Manual for a vintage machine

Old 04-17-2022, 12:29 PM
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I inherited a Singer EK959554.
Where can I get a manual so I can figure out how to thread it?
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Old 04-17-2022, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dapplegirl
I inherited a Singer EK959554.
Where can I get a manual so I can figure out how to thread it?
According to https://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mac...l-numbers.html you have a 99K that the serial number was allocated in late 1955. The date given does not mean that it was actually made on that date. There have been a few errors in the serial number databases. One can check https://www.sandman-collectibles.com...r-machines.htm to help identify vintage Singer sewing machines. A manual can be found at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/36...es.html#manual

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Ismacs isn't always correct, but it lists serial numbers in your number range to be a Singer model # 99. (The number you listed is the serial number, not the model number.) This manual is for a 99-13, which is a portable with a knee controller, which yours may not have. So, it may not have the exact same controller (knee controller, foot pedal, etc.), but the sewing part, including threading, bobbins, stitch length, etc. and most everything else should be the same.

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Don't forget to give it a drink of oil (sewing machine oil only - available at most hobby stores fabric stores and Walmart. The Manual will tell you where to put it.

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Old 04-17-2022, 05:30 PM
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Default 99k

Thank you so much for the info. I do see the 99K on the front.

I will look up the info in the links provided.

thanks again.
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Great little 3/4 sized machine. Made in Scotland. I take mine traveling for folk life festivals. Welcome aboarad.
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hmm oh yea. my avatar is a 99 Hand crank.
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Originally Posted by bkay
... stitch length, etc. and most everything else should be the same. ...
Just an FYI, there were two different stitch indicator plates on the non-thumb screw type machines. The 99-13 had a large thumb screw to change the stitch length. In the 1953 manual the stitch length was a lever with a single slot. The 1962 has a plate with 2 slots, one was for the lever and the other had an indicator for the stitch length. I really never paid attention until recently and was reading a blog that told about the two different stitch indicator plates.

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