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Thread: I just caught the vintage sewing machine BUG!

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    I just caught the vintage sewing machine BUG!

    SOOOO thrilled --- was looking at our local Goodwill for vintage tables to decorate the quilting retreat with and totally stumbled across a vintage 1913 Singer Sphinx sewing machine for $24.99!! Was interested in the table and was totally shocked when I opened it up to find the gorgeous machine. What an amazing piece of history, craftsmanship and art! Will be following this quilting board category from now on to find out what I can learn from all of you! (can you tell I am excited about my find??)
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    with good reason!!! Welcome, and great find! READ.... READ..... especially the "sticky" threads at the top.

    Here is a WORLD of info for you to read as well
    http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...pany/home.html

    and here is where you can look up the serial number
    http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...-database.html

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    Thanks alot, Steve -- the craftsmanship is amazing -- I am hooked!
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    Welcome!
    You really did great! I think you have a Singer model 127 due to the boss for the motor mount. Most machines with the Sphinx decals are pretty beat up. Your looks like it's in great shape. It uses standard sewing machine needles and long bobbins are still available new as well. Try treadling it. You might be surprised at how easy and enjoyable it is.

    And what Steve said. Read the stickies on cleaning your machine and watch Muv's videos. Use only sewing machine oil. Other oils can cause problems down the road.
    You can download a free manual at Singerco.com.
    Rodney
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    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Nice find!!!! I'm hooked too

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    Oh my! It must have been calling out to you. It is beautiful! For that price I would have had it in my car before anyone else walked in the store. Congratulations on your find.

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