1969 Riccar

Old 03-20-2017, 08:48 AM
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Default 1969 Riccar

My husband just purchased this beauty for me. The motor says 1969 but other than that I know nothing of it. He paid $25 Im hoping its not a loss and it seems to be running well. Can someone tell me what model this is and if its a good one ? Im just starting of and really could use a point in the right direction.[ATTACH=CONFIG]570118[/ATTACH]
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:43 AM
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Sorry! I can't help with old machines, but I can welcome you from the beautiful mountains of western NC. There are many on this site who can provide the information you need on your machine. And - expect to learn so much from all the gifted quilters on this site.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:55 AM
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how can you lose for $25? Plug it in, oil the moving parts, dismantle the bobbin mechanism then clean and oil it, and ENJOY! Lucky you.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:41 AM
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Riccar's have a nice reputation. I haven't owned one yet. AS part of the cleaning, make sure you clean the tension discs too. Lots of good $25.00 machines out there. And welcome from the mild hills of Kansas.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:02 AM
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If you have the model number, you can perhaps find the owner's manual online. The following link contains links to manuals that you can read online:


hope this helps!
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:31 PM
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That's a sweet machine! It just does straight and zig-zag, but should make a great stitch. The presser foot tensioner (on the top/left) needs to be pushed down so there's enough pressure to pull the fabric through. The lever on the front/right is your stitch length. And the dial on the front/middle is your stitch width.

The holes in the top of the machine are for oiling. Open the door on the left end and oil in there, and in the bottom of the machine. It looks like it's in pretty good condition -- the bobbin winder tire looks new and the paint doesn't look scratched. Clean up the bobbin area and have fun sewing.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:26 AM
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:05 AM
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I have one just like it in green! Couldnt find any info on it online but now at least I know the year it was made. I also paid $25 for ir, I hope you are enjoying yours as much as I am mine.
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