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Thread: Just got old singer

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    Very pretty Decals are in great shape

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    I have one this old my husbands mother passed and she left it for me.I had to singer send me a copy of the instruction book
    so i would know how to use it

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    Nice!! Lucky you!!!!

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    Beautiful.

    Sharon

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    My mother-in-law had 1 just like it. She passed away back in 2001. I'm the only family member who sews, but doubt I'll get it when my father-in-law passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    Absolutely beautiful. Since I got my first vintage Singer I have barely used my new Janome, not the top of the line by all means. I just love the old Singer stitches and the way the hum along.

    My husband doesn't seem to understand. He keeps on asking why I sew so much on that one than the new one. How can you explain? There is just no comparison to the stitching as far as I'm concerned. But tell that to a guy who used to staple his hems!!!

    I can't use my sewing machine, cause I don't own one! Never have so I gotta do it all by hand. I did join my local quilt shop for a quilt that will take 1 yr to complete. It is the first time I have used a sewing machine! WOW!!! On block 2 now of the quilt. It will be a Sampler Quilt. It is black gray and white. Sorry no pix yet.

    I have never heard of stapled hems before!! LOL!!! But hey! Sounds like it worked!!! Stapled hems!! Cool!! Too funny!!! Were they big staples, or little staples??????

    8-) :-)

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    She's a beauty!

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    very nice I have quite a few vintage machines and use mine more than newer ones too!

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    wow, I would love to find an old singer

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    I dont own a sewing machine so if I buy one what should I get??? and how do you find old macines like this one??

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    Here is a website to help date old Singer machines. Copy and paste it into your address line.

    http://www.sewalot.com/dating_singer...ial_number.htm

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    I think it is gorgeous, and you are very blessed!! Have fun with it.

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    I have two Singer 201 (1938 and 1958) and one Singer 301 (made in?) and a Singer Featherweight (1952) in addition to my Bernina 930 (1983).
    I bought one Singer 201 for $150 around 1985 but don't remember where.
    I bought one Singer 201 at a Singer sewing machine store around 1988 for parts for 25 cents (so they could take it off their books) and had it repaired for $70 (it needed a new motor).
    I got the Singer 301 at an antique shop. I saw an "odd" shaped suitcase in a stack and "checked it out". I asked to plug in the machine to be sure it worked...it did...and paid $25.
    The Featherweight was inherited from my aunt (the original owner) via my Mother in the late 1990's.
    My Bernina 930 was new in 1983 for either $1,200 or $1,400 when I received a surprise inheritance. It has been my best gift to myself as its tension is so dependable. (Sadly I have lost the bag containing all the machine feet. Boo hoo!)
    They are all wonderful machines.

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    I have two Singer 201 (1938 and 1958) and one Singer 301 (made in?) and a Singer Featherweight (1952) in addition to my Bernina 930 (1983).
    I bought one Singer 201 for $150 around 1985 but don't remember where.
    I bought one Singer 201 at a Singer sewing machine store around 1988 for parts for 25 cents (so they could take it off their books) and had it repaired for $70 (it needed a new motor).
    I got the Singer 301 at an antique shop. I saw an "odd" shaped suitcase in a stack and "checked it out". I asked to plug in the machine to be sure it worked...it did...and paid $25.
    The Featherweight was inherited from my aunt (the original owner) via my Mother in the late 1990's.
    My Bernina 930 was new in 1983 for either $1,200 or $1,400 when I received a surprise inheritance. It has been my best gift to myself as its tension is so dependable. (Sadly I have lost the bag containing all the machine feet. Boo hoo!)
    They are all wonderful machines.

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    beautiful. enjoy. God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, I would love to find an old singer
    Keep an eye out on Craigslist in your area.......one will pop up.

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    Here are pictures of some of my thrift store finds. The Necchi sews beautifully and came with all the attachments & book. The Singer is from the 70's & it sews great & has a lot of features but I have yet to figure out how to wind the bobbin which is a very different size & won't fit onto any other machine for winding & not my separate winder either.

    Singer Touch Tronic1
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Size:  1.65 MB

    Singer touchtronic 2
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    Necchi
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    Don't you love the beautiful paint jobs on these things?

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    you can view the manuals for all machines by googling the maker/model/#. then roll through the manual pages until you find the page about making bobbins. print out any pages you want. sorry about all little letters. too tired to capitalize tonight.

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    SWEET! I love it. Looks like it is in great condition for its age. Love these older machines. I always think "Wish it could talk & tell you what all it has heard over the years." LOL I'm very happy for you!

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    I found the instructions for your machine. Copy and paste this address and you'll find several helpful instructions for your machine (I think).

    http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_diagram.htm

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    Beautiful, Lucky You !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltbabble
    I found the instructions for your machine. Copy and paste this address and you'll find several helpful instructions for your machine (I think).

    http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_diagram.htm
    Thank you so much for the link! That is so much clearer than the few pages of the book I have for it.

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    That is a beautiful machine! Enjoy it.

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    I have one that looks a lot like yours. The serial number on mine suggests it was made in 1935.
    It has a few problems:
    1. I can't get the big wheel to make the needle move. It is not frozen.
    2. Where could I find the unusual thread spools? One is not enough.

    This is a picture of mine before cleaning. I am working on it with kerosene.
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