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Thread: Little help! 1936 Singer

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    Little help! 1936 Singer

    I bought this for $10 when I got if home I discovered it is in worst shape then I thought. It will be my first real restoration project. All I know it is from 1936. Can anyone tell me what model it is, and suggestions as to how to start to restore it. All help would be appreciated!
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    Second picture 1936 Singer

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    Your machine was made in St. Johns, New Foundland. At least you have a date.
    http://www.sewshop.com/date-your-machine.html . This site has the manufacturing locations

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html . This site is where you can date Singer sewing machines. But there is not a listing for JB.
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    Singer site implies all JB are 1936 http://www.singerco.com/support/mach.../double-letter

    It's a model 15-something. Only the 15 series has the thread tension out on the end like that. Might be called a 15k-something, since it was made in Canada not USA. 88 is treadle, 91 is potted motor, maybe 15-90 is belt-driven motor? If the motor is aftermarket and not Singer, then probably is was a 15-88 treadle head that they motorized.

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    I actually live in St. John's Newfoundland! Singer did have a plant here in the 30-40's for. What I understand, they also,made e tan coloured featherweights here as well. I have been keeping my eye out for that one at estate sales.

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    restoration video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcxrs6VCC1c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqRWT3Nuq6k
    Someone posted a link a few days ago to a site selling Singer decals. If you wanted to just have fun with yours, it could be totally stripped and repainted then decaled as a Redeye or a Memphis, I presume. :-)

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    http://mysewingmachineaddiction.blog...1_archive.html blog and go forward/back
    The owner does a complete restoration of a 201 with the potted motor, and yours is an easier machine to work with.

    decals being applied here: http://mysewingmachineaddiction.blog...03/decals.html
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    Thanks for the link!

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    I just watched the video last night and wrote down all the things I need to rewire my 201. We can race to see who get done first.

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    It is a belt driven motor. So would that make it a 15k-90?

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