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    Singer 15-91

    DH did his normal "take apart, clean and put back together"routine. The machine has been rewired, the light housing was cracked and DH epoxied it back together (picture shows crack better than in real life). Foot pedal and cord are dirty, but sound- and genuine Singer.

    Serial number AH672621, makes it a 1948 vintage.












    This has a motor, housing and assembly off a 201, so the decal is different. The one on this machine was in much worse shape. DH had the motor all apart and had to scrub and scrub to get all the old grease and crud out of it.

    This machine has too much wear for me to consider it in the "collector" category, but it should make a fine using machine. I'm going to sew on it for a while this weekend to make sure.

    This one may already be spoken for, though we have another 15-91 out in the shed. My goal is to have all the machines OUT of the shed before the snow flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I am starting work on a Free Westinghouse that was in a cabinet. It has the strangest knee controller I have seen. Before yesterday, I had not even seen a picture of this one.
    ~G~

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    What a contraption! A lady would not want to get her garter belt hooked up in that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    What a contraption! A lady would not want to get her garter belt hooked up in that!
    I hope I didn't offend anyone by saying that. I just had a sudden vision of being electrocuted by sewing machine.
    Kenmore 158 19131, Elna Transforma, Singer 99-23, Red Eye Treadle 66-1, 301, Free Number 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    I hope I didn't offend anyone by saying that. I just had a sudden vision of being electrocuted by sewing machine.
    And the rest of us had a good laugh - giggle giggle giggle...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizeos View Post
    By the way, the machine in working condition.
    In the condition it's in? It's not worth much... My kids bought me a Pfaff treadle, 1910, in great condition with decals, treadle, etc. intact, for $150.00 last Christmas.
    That the machine moves freely is a plus, and makes it a candidate for refurbishing, altho it would cost more to refurb than it would be worth on the resale market. Guess it all depends on what you want to do with it. I'm not sure what model it is...one of the "letter" models. (Model H, Model K, Model L for examples)
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    Getting back to posting pictures of my collection - here are the two 15's. Still have not located an older 15 treadle.

    Here is the 15-90. So far, this is my favorite 15. 1945 vintage



    And the 15-91, 1952 vintage



    Cabinet needs some TLC - someone left an iron sitting on it for a bit too long. Not sure if I'll try to fix that or not- it's kind of neat . . .


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    Singer 101, 1922 vintage. The stitch length is the nob on the bed of the machine. Notice the pull chain for the light.



    The underside - quite different than other Singers of this era



    The controller is built into the machine, and the knee bar mounted in the cabinet pushes a rod into the machine to activate it.

    And the potted motor on the back



    This machine was considered high end and came with an extended set of attachments. I've acquired a hemstitcher with the appropriate plate also.



    It came with the darning foot and feed cover. I don't think this would work for quilting though.





    And the cabinet specifically designed to house this machine.


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    Singer 201 1948 vintage



    This one has Pride of Place in my Queen Anne cabinet.



    I love the drawers and compartments inside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    Singer 201 1948 vintage
    I love the drawers and compartments inside.

    So do I. The cat seems quite fond of them too. Nice machines! I have a question about the 101. Does it spill oil out of the central oil pan when you tilt it into the machine?
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    So do I. The cat seems quite fond of them too. Nice machines! I have a question about the 101. Does it spill oil out of the central oil pan when you tilt it into the machine?
    ~G~
    I've wondered about that oil and tilting, too. I recently acquired one with a bottom like that. Mine is pretty dried up.
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