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Thread: Singer Manufactured in Great Britain

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    This is another Sewing Machine that I bought yesterday for $125. Cabinet is in good shape, has 1 drawer. Takes shuttle type bobbin. Gold and Black in bright untarnished finish. I am excited. Good deal or just so, so?
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    Serial # V467737

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    Serial # V467737

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    That's a real beauty, I would also have grabbed it.

    Now you can sew with the new member of the family.

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    Neat decals! Congrats!

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    Beautiful! http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers 28K 250,000 made in 1908 :)

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    Love it!

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    Great find!

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    wow

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    3/4 sized treadles are about as rare as hen's teeth in most parts of the US. That's about the same as I paid for mine - which isn't even an original Singer treadle. Mine has a square "breadbox" or "coffin top" but I think the decals are the same as the ones you have here - they're called "Victorian," I think.

    I think it's a very good deal. And if it didn't come with attachments or bobbins, it's very easy to find parts for. Try to buy only vintage bobbins for it - the modern repros are a little short, so you have to guide the thread by hand. If the longer vintage bobbins are used, the machine will fill the bobbins evenly and automatically.

    Have fun with it - they're wonderful machines. Some people like quilting on the vibrating shuttle machines even more than on the 15's. :)

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    Congrats

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    Congrats!

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    Lovely machine - it looks like you got a very good deal. But then I live in So. Cal. and it seems we pay top dollar for everything.

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    Really pretty decals! Just beautiful!

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    How lucky for you! It's beautiful and I know you are going to enjoy sewing on it.

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    wow that looks great

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    Metal shuttle bobbins.
    Singer 127 Singer 127-12 Singer 127-3 Vibrating Shuttle Singer 128 Singer 128-12 Singer 128-13 Singer 128-18 Singer 128-23 Singer 128-3 Vibrating Shuttle Singer 128-8 Singer 128k Singer 27 Vibrating Shuttle Singer 28 Vibrating Shuttle and more! Would any of these shuttle bobbins fit this machine? How do I know what size I need?

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    The modern repro bobbins will work on your machine, but you will have to guide the thread by hand as you wind the bobbin.

    The modern repros are about 3/32" too short for the bobbin winder to fill the bobbin evenly from end to end - you usually end up with a "dog-bone" effect, with the ends being filled and the middle half full.

    Guiding the thread onto the bobbin while you treadle isn't difficult though. Jenny at sew-classic carries them: http://shop.sew-classic.com/Shuttle-...k-SCBN8228.htm



    I've had the best luck finding vintage bobbins on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    3/4 sized treadles are about as rare as hen's teeth in most parts of the US. That's about the same as I paid for mine - which isn't even an original Singer treadle. Mine has a square "breadbox" or "coffin top" but I think the decals are the same as the ones you have here - they're called "Victorian," I think.

    I think it's a very good deal. And if it didn't come with attachments or bobbins, it's very easy to find parts for. Try to buy only vintage bobbins for it - the modern repros are a little short, so you have to guide the thread by hand. If the longer vintage bobbins are used, the machine will fill the bobbins evenly and automatically.

    Have fun with it - they're wonderful machines. Some people like quilting on the vibrating shuttle machines even more than on the 15's. :)
    I didn't know that! I have a 15 treadle, 3/4 size. It works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I didn't know that! I have a 15 treadle, 3/4 size. It works like a charm.
    Maybe I didn't write that very clearly - I hope I didn't somehow mislead you.

    It's the treadle cabinet made for 3/4 sized machines (like the 28/128 & 99) that is hard to find.

    If you have a 15, that's a standard size machine.

    But, if you have a 3/4 sized Singer treadle machine, it's a either a 28/128 or a 99. :)

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    Nice one!

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