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Great find! It looks like it is in great shape. Why can't I ever find anything like that? lol
Last edited by nstitches4u; 06-07-2012 at 04:01 PM.
BLizzie, I'm so happy you got a Singer 99K. Your machine is beautiful!! I think the 99's are just neat little machines. You will love sewing with it. I am the proud owner of 2, one that is electric and the other one has a knee bar. Mine from the 1920's, but look a lot like yours. Mine don't have numbers on the tension, does yours? And like yours, they have the knob for the stitch regulator. Almost any short shank attachments will work on your machine. Now I also would like a hand crank machine. Will it be a 99 also? who knows? But I'll be watching out for one.
Wow what a wonderful find. It is very rare to find one of these in such awesome shape
I think that the hand crank machines have a charm all their own and they are lovely. I am now on the look out for a treadle machine that resembles my grandmother's machine. What have I got myself into? I am hooked!
Please let us know when you get your hand crank machine. It will be a lovely find, I'm sure of it. Best wishes.
[QUOTE=BizzieLizzie;5275102]Hi Janis, thank you. I am so lucky that my son was with me that day, otherwise, I would have walked right past it as it was in an obscure part of the shop and not at all noticeable. You mention numbers on the tension. Where would I find those numbers if they are there? Please can you tell me and I'll have a look.
If there are numbers on the tension dial, they are in a circle around the dial. Mine doesn't have them, and I don't pay attention to the numbers on my other machines. If the tension needs adjusting, I just turn the dial which way I need to in able to correct the tension. As you notice, there is just a dial for the length of stitch, and no numbers. You just turn the dial to see what length of stitch you want, and leave it there.
I have just had a peek and there doesn't appear to be any numbers anywhere except for the serial number. I guess it will be a case of trial and error? How far do you turn the dial? I am guessing in small increments? I'll have a go one day and see how it sews.
B Lizzie - watch my video on how to adjust the tension on a long bobbin machine. Follow the same method on that video to adjust your upper tension. Make sure you have cleaned your discs first. Shame we aren't round the corner from each other...