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    Old 03-03-2017, 07:59 AM
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    Default Singer AH606674 with the flat paint.

    My husband sent pictures of this machine. It's a 66 from 1948 with the table and looked really good. I told him I had to pass.
    What can this machine do? I've looked it up and didn't quite know if it went backwards. Straight stitch for me is fine. I have too many machines. The sewing machine addiction is tough on the heart. You want to save them all.

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    Old 03-03-2017, 08:35 AM
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    US made 66 machines from 1948 probably have the revers lever, the UK made ones doesn't turn up that often with stitch length lever. It's easy to tell the difference; it's either a stitch length turn-knob (no revers, early version), or a lever you move up or down (with backtak, later version). It's a nice machine either way though, and in very nice table I would be intersted. However, you can only use one machine at a time, and I actually only need two or three. I have five!

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    Old 03-03-2017, 10:54 AM
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    Old 03-03-2017, 01:41 PM
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    I don't think I've seen that particular cabinet before. The machine looks very nice. Has the cabinet been painted at some point? The picture isn't very high resolution, but I can recognize the stitch length lever with reverse. I just have to warn you about polishing if you ever should attempt it. I used the white liquid resin type car polish on a crinkle finish machine, and I had the worst job of getting it out of the crinkles again. Don't be afraid to clean, but choose your polish carefully. The clear resin type glaze / sealant works much better with this finish (often sold as a second step after the basic polish).
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    Old 03-04-2017, 04:24 AM
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    It looks like it might be a refurbished machine possibly an add on stitch length regulator. It won't polish up and shine. I think Jmiller did a post on the add on stitch regulator. I've done posts on refurbished machines.
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    My guess would be that it was a 66-18 that Singer made with the "Wrinkle Finish" per http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...sses-1-99.html There were also some 127s and 128s that came with the "Wrinkle Finish" per http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...s-100-199.html I have the 128-23 - it also has many black plated parts. Even though the machine itself is wrinkle finish, the belt guard is japanned. My 66-16; from the same time period, came with a hemstitcher and early (non-template) buttonholer.

    John used Windex sprayed on to a paper towel covering a White crinkle finish machine. He let the towel absorb the gunk off. Said that any paper towel pieces brushed off nicely. I have used a product called "Color Back" on a wrinkle finish hand pinker. I liked the results.

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    Old 03-04-2017, 08:39 AM
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    I just looked at it in person. It isn't in that great of shape. Like it's been in the garage for years. It's missing some parts like the thread holding pin
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    I have used goop handcleaner without pumace and an electric toothbrush to scrub crinkle finish. It works well, just have a roll of paper towels handy, sometimes the gunk is thick.

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