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Thread: Vintage Machine Guessing Game

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    Here's another mystery machine. It's hardly a quiz, nothing cryptic, just a guessing game.

    Earlier this year this machine popped up on Ebay. The advert was brief, it said that it was a Singer hand machine in good working order, Buy it Now, 5. And this is all the photo showed, the case. So I sent a message to the seller asking would they put a photo up of the machine please, and they replied, oops, forgot to upload the picture, yes they will. Then I thought about it. If it's a good machine and somebody else sees it first, it's gone. It was within an easy distance for me to go and pick it up. The case is in good condition, so that suggests that the machine should be pretty good. Even if it's not fantastic, it could be good for parts. And the case alone was worth the money.

    So yes, you guessed it. I hit the Buy it Now button and gambled a fiver. When I contacted the seller to arrange to pick it up I asked her what model it was. She hadn't a clue. So it was all suspense until a few days later when I arrived to collect it and she took off the lid.

    Now you can all experience the same suspense until I post the pictures on the Vintage Machine Shop Photos thread. See if you can guess the model, year, and decals. I won't be giving any clues, so jump straight in with a guess.

    Sorry, no prizes. Just a bit of a lark.
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    I had just seen a machine a couple weeks ago at a garage sale and i bought the White machine for 15.00 and the one above in the rounded case the lady wanted 175.00 firm on it . Funny hey was the same case but i never bought it a to costly i thought.

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    I don't have a guess but.......the case alone was worth the money:)

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    Beautiful case!!

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    ok What is it, What is it?

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    Model 66 with Lotus decals!

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    I have no idea but the case is nice,

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    Oh Muv! I love your stories and guessing games! I say a Singer 99...maybe 99-13?.

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    Singer 66 red eye
    Singer 127 Lotus
    Singer 27 with Sphinx decals
    Singer 99 Filligree
    singer 28 rococo
    singer 128 celtic swirl
    Singer 15 RAF decal

    is it made in Scottland?

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    Can't wait to see the machine. Was the case empty?

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    No guess but I hope you show us the machine.

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    Well Anna, you're hedging your bets! Keep on going, your guesses are as good as mine were before I saw it.

    Bonbonary, lucky for the seller the case wasn't empty - you'd have heard the explosion from where you are.

    No, it's not a trick question. It was a Singer, as it says on the case.

    Good night everyone. Way past my bed time

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    Oh no it is plenty of early here. You are going to leave us in suspence. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    Well Anna, you're hedging your bets! Keep on going, your guesses are as good as mine were before I saw it.

    Bonbonary, lucky for the seller the case wasn't empty - you'd have heard the explosion from where you are.

    No, it's not a trick question. It was a Singer, as it says on the case.

    Good night everyone. Way past my bed time

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    I would say the 15-91?

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    Singer 99k

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    No-one wants to try guessing the year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    No-one wants to try guessing the year?
    1906?


    btw Happy Birthday Muv!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NauDeeGal
    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    No-one wants to try guessing the year?

    btw Happy Birthday Muv!
    Happy Birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    No-one wants to try guessing the year?
    Still trying to figure that out.
    Since I don't see a hole on the base for the knee thingy, it must have come with motor. Does it have one of the foot pedals that are shaped as a foot? Those are cool looking!
    I still say Singer 99-13 in that shaped box. Does it also have the wooden side, extension lip? or whatever they are called...another nice feature.

    Sometime in the 1940s. around 1941

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    I have a 1928 99 with that same handle on the case, so I am guessing around then...so, 1928.

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    Well, before I collected it I thought I was probably going to get a 28k circa 1910 with Victorian decals.

    However, tonight's winner has to be Dreamboat Dorothy McNutt of Dallas, who limited herself to saying Singer 99K, and was spot on! So an invisible box of chocolates to her, and a bar of invisible chocolate to Anna Quilts for saying filigree, and another to NauDeeGal for being only one digit out on the year, which was 1916.

    I hope you've had fun. The photos are going up on the Vintage Machine Photos thread in a few minutes.

    Thank you to NauDeeGal and Vintagemotif for the birthday greetings - I'm amazed you noticed!

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    Thanks for the fun guessing game!

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    128 With belt driven motor
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    I think it is 1910-1920 range.

    Quote Originally Posted by Muv
    No-one wants to try guessing the year?

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