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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    I bought a red head in a treadle. The treadle has no pitman nor a screw to hold the skirt guard in place. The had converted it to a electric. I called a dealer where I get my old parts from to see if he had any for me. He told me that those things were just junk. He had no room to store junk and to try a junk dealer for those parts. I was horrified at his comment on just junk. Do any of you have any spare pitmans or screws that you would like to sell? Kathie
    JUNK? That is the ultimate four letter word for us vintage sewing machine enthusiasts, how dare he?.........

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    Billy, I just bought a Singer Serial G4764462. I need to know what model it is so I can get some parts and a manual.It sews but needs some tension adjustments. If I had a manual I could do more I think. It also needs face plate for the bobbin. I am using the one off my other Vintage Singer right now. I am going to attach a Pic so see if you can help me out here. I would appreciate it very much. Joy
    PS: I can take more Pic's if you need them to help me out. I'm a big dummy at this stiff.
    Also as you can see it has been converted to electric.
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    Hi Grannyh67,
    You have a Singer 66-1 with Red Head decals. Made in about 1916, very pretty machine! I have a 1919 red head, your decals seem to be in better shape than mine. The clear coat on my machine is sorta aligatored/crazed, it does sew wonderfully. Her name is Ruth after my grandma.
    Sharon W. in Texas
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    Sharon, thank you. Mine isn't in real good shape, the clear coat is not as good as I would like. The Decals are in pretty good shape though. I need to find a face plate for the bobbin. The case is in bad shape, not good for anything, lol. Going to try to find a Cabinet if I can. If not my husband is going to fix a box for it to sit in so I can sew on it. The tension is off on it too. Hope I can get it to sewing real good, would love to use it. Yours is beautiful. Looks like it is still treadle. Wish this one was. I will put it back if I can find a Cabinet.
    Thanks for the response, Joy
    PS: Sharon, the model 66 has the screw for presser foot at the left and the 66-1 has it in the back. If I am correct, so mine would be a Model 66. I looked it up . You helped me to find it. See if I am correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    I bought a red head in a treadle. The treadle has no pitman nor a screw to hold the skirt guard in place. The had converted it to a electric. I called a dealer where I get my old parts from to see if he had any for me. He told me that those things were just junk. He had no room to store junk and to try a junk dealer for those parts. I was horrified at his comment on just junk. Do any of you have any spare pitmans or screws that you would like to sell? Kathie
    sounds like he's lost a customer, no?

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    Kathie, I would have had some choice words for that man. He was wrong to treat you like that. We don't consider them junk. I love my old machines, I have two now and am working on another one. Hope you can find you some parts. I need a face plate for the bobbin. I used the one on my other machine until I can get one for this one. Joy
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    Grannyh67/Joy,
    My machine is treadle powered, always has been as far as I know, I just bought the head.
    Which plate is yours missing? The one that goes under the needle or the one that slides? On Ebay currently there are both for sale. You need to take the tension assembly apart and clean it out, the tension disks may be rusty. You're needle bar has been swapped out for a more modern type that uses the standard Singer short shank attachments. I see that your bobbin winder is the same as mine too. You should be able to find a Singer treadle cabinet to put your machine in , just remove the motor and belt, get a treadle belt and you'll be able to treadle her.
    Join the Yahoo group: Singer. Vintage Singer Sewing Machines, they have a free manual in the files section.
    Sharon
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    Sharon, it is the one that slides. I will check out the yahoo group. The needle was in wrong too, I got that squared away. I just got this today. I am still trying to get it fixed. I hope I don't have to take it to the shop. They will rip you off sometimes, lol. I am also going to check on Ebay for the parts. Thanks a million. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Grannyh67/Joy,
    My machine is treadle powered, always has been as far as I know, I just bought the head.
    Which plate is yours missing? The one that goes under the needle or the one that slides? On Ebay currently there are both for sale. You need to take the tension assembly apart and clean it out, the tension disks may be rusty. You're needle bar has been swapped out for a more modern type that uses the standard Singer short shank attachments. I see that your bobbin winder is the same as mine too. You should be able to find a Singer treadle cabinet to put your machine in , just remove the motor and belt, get a treadle belt and you'll be able to treadle her.
    Join the Yahoo group: Singer. Vintage Singer Sewing Machines, they have a free manual in the files section.
    Sharon
    Sharon, I have the bobbin slide cover ordered, thanks a million. I think I also joined the group, lol...not sure if it was the right one o not. Good night, Joy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I think this is a 28, can't be totally sure of the 2nd digit in the serial number, looks to be in 1906 with a run of 225,000 numbers. Cute little machine in a nice looking treadle in the Dallas area in case anyone's interested.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2752571134.html
    Now this is a table I love....see how the needle bar appears to be centered in the table? Instead of the machine being centered in the table. I think all tables should be cut this way. My newer machine table has the machine centered and I'm forever sitting nearly straddleing the leg. I need to be centered at the working part of the machine! Anyone else feel the same?
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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