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    Igot my moms TURISSA swissmatic sewing machine made on 1960 a very fine machine.
    It has two diving belts ( zahnreimen) Does anybody knows how to find them? how man dents each and which lenght?
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    You might have better luck with an answer if you posted your question as a new thread, rather than here.

    Sorry, but I have no clue.

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    Those belts aren't made anymore.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    TFSR manuals still available

    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
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    As a start, if you have a 201, model 15, 66 or 99 you should check out thetfsr (tools for self reliance) website for their repair manual series.

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    This is from the first post in this thread. However, that link doesn't work. Good news they are currently available at http://web.archive.org/web/201610160...achine_manual/

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    My husband just bought me a Singer JC854819. I will post a picture in the following post ( I hope). There isn't a manual with this machine. Does anyone know where I can get a copy? I will try to send a picture in this post. Wish me luck!
    I took a photo with my ipad. Usually I can post the picture taken from my ipad to here but I just can't do it today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    My husband just bought me a Singer JC854819. I will post a picture in the following post ( I hope). There isn't a manual with this machine. Does anyone know where I can get a copy?
    A picture would help. It looks like JC serial numbers were made between 1948 and 1954 in Canada. A good resource for identifying the model can be found at http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm Once you have figured out the model number you can usually find a manual at
    http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals

    For the basic servicing of the machine, you will find a lot of good information at http://web.archive.org/web/201610160...achine_manual/
    Those files don't include anything about motors.

    Good luck

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    I have been trying since last night to send a picture. I have also followed your files but either this machine does not exist or I am imaging it sitting in my kitchen.LOL
    I was wondering if I got a manual from a close machine #, would I be able to use that? What I did find out is this it could be a model 60 or 61. I have no idea what that is or by now how to find it. I have been at this so long that now I am confused and ready to take it back.
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    Is it a singer 66 or a 600? The serial number seems off for either one. Too new for a 66 and too old for a 600
    Last edited by miriam; 05-13-2017 at 08:47 AM.
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    Singer

    Here is my picture of the Singer I am trying to find the manual for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    Here is my picture of the Singer I am trying to find the manual for.
    Good machine - a 15-91 with what they call a potted motor. You can download the manual - here
    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...54a175ca4c.pdf

    Enjoy the machine. It looks like it is in good shape.

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    I've got a Husqvarna 6020 and no manual. Can anyone here help? In addition, I've got some bobbins but I'm not at all sure that they are the "right" bobbins for my machine. (Thanks, Huskvarna, for making life so difficult.)

    Thanks in advance! :-)

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    Thanks so much for your help Janey. How do I determine the age for 15-91? Sorry about the upside down picture! I am working on that.
    We bought it at a local quilt shop and the owner said that it had just been cleaned and repaired.
    I love it except for the weight! I can't lift it at all, my husband has to lift it for mel
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    Thanks so much for your help Janey. How do I determine the age for 15-91? Sorry about the upside down picture! I am working on that.
    We bought it at a local quilt shop and the owner said that it had just been cleaned and repaired.
    I love it except for the weight! I can't lift it at all, my husband has to lift it for mel
    You are welcome. I'm glad I could help.

    As far as the age of the machine, it is hard to determine a really close age for JC serial numbers. As I mentioned before that the JC serial numbers were assigned between 1948 and 1954. There aren't really good records kept during that time. Based on the serial number of your machine, I would think that it was manufactured between 1952 and 1954.

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    Sunrise450,
    Another thing that helps with approximate dating is the face plate. Older machines before 1950-52(roughly) had a fancy scroll work face plate. Yours looks to have the striated, or striped, face plate indicative of the 1950s on up machines.

    Cari

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    I was just given a Singer 66-18 ( I think) that has a rotten belt. Does anyone have a good source for something like that? The serial number is AG 284074 made in Elizebeth, NJ in Dec 41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toverly View Post
    I was just given a Singer 66-18 ( I think) that has a rotten belt. Does anyone have a good source for something like that? The serial number is AG 284074 made in Elizebeth, NJ in Dec 41.
    Found one! Thanks anyway y'all.

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