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Thread: Singer sewing machine - which model # is this?

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    I'm trying to figure out the model number for this Singer machine. I looked everywhere on the machine but couldn't find any model number info. I did a google search but couldn't find one like this one. I'm hoping someone on the Board can help me with the number or a good website where I can find many pictures. Thanks for your help.

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    Can you see a serial number on it? First glance, it looks like my 201.

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    i thought 201s have the light on the front.

    i did a google search and it looks more like the 101

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    It is a Singer 101. Congratulations, they are not common!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i thought 201s have the light on the front.

    i did a google search and it looks more like the 101
    you're right. It does look more like a 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000projects
    Great link, thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for your help. The link that 1000projects posted does show a nice picture of it. I saw this one at a Goodwill store today for $30. The cabinet is stained. I don't know if the machine works and there doesn't appear to be any attachments. Does $30 seem like a good price?

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    Can't say if it's a good price. Depends on if all the parts move or not. I won't pay more than $25-50 for a vintage machine, but that's just me. If you can get the serial number and look that up on the Singer site you'll know for sure which model it is.

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    It's very nice but I don't have a clue about the model.

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    The Singer 101 was the predecessor of the Singer 201-2 and the 15-91. It has been referred to as an experimental machine. The serial number is on the bottom of the machine on the right, near the hand wheel. It was Singer's first machine with the direct gear drive motor. It isn't as fast or as strong as the 201 or the 15-91. The bottom of the machine is fully enclosed, to get to the internals you'll have to remove 4 screws and the cover. Once the bottom cover is off, you will find a wick system and an oil reservoir. The oil was to be added through a hole in the machine bed then it would wick to the various oiling points. The wiring for the lamp is run internally through the pillar and arm then out to the light and is not easily replaced. It is a decent machine and a nice addition to a collection since it was the first gear driven machine. I'd pay 30.00 for it.

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    Thanks Mitch's mom for the information on the machine. The wealth of knowledge and sharing of information of the forum members always amazes me.

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