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Thread: Redeye that won't budge

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    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
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    I believe that the model 66 was Singer's Semicentennial (50 years - Golden Anniversary) machine, even though it didn't start production on the 50th year, but a year later instead. (That's ok. I've missed a deadline or two myself over the years.)

    I've had several model 66 machines, but I'm still waiting to stumble onto my first Lotus.

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    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
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    NE Indiana
    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    Joe, you are such a smarticulous! ;0)

    Being treadle only, is that practical to use to actually sew on? Would it be better to look for an electrified version? I do like the idea of being able to learn how to take care of it myself. My five or six year old kenmore from sears has begun to slip stitches occasionally. I use my seventies era Kenmore for piecing. I wouldn't know how in the world to 'work' on my plastic lightie!

    I like the idea of having something so old and classic, but I would need to be able to *use* it. Clearly, our grandmothers did fine with a treadle, but . . . .

    btw, the guy hasn't answered back about letting me come look at it.

    I saw a red eye that seems to have sold for $650! of course, it looked deliciously perfect . . . . . lol!!


    "Smarticulous" Wow! Wait till I show my wife. She'll never get over that. I might not either

    Treadles are very practical to use. They are just people powered rather than electric. I have 4 currently in their cabinets and functional. I have one other Singer waiting while I fix it's cabinet and a Minnesota A that has no home.

    I use them all from time to time.

    The only thing is you have to master treadling with your feet as you manipulate the machines controls with your hands. Once you get the "feel" to the machine you can stitch right along.

    Oh and most treadles when properly adjusted and lubed are quieter than e-machines.

    Well, about all you can do with the plastic one is take the needle plate and bobbin carrier out and clean it. More than likely it's filled up with lint and crap and that will cause trouble.
    That needs to be done with all machines from time to time actually. Just ask Miriam.


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