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Thread: Singer 285K

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    Junior Member margaret53's Avatar
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    Singer 285K

    I just picked up a Singer 285K at the Salvation Army a couple of days ago. The case was very, very dirty but inside was clean. I plugged it in and the motor sounded great! It was priced at $15 and I also asked for my senior discount bringing the price down to $13.50. I brought it home, scrubbed it up, and my DH oiled it up. I made two pillowcases yesterday, and it sews like a champ! Doesn't seem to sew real slow though.

    Other than just bragging, I am wondering if anyone can give me more information than I have found. I learned it was made in Kilbowie, Scotland between 1963 - 1965.

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    Well, I know nothing about them, but here is ISMACS page:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...s-200-299.html

    Just follow the numbers down to 285K and there's some info there.

    Joe

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    here's what I found on the Singer 285
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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