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Thread: My New Eye Candy

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    Senior Member mrsmail's Avatar
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    Found this today at the Good Will. It was marked $69.99. I asked them if they would take $50 and they said yes, but then I wouldn't be able to get my 10% Senior Discount. It is missing the bobbin cover and possibly the bobbin holder. I am not sure. It is a treadle machine without a case. Serial number is
    G6450229. What does that tell me? Did I waste my money?
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    Sweet!

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    For $50 it would be nice even if it were door-stop material only.

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    Sweet!
    Lostin51 will be able to help you with parts.

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    I know it's a Singer Redeye 66. I have one from 1923.

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    oh nice eye candy, i have one to just love they way it sews

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    She is very pretty, a little cleaning and a couple of parts and I am sure you will be very happy together.

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    Nice!

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    No!!! You didn't waste your money! She's a beauty and will be good to go soon!!!
    Have fun with her!!

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    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_1letter.html
    This will give you info. I would love to have one like her. Way to go:) Model 66 50,000 made 9-17-1918. :)

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    Well done, negotiator! Yes, she is worth it. Beautiful Machine.

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    Parts are easy enough to find, and yes, it's most likely been a treadle in it's early life...you may find a spot for a motor mount tho, in which case you can turn it into an electric machine.

    She's very pretty, and while the price might have still been a bit high FOR ME, I don't think you were burned either!
    Watch the antique/second hand stores for a treadle cabinet for her, you can usually pick them up for less than $75, depending on the shape they're in. If you do, make sure that the treadle parts are all there, and that the pedal turns the wheel.
    You can have someone make you a wooden base for her, and you can purchase hand cranks that will fit over the handwheel.
    Looks to me like the bobbin carriage is there...it's a drop in bobbin.

    Congrats on your new baby...whatcha gonna name her?

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    I tend to agree with everyone else, you got an excellent deal! The decals are just great.

    I found a "Free No.5" the other day that was in a cabinet at a local thrift store. Ugh!! The cabinet was in horrid condition but the machine was even worse than that, totally froze up and rusted beyond belief. They wanted $120-FIRM, according to the tag. I told one of the gals there I would give them $20 for the whole thing.

    Well, you'd have thought I told her I wanted it for nothing. She got very angry with me and started ranting in spanish. I just shook my head and walked away laughing. "$120", are you kidding me?

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    Enjoy!

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    Sweet - I think you got a very nice machine. Someone else already posted the Singer site to find the year it was allotted - just look it up by the serial number on the machine.

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    she is a beauty, enjoy

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    I love the red eyes! I have two now and am always looking for another with even better decals than the ones I have. She's a beaut! Those dang stitchplates are usually missing on this machine because they are such a pain to get back on. You need a flathead screwdriver to to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmail
    It is missing the bobbin cover and possibly the bobbin holder. I am not sure. It is a treadle machine without a case. Serial number is G6450229. What does that tell me? Did I waste my money?
    No, you got a Red Eye that has pretty great decals for its age. The bobbin holder is there, you just need a bobbin and a slide plate.

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    Oooooh I wish i knew how to post pics. My son bought me this exact machine at a garage sale for my birthday a couple years ago. It was so beautiful-I shined it all up and it sits up on one of my kitchen cabinets for decoration- she's a beauty

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    Looks just like the one I bought at an auction last week-end, except your decals are in much better shape than mine which, on the arm are almost gone, part of the S and most of the G, part of the E and a bit of the R are gone the I and N are totally gone and on top, the whole Singer logo is gone. As it is a back mount with only the basic foot, I am putting my plain Black Bertha 66 in the cabinet as she is a side mount with lots of attatchments. Need to put a new belt on too and then will be off to the races. I got the machine in the cabinet for a $50 bid.

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    Redeye...66..can get bobbins at Joann's Class 66...I have one from 1910

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    She's a beauty. That's a great price for what I see around here.

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    Did you tell them that the 19.99 savings was more than the 10% so you were still making out. You can buy almost any of the missing parts from on ebay. Enjoy

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    I love the way a red eye looks. Here is a great video showing how to thread a model 66 and how to load the bobbin. It also explains how to put the slide plate back in (at 5:08 minutes into the video) and explains why so many model 66 machines have a missing slide plate:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TreadleL.../6/Fi8a_OHUv1M

    I hope you find a nice cabinet to go with it!

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    The slide plate on mine isn't missing but it is broken. Now I know why.

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