I learned through this forum that I have a Singer 15-91, and it is dated 1954. When I saw my first 66 and 99 at a thrift shop, I did not know how to tell the difference between the three. Now I know the 99 is the smaller, and the 15-91 has a "waist" and "ski sloop" profile.
I know the 66s and 99s with a turn knob to set the stitch length do not have a reverse stitch. Is this correct?
Is there an easy-to-use book that illustrates how to determine the model of machine you might find in thrift stores/garage sales, etc.? I understand the Singer 201-2 is a very useful machine, but I'm not sure I could walk up to an old, black Singer and say "Yes; this is the 201-2."
I'd like a book to carry with me when I go on my summer jaunts. I'd love it if it carried descriptions of all the old sewing machine brands.