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Thread: I see Vintage Singers - everywhere!

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    I see Vintage Singers - everywhere!

    After bringing home a fine-condition Singer 15-91 and her original cabinet recently, I'm now seeing more of them.

    I went to a different thrift store Monday and saw these two machines.

    No. 1 - Model No. EF 644444, datesd to 1950 and comes in a one-leaf cabinet.

    No. 2 - Model No. AC 018798, dates to 1928 and comes in a two-leaf cabinet; I believe it's the hickory one.

    Both are $69. including the cabinets.

    I am trying to upload the photos I took with my iPod Touch, but it doesn't seem to be working.
    Last edited by Caroline94535; 03-19-2015 at 07:53 AM.
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    Caroline those are serial numbers. This will help you find age and model numbers for the machines.
    http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...-database.html
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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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    QB does not allow Large image uploading. Most newer phones take HUGE pictures. If you can get an iPhone app to reduce the image to 640x480 or similar size it will probably let them upload.

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    Once you start looking they really are everywhere, just about every model was made in the millions.
    If you remember that, if you want some more you can take your time to be selective Buying everything you see is a fools game

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    Once you start looking they really are everywhere, just about every model was made in the millions.
    If you remember that, if you want some more you can take your time to be selective Buying everything you see is a fools game
    My fiancee Heather reminds me "There will ALWAYS be another one available later"

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    Don't worry - I did not purchase them; I just "saw" them. Both machines had cords with some fraying and they were dusty and rather dirty. But the paint, finish, and decals were bright and lovely. The one I purchased a few weeks back was almost pristine and sewed on the spot.

    I'm in no danger of playing a fool's game over sewing toys! I have two working machines, a new Bernina and a vintage Pfaff 130. I still have the Singer my Grandmother bought me in 1975 - simply because she bought it for me, and the little Singer 15-91 because it sews; it came with a small cabinet that fits perfectly under a LR window, and was $59.

    I live "out on the prairie" in an unpopulated area; it's 50 miles to the nearest little thrift shop. I don't see more than 3-4 machines for sale every year, and most of them are newer, beat up plastic models. Of course I only get to town about once a month and on to Fargo (150 miles) about once a year so I'm sure I miss seeing some treasures!

    I have been working with the iPod photos but I may have to take my digital camera next time. The older machine was so small - and "cute."
    Last edited by Caroline94535; 03-19-2015 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Still trying photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    My fiancee Heather reminds me "There will ALWAYS be another one available later"
    That's true for the class of machine I tend to buy. Your machines: Maybe, maybe not. At the very least it can be a long wait until the next one comes along.
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    I take photos with my I phone and edit them on there, it reduces to the smallest size. other times I email myself something from my phone to computer, and post it on here.
    hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonurse View Post
    I take photos with my I phone and edit them on there, it reduces to the smallest size. other times I email myself something from my phone to computer, and post it on here.
    hope this helps.
    I do the same thing. I never can get a photo to post straight from anything other than my computer.....I'm sure in my case that it's operator error, and I'm just happy I can do that much.
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    I think there is a problem between my older iPod and the computer. I can send the photos to my computer, but the computer won't let me edit, re-size, and post them. A couple weeks ago this was no problem.

    After hours of searching, I think the first machine is 99K. It has "Singer" and "Great Britain" gold decals along the top of the machine. Along the top, but facing the sewist, is "Singer" with floral and scrolled designs on each side of "Singer". The flat front plate is very ornate with an almost fleur-de-lis design. I wish I could email the photo directly to this site. It's so far to drive back just to take photo.
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