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

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    Hello. This is my first time posting in the shop. I have been reading everyone's posts and find them interesting. I am quite interested to find that many people who restore cars also like to restore sewing machines. I have several older models, but the one that I will post about today is a Davis New Vertical Feed. I got this machine free from a coworker. The machine wouldn't move. I finally have it freed up. I will post pictures when I get a chance. I will also post about more of my machines.

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    I took my Gritzner hand crank machine to show to our quilt guild last night. One of the women asked me which came first, the hand crank or the treadle? Which one did? I don't know. I told her that when the hand crank was made, it was a portable machine rather than the stand alone type of the treadle. Does anyone know which came first??? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Hey my first time on this site, this past mothers day my father and I were lucky to find a Singer 99k Model: EL047675 in a cheery wood finished desk/cabinet with its original Pedal.
    The machine is in remarkable condition with its functioning mounted light, pedal, and original book (in decent condition, just missing the front page but readable).
    Neither one of us know a thing about it, other than my mom loves cool antiques and to sew/croshay and work in general with fabric material.
    My mom loved it the second she realized what it was and not us two getting more "junk for the house."
    I just wanted to know if anyone could tell me more about it such as accessories for it and an estimated value. It was only $50 and I know she'd freak out if she knew it was worth more than we paid for it.
    Only thing throwing me off is that is says near the base in gold paint "Made In Great Britten" and has "Made in U.S.A." on the motor. . . . any information given would be awesome of you guys, thanks

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    Ruiz,

    The "K" in the 99K indicates it was made in Clydebank (UK).

    There is a tremendous amount of information on your machine in the ISMACS site:
    { http://www.ismacs.net/home.html }
    Including serial numbers, production quantities and dates for many many Singers as well as other machines.

    If you look in the owners manual there is a section on accessories. Lots of accessories for that machine. It is a low shank machine and uses common Class 66 metal bobbins as well as the common 15x1 needles.
    It's the 3/4 sized version of Singers Model 66 machine.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I had to put my Pfaff 1222E in Time Out today, it was sewing really fast and wouldn't obey the foot pedal. I had to turn the power switch off to make it stop. This the machine that I use for binding quilts.
    Anybody got any ideas how to fix it? The local Pfaff dealer is useless when it comes to the older machines. They just want me to buy a new plastic wonder.
    Sharon
    If it is running fast and will not obey the foot controller, it is probably the foot controller itself. If you can switch the foot controllers on it and test it that way you would know for sure.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Ruiz,

    The "K" in the 99K indicates it was made in Clydebank (UK).

    There is a tremendous amount of information on your machine in the ISMACS site:
    { http://www.ismacs.net/home.html }
    Including serial numbers, production quantities and dates for many many Singers as well as other machines.

    If you look in the owners manual there is a section on accessories. Lots of accessories for that machine. It is a low shank machine and uses common Class 66 metal bobbins as well as the common 15x1 needles.
    It's the 3/4 sized version of Singers Model 66 machine.

    Joe
    I thought the "K" was for Kilbowie, Scotland....

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    Pat,

    I've heard that too, and yet what I posted came straight off the page at ISMACS.
    I've also read somewhere that Kilbowie was the factory at Clydebank Scottland. Honestly I do not know the truth of it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    I thought the "K" was for Kilbowie, Scotland....
    Kilbowie is a "suburb" of sorts of Clydebank.

    Singer's beginnings in the area were in Clydebank proper, but when they outgrew those digs and decided to build a large factory, it was in neighboring Kilbowie that land was chosen. The distance from the old Clydebank offices to the new Kilbowie factory is within walking distance.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Ruiz, some of us on the board have tried the Singer 66 bobbins from Joann's and Walmart on our vintage Singer 99's and they don't work. There are better places to get ones that do work like at sew-classic and other places on the net. Congrats on the machine. We want to see pictures of it. Welcome to the board.
    Janis

    I just looked up your serial number EL047675 here :

    http://www.sewshop.com/docs/SINGER_EL_nos.pdf

    And your machine's number was aloted Jan. 24,1956
    Last edited by Janis; 05-22-2013 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Hello. This is my first time posting in the shop. but the one that I will post about today is a Davis New Vertical Feed. I got this machine free from a coworker. I will post pictures when I get a chance. I will also post about more of my machines.
    Welcome!! Looking forward to it. The Davis is too "new" for my collection but i fear i will end up with one anyway....hehe

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