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Thread: My new Singer 15- She's pretty! Billy I have a couple of????

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    This came the very day I got back from Hawaii- Yippee!!!!!!!
    I asked the seller to wait until I returned from son's wedding.

    Billy- would you check out the foot pedal pics??? My husband took it apart b/c it wouldn't work. Those little things were not touching but now are. He asked if they are both supposed to be touching.It works now. Thanks!!

    Also- how do I know which 15 it is?? It was made in 1941.

    The decals are perfect! Doesn't look like it was used much :thumbup:
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    what a beautiful machine. Have fun!

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    Son of a bleep! *Floored Icon*

    Do you realize what you have in your possession............ I need to see the bed decal better if you do not mind. ;)

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    This came the very day I got back from Hawaii- Yippee!!!!!!!
    I asked the seller to wait until I returned from son's wedding.

    Billy- would you check out the foot pedal pics??? My husband took it apart b/c it wouldn't work. Those little things were not touching but now are. He asked if they are both supposed to be touching.It works now. Thanks!!

    Also- how do I know which 15 it is?? It was made in 1941.

    The decals are perfect! Doesn't look like it was used much :thumbup:
    Wow, it's gorgeous, Susan! Beautiful sphynx decals!

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    Okay, Billy, coming right up! I'm VERY excited!!!
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    i cant wait to find out what she has.

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    It must be an amazing find. Can't wait for Billy's next post to see what it is!

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    I'm surprised at Billy's response. Wow! All I wanted was a good looking, functional 15 !! :D
    I really loved the pics of this one and there was only 1 other bid on it.

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    its like waiting for xmas and it not even my sewing machine, im so excited for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy happy
    its like waiting for xmas and it not even my sewing machine, im so excited for you
    Aww, thanks!! I get this way when other people get old machines too!! And I love seeing the pics, such marvelous detail :)

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    What a beauty! Can't wait to see what Billy sez :-)

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    COME BACK, BILLY!! Tell us all what it is...

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    It is the "Indian Star" and is one that is on my wish list of machines to own! That is a VERY hard machine to come by in this condition. The only one I think is harder to find is the USSR version that I want.

    Billy

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    Now the burning question is, how much did you buy it for?

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    It was 215.00 + 22.00 ship and she packed it beautifully!
    Now the only one I want is a treadle. I have all the Singers I've been dying for!

    I thought the price was a bit high for a 15 but it was so gorgeous I had to get it.

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    OMG!!! It is so beautiful... You are a lucky lady!!!

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    Wow! A gorgeous machine! You did good Sue! :)

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    Susan Margaret - From Billy's reaction I would have to say that you found a perfect gem!! How lucky you are. Very beautiful machine. My 15-91 is Plain Jane. Yours is Elizabeth Taylor! A Star!

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    It is just beautiful!

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    I'm not sure which 15 it is. It has a spoked wheel but has a potted motor. I want to find a manual for it.
    I saw some online but would like to be sure which one.

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    I am not even sure of the sub model of this machine. But you can use any 15 manual and it should have the information you need. The stitch length regulator is very unique in that it favors the 66-18. But it is still a valuable collectible and take very good care of her. If you can find a really nice cabinet for it then I would put it in there and not have a portable.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm not sure which 15 it is. It has a spoked wheel but has a potted motor. I want to find a manual for it.
    I saw some online but would like to be sure which one.
    Susan, your machine doesn't have a potted motor. Those have no belt and are gear driven, sitting up much higher on the back of the tower, and encased in a metal "pot". Yours is the external, belt-driven motor. I believe this is a 15-90.

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    Oh yeah it is an export model for India I believe, and that run was only 35,000 of them in 1941. Now whether all of those were for export who knows but I am almost certain that one was hence the "Made in USA" on the machine.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm not sure which 15 it is. It has a spoked wheel but has a potted motor. I want to find a manual for it.
    I saw some online but would like to be sure which one.
    Susan, your machine doesn't have a potted motor. Those have no belt and are gear driven, sitting up much higher on the back of the tower, and encased in a metal "pot". Yours is the external, belt-driven motor. I believe this is a 15-90.
    Yep she is right so if you wanted to toss the motor and put it into a Drawing Room Cabinet you could. That would be the be all end all set up!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm not sure which 15 it is. It has a spoked wheel but has a potted motor. I want to find a manual for it.
    I saw some online but would like to be sure which one.
    Susan, your machine doesn't have a potted motor. Those have no belt and are gear driven, sitting up much higher on the back of the tower, and encased in a metal "pot". Yours is the external, belt-driven motor. I believe this is a 15-90.
    Yep she is right so if you wanted to toss the motor and put it into a Drawing Room Cabinet you could. That would be the be all end all set up!!

    Billy
    I think Billy wants your machine!!

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