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A new addition to my herd of Singers

Old 05-20-2017, 02:02 PM
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I picked up a new addition to my Singer herd this morning. It is a 99k28 in a walnut #72 Cadet cabinet. I think that it is lovely condition. I gave it a good going over today when I got it home. Cleaned, oiled, took apart the bobbin case. That was interesting as I have never taken the feed dogs off of a machine before. I just love these mechanical machines, you can gut them on the table, clean everything, and it all goes back. I wiped down the cabinet with Murphys Oil Soap, let it dry well and gave it a good wipe down with Howards Feed and Wax. The wood was dry, it just soaked up the Howards, especially the veneers on the sides. I will wait a few days and do it again.

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Very nice. It sure is pretty. Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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Your machine looks flawless in the picture, absolutely lovely. I like the 99, it's a nice model, sews just about anyting with ease. Some find it noisy, but my experience is it quiets down with cleaning, oiling and replacing missing felt and rubbber under the machine base and cabinet legs. I have a beige 201K23 in exactly the same cabinet, but the top is very stained and the lacquer is almost gone.


The only thing about the 99 is you have to be careful when taking out the bobbin case and not be tempted to loosen the screw right in center there. If you do all parts under the bobbin case will start to slide around and you have to spend quite some time to get it back into place. If it's not adjusted correctly it will either be unnecessarily noisy or tension will be off (not room for the thread to pass). I just had to mention it, because it's a classic when it comes to this model.
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Your machine looks flawless in the picture, absolutely lovely. I like the 99, it's a nice model, sews just about anyting with ease. Some find it noisy, but my experience is it quiets down with cleaning, oiling and replacing missing felt and rubbber under the machine base and cabinet legs. I have a beige 201K23 in exactly the same cabinet, but the top is very stained and the lacquer is almost gone.


The only thing about the 99 is you have to be careful when taking out the bobbin case and not be tempted to loosen the screw right in center there. If you do all parts under the bobbin case will start to slide around and you have to spend quite some time to get it back into place. If it's not adjusted correctly it will either be unnecessarily noisy or tension will be off (not room for the thread to pass). I just had to mention it, because it's a classic when it comes to this model.
Thanks for the advise regarding the bobbin case. I had read that in a couple of places so I left it be.

The machine is in amazing shape, a few scratches and chips but nothing that distracts from the machine. I love the lines of these machines, just so classic looking. The top of the cabinet when closed has some wear and tear, water stains, paint (why people paint around furniture is beyond me), and some spotty lacquer. When it is open as in the picture it almost looks new. The Howards really helped. When I saw this with the cabinet, I jumped on it. I like my sewing machines level with my work surface so all my machines are in cabinets except for the Featherweight but I have the card table for that.
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Thanks for the good information. I have one in the shop right now. I bought it non working for $15.00. It was labeled non-working as it had been hard wired and someone cut the cord off. So there was no way to test it. It was not frozen, so that it good. The Amish guy I left it with said that cabinets for it are hard to find.

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WOW!! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice find! Cabinets for a 99 don't come along every day. I have one I got at a garage sale for almost nothing but it's been painted white. I hate it when people do that, but I'm lazy so I might just leave it that way.

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Cari, I couldn't find it with quick search. It wasn't on youtube, more of a museum-history type site. I think it was something like A day in the Singer factory at Clydebank, ca 1930. There's a sequence that partly shows how the japanning was done.

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Mickey I was talking about the cabinet, not a machine. I had given away my 99 but couldn't pass up the cabinet when I saw it.

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