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Thread: 1926 Singer Sewing Machine

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    Super Member henryparrish76's Avatar
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    I just got this Sunday. My grandmother gave it to me.

    My grandmother couldn't remember when the Singer sewing machine she has was made. So I found the Serial number on the right hand side of the machine and called Singer to find out.

    It was made in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Oct 22, 1926. The factory was named Elizabethport.

    If you do not want to call Singer you can go on their website and look up the serial number yourself. I didn't realize this until after I had already called customer service. Here is the link.
    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html
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    By the way... IT WORKS!

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    wow! that's something! have you stitched with it yet?

    i'm hoping to eventually get my hands on my grandmother's machine. it's stopped up right now in the old house supposedly with snakes living in it. frustrating to me! we'll see after our trip to Virginia in June!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricluvr
    wow! that's something! have you stitched with it yet?

    i'm hoping to eventually get my hands on my grandmother's machine. it's stopped up right now in the old house supposedly with snakes living in it. frustrating to me! we'll see after our trip to Virginia in June!
    Not yet. I just got it all cleaned up tonight. I did that while the power was out. I dusted it off with a dry cloth. Then I used just a touch of Murphy's Oil Soap (My grandma said thats what she used to clean it) on the wood surfaces and then on the metal i just used a damp cloth.

    I am going to try it out on Friday.

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    how appropriate to have a power outage! and keep on sewing!

    have fun with it!

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    Henry

    What a lucky chap you are - I love the old singer machines, here's hoping it brings you hours of enjoyment when the powers down!!!! :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    Henry

    What a lucky chap you are - I love the old singer machines, here's hoping it brings you hours of enjoyment when the powers down!!!! :wink:

    Tisha
    Yeah here is to being able to sew while the power is out. :):):)

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    henry try a small dab of car polish on a rag for the sewing machine it workes wonders for the finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis khan
    henry try a small dab of car polish on a rag for the sewing machine it workes wonders for the finish
    hmm Ill give it a thought. :)

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    Wow! Thanks for the site. That looks just like the Singer that I have. It belonged to my Mom and was passed down to me. She made many quilts on that machine and I'm fortunate to have a few of them. In the morning I'll look for the serial # and log on to the site. I know that you'll have fun with your machine. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by azam
    Wow! Thanks for the site. That looks just like the Singer that I have. It belonged to my Mom and was passed down to me. She made many quilts on that machine and I'm fortunate to have a few of them. In the morning I'll look for the serial # and log on to the site. I know that you'll have fun with your machine. :)
    Cool! :)

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    Awesome....have fun.

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    I have the same machine, but my grandmother had hers wired for electric. I still use it for curtains :D

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    Awesome Henry! What a wonderful piece of heritage. And it's green- reuse!

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    Very cool machine!

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    She is beautiful! Congratulations Henry. :wink:

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    Very cool! What a great family heirloom!

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    I just bought one just like it at an auction. I got it for $25!! The machine needs a few things, but I checked online and they are still available. My aunt has one like this and I tried to get it from her, but she wouldn't budge.

    I had two featherweights 221 and gave one to my daughter. I just love that machine......

    thanks for the website.
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    I have one that is 1927 and looks just like it. Does it have the attachments? If it does be sure to post more pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbee12
    I have one that is 1927 and looks just like it. Does it have the attachments? If it does be sure to post more pictures!
    No it doesnt have any attachments. Are there some for this machine?

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    Henry,
    You can also find on the Singer website what model your machine is and perhaps even download a free manual for it. I was able to find the free manual for my treadle machine which is a model 127 made in 1928. I have several feet and attachments that came with mine.

    My DH keeps all my machines shined up with Simonize Paste Car Wax. He even uses it on some of the cabinets, they really shine and the fabric slides so easily when sewing.

    Enjoy your new toy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by tnjacke
    Henry,
    You can also find on the Singer website what model your machine is and perhaps even download a free manual for it. I was able to find the free manual for my treadle machine which is a model 127 made in 1928. I have several feet and attachments that came with mine.

    My DH keeps all my machines shined up with Simonize Paste Car Wax. He even uses it on some of the cabinets, they really shine and the fabric slides so easily when sewing.

    Enjoy your new toy...
    Thanks tnjacke :)

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    Awesome Henry!!! How wonderful to have your grandma's machine!!! I have always wanted a treadle machine :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I had to go down and drag my mom't old portable singer out of the back of a closet ... Ugh it is very heavy to be called such a thing. It is electric, but looks like yours. I checked at your link and found out that it was made january 15, 1951. There are tons of attachments still with it and the case is a rounded top wooden part that fits with the machine. there was thread still on it! LoL!

    I am thinking that this is the one mom got for christmas when we were kids. The belt looks like it needs replacing, so I am not going to try it before that gets replaced for sure! I could just see it coming off and hitting me .... my luck. She still used this machine up until she died six years ago. !!!

    This was fun henry .... Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Awesome Henry!!! How wonderful to have your grandma's machine!!! I have always wanted a treadle machine :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    I know it is awesome and I plan on taking care of it so I can pass it down to the next generation.

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