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Thread: Old Singer - what is this?

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    Anyone know which model this is? Description says about 85+ years old.

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    I don't know but it looks gorgeous, what's the history?

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    Not sure - it's an auction and I am tempted to bid!
    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    I don't know but it looks gorgeous, what's the history?

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    Is that a "Red Eye"? Does it work? Does it have all it's parts and attachments? If you bid, don't go over what you are comfortable paying. Looks like a trip to the machine guy for cleaning and adjusting would do the trick.

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    I would say a Red Eye... but there are more knowledgeable persons on this board that can clarify it for you
    I'd bid on it regardless unless you want a specific model of machine.

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    Can you get the serial number and check?

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    I believe you are right - a red eye. It's only at $20 right now. I might tell my parents this would make a great Christmas gift if the price doesn't go too high. Thanks for your help!

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    It is a Singer Red Eye but I wouldn't pay much for it as the cabinet is in rough shape. The machine itself looks good.

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    It is a Singer 66 Red Eye. Great machines. Hope you get it!

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    As everyone else has said it is a Singer Red Eye. It has been electrified. Nice if that is what you want. I have a Red Eye that my husband is working on the cabinet and I am working on the machine (hoping to send it to Billy when he gets back on his feet). I was looking for a treadle. But it is pretty easy to take off the motor - providing that all of the treadle pieces are there.

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    I have a 1910 Redeye and just love the stitch and the sound she makes...

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    It matches mine that was my grandmothers wedding present from my grandfather in 1919. It has the uncarved drawers, 3&3. You can clean it yourself , so easy and then plenty of oil. Let it sit for a few days then wipe it down in alcohol. It is a powerhouse. It's easy to put on a new belt and probably will need a rubber for the bobbin winder. FMQ is easy on this because of the high harp. I use mine all of the time. The motor unscrews and slip the belt off the motor and back on the lower wheel and it's a treadler again. Oh yes, the wood is top grade and will be gorgeous refinished.

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    It looks like a red eye treadle that has been converted to electric but has all the treadle mechanism with it. Check, if you can, whether the presser feet clamp on the side or the back..if it is a side clamping machine you will have no trouble using modern presser feet on it (except a walking foot and even that can be adapted I'm told). The rear clamping machines need special feet. It should take standard metal class 66 bobbins and is easy to clean and oil. I have a 1913 red eye treadle and love it.

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    You can go to singer.com and put in the serial # and they will tell you what model it is, where and when it was manufactured and you can also download a free manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    You can go to singer.com and put in the serial # and they will tell you what model it is, where and when it was manufactured and you can also download a free manual.
    The site only tells you the year it was made now. You have to either call them or email them to get the model...I just emailed them and that is what they told me.

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    Mine is a back clamp and I use the fittings for another later singer and all of my Janome feet work fine on it.

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    it's a beautiful red eye; great find

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