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    Old 03-19-2011, 08:05 AM
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    I have a new vintage machine by Singer. On the top of her it says The Singer Sewing Machine Company made in Great Britian I don't know how to send photos yet. Do you have a regular site on the board?

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    Old 03-19-2011, 09:12 AM
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    Originally Posted by kwendt
    Originally Posted by jljack
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    I need information on a 1928 Singer 99-13. It didn't come with power cord or controller. It is in a bentwood case, but no key. I have been searching and searching for a picture of the key I need, but can't find one.

    I also see that some of the 99-13s came with a knee controller and some with a foot controller. How do I tell which one I have?

    HELP!!! :-) Thanks!!
    Still hoping someone knows about this!! Thanks!! Janice
    Janice, I'm not sure... but it seems to me that the bentwood cased machines that used a knee lift... had a hole in the bottom front of the case (towards the right side) where the long metal knee controller fitted into (through the case and into the machine). If there's no hole in the front of the bottom of the case, I'd guess that it was meant to be a foot controller. I'd do a google image search for that model and look at them to see.
    So that's what the hole is on the front of one of my machines! I looked at it with a flashlight but had no clue. I bought it thinking I would have to purchase a foot control and I couldn't find where I would put one on it as it does need to be rewired.
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    Old 03-19-2011, 11:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by suzm
    I have a new vintage machine by Singer. On the top of her it says The Singer Sewing Machine Company made in Great Britian I don't know how to send photos yet. Do you have a regular site on the board?

    thanks,
    suzm
    Suzm, we just post the pictures here in the shop. If you do a reply or quote reply there are instructions under File Attachments on how to post picutures. It is really easy if you have them on your desk top somewhere.

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    Old 03-19-2011, 11:55 AM
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    A couple days ago I said I would post pictures of the Necchi BU Mira and cabinet that I got off of Freecycle. It came with all the attachments, manual, Wonder wheel and cams. The cords were all rotted and the handwheel wouldn't move by hand at all. The spring on the slide plate was broken and the bobbin winder housing was broken in two. I found replacements on Ebay and Bonanza.
    I used a lot of liquid wrench in all of the oil points to get it loosened up and then oiled it,rewired the machine and took apart the motor and cleaned it up. Rewiring it and cleaning the motor was a first for me but with all the info on the internet I figured that I could do it. I'm waiting for the belt to come in the mail and then will muster up the courage to plug it in. lol
    I'll make sure that I plug it into a GFCI outlet so if something is wrong it will trip it.
    Judy

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    Old 03-19-2011, 12:01 PM
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    Isn't it neat when a plan comes together? That is quite amazing!! You did a good job on the cleanup, and can't wait until you get the belt where you can use it. Keep us all posted.
    Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter
    A couple days ago I said I would post pictures of the Necchi BU Mira and cabinet that I got off of Freecycle. It came with all the attachments, manual, Wonder wheel and cams. The cords were all rotted and the handwheel wouldn't move by hand at all. The spring on the slide plate was broken and the bobbin winder housing was broken in two. I found replacements on Ebay and Bonanza.
    I used a lot of liquid wrench in all of the oil points to get it loosened up and then oiled it,rewired the machine and took apart the motor and cleaned it up. Rewiring it and cleaning the motor was a first for me but with all the info on the internet I figured that I could do it. I'm waiting for the belt to come in the mail and then will muster up the courage to plug it in. lol
    I'll make sure that I plug it into a GFCI outlet so if something is wrong it will trip it.
    Judy
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    Old 03-19-2011, 12:04 PM
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    Melinda,
    Thank you, Judy
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    Old 03-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Here's the FW I just bought... really dirty, really stinky, missing paint along front edge and motor is nearly frozen. I have my job cut out for me~!
    sewbizgirl - looks like you got the hay brushed off. Can't wait to see how she cleans up. Is it a Centennial model? Looks like a faint blue under the junk on the emblem.
    The FW shown is a 50s model, it has the newer decals. It probably just needs the spa treatment to get everything moving again.
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    Old 03-19-2011, 12:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Elsie,
    The machine with serial # EJ423118 is a 201K. That 201K can go in your Singer treadle. All you need to do is take the motor off. The wheel on that is ok for treadle use. My favorite machine is my 201K. Here is a picture of mine so that you can see the setup.
    I have a 15-90 Singer that was electric(motor hangs off the back
    & is belt driven), I treadle this one & it has the solid handwheel
    very smooth machine, the coffin top sits on a set of Elgin treadle
    irons. Very nice set up, the irons are quiet and very nice to sew with.
    Sharon W. in Texas
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    Old 03-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Elsie,
    The machine with serial # EJ423118 is a 201K. That 201K can go in your Singer treadle. All you need to do is take the motor off. The wheel on that is ok for treadle use. My favorite machine is my 201K. Here is a picture of mine so that you can see the setup.
    I have a 15-90 Singer that was electric(motor hangs off the back
    & is belt driven), I treadle this one & it has the solid handwheel
    very smooth machine, the coffin top sits on a set of Elgin treadle
    irons. Very nice set up, the irons are quiet and very nice to sew with.
    Sharon W. in Texas
    Sharon, Have you found that the non Singer treadle irons are quieter?

    I have noticed that with my Davis treadle it seems quieter than the Singer treadles. Since the Davis NVF has a shuttle the machine is noisy, but I have noticed that the treadle is very smooth and quiet. I have a Free treadle irons that needs repair; so, I haven't used it to see how quiet and smooth it treadles. All my other treadles are Singers.

    Anyone else notice if the non Singer treadles are quieter and smoother?
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    Old 03-19-2011, 01:05 PM
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    Originally Posted by Ohio Star Quilter
    A couple days ago I said I would post pictures of the Necchi BU Mira and cabinet that I got off of Freecycle. It came with all the attachments, manual, Wonder wheel and cams. The cords were all rotted and the handwheel wouldn't move by hand at all. The spring on the slide plate was broken and the bobbin winder housing was broken in two. I found replacements on Ebay and Bonanza.
    I used a lot of liquid wrench in all of the oil points to get it loosened up and then oiled it,rewired the machine and took apart the motor and cleaned it up. Rewiring it and cleaning the motor was a first for me but with all the info on the internet I figured that I could do it. I'm waiting for the belt to come in the mail and then will muster up the courage to plug it in. lol
    I'll make sure that I plug it into a GFCI outlet so if something is wrong it will trip it.
    Judy
    Juday NICE Necchi BU Mira. I think that machine can be put in a treadle.
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