I obtained this machine yesterday from my OJCG. He said he had an interesting old Singer for me. The serial number is D905664. The ISMACS site shows her to be a model 27 and being allotted 9 Mar 1909. But she is a crinkle finish, the underneath appears to be painted silver. Worst of all the case appears to have been sitting in water at some point in time as the bottom is missing. She is locked up tighter than an drum and I have given her a thorough Triflow spray soak..
Was this machine someone's restoration? The front slide plate appears to be original but the back one is shinier and looks like a reproduction. The face plate has the crinkle finish. The hand wheel is solid, not spoked. Need some information from more experienced vintage owners. This machine just plain perplexing to me.