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Thread: i got a new baby too now.

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    here's my new baby, it has a stool to go with it too. the lady i got it from said it was a 1953 model. it works great. it all needs to be cleaned and redone. so what do i use on the machine to clean it? also on the wood?
    i've seen some that yall have cleaned up and they look so good so now that's what i need to know, thanks in advance
    donna

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    How exciting! I can't tell what model it is, but here is a link with some useful info. http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/11/...ne-review.aspx

    This link is just some interesting reading http://www.sewalot.com/singer%20thro...the%20ages.htm

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    What a beauty. Great find.

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    Lucky you. I have one similar, a 15-91. You will love the perfect straight stitch. My needed a cleaning, oiling, etc. I joined the Singer Yahoo group. They have a wealth of info about maintenance, and importantly about what (oil, grease, cleaners,etc.) to use and not to use. Enjoy your new baby.
    Mary Ellen FL

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    thank you katier, that is interesting reading both sites. this one is really dirty - that's why i'm asking for help in cleaning it. there's a little plate on the front right behind the bobbin threader and that number is EE885464. then on back of motor it says this:
    CAT.NO.BA3-8
    S.S. AU52-17-1
    inger Manufacturing Co.
    Elizabethport, NJ
    SIMANCO

    and here's a pic of the fancy plate on end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmy
    Lucky you. I have one similar, a 15-91. You will love the perfect straight stitch. My needed a cleaning, oiling, etc. I joined the Singer Yahoo group. They have a wealth of info about maintenance, and importantly about what (oil, grease, cleaners,etc.) to use and not to use. Enjoy your new baby.
    Mary Ellen FL
    thank you, i'll look into that singer yahoo group. how do i get to it? i don't see anywhere where it actually says Model No. where do i find that?

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    Join Yahoo, may have to wait for ok. Then I would suggest you join the Vintage Singer group first. They will send you an email when you're accepted. Search the group for info you want, or you can post a question. There is also a Singer group.
    Mary Ellen FL

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    i do use yahoo for my email, so i'll try that. thanks.

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    It might be this one - a picture of the manual.
    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...-Cover-Pic.jpg
    Mary Ellen

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    it does look something like that, but it says No. 201K

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    i scanned the manual, here tis, do u know how to find out how old it is. is that where it says 201K - is that the model #?

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    Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    thank you katier, that is interesting reading both sites. this one is really dirty - that's why i'm asking for help in cleaning it. there's a little plate on the front right behind the bobbin threader and that number is EE885464. then on back of motor it says this:
    CAT.NO.BA3-8
    S.S. AU52-17-1
    inger Manufacturing Co.
    Elizabethport, NJ
    SIMANCO

    and here's a pic of the fancy plate on end.
    Here's the link to look up the serial number. Looks like it was mfg. on Dec. 28, 1948. http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

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    What a great new baby :lol: Enjoy !

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    a 201!! I'm jealous!

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    thanks katier, yep that's it, Serial #EE885464, Model 201K, there was 50,000 made on Dec. 28, 1948. so it's not really that rare and not worth
    a bunch, but i like it. and sure do want to get it all cleaned up.

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    Congratulations on the new addition to your family 8) 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    a 201!! I'm jealous!
    i don't know anything about it, is a 201 special or what?

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    It's a beautiful machine. Congrats!

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    she,s beauitful ,so happy for your you and your new baby

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    HUGE Congratulations!!! I'm not familiar with a 201, but she's a beauty!!!

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    How lucky could you be? :D
    It's a beauty & I am so happy
    for you. Enjoy your baby always!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Enjoy your new girl! She's a beaut!

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    Donna,
    I recently got the same machine. Mine was made on May 15th, 1940. 15,000 were made. It is in a wooden cabinet that I am going to have to refinish. It came with a matching stool and all of the attachments. I have been doing a lot of research on the old singer machines (I now have four treadle machines that I am also refurbishing) and learned that "the 201 machines were introduced in 1936 and are regarded as the best machine that Singer ever designed." This is a quote from the treadle on site that I joined to find out more information about antique machines and for obtaining more information on how to refurbish them. It should make you feel better about your new baby. Congratulations again.
    Brenda (New Jersey)

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    oh my , you have quite a wonderful collection. and yes knowing that the model 201 was one of the best, it does make me feel better. i know absolutely nothing about the old ones. but i'm learning. mine came in a wood cabinet also rather light blonde wood and stool to match, i've redone the stool already but that's it. i've got so many irons in the fire it's hard to believe. i'm old but i still work 4 days a week, kinda hard to make ends meet on social security alone. and thanks for the info.
    donna

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