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    Super Member tellabella's Avatar
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    I have never seen this design before and this machine is for sale...what would you pay?
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    If you can get the serial number off it, you can look it up on http://singerco.com. She's really pretty!

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    Nice!

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    beautiful machine i'd probably grab it.

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    what does the medallion say?

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    If anyone on here would know it's Billy!! aka Lostn51
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_pr...p?usernum=8782
    Send him a PM message. He is the resident go to here concerning singer machine questions. crafty_linda_b

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    looks great. a lot of the value is the condition of the decals

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    I am not sure of the model number, may be a 15 but will have to wait for the experts.

    The decal pattern is called Tiffany or Gingerbread.

    Looks to be in good condition. Congratulations.

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    is something broken on it? It looks like it is missing a lever or something? I know I need glasses LOL

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    It's a model #66 and I think the decals are called "Tiffany". I have one which an antiques dealer pulled out of a treadle frame (and put a piece of flagstone on top of the frame with a price tag of $150). The machine cost me $7 - when I asked if she still had it! I bought a hand crank for it, for about $10, from a member of the FeatherWeightFanatics group. My grandchildren have learned on it before they "graduate" to a 301 and eventually my Bernina! If you call 1-800-4SINGER they should be able to give you it's "birthday" from the serial number and tell you where to find a manual to reprint from the internet.

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    It's a beautiful machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    I am not sure of the model number, may be a 15 but will have to wait for the experts.

    The decal pattern is called Tiffany or Gingerbread.

    Looks to be in good condition. Congratulations.
    I think it's one of the model 15's, also, because the tensioner is on the side rather than the front. I'd buy it just because I don't have anything with those decals (yet:-D) but also because people love the 15's for their free motion quilting abilities. Looks like that one could be a treadle version!

    What are they charging? I know that some people don't want to pay much for these machines but I think I would pay up to around $100 for it. There is lots of info, on this model, on the internet so any repairs that it may need could be easily done.

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    I'd buy it. The decals are in very good condition.

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    Pretty machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    I have never seen this design before and this machine is for sale...what would you pay?
    Unbelievable - I just came in to ask questions about my new girl and lo and behold, I think it's the same one! I paid $30 for mine, I just could not pass her up.

    Have you found out what they are yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    I have never seen this design before and this machine is for sale...what would you pay?
    Unbelievable - I just came in to ask questions about my new girl and lo and behold, I think it's the same one! I paid $30 for mine, I just could not pass her up.

    Have you found out what they are yet?
    Someone said it was a 66 and someone else said it's a 15. I have both and there a similarities and differences in both to yours. What's the serial number on it? Then you could look it up and find out exactly what it is. I'll post a pic in a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie

    Someone said it was a 66 and someone else said it's a 15. I have both and there a similarities and differences in both to yours. What's the serial number on it? Then you could look it up and find out exactly what it is. I'll post a pic in a minute.
    Thanks! It's G1788578, which looks like it's from 1912ish but I can't figure the model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    I have never seen this design before and this machine is for sale...what would you pay?
    Unbelievable - I just came in to ask questions about my new girl and lo and behold, I think it's the same one! I paid $30 for mine, I just could not pass her up.

    Have you found out what they are yet?
    Here they are:

    I really curious at what you find out!

    15-91 with the Tension knob on the front/head but check out the stitch length button...
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    66 has the tension knob on the side front but it looks alot like yours
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    I have never seen this design before and this machine is for sale...what would you pay?
    Unbelievable - I just came in to ask questions about my new girl and lo and behold, I think it's the same one! I paid $30 for mine, I just could not pass her up.

    Have you found out what they are yet?
    Here they are:

    I really curious at what you find out!
    Oh wow, I see what you mean! It looks closer to the 66, but definitely has pieces of both (plus a couple of things that are different still). This is my first vintage Singer so I'm completely lost, thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie

    Someone said it was a 66 and someone else said it's a 15. I have both and there a similarities and differences in both to yours. What's the serial number on it? Then you could look it up and find out exactly what it is. I'll post a pic in a minute.
    Thanks! It's G1788578, which looks like it's from 1912ish but I can't figure the model.
    Ta Da! It's a Model 15, 50,000 made 1/8/1912!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Ta Da! It's a Model 15, 50,000 made 1/8/1912!
    Aha, how cool - thank you so much!!

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    To display my own ignorance, I knew it was a 15, but is that a 15-30?

    Drives me nutso that I can't find anything that tells me the differences between the same model numbers...ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    To display my own ignorance, I knew it was a 15, but is that a 15-30?

    Drives me nutso that I can't find anything that tells me the differences between the same model numbers...ya know?
    Oh yes. I feel exactly the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Ta Da! It's a Model 15, 50,000 made 1/8/1912!
    Aha, how cool - thank you so much!!
    Hope you love yours as much as I love mine! It's a great machine--I have 2! And you got it for a phenomenal price! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    To display my own ignorance, I knew it was a 15, but is that a 15-30?

    Drives me nutso that I can't find anything that tells me the differences between the same model numbers...ya know?
    Well Charlee, I'm ignorant too! All the Singer site says it's a 15. I know for sure it's not a 15-91 or 96 because that's what I have it it looks different from those...

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