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Everyone on here has the same vintage sewing machine bug - we love the old machines.
Oh...and whatever you do don't mention the people next door to them. Apparently they hate each other lol! MAJOR rivalry...i'm not a fan of their neighbor either, even though they're the local dealer for my new modern machines.
Well, today was a banner day for sewing machines, and accessories.
First I picked up a used simple cabinet that should fit a wide base Singer such as the 401 or similar. It will need some fixing and refinishing, but that's not a problem. I got lots of glue.
Second, I picked up a 15-91, allotment date of 12-29-36. It's complete but roughish, a wee bit of rust and the wiring is a disaster, but it turns freely, so it's a viable machine. I got it cheep so now I have a patient to do a potted motor rewire with. It's been rewired in the 50s with the horrid latex covered aluminum wire. Oh how I hate that crap! The bobbin case is an original Singer case with "Simanco" and the part number on the inside. Never seen one like that before. So this one will be a fun machine to play with.
Third, ..... I got me a 66-1, allotment date of 6-12-13, with the back clamp feet. It's a red eye of course and it's missing it's slide plate ... of course, but it's free and spins easily. So I'll have it sewing tonight .... well maybe tomorrow.
I've been looking for one of these to go with the set of back clamp attachments I got some time back from my LSMG.
Also got a good solid machine case for free. It was wrapped around the 66-1.
I'll have pics of all this later.
Yes, it is an actual table. The machine doesn't have the extension tray. It sits in the table that has a cutout for the free arm so that the top is level or you can fold the front and back away to use the free arm. It is one of the larger tables with four drawers down the side. I imagine it must be a Viking table for that shape of free arm to fit in? JenSo Jen you are not talking about the shelf/extension that goes over the free arm - you are talking about an actual table/cabinet?