About two years ago my neighbor’s wife passed away. She was a quilter and a machine knitter. My neighbor gave me her knitting machine. An Brother KH-930. I also received her old singer. It has been in my basement for about a year. I didn’t think it would work, but I kept it thinking I would eventually use it for decorative purposes. I saw a post here the other day about antique sewing machines and decided to take a look. It is a Singer Model number 201 Made December 19, 1947. Elizabeth, NJ . She needed a good cleaning and oiling…. Followed the directions in the manual…. Downloaded it from Singer’s website…. It works GREAT!
This got me thinking about my Grandmother’s old Singer in my mom’s basement. My mom will not part with it even though she said it’s broken… My mother doesn’t sew, but has sentimental attachment to the machine. My mother’s machine is much older … 1910… Singer Model Number 15 Made June 2, 1910 Elizabeth, NJ . It looks like my grandmother converted it from a treadle machine. This machine needs A LOT OF WORK! Needs new wiring, belts and professional cleaning…. But what a great find!
Singer 201 Back
Singer 15 Handwheel
Singer 15 Front Plate