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Thread: Look what I have found! Vintage hand crank Singer Sewing Machine

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    Congrats on your find! I, too, never thought about sewing machines missing during the war. You have a lovely machine!

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    I just watched an episode (episode 3) of the Korean Drama "Fashion King" where they used a similar machine.
    Go in about 14 minutes on this link to see it in use.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpr...?search_algo=1
    I need to get one of these. Congratulations, Nice find, in good shape.

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    Beautiful and a great find! I'm jealous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama View Post
    Congrats on your find! I, too, never thought about sewing machines missing during the war. You have a lovely machine!
    Thank you. I only know about the war and missing machines because my mother told me the story a few years before she died. I wanted to try and buy a machine then for her to try out when she came to visit but it was beyond my budget at the time so she never has had the opportunity to use one. Never mind, at least we now have a part of history and for that, I am thankful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by husband-of-a-quilter View Post
    I just watched an episode (episode 3) of the Korean Drama "Fashion King" where they used a similar machine.
    Go in about 14 minutes on this link to see it in use.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpr...?search_algo=1
    I need to get one of these. Congratulations, Nice find, in good shape.
    Thank you and thank you for the link. I watched the video and saw the machine. Lovely. To think that they are still using it in Korea! Wow! I hope you do find one in a garage sale which is where you could possibly find one cheaper than what is advertised on the internet on various websites? Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    Beautiful and a great find! I'm jealous!!
    Thank you. Sorry to make you jealous. Hope you find one too! Best wishes
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    Great find! It looks like it is in great shape. Why can't I ever find anything like that? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzieLizzie View Post
    Thank you and thank you for the link. I watched the video and saw the machine. Lovely. To think that they are still using it in Korea! Wow! I hope you do find one in a garage sale which is where you could possibly find one cheaper than what is advertised on the internet on various websites? Good luck!

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    Great find! It looks like it is in great shape. Why can't I ever find anything like that? lol
    Thank you, it is in good shape and all it needs is some cleaning and polishing. As I mentioned in my reply to husband-of -a-quilter, you'd probably find machines like this in garage sales? My guess is that it would be cheaper than from most websites as there are people who just want to clear their old stuff out and price is not the main aim. I used to think the same as you and many others before I found this machine. So, keep your chin up and if it is meant to be, it'll come knocking.

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    BLizzie, I'm so happy you got a Singer 99K. Your machine is beautiful!! I think the 99's are just neat little machines. You will love sewing with it. I am the proud owner of 2, one that is electric and the other one has a knee bar. Mine from the 1920's, but look a lot like yours. Mine don't have numbers on the tension, does yours? And like yours, they have the knob for the stitch regulator. Almost any short shank attachments will work on your machine. Now I also would like a hand crank machine. Will it be a 99 also? who knows? But I'll be watching out for one.
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    Wow what a wonderful find. It is very rare to find one of these in such awesome shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    BLizzie, I'm so happy you got a Singer 99K. Your machine is beautiful!! I think the 99's are just neat little machines. You will love sewing with it. I am the proud owner of 2, one that is electric and the other one has a knee bar. Mine from the 1920's, but look a lot like yours. Mine don't have numbers on the tension, does yours? And like yours, they have the knob for the stitch regulator. Almost any short shank attachments will work on your machine. Now I also would like a hand crank machine. Will it be a 99 also? who knows? But I'll be watching out for one.
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    Hi Janis, thank you. I am so lucky that my son was with me that day, otherwise, I would have walked right past it as it was in an obscure part of the shop and not at all noticeable. You mention numbers on the tension. Where would I find those numbers if they are there? Please can you tell me and I'll have a look.

    I think that the hand crank machines have a charm all their own and they are lovely. I am now on the look out for a treadle machine that resembles my grandmother's machine. What have I got myself into? I am hooked!

