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Thread: Singer machine - what can you tell me?

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    Singer machine - what can you tell me?

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    A friend is interested in selling this, and I said I'd ask you for some info about it. It has a rounded top wooden case, Looks like good condition. She's not sure about functionality. The cord looks good. It has a brass light on the back. Couldn't find a foot. I have a couple more pics if that would help, but trying to determine model and any other info on it. Thank you.
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    Can you get the serial number ? Might be under the machine or on the back
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    LaVincendora! 3/4-sized Singer, often called the "first featherweight," -- except for the weight!!! Mine was made in 1919, I think. Very pretty cleaned and polished.

    There is a "cleaning" thread in the Vintage Sewing Machine section that uses a LaVincendora as the example. Lots of pictures and instructions on how to take it apart, clean it, and put it back together. Fabulous.
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    Here's a link to the cleaning thread: Cleaning your Vintage Sewing Machine Part One....Disassembly


    BTW, the serial number on my LaVincendora is in the top of the bed plate right in front of the post, where it cannot be missed.
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    There is no reason to tear a sewing machine apart to the degree that Billy has you tear the machine down unless it's a rusted up mess and you have to replace parts.

    If you need to clean your machine, use Muv's videos that are sticky notes at the top of the Vintage section.

    The machine is a 28 or 28K, and the serial number will tell us the year it was made.
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    It's a really nice machine. No need to soak it in dangerous substances, unless you want to risk ruining the decals and blowing the house up.

    Charlee - it's a 128! No thumb tab...

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    Thumb tab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Thumb tab?
    On the tension disks, the 27/28 do not release tension when you lift the pressed foot. So they have a tab to press to release tension manualky.

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    Another beauty.... love those decals.

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    I paid $40 for mine. It wasn't quite as pretty (worn decals), but it did include the foot pedal. Of course price often varies by location. I do love my Vinnie, 1925 LaVincendora model 127.
    Shirley in Arizona

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