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    Found a nice Singer 99K today for 39.50. She was made in Feb. 1955. Came with some attachments. Can anyone tell me what they are for?
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    Top left, ruffler, top right, hemmer, middle bottom bias tape sewer. Not the exact names, but that is what they do. I don't know the other two.

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    I need to look at my manual for my featherweight as it has instructions for use of each of them. Not at home right now.
    The first is a ruffler, the second a rolled edge hemmer, the first on the bottom row I think is for binding, don't know about the next one and can't remember the last one.

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    Top Left = ruffler
    top right = narrow hemmer
    bottom left = edge stitcher
    bottom middle = multi slotted binder
    bottom right = adjustable hemmer

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    Thank you for information. Now I need to learn how to use them. The hemmer and ruffler sound interesting for making my new DGD baby outfits.

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    Your machine looks just like mine - which I also got from a thrift shop for the same price as yours. Good to see I didn't overpay :D , but I didn't get any attachments :(

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    Great buy!

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    Wow! a 99 in the cabnet! Great find. I wish I could find a cabnet for mine.

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    Singer 99 manual - shows how to use the attachments - have fun! Rufflers and hemmers are perfect for baby outfits! :D

    http://www.sew-classic.com/uploads/99K.pdf

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    Thanks for posting a picture of your sewing machine. Now I know what I have. It was my mom's and she has passed away and I never asked her exactly how old the machine was. It is my only machine and it works great. It's the only machine I know how to work! I am a new quilter and am looking to buy a new one. You are lucky to have found one, they work beautifully. I'll never give mine up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Wow! a 99 in the cabnet! Great find. I wish I could find a cabnet for mine.
    You took the words right out of my mouth!! The cabinet is worth just as much as the machine is, and you have a really nice machine!!!
    Now if I could only find a 3/4 treadle I would be in tall cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briarberry View Post
    Thanks for posting a picture of your sewing machine. Now I know what I have. It was my mom's and she has passed away and I never asked her exactly how old the machine was. It is my only machine and it works great. It's the only machine I know how to work! I am a new quilter and am looking to buy a new one. You are lucky to have found one, they work beautifully. I'll never give mine up.
    If you replace it get a Singer 403 or 503 - they can share the same bobbins - those do fancy stitches and they are all metal - they will last for a very long time. The newer machines won't last as long & do much more than the 403 or 503 unless you get into some big money.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Nice looking, and in a cabinet too.....My 99K is a portable and I'm told they are not considered featherweights but are 3/4 machines and will not fit intoa standard sewing cabinet..... True or False????

    I love it anyway

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    Briarberry, if you go to Sew-classic and go to Jenny's blog you will finda whole history of your 99K. It is a work horse machine and perfect for quilting.
    I am from Scotland and the 99K was made in Scotland.... that means a bunch to me
    Have fun with it and happy quilting!!!

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    What a great find! It looks just like the ones we used in our home-ec classes when I was in high school. I learned a lot in those classes and always loved to sew, and always got straight "A's". Wish I had sone that well in math. ha ha Good luck in learning to use the attachments. I remember using the ruffler was fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    Found a nice Singer 99K today for 39.50. She was made in Feb. 1955. Came with some attachments. Can anyone tell me what they are for?
    Nice clean 99, and finding it in a cabinet is a BONUS!!! They are hard to find in a cabinet.

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    Nice find! These little machines rock. I gave one to my sister (miss modern machine) and she was very impressed with how fast and quiet it was. I have one in the fixer-up line for myself. Funny both of them are in cabinets when those seem harder to find for people. Enjoy yours!

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    Nice Machine

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    I love my Singer 99. Although heavy little machines, they just purr along so quietly.
    Janis

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    she looks just like mine - Mine is from Feb 1955 too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    Thank you for information. Now I need to learn how to use them. The hemmer and ruffler sound interesting for making my new DGD baby outfits.
    When I taught my Stepdaughter how to sew on my Singer 301, she was thrilled with the ruffler attachment. She had a blast making ruffled dresses for her niece.
    jlm5419-an Okie back in Oklahoma!
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    That's nice! You will love it!! I sew on the same machine all the time. It's my favorite machine!

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    Great find!

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    I saw a lovely 99k13 at a thrift shop today... Asking $200. They have mistaken it for a featherweigth i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morag View Post
    Nice looking, and in a cabinet too.....My 99K is a portable and I'm told they are not considered featherweights but are 3/4 machines and will not fit intoa standard sewing cabinet..... True or False????

    I love it anyway
    Yes, they are 3/4 machines and the featherweight are 1/2.

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