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Thread: Singer machines

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    Hello-I just stumbled onto this site and it fits me. I love to machine quilt and I love vintage singer machines. I have the 401 that is my workhorse but I also have a FW 222. It looks new with case and attachments. I bought it on line very reasonable for what it is, but I have to have a motor conversion to use it as it does not use 120v. I would love to have a hand crank machine. I want one that is very ornate so that I can display it in my home but I also want one that I can sew on. I found the discussion about the bobbins very helpful. I think that I want one that uses the round ones. I have a question. I am looking for one that has reverse and is ornate with the decals. The only ones I have found with reverse are of the less decorated variety. Do the more ornate ones (singer) come with reverse?

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Glad you joined us. There is no end to the information available here.

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    Hello and welcome to the board from FLA. wonderful group of friends here and lots of practical information...pab

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    Welcome to the board. I also love the vintage machines and I have a hand crank. I could but don't use it to sew on. I just wish I had more of the spindle bobbins that it takes because I could sit and wind bobbins for it all day. I love watching the thread go back and forth across that little curved thingy.

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    Welcome from Colorado. I have a hand crank Singer and I do all my sewing on it. It's a model 201K. The best, in my opinion. They have the normal decals, not like the Red Eye. They do use the round bobbins. I also have two aluminum 201K hand cranks. I use those to take to classes. They are a little lighter in weight.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    You may want to ask this question in the Main section of the board. You may find you get more responses there :D:D:D

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    Hi Cyndi, Welcome! I also love old Singers!! I have a 66 Red-eye, a 201,301, and my FW. I love them all!!

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    Hi, and welcome from Arizona. You will get lots of information and fun from this group.

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    Hi and welcome from Alabama. My DH and I also collect old Singer sewing machines. We have an F and W and a Wilcox and Gibbs from the later 1800's. We also have 6 treadles (all Singers), also a Red Eye 66, 99's, 201's, 301 slant, a 1200 and several Featherweights. My favorite is the one in my Avatar. It is a Singer Model 27 from 1903. We have a member on the board "LostN51" who has many, many antique sewing machines and can get parts and furnish you with information if you need it. Billy also services the old machines. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I have.

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