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Thread: Vintage Singer came to live with me - what is it?

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    Super Member janiesews's Avatar
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    Vintage Singer came to live with me - what is it?

    OK I can't take a picture - so I will describe it. Bentwood case, 3/4 size, made in Great Britain. Serial # Y1589694. It has a broken light on it. Has the knee bar. No stitch length #-just a thumbscrew . Help please and thanks.
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    Sounds like a 99. I have the "modern" version - a 185. It sews a great straight stitch. You're gonna love it.

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    Vintage Singer came to live with me - what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Sounds like a 99. I have the "modern" version - a 185. It sews a great straight stitch. You're gonna love it.

    Darren
    Thanks - need to download a manual for it.
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    Mazol Tov...
    It sure sounds exactly like my 99.. and I love her.. She is perfect in every way..

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    What shape is the bobbin? It might be a 28/128.

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    The bobbin is round with slightly "domed" appearance. Only came with the one bobbin. I do believe it is an older 99 and haven't been able to find a site where I can download a machine manual for it. Can anyone steer me to a site that will let me download a manual? I have never seen a plain tension and no stitch length regulator except on my old treadle. Need to read more about the machine. The cloth under the needle showed a very nice straight stitch. Also want my electrician to check it out before I try to plug it in. No cover at the end of the one plug and you can see bare wires. The machines decals are in very nice shape and she looks like she will be fun to sew with. She is sitting on the kitchen table by my featherweight visiting!! Thanks for the responses.
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    Your 99's serial number was allotted December 1923.

    A manual can be downloaded here: http://www.sew-classic.com/uploads/99K.pdf

    If I were you, I wouldn't let your featherweight and your 99 sit too close together. Next thing you know they will want a big sister.

    Shari

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    Well too late, I have 2 301A's. And they are the big sisters!! Thanks for the download link.
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