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Thread: Vintage Singer 95-80 or 100?

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    Anybody ever heard of a Singer 95-80 or 95-100? They look like a 201 sort of, but they were specifically made to sew only light to medium weight wovens? Parts list says 4200 rpm and max. 7 stitches to an inch.

    I might have found someone, who's sister supposedly has her mom's 95. The mom's other machine is a 202-2 in a model 65 pain jane desk cabinet.

    Is this a 'good' machine to have? Collect? Rare? or what? Billy... what's your take on em?

    (I am currently on the 'watch' for a good 201, 15-91 and a 301 long deck. I already have a 66-16. For piecing quilts/FMQ of traditional patterned quilts)

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    just got to love those old machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Anybody ever heard of a Singer 95-80 or 95-100? They look like a 201 sort of, but they were specifically made to sew only light to medium weight wovens? Parts list says 4200 rpm and max. 7 stitches to an inch.

    I might have found someone, who's sister supposedly has her mom's 95. The mom's other machine is a 202-2 in a model 65 pain jane desk cabinet.

    Is this a 'good' machine to have? Collect? Rare? or what? Billy... what's your take on em?

    (I am currently on the 'watch' for a good 201, 15-91 and a 301 long deck. I already have a 66-16. For piecing quilts/FMQ of traditional patterned quilts)
    That is an industrial machine and the only difference I can find between the two are the type of bearings it has. The 95-100 has roller bearings and the 95-80 has plain bearings. But anytime you see a machine that spools up that tight it will more than likely be an industrial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    That is an industrial machine and the only difference I can find between the two are the type of bearings it has. The 95-100 has roller bearings and the 95-80 has plain bearings. But anytime you see a machine that spools up that tight it will more than likely be an industrial.

    Billy
    Thanks... What do you mean by 'spools up that tight'? I've only started getting enthused over old machines... so I'm learning. Took me two full days of eyeballing the original 500 posts in the Vintage Coffee Shop! What fun! lol. Please educate me on spooling.

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    Its the speed at which it sews. The machine sews at roughly 4200 stitches a minute which translates to sewing an inch in 2.33 seconds at 30 stitches an inch.

    The industrial machines were built for speed more so than sewing heavy items. Folks always thinks that industrial translates to sewing leather. :roll:

    Here is a photo of an industrial I have, its a model 24 Singer that was used to sew hat bands together.

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    I will not part with my 95-80

    I brought one when my children were very young for $500.00 & must have made my oney back that same week!

    I was so happy with it, but you just answered one of my long time puzzles. I never heard any one refer to the machine as being built for medium to light weight usage.

    This explains the why I've had for so long! I thank ou for the answer. But I still manged to take my time on the coats and fl thru the rest.

    I design clothing and crochet designs. I've always been fasinated with the skill of quilters and would like to create one some day. I know this will add measures of personalit to my clothing designs!

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    I have had my 95-80 for 25 + years , used it in my father's factory. but it needs repair. Does anyone have a manual? It is having tension problems and needs a new belt. Thanks.

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