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Thread: Singer 99

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    Singer 99

    I bought a Singer 99 at a thrift store. I am cleaning out the lint and oiling it. A lot of lint but in real good shape. When I started to clean the bobbin area there is a red piece that I throught was thread but when I pulled on it I knew it wasn't thread. It is more like felt and it is looks like it is stuck in a spring so I left it along. Is this the right thing to do? Thank you, Sandy
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    Sorry the first pic is not clear. Sandy

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    That piece of felt is a lubrication wick for the bobbin carrier to hook contact area. The 66s and 99s had them. You were correct to leave it in. Put a couple drops of oil on it when ever you oil the machine.

    Joe

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    I have just acquired a 99 also, complete with the 'little red bit of felt'. I phoned a friend who has several vintage machines and they assure me that this is meant to be there. So no worries. lol

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    Happy sewing! You will enjoy!

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    I am glad I didn't just keep pulling. Thank you everyone, Sandy

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