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    Tell me what I have

    D9300328 it is the shuttle bobbin which I have never had. Pics were from cell phone hope is clear enough for some one to help. Thanks!
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    Looks like a machine that is in very good shape.

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    It is I think mainly needs somE polishing

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    I have 2 of them! It looks like a Singer 127 (depends on length of base) with Sphinx decals. Yours looks like it is in great shape! Have you tried to use it? I just love them!! Good find.

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    That's cool! The ISMACS list says it's a Model 27 from 1909. I have the same machine from 1896 with the same decals. My cabinet is slightly more ornate but that's the only difference. Unfortunately I haven't had a huge amount of time to get mine working really well because the treadle mechanism is a bit stiff and working on the irons is a bit more than I have time for at the moment, but it's always nice to meet buddies with the same machines

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    No don't even have it off the porch yet but we will before dark. It does work made a nice stitch, got it locally guy guarantees his work.

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    Cool there are 5 diff patent dates on the slide cover starts at 1682 oldest to 1891 newest ?

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    Beautiful machine!

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    Obviously the machine could not have been made before the newest date on that list. Sometime you can do some research and find one that has a later list of patents (like the next patent being 1906 or something) you can then use that to narrow down the date range of your machine.

    For example For the early Howe machines there is a specific list of patents that were stamped onthe plates. so, when you find a machine that has only the first 4 patent dates, then you know the machine was made between that date and the next patent date. (because otherwise it would have included that next date...)

    makes sense?

    P.S. you might want to do some research on that treadle base design. I thought that the sheet metal formed legs were begun in the 30's-40's, but I could very easily be mistaken. It may not be the original.

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    Might not be I didn't think to ask if it was the original
    cabinet. It probably isn't but it fits and works great. You know too that slide plate just might be one he had?

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    What a beauty!! Beautiful cabinet also.

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    I may be wrong and probably am lol.. but from what I saw when researching.. my machine was made in 1911. If thats rightI am very very very happy!!

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    Is the number you gave (D9300328) the serial number? The Singer dating lists do not list a 'D' serial number with 7 digits, only 6 digits. Can you recheck that number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Is the number you gave (D9300328) the serial number? The Singer dating lists do not list a 'D' serial number with 7 digits, only 6 digits. Can you recheck that number.

    Cathy
    Good on you Cathy, you sleuth you ... I do normally count the digits, but it all seemed to make sense on appearances.

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    well duh on me.. I don't know why I typed a d..it is G9300328

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    That makes it a 127 from march 20, 1922. One of 25,000 that was commissioned on that date.
    You have a really nice machine. That 'straight leg' treadle is my favorite treadle style. It came in both a metal and wooden leg version and I am lucky enough to have both styles. I don't know if the two versions were produced during the same time frame or if one preceded the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Txsuthrn View Post
    well duh on me.. I don't know why I typed a d..it is G9300328
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    The decal design is called Spinx or Memphis decal.
    Last edited by deplaylady; 05-04-2013 at 06:01 AM.

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    Thank u. I am writing this down and putting it with the machine. That way my niece will know when it goes to her!

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    Ill put that in there too! Thanks!

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    I think it's a Singer 27 or 127, depending on whether it is 3/4 size or full size. This makes it a true antique, which means more than 100 years old. I have a 127 I use during power outages. It was totally dead when I got it but I meched it back into life. They are nice to use. Tip: start with your heels fully down on the floor when your feet are on the pedal device and it is easier to get going. Also spin the hand wheel at the same time - I think the direction of that hand wheel on that machine is toward you. It's a very forgiving machine.

    Did you know you can do fmq on it? Yep! Get a device from e-bay called a Stoppax Embroidery Attachment for about $60; they were made overseas about 60 years ago. It can turn just about any machine into a fmq machine.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SEWI...item589f0d840d

    Please remember to oil it with sewing machine oil or Tri-flow oil (nothing else!!!) one drop where metal meets metal for every 8 hours of sewing. If it is sluggish, and it probably will be, it might need the grease on the gears changed. Remove old grease with cotton swabs and dental tools from the drug store and replace with Singer lubricant (in tube) or Tri-flow grease/lubricant - nothing else!!! Ask if you have questions.
    Last edited by cricket_iscute; 05-04-2013 at 10:50 AM.

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    Thanks for the info about the attachment I'm not there yeti my quilting journey but I will be someday I hope. I have another older machine I need to get out. Maybe tomorrow after church. I have fibro and today has been a bad day reading the board makes me feel better. Thanks everyone!

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    It looks like my 1914.....It is in good shape....great cabinet.

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    Don't know, but it's very pretty!

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