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Thread: Help to identify this Singer Please

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    Help to identify this Singer Please

    A friend of mines mother would like to sell her older Singer Machine. I am interested in buying it. What model Singer is it and what is a fair price to offer her for it? I could not get a very good picture of it so hope you can tell what the make is. Thank you!Name:  Sandys Mothers Machine.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandeesmom View Post
    A friend of mines mother would like to sell her older Singer Machine. I am interested in buying it. What model Singer is it and what is a fair price to offer her for it? I could not get a very good picture of it so hope you can tell what the make is. Thank you!
    That's a 201. Excellent sewing machine, particularly for sewing clothing.
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)

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    That's definitely a 201. I can't give you much help on what to offer though. Price varies by so many details, what shape it's in, how nice is the table, how badly you want it..and quite likely that this is your friends mother will also play a part.
    Christy

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    Is this machine suitable for quilting and will the feed dogs drop to do free motion quilting? It comes with what looks like a Queen Anne style Cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandeesmom View Post
    Is this machine suitable for quilting and will the feed dogs drop to do free motion quilting? It comes with what looks like a Queen Anne style Cabinet.
    Yes feed dog will drop. Undo the screw (underneath the machine) and push the little lever , re-tighten screw and it's done.
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    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandeesmom View Post
    Is this machine suitable for quilting and will the feed dogs drop to do free motion quilting? It comes with what looks like a Queen Anne style Cabinet.
    Some folks prefer the 15-91 for quilting, due to the 201 having a horizontal drop-in bobbin, that would be a pain to access, and adds a turn in the thread path.
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    I love my 201 for piecing. It's the best machine I have for it. Takes a standard needle and class 66 bobbins.

    Check eBay for high end pricing. Mine was $30 but was not working and required some $$$ and lots of time to get it back to healthy.
    Anastasia - I like to sew square things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandeesmom View Post
    A friend of mines mother would like to sell her older Singer Machine. I am interested in buying it. What model Singer is it and what is a fair price to offer her for it? I could not get a very good picture of it so hope you can tell what the make is. Thank you!
    brandeesmom,

    That is a 201-2 in a very nice cabinet. I can't say what you should pay, but we paid around $80.00 for ours in a different style cabinet.

    The 201-2 is an excellent machine for just about any normal straight stitching task.


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    I have Helen, my grandmothers 201-3 and it sews almost anything and is a great machine. Would love to have a cabinet for it, so go for it, you won't go wrong.

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