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    I got these two machines as a gift from a friend. Both are missing bobbin plates. One is a model 99 I think. The other one is a model 457. I know I can look on eBay for the 457 and get parts but I need to be sure the other one is a Model 99. Then I can look for parts. I also need to know if the 457 is a good machine. If it is I will continue to clean and get parts for Her. I have cleaned the 99 up and oiled Her. I need to repair a broken wire on the foot controller. I have got to get the foot controller for the 457, My Friend has it but forgot to put it with the machine. I thank you for any info you have for me. I am ready to start getting them both in sewing condition. Also need feet for both and bobbins. I need to know what bobbing the 457 uses. Joy
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    You're in luck, they both use the same type of bobbin-class 66. At least you only have to get one kind. I'm pretty sure they both use low shank feet too. To check, take the foot off the 99 and try it on the 457. You need to check the gears on the 457 by taking off the top and also looking under the bed. Hopefully they are metal or if they are plastic, they are still intact. If all is well, then just a bit of cleaning and oiling should be enough. Good luck!

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    Thanks Pat, I will check out the gears. i did not know they had them, lol...See I need a manual. I am getting ready to clean Her up and I will check Her out. I thank you for your reply, Joy
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    The 99 will take the same slide plate as a 66. Everything is the same on the 99 as the 66; the only difference is the 99 is a 3/4 machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    The 99 will take the same slide plate as a 66. Everything is the same on the 99 as the 66; the only difference is the 99 is a 3/4 machine.
    Thanks, I am in the process of ordering a plate and some bobbins. Are thee Bobbins the 66? I have some bobbins here that are supposed to be 66 but won't work. Is there anything else I should look for besides the 66. Joy
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    Joy, I can't tell you zip about the 457, but the other machine is a 66, not a 99. Fluffy and Mitch's mom are right, it will take the same bobbins (Class 66), and slide plate. (Contact Cathy, mizkaki) here on the board for parts...she's AWESOME!
    Miriam can help you with information on the 457!!
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    Ah! And when you get the slide plate for the 66, remember that it slides onto the machine from the INSIDE to OUT....people naturally want to slide them on from the end of the machine, and they don't lock on that way...it's why so many are missing!
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    Lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Ah! And when you get the slide plate for the 66, remember that it slides onto the machine from the INSIDE to OUT....people naturally want to slide them on from the end of the machine, and they don't lock on that way...it's why so many are missing!
    Charlee, I found that out with the slide plates on my Red Eye. You are saying this is the same as my Red Eye and my other 66. It said the 99 was the same except smaller. I haven't looked yet but I think this one is smaller that the two 66's I have. I trust you though, I read all your stuff on here. you are really knowledgeable about these machines, Are you going by the swrial #. The number is AK030733. Joy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Ah! And when you get the slide plate for the 66, remember that it slides onto the machine from the INSIDE to OUT....people naturally want to slide them on from the end of the machine, and they don't lock on that way...it's why so many are missing!
    Hey, I went back and looked, you are right as I knew you would be, it is a model 66-16, does that sound right, lol.....I knew it used the same bobbins and plate as my other ones. It just looked different, I guess it is a new one. My others are older than this one. This one sews great. I am anxious to get Her going good. One thing left to do is clean up the tension on Her, thanks Charlee. I knew you would set me straight, LOL.....have a wonderful evening, Joy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    Hey, I went back and looked, you are right as I knew you would be, it is a model 66-16, does that sound right, lol.....I knew it used the same bobbins and plate as my other ones. It just looked different, I guess it is a new one. My others are older than this one. This one sews great. I am anxious to get Her going good. One thing left to do is clean up the tension on Her, thanks Charlee. I knew you would set me straight, LOL.....have a wonderful evening, Joy
    You're welcome Joy...you're right, I went and looked up the serial because I'm not always totally confident with visual identifications! I was pretty sure it was the 66 tho, because the face plate isn't flat like it is on the 99...
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