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Thread: 1973 Singer?

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    1973 Singer?

    We saw a singer with possibly Sphinx decals called a model 25 with a date of 1973 on eBay. Can that date be correct?
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    Maybe 1937?
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    I wonder if it's one of those Chinese repros? Right decals, wrong colors, wrong dates.

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    I don't know... doesn't sound right. There are plenty of experts here that will tell you for sure but I'm pretty positive that they weren't making those beautiful decals in 1973.

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    Here's the link to the 1973 Singer http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Vintage...d=344606003151

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    The decals look almost too vivid...

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    See the plastic knob on the bed of the machine for dropping the feed dogs? Original 27's never had that knob. In fact - no singer that I'm familiar with uses a twist knob to drop the dogs. Reproduction all the way.

    Another hint: Across the arm of the machine it says 'Singer Sewing Machine Company' real Singers say 'Singer Manufacturing Co.'
    Last edited by Mitch's mom; 05-19-2012 at 07:49 PM.

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    Pretty sure it's a reproduction. there's a plastic knob where the serial number plate should be on the front. Abd the chrome parts look too shiny.

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    I saw a reproduction Sphinx wth a crack in the bed of it. It was some kind of tribute to the Sphinx. I passed. It had a rotary bobbin, not a long bobbin. It may still be on.
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    The Singer 25 is a repro. Even if the other things mentioned weren't noticed, the serial number starting with "NL" is a dead give-away.
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