Post a couple of weeks ago that I had purchased a 66-
that full of dirt, cobwebs, etc. for $20.
Well I cleaned all that out, about 1/2 spool of thread wrapped
around every thing it could possibly be around, & oiled her.
Adjusted the belt (I think it is the original leather belt).
Now she purrrrrrrrs like a kitten.
Named her Minnie after my maternal grandmother.
J J (jbj137)
Great find! She's a beauty.
That's 66-16 by the configuration of it. Beautiful machine. Beautiful cabinet too. I'll be it sews nice straight stitches.
The 66 series is my favorite Singer machine. I have 5 of 'em.
Did you mean the cabinet was cherry wood, or in cherry condition? Just curious as I have one just like yours in the same kind of cabinet only much much more used.
The people I purchased from said the cabinet was cherry, but I think it is walnut.
I looked it up on the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society (http://www,ismacs.net_sewing_machine...ny/72_cab.html)
and it says it is a #72 Walnut.
But the cabinet is (cherry as in) very few scratches and I love it.
The decal on the front of the machine shows (66-). But 66-16 seems to fit it to.
Have already made a quilt top on her.
I have one just like that, the cabinet looks the same only it needs to be refinished. Mine was a gift from a dear friend of mine. It looks almost brand new. Love the 66-16. and mine purrs like a kitten!!!!!!
I don't have one, :( ,but I'm sure it is a good machine. Enjoy!
YAY!!! I love it when one of us resurrects/rescues one of these older gals from obscurity!! She's looking good!
Looks great, you did a good thing!
Enjoy sewing on her now.