What model singer

Old 10-26-2015, 06:31 AM
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I'm just getting involved in vintage machines and I picked up this one at a junk store for $10. It doesn't work but I'd like to find out what model it is and play around with it before I tactal the machine I have that works. This one is my guinea pig. The serial # is AH 174533 so it's circa 1947. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I hate to sound dumb, but I have photos but I don't know how to post them for you guys to see. Which I'm sure would be helpful in figuring out what model machine it is
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:07 AM
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According to ISMACS it's a model 128 made in 1947. It's a nice model, lots of info on the web on it. Is it intact? If all parts are there all it usually need is oil, a bit of TLC and more oil. Electric motor or hand crank? I doubt a treadle would be used as a door stop.

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Old 10-26-2015, 07:10 AM
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Yeah photos help. I just go to the "Insert Image" icon on the bar when you post comment and follow the instructions.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:33 AM
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Those vibrating-shuttle Singers are terrific little (it's a 3/4 size) basic machines. Yours probably has the pebbly ("Godzilla") finish with glossy black hand wheel. Nice. Get it working properly and it'll be a handy machine to have.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:08 AM
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Manalto- that's exactly what it looks like!!!! Sounds like I should attempt to resurrect it. I'll have my husband check it with the volt meter and check the electrical cord. I'm not about getting zapped!!!! Thanks guys for the info!! Glad to know there's a lot of info on the internet about it!!!

I'll have to do a more detailed inspection of it to make sure all the parts are there.
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I get an odd satisfaction from making the same quilt on a $10 machine as someone who has a $6,000 computerized plastic craptastic contraption. (Similar to when I shovel my entire driveway in less time than it takes my next-door neighbor to get his stinky snowblower started.) Once you get the hang of it, that machine will be great for piecing. It makes the most soothing sound in Sewingmachinedom.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Manalto View Post
I get an odd satisfaction from making the same quilt on a $10 machine as someone who has a $6,000 computerized plastic craptastic contraption. (Similar to when I shovel my entire driveway in less time than it takes my next-door neighbor to get his stinky snowblower started.) Once you get the hang of it, that machine will be great for piecing. It makes the most soothing sound in Sewingmachinedom.
My sentiments, too.
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Same here. Some of those expensive machines are nice though. I know after another 100 years my all metal, no electronics machines will still be able to sew (as long as the next few people to own them care for them) while the ones being made today will be in a landfill somewhere. Too much plastic inside them waiting to fail even if the circuit boards and switches somehow survive.
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Thanks to Rodney and others on this board, I got my Singer 66 running and so enjoyed making pot holders yesterday. It hums along and has beautiful stitches. Not only does it sew nicely but makes a good conversation piece in my livingroom. So thankful my brother didn't take it to Goodwill. Sharon
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Originally Posted by grammasharon View Post
Thanks to Rodney and others on this board, I got my Singer 66 running and so enjoyed making pot holders yesterday. It hums along and has beautiful stitches. Not only does it sew nicely but makes a good conversation piece in my livingroom. So thankful my brother didn't take it to Goodwill. Sharon
Good to hear; I hope you enjoy it for a good long time.

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