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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    :roll: :roll: Could this be true? :roll:

    I am looking at a nice treadle with a serial number of 6457911. The way it reads (unless I am messed up) on http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html is that numbers from 6.005.000 - 6.524.999 were issued in 1884. The next issues were in 1885.
    Are you sure it has no letters before the numbers? If so then you are right about the year it was produced.

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    Well I just wanted to say Happy Mothers Day from the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop!!!! And I hope that all mommies out there are having a wonderful day and that you have a chance to sit back and enjoy your vintage machines!!


    Billy

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    Charlee: on the serial number, I didn't understand how you felt it was issued in 1880. I will look at it again but maybe I don't really understand how to read it.

    Billy: what the person wrote in their ad is without letters.

    Seems like I am usually looking up ones with a letter or two!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Charlee: on the serial number, I didn't understand how you felt it was issued in 1880. I will look at it again but maybe I don't really understand how to read it.

    Billy: what the person wrote in their ad is without letters.

    Seems like I am usually looking up ones with a letter or two!
    The early ones are out there and ready to get if you can find them. So it is not that far out of line to see something like this.

    Billy

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    I found the model number to the Kenmore. Model 117-959 (serial # 101334). Any information you can give me on it is appreciated. Here's a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Charlee: on the serial number, I didn't understand how you felt it was issued in 1880. I will look at it again but maybe I don't really understand how to read it.

    Billy: what the person wrote in their ad is without letters.

    Seems like I am usually looking up ones with a letter or two!
    The serial numbers on Singer's site show the date that the serial numbers were issued...going from the date (1800's) and knowing that they didn't have the technology that we did in later years to mass produce with great speed, add that to the number spread that your serial falls into, (the half million), and the placement of your number in that spread, I'm guessing that your machine wasn't actually made in 1884...but a year/few years later than that.

    I see that I have a typo tho...as usual, my fingers got ahead of my brain and I meant to type 1890 and not 1880! :oops:

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    Charlee: Oh, a typo... that brings me out of confusion! :thumbup: :thumbup: Thanks.

    Now, hope you and/or Billy can solve the next mystery. You guys are good. What would all of us VM ladies and gents do without you????

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    I have had an old treadle that has been packed to a few different homes of mine. I know it had been left out in elements for probably decades. I can't even imagine doing this. Well, with the last move the cabinet literally disintregated, the peddle broke into pieces and I have been wanting to save the leg sides for some type of commemorative somethin'.

    We dug the machine head a few hours ago to investigate. This is fiddle base. Under the plate that is open is only the number 6. I think it is my Damascus that has serial numbers in this same place.

    Notice the etching in the body. We can't find any other defining numbers on the machine. Where the badge was, we can make out a clear capital I. Any ideas on this machine?

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    Billy, Charlee, I found these attachements in its box, assorted attachements and some odd bobbins. They were found in a house that was being demolished. No sewing machines :cry: I have no use for them. Do you think anyone can use them? They can have them for the postage and maybe someone will get some back mounted feet for my 66-1 for postage someday. Glenn PS hope you had a safe trip to Nashville.

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    Glenn...I'd love to see pics of them...especially the bobbins, since I *really* need those for both my 9W and my W&W!

    I saw some attachments for a 66 on ebay today...in a puzzle box...let me see if I can find the link!

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