Singer Merritt 2404

Old 02-08-2016, 06:56 AM
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I received a Singer Merritt 2404 found in a house someone was working on. It seems to have a lot of cams for stitches. Is this machine worth checking out to see if it works? Probably from 1990's I think. It is dusty and a little dirty but looks good. Should I work with it ?
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:21 AM
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IMHO, all free machines are worth checking out! Here's a link to the manual: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...c14c7a8356.pdf. Not one of Singer's classics, but looks like it would be a decent machine.
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I have one similar...sort of...and it has been a real work horse. I suggest cleaning it up, and seeing what it can do.....
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Free is good. Check for broken plastic parts
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Oh, yes, it is worth cleaning and oiling and checking it out. Does it have elec cords and foot feed? I love to get them.
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I picked up one about a year ago. It was in great shape and worked on day one. On day 6, it quit and figuring I had nothing to loose, I opened it up. The Merritt was made around 1980 and was produced in the Singer factory in Brazil. There is a nylon gear located behind the reverse mechanism that broke a few teeth off the metal gear holder. I found the gear on e-bay and fixed the unit About 2 months ago, my sister asked if I would donate a machine to an organization that teaches children and young adults the skill of sewing. I readied the 2404 with the case, cams and original owners manual and I understand it is being put to good use in it's new home.

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Old 02-10-2016, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by barny View Post
Oh, yes, it is worth cleaning and oiling and checking it out. Does it have elec cords and foot feed? I love to get them.
Yes it has bot. Im going to try it out, bought some bobbbins,lube and see how it goes
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Originally Posted by soman2 View Post
I picked up one about a year ago. It was in great shape and worked on day one. On day 6, it quit and figuring I had nothing to loose, I opened it up. The Merritt was made around 1980 and was produced in the Singer factory in Brazil. There is a nylon gear located behind the reverse mechanism that broke a few teeth off the metal gear holder. I found the gear on e-bay and fixed the unit About 2 months ago, my sister asked if I would donate a machine to an organization that teaches children and young adults the skill of sewing. I readied the 2404 with the case, cams and original owners manual and I understand it is being put to good use in it's new home.

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I have one similar...sort of...and it has been a real work horse. I suggest cleaning it up, and seeing what it can do.....
Will let you know how it goes. Thanks
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