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Thread: Singer 500 series

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    Singer 500 series

    So I was in the Salvation Army and saw what I believe is a Singer 500 series without the top piece on it in a case. The mechanism would move although it seemed to hang a little. It was $3.99. Do you think it is worth getting and how easy would it be to get a replacement top piece?
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    I don't know what the top part would cost, but at that price you could easily get your money back by selling the parts if you can't get the machine to run.

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    Grab it! Unfortunately, the clips that hold the top on are hard to get so you're likely going to have to settle for a machine that's either topless or get a top that just sets on top for looks. It doesn't effect the ability to USE the machine at all, so that's the important thing. If you buy it in a table and put it down, out of the way, you'll never see it:>

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    I saw a top on ebay a couple of weeks ago, for like $25. For that price, it would definitely be worth the risk. If you can't make it into what you want it to be, you can part it out!

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    There are many parts for the the 500's, the hardest to get is the front cover (door), at least in vg condition.

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    you don't 'need' the top piece or the nose door for the machine to work just fine if everything else works.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    you don't 'need' the top piece or the nose door for the machine to work just fine if everything else works.
    This is so true. But without those parts the machine looks hokey as all get out. Like the NASCAR racers running the race with no front end after a crash.

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    Good grief Joey you want everything on your toys... maybe it will go faster with out all the extra weight???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Good grief Joey you want everything on your toys... maybe it will go faster with out all the extra weight???
    Hahaha!

    I say get it. How can you go wrong for 3.99?
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    it'd be easier to move w parts gone, less wt.Ha

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