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Thread: Singer Red Eye 66

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    Senior Member so-sew's Avatar
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    Hello all. I'm buying a treadle Singer 66 today for $125 that seems to be in really nice condition. The scrollwork is very well preserved, but the cabinet has some mild damage, cosmetic only. Seller tells me it is in working order. I tried to attach the photos that were sent to me, but I'm no computer genius, so they may not make it to you. What is your opinion? Good buy? Or not so good? Thanks for taking the time to respond. I really value your opinions.
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    Wow, that is a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!! To me the price sounds good. I bought one for 40 w/o the cabinet.
    Take some fabric with you and see how it works.

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    Sounds like a GREAT deal!! If you don't want it let me know!! LOL

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    That is an excellent price for one, where I live they are much higher than that :D:D:D

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    I think it's beautiful. If the veneer is loosening, use a glue syringe and wood glue then set some really heavy books or anything large and evenly heavy on it overnight. Wipe off any excess with a damp cloth.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Looks pretty and $125 is reasonable.

    I suggest printing off the threading directions for the 66, taking some thread and fabric with you and test it out if they have the leather belt.

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    I agree that $125 is reasonable. The decals look to be in good shape, but ask about attachments. That's a "back clamp" machine, and those attachments can be hard to find...

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    I believe the machine comes with attachments (the machine is a 1916 model so the attachments probably aren't numerous) and original manual. In the original ad, the seller had pics of stitches from the ol' girl, but you're right, I should try it.

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    Here is a photo of manual and attachments.
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    Great find! enjoy

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    Sounds like a great find and a good price to me. Face plate and decals so pretty. Congrats! I'd say you are a master machine huntress.

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    Lucky you!

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    I'd say it's a good buy! I would have bought it too!

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    My mom is NOT a seamstress of any sort, but she told me she remembers her grandmother sewing on a treadle and she thinks they are so pretty. So, I decided to buy this one for her with the hopes of igniting a little spark of interest in quilting. If she doesn't want it, I'll be happy to find a home for it somewhere within my own home. Either scenerio is good!

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    Lucky you. I've been looking for one like that and you waltz away with the prize.LOL

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    No, I would say GREAT BUY!!! :thumbup:

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    Where I live, that is a very reasonable price for the condition.

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    wish i could find one congrats

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    Sounds like a great deal to me. I wish I could find one in that good of shape for that price. I would grab it in a heartbeat. Congratulations!!!!!

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    Double posted, sorry :oops:

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    I would grab that up fast. Beautiful machine, I love my treadle, it was my MIL's and I just got thru fixing it all up. Got Singer decals from Billy. repainted it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    I would grab that up fast. Beautiful machine, I love my treadle, it was my MIL's and I just got thru fixing it all up. Got Singer decals from Billy. repainted it too.
    Oh wow. Would love to see a picture. I redid a Featherweight, that is a job...

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    That machine is a real beauty.

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    Grab it and run! You made a good choice.

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