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Thread: My "new" 99

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    I went with my husband to pick up some things out of a house his aunt is selling and there were still a few pieces in there. She asked if there was anything I saw that I wanted as the rest is staying with the house. There was a sewing machine in a cabinet, and I asked if she was selling it. She told me to take it, she wasn't going to use it and not sure what the other people would do with it either. I was doing the happy dance on the inside. Wasn't sure what I got but it didn't matter. When I got home and opened it up, there it was a pretty little Singer 99. I looked it up and she was born on April 26, 1955. We are the same age, how about that. I guess today was my lucky day. :-D

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    Congrats! Do we get to see her? :)

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    here are the pictures, not sure what happend on the original message, Not sure why they always put a sock around it to hold pins, just convenient I guess. That will come of next.

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    Awesome, congratulations have fun with your sewing machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L
    I went with my husband to pick up some things out of a house his aunt is selling and there were still a few pieces in there. She asked if there was anything I saw that I wanted as the rest is staying with the house. There was a sewing machine in a cabinet, and I asked if she was selling it. She told me to take it, she wasn't going to use it and not sure what the other people would do with it either. I was doing the happy dance on the inside. Wasn't sure what I got but it didn't matter. When I got home and opened it up, there it was a pretty little Singer 99. I looked it up and she was born on April 26, 1955. We are the same age, how about that. I guess today was my lucky day. :-D

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    Love it!! I have one!!! I am in love with this machine. I have basically thrown my bothers out the window and only use this. It is so quiet and the stitches are awesome! Mine is a 1957 99K. Very nice freebe for sure!! :)

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    congrats on your freebie.

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    She's beautiful and in such wonderful shape. Lucky day for you!! Enjoy her!

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    Looks pristine! Congrats!

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    Awesome. Happy Sewing

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    What a lovely treasure! :D:D:D

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    Wonderful treasure for you!! Now you have a twin sister, sort of :D:D
    Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I might adopt the sock idea - very handy! Congrats on your new toy!

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    Thats awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    I might adopt the sock idea - very handy! Congrats on your new toy!
    I took the sock off and the finish is scratched up under it from the pins. :cry:

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    What a lovely gift.

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    Very nice gift!! Enjoy!!

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    Lucky you ;) ;)

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    The scratched finish is common...please don't let it bother you...she's still a pretty baby!! :)

    To get a more accurate idea of her actual birthdate (no one knows exactly what days particular machines were made), look up the next run of 99s...figure out where your machine's serial number falls within IT'S OWN RUN, and you'll have a better estimate of the month it was actually "born" in! :) Example: My 15-91 was commissioned November 9 of 1945, the next run of 15s was April of 1946... "Anne's" serial number is in about the top 1/3 of that run of numbers...I figure she was actually made in January/February of 1946.

    Whatcha gonna name her?

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    Sweet looking machine. Love my vintage singers. I agree with Angie, the vintage is about all I use now.

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    Nice little machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    The scratched finish is common...please don't let it bother you...she's still a pretty baby!! :)

    To get a more accurate idea of her actual birthdate (no one knows exactly what days particular machines were made), look up the next run of 99s...figure out where your machine's serial number falls within IT'S OWN RUN, and you'll have a better estimate of the month it was actually "born" in! :) Example: My 15-91 was commissioned November 9 of 1945, the next run of 15s was April of 1946... "Anne's" serial number is in about the top 1/3 of that run of numbers...I figure she was actually made in January/February of 1946.

    Whatcha gonna name her?
    not sure about a name yet. I sorta like Lilly. We were in the mountains all weekend so I didn't get to play with her yet. I can't wait. I read the cleaning tut from Billy and it scares me to take it all a part. I am not all that good mechanically. I will have to look closer to the date to see when she was born. I think it said 50,000 around that time so it could be fun figuring it out. Can't wait to get going on her, maybe tomorrow. Now I need to do some laundry and get ready for work tomorrow. Thanks for looking, I think I have a beauty!

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    I recently got a 1936 99, and just bought a 1928 99 last weekend. They're in very good condition, no rust, decals in good shape, but I have to get one of them reconditioned. The '36 has better decals, so I'll probably get that one done. Glad to hear they're quiet and nice, my SIL has a 66 and she loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    Love it!! I have one!!! I am in love with this machine. I have basically thrown my bothers out the window and only use this. It is so quiet and the stitches are awesome! Mine is a 1957 99K. Very nice freebe for sure!! :)
    LOL at first I thought you were throwing relatives out of the window. Had an image of you fighting to get to the machine first and just tossing them out. LOL

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