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Thread: Just bought this

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    Just bought this

    I've just bought this.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1408687536...84.m1497.l2648

    I'm collecting her tonight. I hope we like each other.

    If all the wiring is sound am I ok to plug her in and go, or are there other safety precautions I should take first (I don't understand electricity all that well and it scares me!).
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    Nice 201-3. After looking over carefully, make sure wiring is in good shape, especially near motor and 3 prong plug. Chances are she'll run fine with an oiling and lubing. BTW, get a free owners manual from ISMACS for maintenance. I always get frustrated when I see how cheap the machines go for in the UK.

    Have fun with it
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    She looks like a beauty!

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    I have brought her home and she is lovely! She is quite dirty (nicotine I think) and well worn, but she purrs and sew like a dream and is well oiled. She was born in 1940 and has had a rewire at some stage in her life. Luckily she has a manual and the key to her bentwood case.

    This is my first proper foray into vintage sewing machines. I had a hand crank Singer as a child and through my early teens and I loved her. I am so happy to have this new sewing machine.

    Jon, this price really seems a bargain to me. What can you buy for 20 these days? It sure was cheaper than my Bernina 550QE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    make sure wiring is in good shape, especially near motor and 3 prong plug.
    Jon
    Hello Jon,

    Thank you for your reply.

    She hasn't got a 3 prong plug instead two wires go directly into the motor. I hope this ok!

    Clare

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    Hello Clare,

    Twenty quid is the right price. I like the tactical 1.03 on top to make sure you got the top bid. Well done. Don't ask me about electrics, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlebearquiltingboard View Post
    Hello Jon,

    Thank you for your reply.

    She hasn't got a 3 prong plug instead two wires go directly into the motor. I hope this ok!

    Clare
    Fine--A different Singer wiring scheme. Glad to hear you don't have 70 year old exposed electric cords to replace.

    Jon

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    Congratulations! I know you will enjoy your new baby! I sure do love all of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I know you will enjoy your new baby!
    Thanks MimiBug 123, I am sure I will too. I can't wait to try out the ruffler attachment on her.

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    Littlebearquiltingboard,
    I have a 201k-4, an original hand crank that is now treadle powered. I love it for piecing quilts and straight line quilting too.

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