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Thread: Need help knowing if this one machine is a featherweight and which one it is?

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    Super Member AngieS's Avatar
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    Ok, I talked to my mom and she gave me 2 #'s.

    The bigger one was made in USA is dated 1851-1951 AK469484
    The little one was made in Canada EM733376 there are other #'s like 33681 on the bottom, 99K, RFJ58 It has a leather like case that has a little key that you open it with?

    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_2letter.html

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    AK- 467751 517750 15 50000 July 26 1951 - this is a model 15

    and the other is a model 99

    EM- 701008 751007 99K 50000 August 29 1957

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    Lucky lucky show us pictures!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipit
    AK- 467751 517750 15 50000 July 26 1951 - this is a model 15

    and the other is a model 99

    EM- 701008 751007 99K 50000 August 29 1957
    You are right. I had the numbers all confused I suppose. It is a 15. Thank you.

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    The 99K isn't a featherweight is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    Quote Originally Posted by zipit
    AK- 467751 517750 15 50000 July 26 1951 - this is a model 15

    and the other is a model 99

    EM- 701008 751007 99K 50000 August 29 1957
    From what I found AK Model would be a 247 model
    Don't know. I cut it from the PDF file using AK469484 to find the range which shows that number assigned to a 99. The 257's range was 467726 - 467750 showing only 2 assigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    The 99K isn't a featherweight is it?
    Lordy no!! :lol: The Featherweight weighs 11.2 pounds... I don't know about anyone else's, but my 99 weighs a TON!

    The easiest way to distinguish a featherweight for me is if the extended bed of the machine folds up, and nearly touches the top of the machine. (The really short bed that folds up is another model)

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    O, ok. I haven't seen these. They are at my parents house. They are telling me over the phone. LOL

    Does anyone know anything about either of these machines? Would love to hear. Thanks for your help so far. They have another one but it's also in a cabinet and it was my stepdad's great grandmother's or grandmothers-he's 66! So, I can't wait to look up about it. :)

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    Also, can someone clear up what a treadle is for me? I am new at all of this lingo. ;)

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    A treadle is a sewing machine that's mounted in a cabinet with a foot pedal that you manually pump.

    I'll try to find a photo. Here is a photo of my treadle. It is a model 27. If you need help indentifying the model of machine you have, you can use this website (http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...achines.htm#14) to help you figure it out.
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    They have another one that is a #66, Feb. 14, 1955 in a cabinet. Plus they still have his great grandmother's machine. Mom said they have a treadle on their enclosed porch too. Where I have been?? Seems like I just woke up to a whole new world.

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    That treadle is beautiful!!!

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    sounds to me that you are going to get some neat machines!!

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    I am super excited!

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    Ok, I have pictures! I just got back from their house. Right before I got there the found another machine. I have to look it up. :)

    99K
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    Model 15
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    #66
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    #128
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    I brought the #128 & the 99K with me!! The 128 is the one without a pedal it has a press thing on the side.

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    My 128 has a foot pedal. I'm sure it's original to the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    My 128 has a foot pedal. I'm sure it's original to the machine.
    This one doesn't have a pedal and it's listed as a 128. Could there be 2 different types of the 128? Or does yours have the lil thing on the side that makes it go instead of the foot pedal too? I'm new to all of this. I just put in the serial # and that's what it shows. Looking it up on the website it's inbetween the numbers and that's what is listed.

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    Wow, You hit the jack pot. I can see why you are excited.

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    Looks like they are all good machines. I really like the 99, it is so simply designed and easy to use and maintain. My favorite machine for piecing. I think the "press thing on the side" that you are talking about is a knee control. In some ways they are easier than a foot pedal.....you don't have to keep hunting for it with your foot. Just lean your leg sideways.

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    The one you have listed under #15 is made in 1951 look at the emblem on the front of your machine. They are all so nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Looks like they are all good machines. I really like the 99, it is so simply designed and easy to use and maintain. My favorite machine for piecing. I think the "press thing on the side" that you are talking about is a knee control. In some ways they are easier than a foot pedal.....you don't have to keep hunting for it with your foot. Just lean your leg sideways.
    Yes, you can control it with your knee. It doesn't have a pedal with it and if it did I don't know where it would actually plug in. I like it, it's different that is for sure. :)

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    My 128 has a Bentwood case and has a knee bar that is stored in the case when not in use. You attach it into a hole on the front of the machine and press your knee against it to operate the machine. Is this what yours is like?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    My 128 has a foot pedal. I'm sure it's original to the machine.
    This one doesn't have a pedal and it's listed as a 128. Could there be 2 different types of the 128? Or does yours have the lil thing on the side that makes it go instead of the foot pedal too? I'm new to all of this. I just put in the serial # and that's what it shows. Looking it up on the website it's inbetween the numbers and that's what is listed.

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    Beautiful machines Lucky you

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    Wow! You sure hit the jackpot!

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