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Thread: Singer Model 500A

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    Senior Member Deara's Avatar
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    I found this beautiful machine on craigslist.
    As you can see in the pics she has her original cabinet too.
    Before I even plugged her in, I gave her a good cleaning, with lots of oil and grease.
    We plugged her in and she squealed and fussed until the oil and grease got to the places that had been so dry and uncared for.
    She came with the '0' cam.
    She has a knee bar and I ordered extra cams from ebay Sunday evening.
    I joined a Slantomatic group on Yahoo and downloaded two manuals, the 503 and the 500.
    The 503 had a great exploded view of all the oiling places and the gears to grease.
    I am really excited to play with her.
    I now have a machine that can zig-zag.
    With the price of the cams coming I have less than $50.00 invested in the whole kit and kaboodle.
    What a blessing this machine is to me.
    I have named her Faith.
    I would love to hear from anyone who has one like Faith to gleam your knowledge of do's and don'ts.

    Blessings to all,
    Sandi
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    Sandi, doing the Happy Dance for you!! :D:D
    I don't have that one but I've heard great things!!
    Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Your Faith is a very pretty machine! I have a 500A, Rocketeer, also. I got mine with it cabinet and stool for $10 at a yard sale last year. It came with cames and everything. These are my favorite of the vintage Singers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Your Faith is a very pretty machine! I have a 500A, Rocketeer, also. I got mine with it cabinet and stool for $10 at a yard sale last year. It came with cames and everything. These are my favorite of the vintage Singers.


    Do you have pics you can post of your beauty?
    Would love to see your set-up with the stool.

    You certainly got a deal for $10.00.


    Blessings to you,
    Sandi

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    Faith certainly looks good!
    Hope she is a good machine!
    Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    I hate you both(kidding). I just paid almost 200.00 on eBay for one. It hasn't arrived yet but it's on it's way and it DOESN'T have a cabinet yet.

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    The cams I ordered from ebay came today, along with two extra throat plates and some attachments I need to check into to see what they do and how they work.
    I got a zipper foot too. Cool
    Looking forward to playing with Faith now.
    I printed a manual from the Yahoo site I joined over the weekend.
    Great source for printing Slantomatic manuals and extras.

    Blessings to all,
    Sandi

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    Here are a couple pictures that DD took of her when we got her. She now lives in an art deco Singer cabinet. I have not named her yet. She has lived with me for almost a year, so I had better do it! :mrgreen:
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    My brother bought my Mom a brand new Slant-O-Matic 500 in 1964. I learned how to sew on that machine and it was a great machine. After my Mom passed, I kept it for a number of years and now I am sorry I got rid of it. It was a beautiful machine and very reliable. It even had the desk with the knee thingie (technical name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Here are a couple pictures that DD took of her when we got her. She now lives in an art deco Singer cabinet. I have not named her yet. She has lived with me for almost a year, so I had better do it! :mrgreen:

    Sherri, she is purty and the cabinet is beautiful too.
    Naming her was easy for me. When I told hubby what I named her, he said he would have named her Miss Sprocket, like the name of the company George Jetson worked for. The cams remind him of sprockets I guess. lol


    Blessings to you,
    Sandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luci in California
    My brother bought my Mom a brand new Slant-O-Matic 500 in 1964. I learned how to sew on that machine and it was a great machine. After my Mom passed, I kept it for a number of years and now I am sorry I got rid of it. It was a beautiful machine and very reliable. It even had the desk with the knee thingie (technical name)

    Such a wonderful memory. Mine has the knee bar too.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    She's a beauty :D:D:D

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    I've got a 503 that I bought brand new in 1963. And to this day she is still in working condition. I still sew on it and I also have 9 other machines that are various brands.

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    Congrats on your new vintage machine! You will have lots of fun with Faith. Thanks for sharing!

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    Congrats - got mine off Craigslist about two weeks ago. I just love her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Congrats - got mine off Craigslist about two weeks ago. I just love her.
    Yours is a beauty too.
    Have you sewed with yours yet?
    Did you get all the cams with her?

    Faith is such a smooth running machine.
    Looking forward to starting a new project with her.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Congrats - got mine off Craigslist about two weeks ago. I just love her.
    Yours is a beauty too.
    Have you sewed with yours yet?
    Did you get all the cams with her?

    Faith is such a smooth running machine.
    Looking forward to starting a new project with her.

    Blessings,
    Sandi
    I have cams 1-5 the regular feet, all purpose, zipper, binding, button hole attachment, etc. I'm working on a quilt, she pieces like a dream. Ordered a 1/4 inch and free motion quilting foot from Sew Classic. You'll love the way Faith handles too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Congrats - got mine off Craigslist about two weeks ago. I just love her.
    Yours is a beauty too.
    Have you sewed with yours yet?
    Did you get all the cams with her?

    Faith is such a smooth running machine.
    Looking forward to starting a new project with her.

    Blessings,
    Sandi
    I have cams 1-5 the regular feet, all purpose, zipper, binding, button hole attachment, etc. I'm working on a quilt, she pieces like a dream. Ordered a 1/4 inch and free motion quilting foot from Sew Classic. You'll love the way Faith handles too.
    Also joined the same yahoo group that you joined.

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    Faith is beautiful!! Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    Quote Originally Posted by OWALK718
    Congrats - got mine off Craigslist about two weeks ago. I just love her.
    Yours is a beauty too.
    Have you sewed with yours yet?
    Did you get all the cams with her?

    Faith is such a smooth running machine.
    Looking forward to starting a new project with her.

    Blessings,
    Sandi
    I have cams 1-5 the regular feet, all purpose, zipper, binding, button hole attachment, etc. I'm working on a quilt, she pieces like a dream. Ordered a 1/4 inch and free motion quilting foot from Sew Classic. You'll love the way Faith handles too.
    Also joined the same yahoo group that you joined.

    I posted a concern about Faith on the yahoo group and I received an email with suggestions on how to fix the concern.
    I am excited to play with the cams and create some pretty designs with them.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    Very pretty. Good for you to get her. The other machines are pretty also, looks like they have been well cared for.

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