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Thread: Is this a 201?

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    Senior Member DawnFurlong's Avatar
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    Is this a 201?

    Trying to identify Singer machines.

    Is this one a 201? It looks like the tension dial is in the front - but I do not know which other machines have the tension dial in the front. I know 15-91's are on the side, and 301s look more boxy.

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    Im not sure but its GORGEOUS!!!

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    I am looking at pictures of 201's - and I think they have a lever and dial for the stitch length choices. This one looks like it only has a knob. It is on Craig's list for $45 (in a city I don't live in - but my parents do - and only about 5 miles from the seller!!). The seller indicates it is a circa 1930's machine. Wish they would post better pictures. Don't think they know anything about the machine. They just want it gone!

    I am currently obsessed with these vintage machines!!! I never would have thought this of me. I keep telling myself - you just acquired a 15-91, be happy with that (and I am very happy!). But that said, in all of my researching I have also determined that I would also like to get a 201 model as well. So keeping my eyes out for a really good deal. Not so afraid to purchase one that needs some work, re-wiring, etc.

    Would prefer to wait a bit before purchasing another sewing machine (even if only $45) - but deals come when they come.

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    uh oh.. look who caught the bug! I'm not great at identifying the machines... but here's what I noticed. The machine is smaller than the hole in the table... so it's either a 3/4 machine in a full size cabinet (a 99 maybe), or it's a kenmore cabinet, or of course I could be half blind and crazy

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    Machine is still available. I do ultimately want a 201. Know nothing about a 99. But if I offered $25 and to have it out of this person's hands TODAY (the add said they wanted it gone today - and the add was posted a few days ago) - worth it to me I think to just be surprised!

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    Is it possible to know the model of the machine from the model #? The seller indicates they have that (well, I am guessing they will take it off the machine).

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    If one can't tell the shape of the machine (this one looks worn, can't tell if that is rust on the machine) - can all of that be spiffed up? Thinking more about if it has rust.

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    Yes, having the serial number will definately enable us to look up the model of the machine, which I agree looks like an early 99... (Keeping in mind, of course, that I've been wrong in the past, and most likely won't change that behavior! )
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    Looks like a 66 to me, but it's hard to tell in that cabinet. Like Charlee said, it would help to have the serial number. Pretty machine.

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffygirl View Post
    Looks like a 66 to me, but it's hard to tell in that cabinet. Like Charlee said, it would help to have the serial number. Pretty machine.

    Pat
    You might be right Pat, the faceplate looked flat to me, but looking at it again, it could have a curve to it!
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