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Thread: 2 machines at the auction this coming wknd.

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    Junior Member JMCDA's Avatar
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    2 machines at the auction this coming wknd.

    I am going to an auction this wknd, lots of really good old collectibles (granite ware, crocks etc) including these 2 sewing machines.

    ...I have absolutely fallen in love with the blue and yellow machine in pic 1 - hope it looks as good IRL as it does in the photo!

    ...can anyone tell from the 2nd pic what the black Singer is, I am too new at this to be able to tell models just by looking at them.

    Thanks for looking!

    Joann
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    That black one may be a 99 in a cabinet...which is hard to find. But can't be sure because I don't know the size of the box sitting on it's bed. If it's a standard attachments box, then I would guess it's a 99.

    Couldn't see much of the blue/yellow machine in the pic, but it looks interesting and I would like to see more of it. Hope you got one or the other.

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    The black one looks like a 201-3, but am not 100% sure (can't see the motor). The tuquoise box is a buttonhole attachment for low shank machines (or should be-that is what came in those boxes).

    Can't tell what the blue and yellow machine is but think it is a 50's or 60's japan-made machine. Probably very strong machine, if it is in good condition.

    Pat

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    the black singer looks very nice
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    revised photo

    Sorry guys, didn't notice that the uploader chopped the right side off of the first photo...let me try again!

    ...and per your suggestions I looked up the 99's and 201's - it has a stitch regulator like the 201 series - found this link on sew-classic for a 201-2
    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/11/...ne-review.aspx

    Pat - you can see the motor...look at the reflection in the mirror behind the machine! LOL
    ....I know, I know, it still isn't clear enough! guess I will just have to wait until Saturday!

    I will have to have a discussion with the photographer on Saturday and tell him how to take a good decisive pic of these machines for their advertising :-)

    sewing machines usually go anywhere from $15-40, except for FW's the last one of those went for $90.00 so I hope I can pick one of them up (probably the purdy japanese one)
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    Singer 15-01 the 201 would have the light up front. If it is a 201 I would go as high as $100 or higher as they are worth more. The 201 has a alrger throat opening. I have both. The other I don't know but I would think the blue one $20-50 if it runs and if the case is in good shape maybe more. The Singer 15-91 $45-125 if it works. This is based on what I find on Craigslist.
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    My guess was also going to be a 201 series machine (but I am also a newbie at this). You can also see the round inspection plate in that mirror! Plus it looks like it has the flat top under the spool. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/vi...ingers_30.html

    Both look nice. Good luck!!

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    Going to this website: http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm

    and putting in the info as can been seen in the auction photo with only two assumptions (a rectangular slide plate*, and flat face plate*) it would be a 99.

    * These two items can't be seen very well in the photo.

    Shari

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    that's a great info blog Dawn...adding it to my bookmarks - and I guess it isn't a 201-2 as there isn't a light switch visible



    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    My guess was also going to be a 201 series machine (but I am also a newbie at this). You can also see the round inspection plate in that mirror! Plus it looks like it has the flat top under the spool. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/vi...ingers_30.html

    Both look nice. Good luck!!

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    I like that yellow/blue one...whatever it is!!!!

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    It is a 201-3 then! Good call on the mirror. A 201-3 has a belted motor, light on the back and round stitch regulator. Great machine. 201-2 has the light on the front and a potted gear driven motor.

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    What Pat said....

    I have a 201-3 at home just like her. I love her. She puts me in my place if she is feeling neglected in anyway. Get her...
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    Cool blue and yellow! I'm going with the consensus for a 201 on the Singer, straighter angles on the machine. http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/label/identifying

    Both very cool. I love auctions. I don't get much I bid on just because I think I'm the thriftiest person alive, but it is an adrenaline rush. Good luck!

    Ha, I see Dawn beat me to it with the link.
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    I'd get them both if I had a chance. The one looks like a knock off of the German Dressmaker that I have in my closet. It is kind of green, not blue or yellow. You had a better picture in the first set. All anyone had to do was to slide the blue line at the bottom of your post and could see the machine better.

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    the singer looks exactly like the 99k that i have even looks like the same cabinet as i have. i payed $50 for mine but i think they can go for a bit more than that if they have all the attachments around $100 or so

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    If I were a betting woman I'd say it's a 201-3. That buttonhole case would fill up the entire space on a 99 (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit but they are smaller machines, aren't they?). That's a great machine and if the motor ever goes, they are very easy to replace, unlike a potted motor.

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    Hi Joann, the black Singer is a 201-3, as evidenced by the body style and the fact that the light is on the non-user side. As you may know, the 201-3 is not so common here in the 'States (if that's where you are) and is desirable because it is easily converted to treadle.

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    The black one looks just like the 66- that I just bought for $20.
    Same cabinet and all. The cabinet is a #72 (says walnut on ad)
    but I was told it was cherry.
    *SEE the pic in Main "I JUST HIT THE JACKPOT" on todays items.

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    Looks like a lot of fun goig to the action. lots of neet stuff.

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    (((sigh))) I had my heart set on the blue and yellow one, because I already have 4 black machines but y'all have just about talked me into the black one...or maybe the other one....or maybe both of them!!! LOL

    ...just my luck they will both go over what I am willing to spend on them!

    J

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    The black one is a Singer 201-3. I have the identical machine. This is the model of the 201 that is most commonly found in Canada. This machine is powerful and fast. I bought mine to sew zippers in coveralls and snowmobile suits and it just powers through denim and duc. It sews rings around my Janome 6500 and the feed dogs will drop to let you FM quilt. This is a good machine and is often referred to as the best machine that Singer ever made. It was known as the "dressmakers" special and mine was used to make costumes for a theatre group in Toronto in its previous life.
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    sooooo disappointed! the japanese "Capitol" that I have been drooling over since the photos came out was just gorgeous - the prettiest machine I have ever seen and totally pristine, not a chip or flake anywhere on her.....

    usually machines go for 20-30-50 dollars but this one went for $110 - a young girl sitting with her Grandpa really wanted it and she was going to have it at any price and she got it....hope she loves her and takes good care of her!
    (I mean REALLY...a featherweight in the case in very good condition went for $90.00 before Christmas!!!!)

    So I am bummed, I don't need it but really wanted it!

    ...hubby said that this must mean that either a 301 or a Rocketeer must be just over the horizon....after I get one of those I think I will be content with my stable of machines.

    ....but gosh she was so cute!

    LOL! Joann

    (didn't wait to see what the Singer went for)

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    ~hug~ I know how that feels! I'm sorry you didn't get it!
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    Thanks Charlee....going out to buy some fabric now! LOL

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    That's a bummer. :-( Buying fabric seems like a nice consolation prize!

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