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Thread: Estate Sale find! Singer 15K88 so excited.

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    Senior Member Daisydoodle's Avatar
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    Estate Sale find! Singer 15K88 so excited.

    Went to an estate sale a couple of weeks ago walked into the sewing room and there she was....across the room...calling me to take her home. Well that sounds so dramatic...but close. The wooden cover is in perfect condition, the machine is almost mint and runs like a charm. Got her for $100 and had to have my son carry it out..must weigh 40 lbs. Can't take this one to retreat, unless I sew in my truck.
    I did a search to try and get some information: the serial number indicates the machine was made in 1949; the machine has "Great Britain" under Singer; the model number didn't come up on the Singer site. The machine must have been made and sold in Great Britain? If any one can offer information to help me out let me know.
    All the cords are original and not frayed, when I opened the side compartment the original manual was tucked inside. Her stitch is just lovely. The woman that had her really took great care and kept her oiled and humming. Attached a few pictures.
    Thank you for looking, I just had to share this new member of the sewing room.
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    WOW she is a stunning beauty! Congratulations! Don

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    She's beautiful Daisy!! Congrats on your new "Lady of the House"!!
    The "K" indicates that she was made at the Kilbowie, Scotland plant. What is her serial number?
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    Beautiful machine! Congratulations on your find!

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    So beautiful, you got a steal of a deal.
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    Beautiful machine and case. Especially the case, don't often see one so good. It does look as if the foot pedal has been re-wired at some point, usually the wire is black.
    Sweet Caroline

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    She is beautiful! Enjoy, enjoy!

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    She's well worth the money. A real beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    She's beautiful Daisy!! Congrats on your new "Lady of the House"!!
    The "K" indicates that she was made at the Kilbowie, Scotland plant. What is her serial number?
    Thanks, Carlee; Serial EE963433, looked it up on the Singer site, that is how I came to the 1949 manufacture date. Wondered what the "K" meant, that is good information. Didn't mention that the manual does say printed in Great Britain.
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    Now that I know she was built in Scotland, will have to come up with a cute Scottish name for the Lass. "giggling"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Beautiful machine and case. Especially the case, don't often see one so good. It does look as if the foot pedal has been re-wired at some point, usually the wire is black.
    We wondered about that; the foot pedal is a Singer "Red S Mark" original part. The plug connection is original with the small plug head and no ground foot. I don't know how to determine if this unit was built as a portable or converted from treadle and installed in a case. Any answers out there??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisydoodle View Post
    We wondered about that; the foot pedal is a Singer "Red S Mark" original part. The plug connection is original with the small plug head and no ground foot. I don't know how to determine if this unit was built as a portable or converted from treadle and installed in a case. Any answers out there??
    I am thinking that she was a portable electric since she was made in 1949.
    Sweet Caroline

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    WOW nice, very nice

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    Very nice machine. How about Arleen, Bridgett or Erin for some Irish names.
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    My Border Collie mix, Moira, who is also shiny black in color will share her name. Your machine is a beauty.

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    I have this machine. And I love it! I have been sewing on it all day today. Enjoy!
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    She's beautiful and her cover looks great. What a find, lucky you! Enjoy her.

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    Simply beautiful, what a deal!

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    She is such a beauty, you did great. Waiting to see what name you give Her, lol...........have fun with Her
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    During our mining days in Grants, NM, we had a Scottish family move in across the street and they had a daughter the same age as my youngest, at that time. Her name was Morag. We thought that was very strange, but over time, it sort of blended in, or in our minds, it did, anyhow. Her dad would often on week-ends come out wearing "the kilt".
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    She is a beauty. Congrats.

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    She sure is purty! Enjoy your new "toy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisydoodle View Post
    Now that I know she was built in Scotland, will have to come up with a cute Scottish name for the Lass. "giggling"
    You will love her.... I have a 99K and have so much fun with her. I am from Scotland and my daughter found her for me and gave her to me as a Christmas present
    I call her "Heather Bell"

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    My Mom had one like this and she gave it to a friend that didn't even sew! Wish I had it now!!!

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    WOW, she is beautiful. Congrats and enjoy.
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