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Thread: Older Viking Sewing Machine - Apparently Not

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    The other day I started a thread about how I was offered an
    older Viking sewing machine. Well, I picked it up and brought it home and started researching my model and serial numbers only to find out it is not a Viking machine. :cry: (even though it says Viking on the front).
    The machine says Domestic on the back. So, I did some online digging around and found out I have a Domestic Brand machine, but the serial# is White, but I found the manual for it from Singer. (model#1665, serial #7996)
    Now I am thoroughly confused as to what kind of machine I really have. And I still can't find out how old it is.
    Well, it is metal and well-built, but came with no extras.
    Did I get a good machine? At this point, I am so confused as to what I've ended up with. Can anybody shed any light? Thank you!

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    White is owned by Viking...if that helps..
    .and since Singer, Viking and Pfaff are all owned by the same company...I would guess that you could get the book from Singer.

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    I believe Viking was a brand name of Eaton's Department Store in Canada (like Kenmore is to Sears), so it's possible it's a badged machine sold by Eaton's as opposed to a Husqvarna Viking machine. There was a relationship between White and Domestic, and both made good machines.

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    wow that is all very interesting

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    That does make sense to me. So, IYHO, do you think it would be a good, solid machine -worth getting tuned up???
    Thanks for the info by the way...


    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe
    I believe Viking was a brand name of Eaton's Department Store in Canada (like Kenmore is to Sears), so it's possible it's a badged machine sold by Eaton's as opposed to a Husqvarna Viking machine. There was a relationship between White and Domestic, and both made good machines.

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    I'm a bad one to ask. I think petty much all older machines are worth putting in working order. Typically they need little more than a good lubrication job.

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