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    What a treasure you have!

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    Your Singer Model 127 with the Sphinx decals is very easy to service yourself. You don't need to pay to get it done just follow the manual on where to oil the machine. Take off the needle plate and clean the feed dogs - make sure there is no thread caught in there too. I hope you have the manual? If not you can download one free from the Singer site. That machine will sew through several layers of jeans without a problem. Just oil her up and start practicing learning how to treadle! Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    You have a Singer Sphinx, probably a 66? (I'm not the best at identifying models by sight). If you look at the base you will see a serial number on a brass plate. That will give us the info to date and properly identify your machine. It's in a treadle cabinet. Can you show us photos of the cabinet? This is one of the more common Singer designs but she's still pretty! Looks like she was pretty well taken care of, too. I bet with a little cleaning and oil she'll be running in no time!
    Jenn, one way to remember the difference between a Model 66 and a Model 27/127 is the bobbin. The Model 66 has a drop in ocillating hook - more like a modern drop in bobbin machine. The 27/127 has a vibrating shuttle - bullet shuttle. To simplify, the 66 has a round bobbin that drops into the bobbin case from the top -looks like a modern round bobbin. The 27/127 has a bullet shaped long bobbin that also drops in from the top. The bobbin slide plate is also a dead give away to which machine you are looking at. There are other difference, but the bobbin is the most visual.

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    Does anyone know of a place where you can get parts for treadles and such machines? Information above was helpful but I want more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    Does anyone know of a place where you can get parts for treadles and such machines? Information above was helpful but I want more information.
    I'd try Sew Classic. She carries a lot of parts for vintage machines. Also, you can always try your local repair guy. Some of the 'old' sewing repair shops that have been in business for a very very long time have lots of vintage parts. As a last resort, there is always e-bay or a 'parts' machine.

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    Hello Kathy,

    Lovely machine, most definitely a 127, lucky you!

    If you go to my blog and Youtube channel - links below - you will find loads of information to help you. You should be able to get your machine up and running in no time. If you aren't used to treadling, try a strip quilt first, and you will soon have something to show on the thread "Quilts made using vintage machines."

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