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Thread: My "new" vintage Singer Machine

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    My "new" vintage Singer Machine

    Here is another of Machine. The case is sitting in the background.
    Tks for looking.
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    That is one pretty machine. I'm just learning about this old Singers, so for my education, what model it it?

    Joe

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    That is a beautiful machine! Have you sewn with it yet? Do you name your machines?
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    Joe,
    Its a Singer 128 VS (vibrating shuttle). I love those decals!
    Sharon W.

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    lShe is a beauty!

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    Can't get enough of these machines. Everyone is different. Enjoy!
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    I love, love, love my new "addition". It is my first vintage & hopefully not my last. Actually, I tried it out this afternoon & it sounds a bit loud but me thinks she has not been oiled in ions. I oiled it & ran it some more & will try it again tomorrow. I wanted it for display purposes in my sewing room & I am so thrilled with her I could burst.
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    Neat picture Carol...and welcome to the wonderful world of vintage machines! You do realize that you've taken that first step, and now are standing on a VERY slippery slope?
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Its beautiful!

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    Gorgeous decals! I love those little 3/4 machines. Definitely one I'd be proud to own.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    I forgot to mention that Muv has the best video on Youtube showing how to load the bobbin.

    Joann

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    I don't know if I just got lucky but I got it loaded with just 3 trys. I guessed at threading it & 1st try worked. I downloaded a manual from Singer that said it was for 128 but the manual was not for my 128. It showed a regular round bobbin (like the new machines) & mine has a shuttle so I took a lucky guess & it worked. It sounded a bit loud but I'm sure it hasn't been oiled in ions so I did that & ran it for a bit & will try it again tomorrow. The stitches were unbelievably regular & very good. A bit small but perfect. Is there a way to adjust the stitch length?? Does anyone know?
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    Stitch length regulator is the knob between the bobbin winder and the Singer badge. No numbers, just have to twist and see, without unscrewing it all the way.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    I don't know if I just got lucky but I got it loaded with just 3 trys. I guessed at threading it & 1st try worked. I downloaded a manual from Singer that said it was for 128 but the manual was not for my 128. It showed a regular round bobbin (like the new machines) & mine has a shuttle so I took a lucky guess & it worked. It sounded a bit loud but I'm sure it hasn't been oiled in ions so I did that & ran it for a bit & will try it again tomorrow. The stitches were unbelievably regular & very good. A bit small but perfect. Is there a way to adjust the stitch length?? Does anyone know?
    Carol, the silver knob just below the bobbin winder should adjust your stitch length... Here's a manual:

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ls/127-128.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Neat picture Carol...and welcome to the wonderful world of vintage machines! You do realize that you've taken that first step, and now are standing on a VERY slippery slope?
    Tks Charlee for all your help. I do think I am hooked. I already have a lead on another machine. The lady is supposed to email me pics tomorrow. I am supposed to finish some sewing that is driving me crazy & would so rather be quilting as I want to make a quilt for my best friend's birthday, which is Mar. 21 (I work well under pressure) or at least I better LOL
    I have now been asked to do some sewing for local cancer patients & how do you say no to that? I am just thankful that I can help out.
    Better get back to work. Tks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Carol, the silver knob just below the bobbin winder should adjust your stitch length... Here's a manual:

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ls/127-128.pdf
    Charlee, you are a genius!!! Just quickly looking thru the manual & that is my machine not the one Singer showed me.
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    it is pretty easy for someone who knows sewing machines...I bought mine in an antique mall and had to figure it out crouched in a crowded booth...but I wasn't going to buy it until I knew for sure it was going to work for me! LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    I don't know if I just got lucky but I got it loaded with just 3 trys. I guessed at threading it & 1st try worked. I downloaded a manual from Singer that said it was for 128 but the manual was not for my 128. It showed a regular round bobbin (like the new machines) & mine has a shuttle so I took a lucky guess & it worked. It sounded a bit loud but I'm sure it hasn't been oiled in ions so I did that & ran it for a bit & will try it again tomorrow. The stitches were unbelievably regular & very good. A bit small but perfect. Is there a way to adjust the stitch length?? Does anyone know?

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    She's a beauty, for sure.
    jlm5419-an Okie back in Oklahoma!
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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    Charlee, you are a genius!!! Just quickly looking thru the manual & that is my machine not the one Singer showed me.
    No...I just know where to look for certain things...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    that looks just like mine except your case is nicer! What a beautiful machine!

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    Charlee (who is on this board & seems to know just about everything to do with vintage machines) has helped me tremendously. Singer emailed me a manual but it was not for my 128(VS) but Charlee knew exactly which one & sent me the link & voila, it is the right one. You are right though, it is so hard when you don't know much about vintage machines. This board is an incredible resource as someone always seems to know the answer to your questions. The members are incredible & so sharing with their knowledge.
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    Swwweeeeeeettt!

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    Love your machine. Congrats.

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    These are beautiful machines. I just purchased a 128 made in 1926 which is a hand crank and just love it. Can you tell me what attachments will fit this machine along with a place to purchase extra bobbins. I have been bidding on E-bay for weeks for attachments for a Red Eye treadle back mount style. Needless to say I have not won. Thanks for any assistance you can give.

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    Beautiful machine!

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