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    Help...Something followed me home from an auction......

    Help...Something followed me home from an auction. This Singer machine with a serial number of
    G6449497, treadle just latched on to me, all for $22.50. Now that is home, I have no idea what to do with it. I've taken a lot of dirt and dust off, but where do I go from there? How do I really clean this machine, cabinet and workings? I will definitely need a new belt...where can I purchase that? Just turning the wheel, the needle does go up and down. The bobbin is not a shuttle...that surprised me. Help, how do I learn or even get information on what to try to do? I read all of the info this board gives...everyone is so knowledgeable and helpful. Would appreciate any advise you can give me. Thanks for reading...I would post a picture, but I have to learn how to do that also.

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    Congratulations Barb! Check out the pinned topic at the top of the main board and check out Muv & Fav's video on cleaning and oiling the machine. Do a Google search for Singer serials and select 'single letter prefix' to date your machine's year of manufacture (might not be the year it was purchased/used). You can get a leather belt from any sewing machine repair shop or eBay.
    ......Should be enough to keep you going for a day or two!!
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    "The 1950's Continentals" {bernina 640-2 favorit} {phoenix 283F} {necchi supernova automatica} {necchi BU treadle} {pfaff 238 industrial zigzag machine} {pfaff 1147 tipmatic 80's push-button wonder}
    "Japanese Machines" {juki HZL-11 domestic} {Japanese "Bride" clone} {Myer Deluxe Fully Automatic ZZ} {Empisal Goldline Deluxe ZZ}
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    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html

    Here is the link for Singer serial numbers. Book mark it in case any more vintage Singers follow you home. I will let you find your new girl's information.
    Sweet Caroline

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    U-Tube has several sites that show step by step how to clean and oil a vintage machine...

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    just check the links from the board and google. Go to YouTube and enter it in the search button.

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    Thanks to all of you for your words of wisdom. After I asked for help yesterday, I did find the tuts. from Muv and Fav. I only had time to watch the first one. I think I have some work in store for me, but am looking forward to it. Haven't found a name yet, but Lucy keeps calling to me. Thank you again, I will be keeping in touch.

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    G- 6413646 6463645 66 50000 September 17 1918
    From the Ismacs link posted above:
    So that means that the machine you have is a model 66, one of 50,000 whose serial numbers were allocated on September 17, 1918. Therefore, I bet it has a round bobbin, located to the left of the needle.

    To post a pic, click on the picture frame above the window you're responding in (to the right the 2 "globes" and the left of the film strip) and it will let you find the picture on your computer. Browse to it, pick it, and let us see your lovely 66.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 431G, 411G, 503J, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99k, 99, 115, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Ultralock 14u64a (Serger), Pfaff 130-6, and a Kangaroo coming Nov 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    G- 6413646 6463645 66 50000 September 17 1918
    From the Ismacs link posted above:
    So that means that the machine you have is a model 66, one of 50,000 whose serial numbers were allocated on September 17, 1918.
    Wow, in all my research (even on ISMACS) I never found this ISMACS chart. How awesome!
    Last edited by frudemoo; 04-09-2013 at 02:09 PM.
    ~ Amelia
    "The Singers" {1917 Singer 28 handcrank} {1956 singer 222K featherweight} {1954 201K} {1910 15K Sphynx handcrank}
    "The 1950's Continentals" {bernina 640-2 favorit} {phoenix 283F} {necchi supernova automatica} {necchi BU treadle} {pfaff 238 industrial zigzag machine} {pfaff 1147 tipmatic 80's push-button wonder}
    "Japanese Machines" {juki HZL-11 domestic} {Japanese "Bride" clone} {Myer Deluxe Fully Automatic ZZ} {Empisal Goldline Deluxe ZZ}
    A couture dressmaker by trade & new to quilting

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    Isn't it great? I love it, because I have people contact me saying do you have parts for my Singer sewing machine? It's black.... LOL! This helps me out so much. There are a couple of errors that I've found, but I'd say 98% of the machines I've looked up were correct to the best of my knowledge.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 431G, 411G, 503J, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99k, 99, 115, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Ultralock 14u64a (Serger), Pfaff 130-6, and a Kangaroo coming Nov 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Isn't it great? I love it, because I have people contact me saying do you have parts for my Singer sewing machine? It's black.... LOL! This helps me out so much. There are a couple of errors that I've found, but I'd say 98% of the machines I've looked up were correct to the best of my knowledge.
    Yeah, the one that's of particular interest to me is certainly not correct. I am trying to decide whether to purchase a machine that, from the serial number, says it's a 28K when it is clearly a model 15. It just doesn't help me at all But overall, such a great resource to have!
    ~ Amelia
    "The Singers" {1917 Singer 28 handcrank} {1956 singer 222K featherweight} {1954 201K} {1910 15K Sphynx handcrank}
    "The 1950's Continentals" {bernina 640-2 favorit} {phoenix 283F} {necchi supernova automatica} {necchi BU treadle} {pfaff 238 industrial zigzag machine} {pfaff 1147 tipmatic 80's push-button wonder}
    "Japanese Machines" {juki HZL-11 domestic} {Japanese "Bride" clone} {Myer Deluxe Fully Automatic ZZ} {Empisal Goldline Deluxe ZZ}
    A couture dressmaker by trade & new to quilting

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