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Thread: What is this? (weird mutant machine)

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    What is this? (weird mutant machine)

    I was cruising CL and ran into this: http://richmond.craigslist.org/atq/3335352345.html

    It looks like a Red Eye 66, except for the part where it's got BOTH the slide plates for a bullet shuttle AND the standard 66 bobbin case. I know Singer did some retrofitting, but this? I've never seen before. If not Singer, who, and how, and why??

    It's close enough and cheap enough that I could be tempted to hop up there this weekend and check it out. But in the meantime, has anyone else ever seen anything like this?
    -Karen
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    MrsBoats,

    Look realllllllly close. The shuttle slide plates is tape. It's a Singer Mdl 66 . It's also missing the slide plate and possibly the presser foot and the needle bar doesn't look right either. Could just be the fuzzy picture though.

    Joe

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    Whoo. Yes, I see it now that you say it, Joe. Boy, did I get faked out! I think it's the fact that the tape is split where the slide plates would separate.

    ...That would have been an interesting machine to find!
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    getting that tape off without removing the decals... argh...
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    Remember a month or so ago I had a clone with really icky medical tape on it? You said Tri-Flow oil would remove it. I did use oil, but not Tri-Flow as that's too darn expensive. The LSA oil I used took the tape right off and there was no finish damage.

    So, on that red eye I'd just soak it good for a while then gently start rubbing it off.

    Joe

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    If I lived close I would buy that in a heart beat, I love the Red Eye. Looks great to me. Easy to fix and clean up would be easy.
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