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Singer 66 from 1919: to buy or not to buy

Singer 66 from 1919: to buy or not to buy

Old 07-17-2013, 01:52 PM
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Frankentreadle works for me. I have one for my 401G. It is the top off a clone table on Singer irons.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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The only two thing I am on different ground on are these.

The handcrank and the motor bracket can almost always be mounted at the same time, so you only need to pop off the belt.
Steve, That's great news! I've never tried it, but I couldn't picture it. The OP's machine (I hope she bought it!) has the motor terminal mounted on the boss -- could a hand crank fit on there too? Maybe with a little modification? I confess I am talking out of my hat because I only recently acquired a hand crank and it's still at a friend's house so I haven't sewn with it much. It is so much fun, though!
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The feet are just a little off but it can be turned. Joe has posted some about turning them. The foot will not have the 'give' the newer spring loaded feet will have.
Very interesting. I'm new to this board and am looking forward to learning a lot here! I haven't sewn much with my back-clamper yet, but I was thinking that the only reason I might get the side-clamp adaptor would be so that I could use a hinged presser foot. But this one might serve me fine -- not sure yet.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:13 AM
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here is the Singer 99 we rigged up this way and shipped to Afghanistan for a soldier student of mine.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Sadly, they wouldn't haggle in price very much. I'm going to wait until the right machine comes along.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:43 PM
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Here in central FL that is a good price. I just bought a 66 red eye in wood cabinet and paid $150 for it, it is in great shape and will be glad when I have time to work on it. Wish I was closer.
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Sadly, they wouldn't haggle in price very much. I'm going to wait until the right machine comes along.
No shortage of old Singers. Only problem is ebay gives people the idea there worth big bucks. Good luck in your search.

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Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
here is the Singer 99 we rigged up this way and shipped to Afghanistan for a soldier student of mine.

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How does that hand crank work on the wheel??? Did you cut a notch or do something else?
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:59 PM
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How does that hand crank work on the wheel??? Did you cut a notch or do something else?
I was wondering the same thing. What's the name on that machine? I didn't know Singer badged for anyone. Or is it a clone? The case is super nice. Thanks for the pictures.
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It is a Broadway. 99 Clone ALUMINUM. Yes, I notched the handcrank, Took about 60 seconds with a 1/2 inch wide grinding wheel.

I did the same treatment to the Singer Spartan 99 clone here.

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