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Thread: Singer 66

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    Singer 66

    Called Singer and found out newest machine is a model 66, made 2-20-1920. This is the last machine I can have but she is in a nice small cabinet so now I have to go find room for her.Name:  Singer red eye sewing machine.jpg
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    was told no more we don't have room, true so this is it.

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    She's a beauty. I like the cabinet too.
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    Lovely machine...and cabinet!
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    Wish it was mine ! Hugs

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    She is a beauty!!!!

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    She and her cabinet are beautiful, you will enjoy sewing on her.
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    Oh, a red eye. She's a beauty, love that cabinet.

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    Good for you! Have fun!
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    Love that cabinet! The last 66 I got was in a cabinet beyond repair! I finished peeling the veneer off of it and decoupaged black and white toile on the top of it and painted the rest of it in black lacquer. I put crystal knobs on it and it is really cute. Those old girls sew so well! Love them!

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    She's sure a beauty and so is the cabinet.

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    Welcome to the group of us who own what I think is the prettiest Singer made, the Red Eye Singers. We need to form a 'club' like the featherwieght owners on here. Yours is just two years older than mine. Love the cabinet she came in. Mine is a portable with the bentwood case. Enjoy !!!!!

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    Great machine! I like how the decals on the machines found in those fancier parlor type cabinets are usually in such good shape. You are right to find room for that one

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    They weren't just red eye decals outside of the U.S. I have three of them: One a red eye, one lotus and the third Tiffany/Gingerbread. Wonderful machines, very forgiving, and what a stitch! If they had reverse they'd be perfect.

    I have a theory as to why all the second hand 66s are missing the base plates: People find them and can't work out how to remove the base plate. They pull really hard on it, it comes off, and they can't put it back on (because they're trying to put it on the wrong way), therefore it must be broken. What do you do then? Throw it out of course!

    Anyone have experience of this? I'd really like to know why they're all missing it. My local sewing parts shop keeps them in stock because there's that much demand for them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I have a theory as to why all the second hand 66s are missing the base plates: People find them and can't work out how to remove the base plate. They pull really hard on it, it comes off, and they can't put it back on (because they're trying to put it on the wrong way), therefore it must be broken. What do you do then? Throw it out of course!

    Anyone have experience of this? I'd really like to know why they're all missing it.
    I slid mom's plate too hard and it came off her crinkle 66. I didn't know how to put it back on and didn't think to read the manual. I threw it in my sewing box 30 years ago and it is still there to this day. So, there is a crinkle black 66 out there in the world without its slide plate and I have it. I'm keeping it now in case I run across a machine that needs one. So far, all of the machines I have bought have had their slide plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I'm keeping it now in case I run across a machine that needs one. So far, all of the machines I have bought have had their slide plates.
    At least you kept it. The replacements from the sewing shop are, I suspect, made in China and thus a bit sub-par. Also they're not nickel plated. I was going to buy up a lot of them and have them all plated so they'd look like the original parts.

    Lucky you getting them with the machines. I've bought three now and only one of them came with it. You do support the hypothesis though: When I bought the replacement, even the salesman (who's old and knowledgeable about sewing machines) didn't know how to put it on, so I looked in the manual when I got home.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 96k41 (1947) 103K (1950) 2 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
    Pfaff:360 (1959) Necchi Supernova Julia http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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