Last weekend my DH and I were out antiquing and DH spotted a Singer 99. It seemed in good condition, came with a manual (even if it is for a 99K) and had all of the accessories. They wanted $65.00 for it which seemed reasonable. At the time we knew nothing about what the 99s go for. We got it home, plugged it in to see if it ran and sure enough it did. When we tried sewing with fabric, the thread kept breaking. After changing the needle, the thread-breaking problem went away. The needle it came with was really thick and must have been slicing the thread as it went through the fabric.
We also did some searching on ebay and found a small cabinet for it. The cabinet must be a No. 49 since it looks just like it, except the diamond shape on the front isn't as dark. Well, that arrived yesterday and today my DH set it up in its new home. I know I will use it more if it's in a cabinet. Next it should probably have a good cleaning before I really start to use it. For some odd reason, I have just fallen in love with it. We named her Maggie. Oh, she was built in 1956.