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Thread: Singer 66 Machine

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    I am trying to make some room in my sewing room and have an old Singer 66 machine in a cabinet that I am interested in giving away. It has been "electrified;" however, it does not come on. I do not know if that's because of a bad cord or bad motor. The hand wheel does turn, so it is not locked up. If there is anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area that would like to pick it up, please send me a PM. I have attempted to post a few pictures, but have never posted before so I am not sure it will work.
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    Very pretty!

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    Nice machine but it is a Singer 127 VS machine. It just has the wrong manual with the machine.

    I wish I was closer because I would get it from you in a heartbeat!!

    Billy

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    Tells you what I know about the machine. Thanks for the info.

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    Just because it doesn't come on doesn't mean it doesn't have any value. Although it's very nice of you to give it away.

    Just saying. ;-)

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    Hey its an easy mistake to make believe me I know. But I will say that the decals on this machine are in really good condition even with the worn spots on the bed. Most of these machines are not as nice as this one and who ever gets it will have a nice machine indeed!!

    So are you willing to part with the manual? I could use it with one of my machines in my collection that is a 1924 Model 66.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Nice machine but it is a Singer 127 VS machine. It just has the wrong manual with the machine.

    I wish I was closer because I would get it from you in a heartbeat!!

    Billy

    Me too, I wish I was closer.

    Pam M

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    Billy I don't mind parting with the manual if you want to send me your address.

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    It's a beautiful sewing machine - if I lived closer I'd be there in a heart beat.

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    Wow!! It's a beautiful machine, I wish I lived close, however, I'm sure you won't have any problems getting rid of it.

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    I love that machine. I would take it n a heartbeat if I lived closer to you.

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    Well if I lived near I would take it as well!!

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    Me too!!

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    Me tooooo! Wish we could pop over for it! Want one sooo bad! Have u seen prices on eBay ? Outrageous!!!

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    I knew right away that you did not have a 66 there, it being a 127 'cause it is just like the 127 I bought, it is the Phoenix version. Actually, it isn't just like mine, it is in much better shape than mine.

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    I have not seen the prices on Ebay, but I might look; however that is likely to make me change my mind about getting rid of it. I was going to have it worked on at my LQS, but when it would not turn on I figured it would cost too much. I am assuming it could be fixed- is that correct?

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    It could be a $10 part or it could be a couple of hundred dollars. Maybe it's just the belt that needs to replaced, or maybe the whole motor.

    Personally, I think it would be worth it to a least have a repairman look look at it.

    People buy them just as decorative furniture as well.

    Again, it's totally your choice if you just want to give it away. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Nana
    I have not seen the prices on Ebay, but I might look; however that is likely to make me change my mind about getting rid of it. I was going to have it worked on at my LQS, but when it would not turn on I figured it would cost too much. I am assuming it could be fixed- is that correct?
    You will need to get the flywheel and pedal assembly for the treadle if you wanted to put it back to being a treadle model. But you can keep it electric if you want but need to get the wiring checked out.

    Billy

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    Well after some research I have decided to keep the machine.

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    Wow! Do I wish I was close to you! I'd take it in a heart beat! There don't seem to be many machines in this area of the country! Bless you for your generous offer! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Nana
    Well after some research I have decided to keep the machine.
    :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Nana
    Well after some research I have decided to keep the machine.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Nana
    Well after some research I have decided to keep the machine.
    See that :shock:!!! After spending just a few minutes in the Vintage Sewing Machine shop you're are already infected [img]http://www.pic4ever.com/images/confused0078.gif[/img] with the very serious virus that we have all contracted. You will now find yourself, not only keeping the machine that you almost gave away, but also will start collecting more and more of them. Sneaking them into the house so that family members will not notice and make nasty comments :lol: There is a member on this forum who has vintage machines mysteriously show up on her front porch when she is not looking :shock: It's almost like they follow her home!!

    Seriously, though, I'm glad that you decided to keep it. It would be great to see it changed back to a treadle machine!!

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    A very nice machine and if was closer would of taken you up on your offer. You will enjoy having her and get running again.

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