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Thread: Vintage Singer, found out the year, and here are pics...

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    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
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    Hi all,
    I heard back from Singer Co...they were fast! My vintage Singer sewing machine is model 66-16, made in New Jersey in 1949. I also have the original cabinet. As I said before I am a wee bit :oops: that I have never thought to quilt or sew with it...all I have ever done is admire it!.. :) It was my Great-grandma's machine, we all called her Ma.. I have many fond memories of lounging on her bed with the ceiling fan going, and all the windows open with the nice breeze, and watching Ma at the machine, her tea glass next to her, and she was sewing away...she always made sure I had my favorite aluminum glass of sweet tea, and let me "help" with handing her things...I had many great dresses she made with this machine! I also have quite a few quilt tops, but most of those were hand pieced by she and my Nanny (Ma's daughter)...After stopping "lurking" on this great board, and signing in, I have seen where some of you use vintage machines....with awesome success!! I have seen some beautiful quilts made with them...So, I have taken the machine out, and while I have a lot of the accessories, I am missing the throat plate...so, will be iso that...also, will be taking it in to local shop to get it all checked over, and think I may give sewing a go with it...ok. that's my novel for now... ;-)
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    K
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    How great is that to have family history with your Vintage machine! Have fun, and pictures, please!

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    Congrats., she is beautiful.

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    She sure is pretty!
    Have fun with her!

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    She's a beauty. I hope you are able to find the throat plate and get her going.

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    Wow - I have a machine in that same exact cabinet. I've never sewed with mine either, afraid of the treadle part I guess. It is beautiful. good luck with her!

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    She looks very much like the one my mom had (hers had a motor though) that I learned to sew on. It sewed many of my clothes growing up and after I moved back to town, all my HS home ec projects, many of my kids clothes and I wish I'd been smart enough to rescue her from the rubble when our house burned in 2000 like the fire inspector suggested.

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    WONDERFUL story and machine!! PLEASE!!!!!! Write that story down and sign it...then place it into one of the treadle cabinet drawers! Without the story, it's just another old machine that I'd pay $50 to $75 for...WITH the story, I'd pay more....just for the history and the sentimental value! If you can, include some other stories about Ma...totally priceless treasure!

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    It is beautiful.

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    Really enjoyed your story about Ma. Looks very similar to my 1935 Singer Treadle & she works like a charm. DH cleaned using Billy's tute & is in the middle of restoring cabinet. Think you'll love sewing with your heirloom.

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