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Thread: 66 primary education help + 15's

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    66 primary education help + 15's

    I think 66K means it was made in Scotland?
    And I recognize the decals that characterize some 66 names. Lotus, Red Eye etc
    But I also see 66-16, 66-1, 66-18

    I was given a blackside/crinkle Singer (not too clear if there is a difference)this month which is like showroom new
    I've turned it into a treadle and I'd like to get or print out a manual and attachments (well the seam guide and screw) but the different numbers make me leery.

    The serial number is AJ243304 which indicates it was allotted November 1949
    Does that tell anyone which model it is?

    Another number question
    I see 15 clones being referred to as both 15-90 and 15-91
    What is the difference.

    Thanks, I so appreciate having a place I can ask my noob questions.

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    I'll help where I can.
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...l-numbers.html

    shows your serial number as a Model 66

    here is their note on the 66's
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...g-machine.html

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    I think 66K means it was made in Scotland?
    >Correct

    And I recognize the decals that characterize some 66 names. Lotus, Red Eye etc
    >Correct

    But I also see 66-16, 66-1, 66-18
    >The decals have no bearing on the model numbers. I have a 66-1 and two 66-4s all red eyes. The -## equates to the model variations. The 66-16 has a lever that controls the stitch length. The 66-18 is the same mechanically as the -16 but is the black crinkle finish.
    There are many variations and I don't know them all. The best place to read up on these old Singers is ISMACS:
    { http://www.ismacs.net/home.html }

    I was given a blackside/crinkle Singer (not too clear if there is a difference)this month which is like showroom new
    I've turned it into a treadle and I'd like to get or print out a manual and attachments (well the seam guide and screw) but the different numbers make me leery.
    >You can get .pdf files to print yourself from Singer and other places. ALL low shank attachments will work on all the 66s after the -1 models. The -1's used the back clamp feet, all the others use low shank feet.

    The serial number is AJ243304 which indicates it was allotted November 1949
    Does that tell anyone which model it is?
    > It is a model 66. One of 25,000 allotted 11-29-49
    { http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...l-numbers.html }

    Another number question
    I see 15 clones being referred to as both 15-90 and 15-91
    What is the difference.
    >The clones are actually closer to the Singer 15-90. The 15-90 has the bracket mounted motor that drives the machine with a belt. The 15-91 has the potted motor that drives the machine via gears.

    Thanks, I so appreciate having a place I can ask my noob questions.
    >Any time.

    Hope I helped some. I don't know everything, and I try to keep my answers as accurate as I can.

    Joe

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    I forgot to put in the Singer manual URL: { http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals }

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I forgot to put in the Singer manual URL: Joe
    Thanks Joe! I was looking for an electronic version of the 403A manual and couldn't find one. This site has a download which is just what I wanted.

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    JMiller said: ## equates to the model variations. The 66-16 has a lever that controls the stitch length. The 66-18 is the same mechanically as the -16 but is the black crinkle finish. end quote

    So I am thinking this is a 66-18 but any 66 manual would do? It has a stitch length lever and has the crinkle finish.

    I say thanks too.
    I have a little pile of stuff in my cart at sew-classic but am waiting to hear back if they have a screw that will work in the bed for the seam guide. The machine came with nothing.

    thank you again!
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    For the most part any 66 manual will work, except for the stitch length part. The machines up to the -16s I think use the round knob to adjust the stitch length. The -16s and up use the lever. Yes, if it has a vertical lever and is crinkle paint, it's a -18.
    I have three of them.

    Joe

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    but I'll bet you don't have that cranberry machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    but I'll bet you don't have that cranberry machine
    Nope. Sure don't.

    Joe

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    Ok I am being a bit of a "dunce" today or maybe every day but I need to ask can someone post a picture of a seam guide? (for singers) I needed one for one of my fw and so I purchased a blue weird shaped piece which I can adjust and place on the machine with a screw holder that I know works, but I saw some posting on Kalamaquilts pics that look like two that are actually in my case holder of each of my fw and one in my 99 are those quilt guides? How do they work and can one be placed on the machine for a 1/4" seam? I told you I was being a dunce. Thanks for your help.

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