Singer Crinkle Finish

Old 07-23-2020, 03:45 PM
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I was looking as group of older Singers, one with the lovely Egyptian decals in new like condition as well as some of the other guided beauties. At the end of the row was one done in the black crinkle finish looking so dull. Why did Singer go with that finish, and why always in basic black? Were they like the model T in that you could get any color you wanted, as long as it was black?r
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Old 07-23-2020, 04:37 PM
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One of the rumors is that during the war, they diid not want them reflect Don't know it is true.
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:12 AM
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I have a couple of vintage Singers with the crinkle finish and like them a lot. I like my shiny machines with the decals, but the crinkle finish is different and more durable if you're going to use the machine a lot.
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:13 AM
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Also, that lack of "shine" was considered easier on the eyes. I do like the version that White used on their family rotary, with the embossed design. Not so much crinkle, perhaps, but low glare.
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Thank you everyone who replied.
I still wonder why all antique machines and many vintage Singers are Black like the first Model T! 😄
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:44 AM
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I have 2 crinkle finish 66s, one, serial number dated 1948, appears to be “factory” and the other was a non-Singer refurb on a serial number dated 1925.

This site has some info, although I don’t know how rare the factory crinkles really are:


https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/blackside/
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Maybe in the UK they are rare.. not so much in the USA.. I have a centennial crinkle 66; And several other crinkles, various models.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:31 PM
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I have a 306 with an off brown crinkle finish.
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Old 08-05-2020, 06:37 AM
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My 1907 rebuilt /re cased /re powered 127 was converted to crinkle too.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
My 1907 rebuilt /re cased /re powered 127 was converted to crinkle too.
I'm hoping you'll post a picture of how the motor was attached.
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