I have an opportunity to buy a 1931 Singer model 66 but I'd like to ask those of you that have a 66 a little about them. I haven't seen it yet but the owner says everything moves and the decals are good.... flowers and leaves she thought. I can go see it before I decide but I need to know what to check out..... probably won't be able to plug it in because it is in a storage unit.
So, I tried to do a little research on eBay to see what the 66 looks like. I see it has a round bobbin. Do you know if more bobbins will be difficult to find? Does anyone know the number of the bobbin?
This one has a motor (singer) and light.
Does the 66 use the standard 15-1 size needle?
Are there any special advantages to having the 66? Some of the eBay listings say industrial.... were they? Would this machine sew several layers of jean fabric, for example?
There are no attachments with this machine and no cabinet. I saw one on eBay for $39 with no bids. Would that price be too much for a 66 with no attachments or cabinet?
Okay, there are so many experts out there with these machines.... You have all inspired me to find these beauties but I'm new at the hunt and am willing to listen and learn.