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    Singer 99K

    This is my first time posting a thread, so please bear with me.

    I recently came in possession of a Singer 99K portable sewing machine. Across the top is stamped The Singer Manufacturing Company. In another area is stamped Made in Great Britain. Her serial number is EK924455. Her electrical cords and motor look in good shape, and the hand wheel turns freely...seems to have been well-cared for. Her paint still looks pretty good, with a feanualw dull spots, but I can live with that. She came with one bobbin, and one presser foot. If I were handy, I'd post pics. What I'm wondering is if there is a website I can go to to download an instruction manual. I told the lady I got it from I'd test drive this little gem and let her know...but I'm seriously thinking of keeping her.

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    Jojo47 (Joanne)
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    Here's a link to a free manual. http://www.sew-classic.com/uploads/99K.pdf

    The 99's take class 66 bobbins. You can get them most anywhere. I get mine at Sew-Classic. Here's a link http://shop.sew-classic.com/Bobbins-...CBN-172222.htm

    I have no affiliation with Sew Classic, I am just a happy customer.

    According to the serial number this machine was commisioned in November 1955
    The 99's are great little machines. Their only downfall is that they are pretty heavy!

    Colleen

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    I haven't bought anything from Sew Classic, but I ran into a couple of problems, and emailed.. The person that answered was wonderful, and extremely helpful.. Sew Classic would be the first place I would go to..

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    You can download a manual from the http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals site as well. It's over 50 pages but is very easy to read and see details in the pictures. Sew Classic is a great place to order things..... at least I've been happy with their products and service.

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    I own a 99K and I love it. It is heavy but I do occasionally lug it to a class because it's my favourite machine. I recently started machine quilting and first I tried my 301, then my 15-91 and lastly the 99 because it is smaller than those machines. Guess who is the easiest for me to quilt on - the 99K. It just runs so smoothly and the feed dogs just work better for me when quilting. The throat space is smaller but I can live with that. I hope you buy it, I just downloaded a manual and keep it bookmarked. I also got a few things from Sew Classic and was pleased with the service. Good luck.

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    Thank you so much for your replies! All very helpful,and I can hardly wait to get started with her. BTW, I named her Sally.
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    Oh, and I just downloaded the manual and saved it to my flash drive. Also did some looking on the Sew-Classic website and found out my little gem can be converted to a hand-crank and back again, should the need arise; I'll do more reading on that in future. Thank you again, ladies, for your help!
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    Joanne, You and Sally should have a lot of good times sewing together. She is a 3/4 size machine and uses short shank attachments, which means you can use almost any short shank attachments. Do get your bobbins from some place like Sew Classic as they are better ones. I can't use the Singer ones from Joann's and Walmart in my 99's. The ones from Sew Classic work great.
    Is your machine new enough that it has a reverse stitch? Mine are from the 1920's and just have a knob to set the length of the stitch. I have to do it by looks, not by numbers. They are such a quiet running sewing machine. You will love yours!

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    You will love her, I love mine.......and being made in Scotland is always a plus

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    Jan, yes, Sally does have a reverse..I just need to push the stitch lever upward and she will do reverse. And I do plan on getting what I need from Sew Classic. I do want to take her to have a really good cleaning and oiling, and I may have to replace the spool spindle, as it's a little wonky. I believe she was born in 1955.

    And thank you, Morag...I fell in love with Sally as soon as I saw her!
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