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    I know, I know, "needs work" Lol! For $40, I couldn't pass it up!

    These old Singers are such works of art.
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    Awesome! Good deal! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Hidden treasure there...check out the serial number on the Singer site and you will be able to identify year, model no. and place of manufacture. Look forward to seeing what you do with "her". Oh and if you need help/info the Vintage Machine Shop is well worth a visit.

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    Nice!

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    Love those "DEALS"

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    how lucky

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    WOW lucky dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I know, I know, "needs work" Lol! For $40, I couldn't pass it up!
    Congratulations!!! Actually, she looks pretty good. Her decals are in wonderful shape, she just needs a day at the spa :-D

    Which model is it? Is this your first vintage machine? If it is, it won't be your last....hahaha :D

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    lucky you! A quilt guild here in Maryland was given a 1956 Featherweight 221 for them to auction off. case and all. It is showroom perfect. I bought 1 ticket as that is all the money I had with me. But definitely plan to buy a bunch more.

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    Kudos for rescuing a gracious old lady. :D

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I know, I know, "needs work" Lol! For $40, I couldn't pass it up!
    Congratulations!!! Actually, she looks pretty good. Her decals are in wonderful shape, she just needs a day at the spa :-D

    Which model is it? Is this your first vintage machine? If it is, it won't be your last....hahaha :D
    She's a 1947. And the cabinet came with her!
    No, I just bought a 1934 15 91 about a month ago- I've already quilted a small quilt on it, and I love it! Plus I have a 1974 (vintage?) Viking that I do piecing on. My DH is starting to worry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I know, I know, "needs work" Lol! For $40, I couldn't pass it up!
    Congratulations!!! Actually, she looks pretty good. Her decals are in wonderful shape, she just needs a day at the spa :-D

    Which model is it? Is this your first vintage machine? If it is, it won't be your last....hahaha :D
    :thumbup: :thumbup: A day at the spa would do the trick!

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    Model 99? Good for you!

    I went to look at a 201 today, also Craigslist, but decided to pass on it. It had electrical problems and she wanted too much $ for what I'd have to pay to get it working right. Too bad.

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    You are so lucky!!! That's great! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Model 99? Good for you!

    I went to look at a 201 today, also Craigslist, but decided to pass on it. It had electrical problems and she wanted too much $ for what I'd have to pay to get it working right. Too bad.
    No, it's a 66, and I stand corrected, she's a 1948.

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    I'm just hoping I can find someone locally to fix her up.

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    here one on craig's list for 35.00 if anyone is interested. http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/2204984096.html

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    and here is an old, old singer for 45.00 http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/2161150688.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Model 99? Good for you!

    I went to look at a 201 today, also Craigslist, but decided to pass on it. It had electrical problems and she wanted too much $ for what I'd have to pay to get it working right. Too bad.
    No, it's a 66, and I stand corrected, she's a 1948.
    I have a 66 but it's a 1908 and so it doesn't have the reverse lever. That came later... (It has the back clamping feet, too.) The 99s are like a 3/4 scale version of the 66, with that reverse lever. Nice machine and a super price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    and here is an old, old singer for 45.00 http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/2161150688.html
    This one is a 15! It's a super deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I'm just hoping I can find someone locally to fix her up.
    The wiring probably needs to be changed... As for the rest of it, you can go over it all and refurb it yourself, if you are so inclined. It's fun. Here's the best website I've found to guide you through restoring these machines:

    http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    Check out all the links on refurbishing. It's extremely thorough.

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    Great find!

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    Congratulations! She's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I'm just hoping I can find someone locally to fix her up.
    The wiring probably needs to be changed... As for the rest of it, you can go over it all and refurb it yourself, if you are so inclined. It's fun. Here's the best website I've found to guide you through restoring these machines:

    http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    Check out all the links on refurbishing. It's extremely thorough.
    Wow! Thanks! She absolutely needs new wiring, but I am a diy-er, so maybe I'll at least look at it before taking it to someone else.

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    great job

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