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    Junior Member heart of Dixie's Avatar
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    what would you sell this for

    I have an old Singer machine that looks a little rough. It has a bent wood case. It sews like a dream I mean the stitches as very even and nice. I need to get a new o-ring for the bobbin winder. My husband clean up the motor and it runs nicely. I don't know the model number or how to find out what it is. I was wondering if any of you could give me advice on what it is worth. If you were in the market for one what would you be willing to pay. I would apprieciate any help or advice you could give.
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    According to the serial number..if I read it right...it is a 1926 model. They do have some listed on e bay with price ranges all over the place. Maybe that could give you a starting point.

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    how do I tell what year it is by the serial number
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    thats a neat sewing machine
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    You have a very nice model 99 commissioned on July 8, 1926. Looks like the handle has been replaced on the bentwood top, and the decals could be in better shape....but the important part is that the machine works VERY nicely!

    As for what you should ask for it? It all depends on what the machine means to you and what it's worth to you...keeping in mind that if the machine has sentimental value, that particular value does not translate into retail value. (In other words, it may be worth more to you than to others.) I wouldn't pay more than about $35 for it...and that would be because of the decal damage, and because I don't have an emotional attachment to the machine.
    You can go to ISMACS.net and look up the serial number here:
    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-sewing-machine-serial-number-database.html

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    I bought a Singer featherweight and this one together. So there's not much sentimental value just love the way it sews I have many featherweight and really don't need this one.
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    If you're going to post it on Craig's list, put a $75 price tag on it...and be willing to negotiate.
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    Yup, I agree with Charlee. I would pay around $30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart of Dixie View Post
    I have an old Singer machine that looks a little rough. It has a bent wood case. It sews like a dream I mean the stitches as very even and nice. I need to get a new o-ring for the bobbin winder. My husband clean up the motor and it runs nicely. I don't know the model number or how to find out what it is. I was wondering if any of you could give me advice on what it is worth. If you were in the market for one what would you be willing to pay. I would apprieciate any help or advice you could giveThanks Dixie
    Dixie, there is a website devoted strictly to vintage Singer machines. Offhand I don't have the wesbiste, sorry. But I am 99% certain it is in a Yahoo Group. If you search the Yahoo groups for vintage machine groups, you will find it. There is a lot of expertise and nice folks there that will give you expert advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterChick View Post
    Dixie, there is a website devoted strictly to vintage Singer machines. Offhand I don't have the wesbiste, sorry. But I am 99% certain it is in a Yahoo Group. If you search the Yahoo groups for vintage machine groups, you will find it. There is a lot of expertise and nice folks there that will give you expert advice.
    Actually, the Vintage Singer group will not allow any posts to ask the "worth" of machines. You will get a very nasty e-mail from the moderators. They have a lot of "rules" and beware if you don't follow them. I know this first hand! :<

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