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Thread: Confused About Machine

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    There is a man called Alex Askaroff with a site called sewalot.com in GB. He is a wizzard with machines and has written many books about England ans has sewing publications also. He would know about your German machine. They are a little on the rare/scarce side in the US. I have read about them online. Maybe ISMACS.com site would help. They have international info. also. Congradulations on your neat find. You will love Alex's books. Our library has some of them.
    I already contacted him about two weeks ago and heard nothing back. I went through his site but he didn't have a lot of information about the German specific. I know that they are quite scarce, at least in the country, but I was looking more for the history of the copper plate. Interestingly enough in a unit where everything was scattered about this was only one of three that was wrapped and carefully protected. The other was the 101 and the last was a 201 bicentennial, which is perfect.

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    I looked up the serial number of your Singer 101. It was born on March 18, 1930!
    Thank you so much I really appreciate that!

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    All of the "C" serials are gone...there are no records for them.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Yea I know and both of the Germans are C series. I am going to call Singer tomorrow, just thought the worst they could do is laugh and tell me good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alekia View Post
    Attachment 361489Attachment 361490 Attachment 361491 Got it hope this helps... This is the German with the Cooper Plate, I made sure to get a picture with the serial number for help.

    I am also going to post pics of the other German which is a treadle, but I know what that is because it was tagged. It was supposedly a rare 15... but the treadle iron is brown which is cool.

    I am also going to post pics of the dial machine, but thanks to Linda I am sure what she described is what it is.

    The only other machine I am unsure of is a New Cottage, and I just simply can't find any info about them.

    Other than that I think I have figured out all the rest of the machines.... or simply got rid of them.
    Hi Alekia, congratulations. What you have is a Singer 201-3 built in Wittenberge, Prussia, prior to that country's dissolution.

    The 201-3 is a sought-after machine, because it has all the smoothness of a 201-2 but can easily be converted to treadle, due to the belt-driving motor. The motor can also be replaced with a modern-day motor easier than you could do it with a 201-2 (potted motor). Additionally, the light fixture on the 201-3 is on the non-operator side, meaning less chance you will burn yourself during use.

    I couldn't figure out what you meant by "Cooper," especially since you capitalized it; looking at the photo I think you might have meant "copper?" I'd never heard of Singer using copper metal for their faceplates, so it's possible you have a machine that was the result of an unusual experiment--which I admit is quite unlikely. It's also just possible that the faceplate is dirty or beginning to rust, though I must admit that's equally unlikely, given how the rest of the metal parts seem in good condition.

    In any case, congratulations on your find! I'm sure you will enjoy using it.
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    Thanks,
    Sorry I never realized I put "Cooper" instead of copper. It isn't dirty, it actually gleams. If you pull the face off it is the same color on the back as it is on the front. Since all of these came from a museum which had a number 4 singer, and a first year Wilson, not to mention 24 other pre-civil war machines; I think I actually might have some type of experiment or maybe as stated before something that came as a result of shortage of material. We are going to see the sister in 2 weeks and go through the 5 boxes of paperwork and it may solve the mystery. Thank you so much for the information though. I really appreciate it!

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    hope you find what you are looking for. they sure are pretty machines. Good luck on what you find in the boxes. Glad you joined us. Please post pics after you get all up and running so we can all see your beautiful machines. Amy

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    It's interesting to see different vintage machines. I think the copper face plate is neat. Thanks for showing us the machines, and I hope you find out more information about them.

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    Thank you so much.... You are such a wonderful group. So kind and helpful and just delightful to speak (type) with. Thank you so much for all the help and direction. Thank you so much for the kind words and the gift of your time. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments.

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    Alekia is the person I got all of those machines from back in July This copper face plate singer is really pretty. She got quite a collection with this storage unit and her fiddlebase treadle sews like a dream. She is who I got my Damascus, Parisian, and all those other heads from, along with my Davis NVF treadle. Texas Jan also got her 301 trapezoid cabinet from her. I can't wait to see what info we can gather from those boxes of paperwork concerning how he came to own all of these machines. Should be fascinating!

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