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Thread: What is in this case and how do I get it out?

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    What a beauty!!!Congrats on your new find!

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    she's stunning!

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    just love it~!
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    Glad you got her open. She is a beauty and you are so lucky to have her.

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    Mamagus- what a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was also fun reading the post hee hee
    Have FUN!! :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Wish I lived closer my son can pick just about any lock, dont ask me how I know and no Im not proud of him for it but it does come in handy. He learned how to do it when he was 12. Public schools teach our kids wonderful hobbies!
    My son knows how to pick locks too and he was homeschooled! Believe me I didn't teach him that, but it does come in handy sometimes. Thank goodness, he only uses that skill to help people with legitimate reasons to get into whatever is locked!

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    You could try using a heavy wire and bend it so it catches the the metal tab that unlocks it. Back when these cases were made they were easy to brake into. I had to unlock my Grandma's sewing machine for her many years ago.

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    I get one of the same at an auction and got it cheap because they could not open it. When we go home my husband took a small screw driver and was able to turn the mechanizim inside the lock to open it with damaging the machine or the lock. Never have had a key. Good Luck.

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    She was manufactured in 1935. She is a Model 128 with the LaVincendora Decal. Now I'd like to find out where she was manufactured! Would be lovely to make another connection of how trade was conducted in this island country in the 1930's. Newfoundland was an independent country until 1949 so that kind of thing fascinates me!

    hmmmm.... how do I find this out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    She was manufactured in 1935. She is a Model 128 with the LaVincendora Decal. Now I'd like to find out where she was manufactured! Would be lovely to make another connection of how trade was conducted in this island country in the 1930's. Newfoundland was an independent country until 1949 so that kind of thing fascinates me!

    hmmmm.... how do I find this out?
    I don't have any direct answers for you. Though when I was looking for Featherweight info one day, I did see that some were made on the Rock! Not sure if other Singer models were or not? So perhaps you have a "native" machine! Wouldn't that be great?

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    Every time I see those wooden cases I think of my mother. She had a Singer in one of those. I have no idea whatever became of it. My father remarried after she died and I don't recall ever seeing it again. Someone on this board probably has it! LOL

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    Very pretty machine!

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    Mamagus, what a GREAT score! She's a beautiful machine...looks like a 28 or a 128... and the serial number will tell where she was made...when you look at the shuttle, does it have a metal button to push to pop the shuttle up?

    What is the serial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    She was manufactured in 1935. She is a Model 128 with the LaVincendora Decal. Now I'd like to find out where she was manufactured! Would be lovely to make another connection of how trade was conducted in this island country in the 1930's. Newfoundland was an independent country until 1949 so that kind of thing fascinates me!

    hmmmm.... how do I find this out?
    I don't have any direct answers for you. Though when I was looking for Featherweight info one day, I did see that some were made on the Rock! Not sure if other Singer models were or not? So perhaps you have a "native" machine! Wouldn't that be great?

    I saw that St. John's was mentioned somewhere... but I though that there must be another one somewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Mamagus, what a GREAT score! She's a beautiful machine...looks like a 28 or a 128... and the serial number will tell where she was made...when you look at the shuttle, does it have a metal button to push to pop the shuttle up?

    What is the serial?
    Y9465105 and yes there is a little silver cross-hatched button that is to the right and near the top of the opening.

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    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...al_number.html

    These guys says it was manufactured in Elizabethport in 1925

    BUT the Singer site says 1934... but no site listed

    Hmmmmm....

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    You can also use a small screwdriver to open it, until you can get a key made for it.

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    Your machine is gorgeous. What a great find. I love the decals on her.

    I bought a treadle a while back and took it to my 83 yr old dad who went over the machine, nothing wrong with it, and refinished the cabinet. Someone had stained it an ugly antique green. Now it's back to the beautiful brown stained it's supposed to be. The side drawers have locks but no keys. I wasn't worried about it. He made me a key. He is a mechanic by trade and has always worked with his hands so I don't really find this amazing but I was surprised that he went to the extra work to make a key for this machine. Have anyone like this who lives close to you? Maybe they could make you a key. As you can see from the pic it's not difficult. You just have to have the proper equipment.

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    Beautiful machine - !!!!!

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    Mamagus, according to the Singer lists that some of us downloaded, your machines is a 128K, and the serial number was alloted on August 24, 1934, and she was made in Kilbowie, Scotland.

    I'll take that over the ISMACS list...even tho I have TONS of respect for the experts at ISMACS!

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    She's beautiful

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    If you find one cheap enough, I need one also!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    If you find one cheap enough, I need one also!!!
    Keep seeing these beautiful machines.....I think I "need" one now too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    If you find one cheap enough, I need one also!!!
    Keep seeing these beautiful machines.....I think I "need" one now too!
    Sorry, referring to the key. I got a machine, but can't close case w/o the key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Wish I lived closer my son can pick just about any lock, dont ask me how I know and no Im not proud of him for it but it does come in handy. He learned how to do it when he was 12. Public schools teach our kids wonderful hobbies!
    awe heck, I learned to do that in Catholic school too!!

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