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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 found a vintage machine today and could not walk away, she was pretty. I have no idea what it is but am guessing its a singer 99?? The case is in good shape, there are no attatchments at all, gonna have to find some, after I know what to look for, it runs, it has a shuttle type bobbin, but I will need extras, will need instructions, The part I don't like is the motor and light are not a match for the machine, would like to change them but don't know where to start. This was am impulse buy, whichn I never do but was $20.00 and I just couldn't leave without it. Some of you girls in the know will guild me I hope.
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    Wow, she is beautiful

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    Uh oh - now you have the fever! The first machine starts the fever. It looks beautiful, maybe buy a hand crank and remove the motor altogether.

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    Oh my, what a beauty. Hope you enjoy her.

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    Fantastic! I'm looking for one of those too!

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    For that price you cannot go wrong!! Con grads.

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    It's gorgeous

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    Lovely machine! I have one as well... my case top was damaged in mailing at the handle, but otherwise she is a beauty too!

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    Congrats!! Your machine isn't a Singer 99, but either a Singer 127 or 128. If your bed is full size, 14-15 inch, then you have the 127. IF your bed is smaller, 12-13 inch, then you have a 128.

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

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    OH OH -- stay away -- stay FAAAAR away from me!!! I don't want to catch it -- NO room here for them!

    Love the machine --- LUCKY you!!!! Congrats!

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    Manual can be found here. Just click the link.

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html

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    Beautiful machine and case, I think this is the first post of a case like that. Good luck and enjoy.

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    Congratulations on your great find. Have fun with it. :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks vintagemotif.
    The machine is 12 but the case is 17, so that's a 128?? What would the experts do with this, I kinda want it to be electric instead of crank, was it originally a crank. can I change the different motor and light . This one just is off to me.

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    fatquarters congratulations on your purchase. i just bought my first vintage singer this week also. mine is a model 128. i have to learn about this machine also. there is a vintage sewing machine thread on this board. the link is http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm. i will participate as soon as i take my "josephine" in to have her serviced.

    i bought it from a family whose grandmother owned it but had passed on and the mother nor daughter sewed. the seller held her for me as i musta been the first to call her. she said she had received a lot of calls for the machine. it was listed for $40 but she sold it to me for $20. "josey" needs some wires replaced and is missing the knee lever. the manual was in the sewing machine case but the paper being almost 100 years old, it is quite crumbly so i will order a manual online.

    here is "josephine".
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    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.

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    the motor and wires on your machine look very new. no decals on the machine though. i wonder were they never there on that model or were removed when it was refurbished. either way it is a beauty.

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    Oh my! There is no going back now! YOur hooked!I know cuz I am hooked. Lovely machine, you did good!

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    she's a beauty!

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    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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    Be careful! Once you've caught the fever, it's like potato chips- one is never enough! But you've gotten off to a wonderful start. She is beautiful. Now you will have to name her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    OH OH -- stay away -- stay FAAAAR away from me!!! I don't want to catch it -- NO room here for them!

    Love the machine --- LUCKY you!!!! Congrats!
    You have LOTS of room!! Kick Bob out of his office!! :lol:

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    You could take the motor and light off and convert it back to a treadle!
    Tammy

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    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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