Singer 15-91

Old 08-27-2020, 12:20 PM
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Default Singer 15-91

Looking at an extremely nice singer 15-91 AG503220 (1945) for $150. Yes or no? I know nothing more about it. Appreciate quick reply. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:32 PM
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Nice machine, but too high of a price in Topeka KS
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:39 PM
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if you go to look at it ,take thread and a swatch to check it out.

Some like those because of direct gear drive and no belts
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:35 PM
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I think that's pretty fair, considering it's in good condition and comes with a desk. It's on the high side, but not outrageously so if you need a good, solid machine.
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It depends on your perspective, and the reason for purchasing. For a collector (who are an extremely cheap bunch) the price is "too high."

Buying it for sewing? You can't find a much better stitcher for piecing. If you consider what a new junk $300 Singer sells for, it's a bargain. I have one I rescued from Goodwill a couple years back for $29.00. $150 isn't anywhere close to what it's worth. $300 won't pry it from my hands either. You be the judge.
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I have the one I learned to sew on in 1962. It belonged to my mother, it was a wedding present from her parents in 1950. When my parents asked me the one thing I wanted them to leave me - it was that sewing machine. It works better than my other machines that are so much newer. The cabinet your's is sitting in looks wonderful and I would think that is well worth the money. Leon is right - as it is pricey for the 15-91, but a lot of them are pretty worn, and this one appears to be in wonderful shape. And like oldmanquilts I wouldn't take any amount of money for mine. (I do have the button hole attachment, the zig zag attachment, and a thing they call an embroidery attachment. I also got the walking foot.)
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I know I'm late to this discussion, based on the request for quick replies, but $150 sounds like a lot. Would a 15-91 have been sold in a treadle table without the treadle metal?. If you're using it for sewing, I wouldn't pay that. If you're wanting to display it in your living room, maybe, because the table appears to be in nice condition.
Interestingly I saw a news piece last night about a Ugandan refugee camp in which a young girl was using what looked to be a 15 in a treadle table; I would guess it doesn't get a lot of maintenance. The news story was interesting in itself but I will admit I was distracted by the machine.
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:24 AM
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I am on digest, so always late! Although I am in Tennessee, either machines never come up that have both nice cabinets and machines, they are outrageously priced, or I drive FAR! I would pay $150. I have paid $100 for far worst machine combos. Depends what you can afford, what is around in your area and what they are going for. In my case I have even paid a price because I liked the seller or they got my heart ( needed the $)
Hope all of these opinions, gives you food for thought!

I just got back from Indiana to pick up an Industrial and 2 treadles from another collector in Kentucky on the way back. Now you can judge my level of commitment to this crazy addiction!
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeJr View Post
I know I'm late to this discussion, based on the request for quick replies, but $150 sounds like a lot. Would a 15-91 have been sold in a treadle table without the treadle metal?. If you're using it for sewing, I wouldn't pay that. If you're wanting to display it in your living room, maybe, because the table appears to be in nice condition.
Interestingly I saw a news piece last night about a Ugandan refugee camp in which a young girl was using what looked to be a 15 in a treadle table; I would guess it doesn't get a lot of maintenance. The news story was interesting in itself but I will admit I was distracted by the machine.
Joe, that's not a treadle table. It's a not too common regular Singer sewing machine cabinet from around 1950.

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Originally Posted by bkay View Post
Joe, that's not a treadle table. It's a not too common regular Singer sewing machine cabinet from around 1950.

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Thanks for the clarification! Once again I learned something new.
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