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Thread: Bought a Singer 99

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    So, perhaps next trip to Indy we'll make a side trip to the JoAnns in Martinsville.

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    Joe, there might be some Joann's closer to Indy that have the Singer Lube. Miriam might know. I had called a sewing machine place in Greenwood to see if they had some, but they were out when I had planned to go there. I ended up going down to Bloomington this last week, (I'm between there and Indy), and got some at the Joann's there. I got 2 tubes just to have some extra. The Greenwood Joann's said they don't carry it, and the sewing machine shop in the store doesn't have it there either. Joann's in Bloomington is a smaller store and just has the Singer machines and Singer items on a wall. There are several Joann's around Indy, I know there is one in Avon, but don't know if they have it either. Good luck finding it in a store. I had thought of ordering some from sew-classic, but found it first at Bloomington instead. But you are welcome in Martinsville anyway. It's just a small town here, and not as exciting as Indy.

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    Janis,

    Several trips ago to Indy we went through Martinsville looking around. We have a friend from another forum that lives near there. Didn't see him as he's a Dr in Indy and was at work, but did like what we saw in Martinsville.
    Found an antique store and found some shuttle bobbins we bought.

    The Singer lube is I think a dying product. It's the only lube for the old Singer motors and I'm sure Singer would just as soon see all those old machines die. It wouldn't surprise if sometime in the future they discontinue it. Those of us that use the stuff would be well advised to lay in a life time supply for our Singers.

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    Joe, just how many tubes should I buy? I have 2 and now have 5 vintage Singers that use the lube. Who knows how many more just might tell me 'take me home with you.' Maybe I'll get one for each machine and put them with the machines. That way, I might not run out of it. I think I even used a 40% off coupon on them!!! I love the coupons from Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Hancocks that I can use at Joann's. My hubby calls me the 'Joann coupon queen'. I buy very little there that either isn't on sale or with a coupon.

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    She is very pretty. Congratulations on the new addition to your family.
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    Last time I checked,Joann's carries the singer lube on their website. My local Joann's stopped carrying it about two months ago - they put it on discount and I bought their last 3 tubes. Check their website if you can't find it anywhere else.
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    It looks like Sew Classic has it as well:
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Sing...ease-S2129.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Joe, just how many tubes should I buy? I have 2 and now have 5 vintage Singers that use the lube. Who knows how many more just might tell me 'take me home with you.' Maybe I'll get one for each machine and put them with the machines. That way, I might not run out of it. I think I even used a 40% off coupon on them!!! I love the coupons from Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Hancocks that I can use at Joann's. My hubby calls me the 'Joann coupon queen'. I buy very little there that either isn't on sale or with a coupon.
    You and my wife both work the coupons and sales at JoAnns. Their prices are too high to start with and the coupons just make them a bit more affordable.
    I have a bunch of Singer machines that need the lube, and more tubes than I know. If used sparingly as it should be the tube of lube will last a very long time. I've got a couple of the old metal tube of the lube and it's better than the current stuff.

    When I find it, I buy it. If need be you can always use it for barter material. But each machine should have it's own tube as far as I'm concerned.

    Joe

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    Joe, I'm glad that you said that the old metal tubes of lube are still good. I got one a while ago just to have with my machines, but didn't think it was good any more. I've heard that the oil gets bad and thought that the lube did too. Now to find where I put it....
    I've also got a good bunch of attachments,mostly short shank, but unfortunately some of the Singer button holers didn't come with the cover plate. I'd forgotten that they needed them, and hadn't looked for them when I got the button holers. Anyone have extra plates that they would like to part with?

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