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Thread: I caught the fever and bought a vintage singer

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    Senior Member fatquarters's Avatar
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    I wish I would have asked the lady I bought it from what her mothers name was so I could have named her after her previous owner. I'm I getting carried away, I would have to make a few phone calls to track this person down, who I do not know, she will think I'm nuts,
    Oh, I think the fever is getting worse!!!!

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    what do you do with all of those machines? do you have some sort of museum or show room?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrharry
    Congrats on your new vintage machine. I got the bug to and have purchased 8 machines since April. Its a lot of fun.

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    i named "josephine" after a generational family name. she has a new owner so she needed a new name.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    I wish I would have asked the lady I bought it from what her mothers name was so I could have named her after her previous owner. I'm I getting carried away, I would have to make a few phone calls to track this person down, who I do not know, she will think I'm nuts,
    Oh, I think the fever is getting worse!!!!

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    go to the vintage machine thread and ask. just give them the serial number and someone will be able to give you the model number and date "born".

    from what i understand after asking some ???'s after my purchase is that singer had that information posted on their website at one time but removed it. you can email singer and supply them the serial number and they can email it back to you.

    i would try the vintage thread first to see if someone there can give you that info. once you get the model number you can google it and see what pics come back on your machine model.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    Oh josey is lovely. Nice decals. I am not sure , but I doubt decals were removed from mine. The serial # is JC084782

    is there somewhere I can find out what the original looked like?? I am a newbie when it comes to this.

    jrharry, you got it bad! 8 machines!!!!! Oh help me!!

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    Your 128 is a beauty, and the decals are there. She's a 1948 model. :)

    The manual for her is here:
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search
    Enter 128 in the search box and you'll be able to download a free manual.

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    fatquarters i was on a vintage singer machine website and saw this model 127 which yours look very close to.

    what do you think? i think the second photo is much closer almost an exact match your "new" machine. maybe it is a model 128. you will not know for sure until someone can look up your serial number.

    the website: http://www.sewnuts.com/centennial/class-cent.htm

    SINGER 128-13 S/N JC367246 (1950) MADE IN CANADA AND THE SPOKED WHEEL (this looks closer to your model)
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    Here is a link on how to use your shuttle bobbin.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ke7GnXCiMD0

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    As unappealing as they are, the light and motor are Singer made parts. Instead of spending a bunch of money on replacements, get a rattle can of Krylon and paint them Gloss Black. Don't get paint in the motor - you'll have to cover the vent holes. If you know someone who does body work they could tape it off for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATTIESPEARL
    I have a 66 that looks just like that, but has a different carrying case. go by the serial number to find out what it really is.
    Singer 66 has a different bobbin and the area for putting the bobbin in looks different too.

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    [quote=fatquarters] The serial # is JC084782


    Thanks for all the help so far. Those machines look like mine and mine could of been made in Canada as that's where I am

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    You lucked out, that machine looks to be in beautiful shape. Looks like it was always loved. I would not like the looks of that motor either, but painted black it probably wouldn't look so "off".

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    Oooohh! Beautiful. Personally, I would put it on a treadle cabinet and get rid of the motor.

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    Great buy.

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    She's a beauty!

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    There is a Siinger website where you can put in the serial number and it will tell you the model and the approx. year it was made.

    Hancock's is now carrying the singer supplies such as the shuttle bobbins and such for the old machines!

    I have one that looks similar to yours but it's 3/4 size and it has a hand crank rather than a motor to make it run!

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    Congratulations on your new find!! It is an addiction...but you couldn't have a better one :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Enjoy! And please post your first project at the quilts made with vintage machines thread. Looking forward to seeing your first project![/quote]

    Where is the vintage machines thread? Please!
    Wonderful machine!

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    BJ, if you click on the "Quilting Forum" link and go to the main page and scroll down, you'll see "User Defined Sections". One of those is for the "Vintage Machine Shoppe". There are tons of posts about vintage machines there, and LOTS of information! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    BJ, if you click on the "Quilting Forum" link and go to the main page and scroll down, you'll see "User Defined Sections". One of those is for the "Vintage Machine Shoppe". There are tons of posts about vintage machines there, and LOTS of information! :)
    Thank you, I am on my way.

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    I agree you have either a 127 or 128 and it looks like it was originally a hand crank.

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    $20.??? How could you NOT buy it? LOL

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    Be careful; I had six before I even realized it and before I could quit looking. I might buy more but it will only be if I stumble onto them somewhere.

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    That is one beautiful machine, you got a good deal.

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    She is a beauty, I love the old gals.

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    Congratulations on your find. I wouldn't change out the motor and light if they work. Even if they don't seem to match, they have probably been on your machine for a very long time and have become part of her.

    There was never any serial number information for the JC series on the Singer site. The JC machines were made in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, in 1948 as Charlee mentioned.

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