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Thread: My "new" Pretty Machine

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    I found her on Craigslist and spent a little of my Christmas money. I think I got a good deal on her. DH doesn't understand the NEED for another machine. (This one makes six-but let's not tell him-Shhh!) I just wanted her because she is so Pretty.

    I know she runs but haven't tried sewing with her yet. I think The cord should be replaced - and she needs the little post to hold the thread. And I need a key to the case.

    The Singer site says she was made in 1919. It looks like the motor and light have been added. Do you think she might have been a treadle or hand crank first? I don't see a model number. Should there be one somewhere?

    She'll need a name......Hmmmm.... :lol:

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    She's beautiful, I'm happy that she found a good home.

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    Beautiful! It is a computlsion that I share. I don't think that it was meant to be a treadle, it was meant to be a "portable". Those machines are not light! I have one that needs to be rewired, but I have it put away now. It is just for show, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Beautiful! It is a computlsion that I share. I don't think that it was meant to be a treadle, it was meant to be a "portable". Those machines are not light! I have one that needs to be rewired, but I have it put away now. It is just for show, now.
    LOL PORTABLE? Are you serious!?! I can hardly lift her. I just weighed her...almost 40 pounds. Glad I don't have to lug this one around! She is just going to be for show with my other antiques. If I need to take a machine along, it will be Elizabeth (my Featherweight) for sure!

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    It is a RedEye 66 model. Beautiful machine!

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    She is so pretty.

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    Well spent Christmas $...she sure is pretty!!

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    She's beautiful!! Merry Christmas!!

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    She is beautiful.

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    WOW - she's pretty. And fancy looking. I think I'd name her "Swanky".

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    I have one like it. My 66 redeye came from a garage sale- $15. There was a motor (add-on) that was plainly not good and unsafe wireing. I took off the motor and all wires and put on a hand crank. The handcrank parts were easy to install, came with directions for installation, and if I remember right only cost about $25 (the handcrank parts are reproductions). A gal (Cindy) online sells lots of old Singer parts, she's a regular contributer to the vintage Singer Yahoo group. Very helpful people there. I love the very vintage look of handcranks and all old Singers.

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    I know nothing about antique sewing machinds but she sure is pretty none the less. Definitely a decorative piece!

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    Wow--I had no idea they made them so pretty back then. I think her name is Harriet.

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    I think you should name her "Jenny"... Jenny Lind was a *singer* in the 1800's, known as the Swedish Nightengale. :)

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    She is an American beauty alright...name her Miss America lol

    Margie

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    Or Rose... I saw her sister in an antique shop here just yesterday.. it must be a large family..lol

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    She's gorgeous!

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    Alice...........she's a BEAUTY!! :thumbup: I am so excited that you found her & was able to bring her home, with you. Enjoy her forever!! How about Black Beauty for a name?:D
    :D :D :D :D

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    WOW!!! She is a very close cousin to mine :D:D:D
    Don't you just love all of her adornments!!!

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    What a beautiful machine! Great purchase!

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    Way cool. shes a beauty

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    She is very pretty!

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    Beautiful! Money well spent, I would say.

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    i love wintage machines i have 5 of them and sew with everyday that i sew they are great machines my most used is my 401 a i just got a 1871 with the sphinx on it they re wonderful machines looking at a red eye right now great job i am so happy for you

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