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Please help date my grandmother's Singer treadle machine

Old 04-22-2011, 05:02 PM
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I recently inherited my grandmother's old Singer. She is in need of a good clean up and a new belt, but I'll bet she'll run like a deer! Anyway, the bobbin, or bobbin shuttle case is quite unusual (at least to me) The serial number looks like "G6642870" although it is quite faint. When I looked online, it looks like it was made in 1919 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. But the bobbin case has me a bit stymied. I have seen older Singers with a regular bobbin and bobbin case - one a 1904 model. (unless the owner was mistaken about the age) I am wondering if this bobbin shuttle is specific to a particular year. It has the Egyptian designs on it that I have seen on a lot of old treadles. Thank you for looking!

Linda

Grandma Mabel's Singer Treadle
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:19 PM
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I think that is called A bullet bobbin. I have 2 treadle machines and they both have that kind of a bobbin. Mine are not signers machines.
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Beautiful machine!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:57 PM
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I would contact Lostn51 (Billy), he is the expert on the board regarding Vintage Singers. If he can't help you he'll tell you who can.

The machine is fantastic!
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by no1jan
I would contact Lostn51 (Billy), he is the expert on the board regarding Vintage Singers. If he can't help you he'll tell you who can.

The machine is fantastic!
I agree on both counts!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
I have a sweet kitty named Mabel!! lol :D
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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It's a model 127, serial # allocated January 9, 1919, made in St. Jean, Quebec.

You start with this site:http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

Then click on the link for single letter (G), which gets you here:

http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_1letter.html

Then you look for the link for the G series, which gets you here:

http://www.singerco.com/pdf/SINGER_G_nos.pdf

And you find the bracket containing your number:

6640371 6665370 127 25000 January 9 1919 St. Jean, Québec

The 25000 means that 25000 numbers were allocated to that plant on that date for model 127's.
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What a treasure!
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I’m not familiar with your machine but she’s beautiful!! So glad she is staying in the family.
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I have a 1952 machine with a shuttle instead of a bobbin. I was surprised it was made so late with the shuttle, too. Your machine will be very pretty cleaned up.
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Very nice machine.
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