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Thread: Vintage Singer 185k

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    Hello Wendy,

    Nice shade of 1950s green.

    It was manufactured in Scotland, not England. Hate to quibble, but I think you'd better change your posting quick before a Scot sees it.
    There's a decal on it that says "Made in United Kingdom" so I guess that could be, but the Singer serial number lookup shows "England" so....
    Now I'm puzzled. Did you look it up on www.singerco.com?

    To my knowledge they only ever had the factory at Kilbowie in Glasgow, which is what the K stands for in the serial number. That is why all my Singers are K models.
    Yes, I was on singerco.com last night. I'll have to go back and look again tonight when I get home. I certainly could be a bit confused... I was kind of excited. :lol: I am possitive though that the decal says "Made in United Kingdom". And to confuse the issue even more, there's a plate on the motor that says "Made in Canada".

    Thanks for helping me sort out the info on this one. :thumbup:

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    Perhaps it was a replacement motor.

    Also, it's interesting that you say it has the same innards as a 99. The 185s and 99s were made in the same batch of machines. Now I understand why!

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    Aw what a beauty.

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    Pretty machine! Her color reminds me of my 15-125~

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
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    Hello Wendy,

    Nice shade of 1950s green.

    It was manufactured in Scotland, not England. Hate to quibble, but I think you'd better change your posting quick before a Scot sees it.
    There's a decal on it that says "Made in United Kingdom" so I guess that could be, but the Singer serial number lookup shows "England" so....
    Now I'm puzzled. Did you look it up on www.singerco.com?

    To my knowledge they only ever had the factory at Kilbowie in Glasgow, which is what the K stands for in the serial number. That is why all my Singers are K models.
    Yes, I was on singerco.com last night. I'll have to go back and look again tonight when I get home. I certainly could be a bit confused... I was kind of excited. :lol: I am possitive though that the decal says "Made in United Kingdom". And to confuse the issue even more, there's a plate on the motor that says "Made in Canada".

    Thanks for helping me sort out the info on this one. :thumbup:
    I checked the serial number lookup on singerco.com again, and yes you're right, it was made in "Factory Name: Kilbowie
    Clydebank Scotland" in 1960 according to the listing there. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

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    Hello Wendy - glad we got there!

    Why don't you put a photo on the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Photos thread? I think the fact that it has the same insides as a 99K is fascinating, and something worth explaining on that thread! You can see my 1916 99K at http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130994-10.htm - it has the old fashioned screw for the stitch length instead of a lever - and smile at the fact that you are looking at essentially the same machine. Have you taken the face plate off yet and seen the works in motion? When the needlebar moves the mechanism it is attached to looks like a performing monkey... you'll know what I mean when you see it.

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