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    Old 06-26-2018, 08:56 PM
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    My father recently came into possession of this clearly vintage sewing machine by "Singer Manufacturing Co".


    I am looking into more information on it.


    From one website I am told as the result of taking an identification questionnaire (since it is before 1958 or so when they started putting the model #'s on machines) that it is a 99-13.


    However, looking up the serial number, I get multiple sources saying it is a 99k from 1951, with one source even giving a month and day of February 22nd (that source being IMSAC or however you spell it).


    I e-mailed the gentleman who runs the first website I used with this information, and asked if he could help me figure it out once and for all. Obviously still waiting on a reply as I just sent it 5 minutes ago.


    (my dad was a tailor as one of his many professions in his younger years, which also included coal mining, and literally being a grave digger).


    However, here's the best part. Photos.








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    Old 06-26-2018, 11:14 PM
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    your pictures didn't work
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    Old 06-27-2018, 03:00 AM
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    Picture posting can act up some times. 99 was in production for a long time and made by several of the Singer factories; I think the US, UK and Canadian factories all made them, I'm not sure of the others. If you the serial number points to a 99K, it means it's made by the Kilbowie factory in Scotland. The later 99s, had a stitch lenght lever with reverse, the earlier had a stitch length turn knob and no reverse. There's some nice info on this page.
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    Old 06-27-2018, 05:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by Twiggy1995
    .... However, here's the best part. Photos.
    Welcome. The photos did not show up. I think that the problem is the link is for a site that one has to log in to see pictures. Even links to photo hosting sites are not allowed (I think I've read that). Also, here are size limits for pictures, so probably need to be reduced.

    It has been a while since I have been to Sandman's to check the model number, but is a very good start. Most of the serial number charts do not include the sub models. According to http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...sses-1-99.html the 99K13 was only made for a few years in the twenties. I am guessing that it might be a different sub-model. The K designation simply means that it was made In Kilbowie rather than the US. I'm thinking by 1951 that they were the same sub-models no matter where made.

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    Old 06-27-2018, 06:06 AM
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    I don't know if the listing is correct on the 99K13. I'm sure my 1934 99K qualifies as a -13. It's in a domed case, small hand wheel, knee lever speed control, and it has the round stitch length knob. It looks like pedal controller has a different subnumber. The later ones with stitch length lever seems to have been given subnumbers starting with 2.
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    Old 06-27-2018, 07:13 AM
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    Well,

    Once I realized my photos aren't showing up to anyone else, I came here to edit my post and replace them with the original links from my facebook (which no one anywhere has complained about before), but I see no edit option.

    Kind of weird, on every other vbbulletin forum I am in, there is an edit option for posts and replies.

    Things like this are a perfect example of why it should exist...

    anyway, here are the new, working photos:









    EDIT: Well, it seems I can edit my replies, but not my original post.

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    Old 06-27-2018, 07:48 AM
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    on this forum you can't edit anything over 20 minutes after you post it
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    Still no photos here.
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    Old 06-27-2018, 07:52 AM
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    yours looks just like mine, also 99-13 according to that website, although mine's from new jersey
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    Old 06-27-2018, 11:14 AM
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    I just got a reply from the gentleman who runs the first website. (Sandman's).

    He informed me that it is a 99k-13 made February 22nd, 1951 in Clydebank, Scotland.

    The "k" simply denotes it was made in the UK and nothing more. An American made would just be "99-13", so there's my confusion sorted out.
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