    Please let us know when you get your hand crank machine. It will be a lovely find, I'm sure of it. Best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frusratedquilter40 View Post
    Wow what a wonderful find. It is very rare to find one of these in such awesome shape
    Yes, it is a wonderful find. I had no idea how rare it is to find a machine like this in such good condition. I realise now that there are machines that need more than spit and a polish! I wouldn't have been able to do more than simple cleaning and maintenance as I have no clue as to where to begin. I watched Muv's videos and thank goodness for her videos and various blogs, I have an idea as to what I should be doing. Cheers!
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    [QUOTE=BizzieLizzie;5275102]Hi Janis, thank you. I am so lucky that my son was with me that day, otherwise, I would have walked right past it as it was in an obscure part of the shop and not at all noticeable. You mention numbers on the tension. Where would I find those numbers if they are there? Please can you tell me and I'll have a look.

    If there are numbers on the tension dial, they are in a circle around the dial. Mine doesn't have them, and I don't pay attention to the numbers on my other machines. If the tension needs adjusting, I just turn the dial which way I need to in able to correct the tension. As you notice, there is just a dial for the length of stitch, and no numbers. You just turn the dial to see what length of stitch you want, and leave it there.
    Happy sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzieLizzie View Post
    Hi Janis, thank you. I am so lucky that my son was with me that day, otherwise, I would have walked right past it as it was in an obscure part of the shop and not at all noticeable. You mention numbers on the tension. Where would I find those numbers if they are there? Please can you tell me and I'll have a look.

    If there are numbers on the tension dial, they are in a circle around the dial. Mine doesn't have them, and I don't pay attention to the numbers on my other machines. If the tension needs adjusting, I just turn the dial which way I need to in able to correct the tension. As you notice, there is just a dial for the length of stitch, and no numbers. You just turn the dial to see what length of stitch you want, and leave it there.
    Happy sewing!
    Hi Janis,

    I have just had a peek and there doesn't appear to be any numbers anywhere except for the serial number. I guess it will be a case of trial and error? How far do you turn the dial? I am guessing in small increments? I'll have a go one day and see how it sews.
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    B Lizzie - watch my video on how to adjust the tension on a long bobbin machine. Follow the same method on that video to adjust your upper tension. Make sure you have cleaned your discs first. Shame we aren't round the corner from each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    B Lizzie - watch my video on how to adjust the tension on a long bobbin machine. Follow the same method on that video to adjust your upper tension. Make sure you have cleaned your discs first. Shame we aren't round the corner from each other...
    Thanks Muv. Will keep this in mind when I get down to sewing with it. Will keep you posted.
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    Before you mess with the tension, use a different color of thread in the bobbin and the spool of thread and a new needle to see just how the tension is working on your machine. It might be OK. If not, watch Muv's videos and go from there.
    I keep a small spool of thread, a bobbin of other thread (I can always transfer it to the one with the machine) a scrap of fabric, new machine needles, and a tiny pair of scissors in my purse, just in case... I come across a vintage machine I want to try out. I did that with the last Singer 99 I bought, much to the amusement of the clerks in the store. It let me know just what I was getting.
    That little oil can with your machine is so cute, a real keeper!! ")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Before you mess with the tension, use a different color of thread in the bobbin and the spool of thread and a new needle to see just how the tension is working on your machine. It might be OK. If not, watch Muv's videos and go from there.
    I keep a small spool of thread, a bobbin of other thread (I can always transfer it to the one with the machine) a scrap of fabric, new machine needles, and a tiny pair of scissors in my purse, just in case... I come across a vintage machine I want to try out. I did that with the last Singer 99 I bought, much to the amusement of the clerks in the store. It let me know just what I was getting.
    That little oil can with your machine is so cute, a real keeper!! ")
    Hi Janis

    thank you for the tip. It apparently was in use until it became jammed with the knot of thread. I am hoping that it is still working and needs no adjustment. I can't test it now as we are packing to move and the place is in complete chaos!! Once we are settled, I'll take my time to clean it up and then try it out afterwards.

    Yes, the oil can is so cute, I was so tickled by it actually that my son was a little embarassed about me fawning all over this little vintage oil can! I love embarrassing my son because the look on his face is just so funny. He's 17 but hey it's just a number and he will always be my little boy. Heaven forbids he reads this post!
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