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Thread: Singer 66 Red Eye Serial Number.

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    Singer 66 Red Eye Serial Number.

    Hello,

    I snagged a Singer 66 Red Eye on eBay last weekend. The serial number is 889955 which according to the Singer site puts this machine at 1872. Were these machines even manufactured then? Is there another place I can look for a serial number to confirm the age?

    The seller did not mislead me. He noted the issue with the serial number but thought maybe it was just a badging mistake by Singer?

    So, oh wise vintage machine owners, help me solve this mystery.

    The unwise Gail

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    Sounds like it could be a modern reproduction made in China.

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    Gail,

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I've not seen any new Chinese or eastern replicas of the66s, only the 15s. Not saying there isn't any, just I haven't seen any.

    Is it possible you could have misread the number?

    Joe

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    I agree, we need a good photo. I have seen a 66 where the first letter is actually half off the number plate, and of course painted over. I would bet cash money if I had any that the number starts with a G. Clean it up if it is dirty, and take a couple of pix, and post them.
    I believe that 66's were first released in 1902.... but could easily be wrong.
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    I will get a few pictures today and post them. It does have wear and tear and does not look new-ish. I appreciate the insight.

    Gail

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    Pictures of the Singer Red Eye

    The base of the machine, underneath is stamped with SIMANCO USA 16. I took a bunch of pictures so let me know if you need any picture in particular.

    Thank you!

    Gail
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    More pictures. :-)
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    Gail

    that's odd. It looks like an original Singer 66 but the serial numbers can't be right. The first two digits look like they are double stamped ... I suspect there is a letter prefix under the first digit ... probably a G. Hmmm ...
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    Isn't that odd? It really doesn't make any difference to me. I was just wondering if there is a second badge number hidden somewhere on the machine that I can look for for confirmation. I ran out today and bought a second machine but this one with a cabinet. It is Singer Sphinx 127 treadle. It was the woman's aunt's machine. Her name was Rose. It works, everything is there, it just needs a new belt.

    Now I need to figure out how to use these darling things.

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    One thing for sure, she is VEERRRRY Pretty....where yours says "16" stamped on the underside, mine says "15" it has the G in front of it's serial number and is a 1923. Beautiful machine. Congrats. Mine pieces beautifully. Enjoy.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
    Colleen S.

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