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    Super Member jbj137's Avatar
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    66-

    Post a couple of weeks ago that I had purchased a 66-
    that full of dirt, cobwebs, etc. for $20.

    Well I cleaned all that out, about 1/2 spool of thread wrapped
    around every thing it could possibly be around, & oiled her.

    Adjusted the belt (I think it is the original leather belt).

    Now she purrrrrrrrs like a kitten.

    Named her Minnie after my maternal grandmother.

    J J (jbj137)
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    Great find! She's a beauty.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    JJ,

    That's 66-16 by the configuration of it. Beautiful machine. Beautiful cabinet too. I'll be it sews nice straight stitches.

    The 66 series is my favorite Singer machine. I have 5 of 'em.

    Did you mean the cabinet was cherry wood, or in cherry condition? Just curious as I have one just like yours in the same kind of cabinet only much much more used.

    Joe

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    Minnie is beautiful !!!!

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    J Miller
    The people I purchased from said the cabinet was cherry, but I think it is walnut.

    I looked it up on the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society (http://www,ismacs.net_sewing_machine...ny/72_cab.html)
    and it says it is a #72 Walnut.

    But the cabinet is (cherry as in) very few scratches and I love it.

    The decal on the front of the machine shows (66-). But 66-16 seems to fit it to.

    Have already made a quilt top on her.

    J J
    Last edited by jbj137; 03-04-2012 at 07:09 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    I have one just like that, the cabinet looks the same only it needs to be refinished. Mine was a gift from a dear friend of mine. It looks almost brand new. Love the 66-16. and mine purrs like a kitten!!!!!!
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    I don't have one, ,but I'm sure it is a good machine. Enjoy!
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
    BarbaraSue

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    YAY!!! I love it when one of us resurrects/rescues one of these older gals from obscurity!! She's looking good!

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    Looks great, you did a good thing!

    Enjoy sewing on her now.
    Lisa

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    Minnie is a beauty!

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