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    Any idea what model this is?

    I am picking this up later today hopefully. She sure is cute but I have no idea what model or anything. She does come with a case and a book so that is good. Any info is much appreciated.
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    Looks like a 185 J to me. But I could be wrong, I'm not totally awake yet.

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    It is a 185 or 185J. We have one here, a 185J. I think the J means it was made in Canade. Cute and just a little smaller than a full sized machine.

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    Thanks for that info. very helpful. I will of course know more when I pick it up, but this gives me an idea.

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    She may be so little and cute - WARNING - she is very very very HEAVY!!!! Ask me how I know

    Love them by the way - I have two.
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    I own one and yes, it's very heavy!

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    My sister has 2 of those. We have decided to swap, one of my 99s for one of her 185s, next time I drive back to Oklahoma. It will be a while...

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    am working on one of those. It is a nice little machine but heavy.

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    I have one and when I finally got around to cleaning and oiling her she ran so-o-o smoothly!! You will love it
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    I love the color of her!!!!
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    Definitely a 185. Thankfully, my 185J came in a cabinet. I do use it a lot so it is nice not to have to move it around since it is so heavy. It is my second most favorite machine, between my featherweight and my 401A.
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    got her home and everyone is right, she is heavy! Can't seem to find the serial no# on her to see how old she is though. 185K in wonderful condition, works,everything looks good. DH is going to clean and oil her up for me, I said I would but he likes to give them the once over to start with. I am excited.

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    It was the replacement for the 99...definitely a 185J.

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    It say 185K. Need to find the serial no# under the case to find the year. I hope I like it as well as everyone here. I am sure I will.

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    It is a 185. I was just doing some research on this model, thinking about buying it to take to classes. Glad everyone warned that it is heavy! It was made from 1958 - 1969. You will need the serial # to get the exact year.
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    She is sew cute! I hope you get many happy hours from her!

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    Don't know what she is, but
    she is a real pretty green lady.

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    Thanks, I named her Lucy. I firgued she must be from the 50's. I haven't taken the time to look, but she is so cute.

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    You have a jem there. She is indeed a Singer 185. I don't think she is a 185J because they came in a different case than yours is, and I agree, I think the J's were made in Canada. They had the brown case.

    I was fortunate enough to have my mother gift me her old sewing machine. None other that the 185J. I was so afraid I would break something as it had not been used in years and years. I took it home and oiled every moving part with lots of oil, then I let it sit with a towel under it. Next day I would wipe off the oil and reoil. Did that for a week and then put my foot on the pedal. She ran like a dream. I learned to sew on that little baby, and I do almost all my quilt piecing on it since mom was kind enough to give her to me. That little green machine is a work horse. There is not one iota of plastic in her, so she is heavy, but she will sew canvas, or chiffon, whatever you want her to.

    You are one lucky lady to have her.

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    She is so cute! A lovely looking machine.

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