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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcsavant View Post
    I have an old Singer machine that has these numbers: AC 043259 Can someone tell me about it or where I can find information on it? I have looked on some vintage websites but couldn't understand how to find the information I need. I also need a manuel to help me learn how to thread it and wind the bobbin. Thank you for any information you can provide.
    Hi, You have a Singer 66 made in 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Here is a link to a manual: http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/66.pdf

    Here is a tutorial showing how to replace the race wick in the bobbin area. I suggest doing that if you do plan to use the machine. Here is that link: http://color-my-world-with-warmth.bl...k-on-66-1.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Hi, You have a Singer 66 made in 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Here is a link to a manual: http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/66.pdf

    Here is a tutorial showing how to replace the race wick in the bobbin area. I suggest doing that if you do plan to use the machine. Here is that link: http://color-my-world-with-warmth.bl...k-on-66-1.html

    Thank you so much, Vintagemotif. I appriciate the information. I learn so much here. I bought a FW on e-bay a while back but it does not have a 1/4 inch pressure foot. The one that came with it is 1/8 inch. Do you know where I can order a 1/4" foot for the FW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcsavant View Post
    Thank you so much, Vintagemotif. I appriciate the information. I learn so much here. I bought a FW on e-bay a while back but it does not have a 1/4 inch pressure foot. The one that came with it is 1/8 inch. Do you know where I can order a 1/4" foot for the FW?
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shank-Feet_c5.htm has tons of short shank feet - I'm sure there are other places to buy them, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shank-Feet_c5.htm has tons of short shank feet - I'm sure there are other places to buy them, too.
    Thanks miriam, found just what I wanted!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Just heard from Alan at the Needlebar. The Needlebar will be closed indefinitely due to personal reasons not related to health or other tragedy.

    Jon
    Jon, that is sad - what a resource NeedleBar was. I was really sad to see the White site go too, although, I think it is still available under a different name if you join? Anyway, the old White site was a lot of fun and very informative. Now, with Needle Bar gone too, it is just getting harder and harder to get information! All of us who started this affliction a few years ago had so much more free information available - In my opinion - than people have now. Now, the information out there is all scattered not concentrated - harder to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Miriam, I think I may have had the same machine badged as a Morse. The one I had also had the reverse lever on it. It was the same as your machine as far as I can tell. Is yours a 3/4 size machine? Mine was. I had no idea who made mine, but it was a Japanese made machine (Deluxe Badge on it) I suspected that it was about 1955-1960. It had a UL sticker on it and a Good Housekeeping sticker too (I think that is what they were).
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    Grant, there were lots and lots of 99 clones made after the war. From what I understand, we gave the Japanese the plans for Singer 15's and the 99. I have a 99 clone that says "Made in Occupied Japan." We seem to find a lot more 15 clones than 99 clones, but they are out there and really cute too, although, I have not seen a 99 clone any color other than black!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Jon, that is sad - what a resource NeedleBar was. I was really sad to see the White site go too, although, I think it is still available under a different name if you join? Anyway, the old White site was a lot of fun and very informative. Now, with Needle Bar gone too, it is just getting harder and harder to get information! All of us who started this affliction a few years ago had so much more free information available - In my opinion - than people have now. Now, the information out there is all scattered not concentrated - harder to find.

    Nancy
    Quite scattered at times for me. I like the oddball machines and finding information on some is just impossible. I enjoy sharing and passing along what knowledge I have to others. I do this for free. Too bad about NeedleBar. They were a great resource.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Grant, there were lots and lots of 99 clones made after the war. From what I understand, we gave the Japanese the plans for Singer 15's and the 99. I have a 99 clone that says "Made in Occupied Japan." We seem to find a lot more 15 clones than 99 clones, but they are out there and really cute too, although, I have not seen a 99 clone any color other than black!

    Nancy
    Too bad they didn't paint them with colors like the 15 Clones. That would have been cool to see. Mine was definitely a clone that was built much later. It had a Good Housekeeping seal and a UL sticker too. I'm thinking late 50's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Jon, that is sad - what a resource NeedleBar was. I was really sad to see the White site go too, although, I think it is still available under a different name if you join? Anyway, the old White site was a lot of fun and very informative. Now, with Needle Bar gone too, it is just getting harder and harder to get information! All of us who started this affliction a few years ago had so much more free information available - In my opinion - than people have now. Now, the information out there is all scattered not concentrated - harder to find.

    Nancy

    Nancy, The White site, I'm assuming you are referring to Katie Farmer's, was a very nice site that was easy to find in google search. I believe it was on Photobucket. Photobucket had made changes recently. It was most likely those changes that cause the White site to no longer be easy to find. And I'm sure it would take many hours of work for Katie to create a new site or blog since she has such a wonder and extensive collection of photos and information.

    It would be nice to find information compiled in one area that is for free and easily found by a google search, but that will never happen. I believe ISMACS is the only site now that has that type of information and setup. Although they have membership, a membership is not required to read some of their information that they have compiled. They share freely, and hopefully continue to do so. And there are some other very fine folks that have shared their information by posting photos and information through their site or blog. I don't know if they have to pay for their sites, but I'm sure some do. Bless them for sharing so freely.

    IF one were to use Blogger, which is free, or another free blogging site, one could compile a list with photos of their machines. Labels can be made to find x machine, like a list of Nationals, Whites, and Singers. And one could even label them more specific. That does take hours of work. Also, one can set up that free Blogger site to have folks leave comments or set it to no comments. If it were I compiling that (my collection is small), I would have it set so that no comments could be made. It would strictly be a site of reference. I do know that there are folks that make money off of the daily hits to their Blogger sites. I don't know if one would make a fortune from a vintage machine blog; I doubt it since it would require thousands of hits daily just for a couple of dollars. But money is not the point.

    Yes, it is sad that Needlebar is gone. And one day other sites will be gone too, like Treadleon.
    The machines out live us. We are just the steward.

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    I have posted photos for Janis of her Gritzner Durlach Hand Crank on the Vintage Photos thread.
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