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Thread: Montgomery Ward Signature URR 285

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    Super Member jillaine's Avatar
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    As explained elsewhere, my 20-year-old Singer died on me yesterday; a neighbor has offered me her 40-year-old Montgomery Ward "Signature" model URR 285. Still trying to track the actual year made.

    Here's what it looks like and all it came with. (It's a BOAT!!! The BUICK station wagon of "portable" sewing machines!)

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    I had one similar to that one, years ago. I remember it had a nice hum to it.

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    I had one years ago too... As I recall it.. it hummed right along.. but wt'd a TON!

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    Wow! Nice machine.

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    Looks like it hasn't had much use. that was nice of her.

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    Looks like a gorgeous machine to me!

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    Wow Jill! I know it's not a FW, but what an amazing machine.

    I know that it weighs a lot, but use it at home. This would seem to be an amazing find to have with the manual and all the attachments. I'm certain it will last much longer than any other newer machine that are being sold.

    Have you looked to see if there is a serial number anywhere?

    If you need a machine for class or meetings, then just buy a cheap newer lighter machine.

    That was really nice of your neighbor. Enjoy your new machine.

    Pam M

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    I have the same machine that I picked up at an auction last summer for $15. It came with all the goodies and manuel. I haven't been able to find any information about mine either.

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    What a great looking machine. Have fun with it.

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    i'm worried about needle compatibility.

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