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Thread: Singer 15

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    What is a good price for a year Singer 15 with less than normal scratches, plain face plate and in the original blond cabinet? It has a centennial emblem but according to the serial number was a 1949 alottment. I look forward to the responses. Thanks.

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    It is worth whatever you want to pay for it really. I paid 20.00 for mine, a 1936 model 15-86 in a cabinet. For me, I would never pay more than 50.00 for one.

    The serial number was alloted in 1949, but it was probably not actually made until their centennial year, which I think was 1951.

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    It's going to depend upon where you are, how many of them are in circulation in your area, whether the electrical components are all sound and safe to use, presence and condition of attachments and accessories, desirability of that particular cabinet, etc.

    That said, I do tend to lose my head over good 15's. I've refurbed 4 of them now and I just love the darn things. Two of them I've given away, but one of them gets used almost daily for piecing and/or quilting or garment/home dec construction.

    They're wonderful sewing machines.

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    I don't know a good price, but certainly less than $100 for a good condition machine in a good condition cabinet.

    I recently got a Singer 128, which is a 3/4 machine. It has the centennial badge on it, but the serial number was allotted in Dec 1949. I am thinking they started putting the badge on machines made in 1950 but sent to dealers starting end of 1950 or in 1951. There is always a lag between manufacture and delivery to the dealer.

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    I paid $20 for my 1946 15-91, and it's one of my favorite machines!
    1949 was the date that particular serial number was alloted, and I agree with Janice. If the serial number was alloted late in 49, then chances are the machine was made in 1950, and sold in late 50 or in 51.
    Does the machine work? Do the attachments come with it? If the cabinet is blonde, what is the condition? Scratches? Dings?

    If the price is reasonable, and only YOU can judge that, then get the machine! :)

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    Good luck!

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    Good luck!

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    I just paid $30 for a 15-91. Scratch and dent condition on the table, no attachments. Not a centenial model.

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    Btw, i am in an area with lots of sewing machines. ;)

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    I picked up my 201 Singer in a decent cabinet for free. I did have to get it rewired though as the cords were brittle and cracking in places and I didn't want to risk getting shocked. My sewing machine repair place charged me $70 to clean, adjust and replace the cords so I guess that's what my machine cost me. There seem to be more vintage machines out there than there are buyers.

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