any help you may provide!!!!

    fruitmama

    Almost any electric machine can sit on the table. Even those in cases and frames can often be set directly on the table. It's easy to tell, just look at undercarriage and see if there are stubby legs that will hold it up.
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