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Thread: 185J = green

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    185J = green

    Case had not been taken care of--worked on it - primed and wound up covering with contact paper--looks much better-
    Machine sews really well--it is very similar to featherweights- think it is 3/4 size - runs very quiet
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    Golly, you've hit the jackpot haven't you. she is pretty too.

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    What a cutie!

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    love the sewing machine
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    Oh! So cute! I've never seen one of those before.

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    Except it weighs like 3 times what a Featherweight does. It's a heavy beast! I've had mine for quite a while and it doesn't get out much to play anymore.

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    Yeah, there's a reason my Japanese Singer-clone is nicknamed "The Hulk."
    It's no lightweight!

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    I have the 185K, same green monster. I wonder what the difference is between the "J" and "K" versions? I know I "smacked" some seller on ebay recently who tried to tell me that these were in fact THE featherweight that everyone is seeking, and I didn't know what I was talking about. He sold one of these advertised as such. I sure hope the buyer isn't disappointed when she sees it.

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    OK Ashboro, have you been looking into my sewing room? I have this machine too and she is a peach. Mine came in a cabinet for $15.00 at our Salvation Army. These little vintage machines are just so cute and easy to sew on.
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    Cute, cute.

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    I love it!

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    I saw one of these at a flea market last month, priced at $60 but seller offered to go to $45. I wasn't sure what it was and passed on it, don't know if it worked or not. I came home and did research, found out it was an upgrade to the 99 and very similar. I have a 99 but am regretting passing this one up.

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    I am sure you will enjoy this little gal (or guy?) You sure fixed up the case nice.

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    Sweet! Love the colour and nice job with the contact paper.

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    I have a 185 also, but due to its weight, it sits in its case in the corner of my sewing room, most of the time. I always intend to give it more use, but when it comes time to pack up and go, I always grab a FW or a 301.

    The green color is so cool, and it does sew nicely.

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    Have one here, although it is on the list to get cleaned up and fixed, wait, might have two. Haven't sewn on them so might enjoy them. I do know they are definitely heavy little brutes. I think maybe the J and the K refer to where they were manufactured. That is they way it is for my 301A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cacklinghen View Post
    Case had not been taken care of--worked on it - primed and wound up covering with contact paper--looks much better-
    Machine sews really well--it is very similar to featherweights- think it is 3/4 size - runs very quiet
    I just got mine last week. A still cleaning and oiling etc. I have the 185K ....made in Kilbowie, Scotland.
    I do need a manual however...any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    I have the 185K, same green monster. I wonder what the difference is between the "J" and "K" versions? I know I "smacked" some seller on ebay recently who tried to tell me that these were in fact THE featherweight that everyone is seeking, and I didn't know what I was talking about. He sold one of these advertised as such. I sure hope the buyer isn't disappointed when she sees it.
    Definitely NOT a featherweight! I have two FW's .....no comparison as far as weight is concerned!!

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    I found Gracie (815) on e=bay... and no one was biding on her.... felt sorry and brought her home. I lover her.... she sews a great stich. My gk love her too..... but she is a little on the heavy side,,,, but much loved.
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    I have 185K, made in uk,,,,,,,,,,,the Js were made in US ni 1957....Mine came in cabinet , has book, attachments etc. I paid 14.99 for it at a thrift. Didnt work when I got it home. Cleaned, and oiled and cleaned and oiled. runs fantastic and love the green color...named it Go Green BAby.....enjoy. I t is considered 3/4 size they came in just before featherweights.
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    Very pretty machine.
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    Go to Singerco.com and several other places on the internet..
    Carol

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    Nice looking machine! Great job on the case too!
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    This was the replacement of the 99K believe it or not...

    Nice machine though, I have one too.
    The 285's were terrible, but the 185's are terrific and sew as well as the 99's.

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    I have the 185J in it's original green case. Picked it up at our local Salvation Army. The case was filthy but cleaned up beautifully and the machine looked like it was barely used. I had my FIL build me a wooden base for it so I could preserve the case but still use the machine. The 60 year old plastic in the base is starting to crumble a little bit. It sews beautifully! And looks so cute sitting out in my sewing room. It's one of my favorite machines.

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