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Thread: Help! I saw a Singer 15-91 Today!

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    I really need help. I saw a singer 15-91 today that was made in 1952. It is in a refinished cabinet with drawers and has a bench seat with it. It has some attachments, one might be a button hole attachment, and the instruction book. Do I need it? Probably not, but should I get it? I have a Featherweight and a 99 that I have acquired since May. Any good reasons why I should get it. I haven't found any info on the net about them that is helpful at this time. If I am to get it, I need some concrete ideas of why to get it to pose to my husband about it. I know the attachments will fit the other two machines, but is this enough to warrant getting it? HELP!!

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    What is the price?

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    Depending on the price, we can give you all sorts of "reasons" to tell your husband. :)

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    Yes it would depend on what they are asking for it.

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    Also make sure you have room for it!

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    They are asking $50.00 for it. I can always ask if they will take less.

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    I have one and absolutely love it. It was one that my mom was given as a wedding present, so it is 1950. But it still runs great. And the fact that the button hole attachment fits the featherweight is a big plus because those attachments can cost a bundle.

    By any chance does the bench open up for storage?

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    If you have $50 and you have the room....go get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    I have one and absolutely love it. It was one that my mom was given as a wedding present, so it is 1950. But it still runs great. And the fact that the button hole attachment fits the featherweight is a big plus because those attachments can cost a bundle.

    By any chance does the bench open up for storage?
    I think that is an excellent "excuse"!

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    15-99? I'm not familiar with that one.

    If you meant 15-91, then by all means you need it!! The feed dogs drop for FMQ. Large harp for FMQ. Super straight stitch.

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    No,the bench doesn't have storage, but it is very sturdy. There are 2 larger drawers below the top smaller one that holds the attachments. There was the regular attachment box plus the other one, and I am thinking that it held a button hole maker. If it wasn't that, it was another large attachment.
    What is the length of space under the arm of the machine compared to the newer machines? Do you know?
    And I would have to make room for it as it is a cabinet rather than a portable like the rest of my machines. The others all live in rolling totes. I can always offer to get rid of my 'yard sale' Brother machine that I got probably 7-8 years ago. that would make some room, and the rolling totes can live under that machine when it's open. Ha ha.

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    YES!!!! No wonder I couldn't find it!! It is a 15-91 I lust looked up on where I'd written the info and realized I'd made a mistake. Thank you Charlee for pointing it out. There, I changed the subject to the right numbers. Now maybe others won't know that I goofed, unless they read our posts about it.

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    You can't, that I know of. It's ok, we're gonna find it!! :lol:

    The harp space on a 15-91 is about 8.5 inches compared to 4 to 6 inches on most modern machines that don't cost a fortune...

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    Go get it! My husband told me if I brought something in the house, something had to go out. I'm OK with that. He still has his clothes and a toothbrush. It is looking dicey for his clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    You can't, that I know of. It's ok, we're gonna find it!! :lol:

    The harp space on a 15-91 is about 8.5 inches compared to 4 to 6 inches on most modern machines that don't cost a fortune...
    Hey!!! That means that I might be able to use it for FM quilting better than the other machines. Also for the walking foot. I have a little one for my FW, but 2 for my Sears/Janome machine. It is short shank, so it would fit. The reason I got 2, is when I got the second one, it came in a package with some other feet that I didn't get with the first one that I wanted and this was the way to get them, also cheaper...

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    I also saw a 1931 Singer 66 in a cabinet at the same place, but it didn't have anything with it, no book, no attachments, no extra bobbins, and I wasn't as impressed with it. It was for $32.50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    Go get it! My husband told me if I brought something in the house, something had to go out. I'm OK with that. He still has his clothes and a toothbrush. It is looking dicey for his clothes.


    :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Thanks, I think I'll sleep on it, and also see if I can clear out some room for it... And maybe it will come home with me...

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    One reason you need it is that it is so heavy duty- That baby will sew through anything you can get under the presser foot. Like a hot knife through butter.

    I opted for the 15-91 when I got some advice on which one would help in making bags. And it is in a cabinet and sews beautifully. I also have a 301 (my "portable"). And a Juki 98 Q, which, I must confess, I love to death!

    You could, with a 15-91- sews new jeans for your husband....

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    If I were you I would go get that little baby. especially with attach and cabinet for $50. you can't lost on that deal.

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    Well, I found out what my little FW could do this last week. I made a little organizer that goes under the machine and has pockets on the front. Well, you sew it together like a pillowcase, and turn it. In the front where the pockets are, there were 2 layers of batting and 6 layers of cotton fabric, and it went through it without a problem!

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    Now just imagine a machine with even MORE power!! ;)


    What? You haven't left to go pick it up yet??????? Yeah, I know the store is closed....I'd be camped in the car outside the door!! :lol: ;) ;)

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    Get it! I have one and paid a lot more for mine!!! Just got walking foot. Can't wait to try it out!!!

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    I'll let you know if I get it. My hubby found it first, and told me about it, and then he found the other one. I like OLD machines and was sad that this was a 'newer' one, although 59 isn't new. The other one was between the other two I have, a 1928 99 and a 1939 FW. I think it's neat to have machines older than I am. Now I'm telling my age... This one is 7 years younger than I am. I just had my birthday. Hey!!! He asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I said I didn't know. NOW I DO!!!! I'd need to try it out first and make sure it does run.

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    Happy Birthday Janis! You'll love your gift!! :) Keep in mind that if it has an issue, it's usually easily fixed! That's part of the charm of these older girls! :)

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