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    Old 04-15-2011, 05:35 AM
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    Thank you ladies...then I'll feel confident if buying class 66 bobbins on ebay...And right now I'll keep it Electric. I have my Grandmothers old Singer cabinet that I'm hoping she'll fit into..Grandma's rusted out due to dampness and storage in basement...when I wasn't thinking abt old machines...will be looking into rehabing her one of these days.
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    Old 04-15-2011, 05:51 AM
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    Originally Posted by greenini
    But do you search for sewing machines in advance or just check out all yard sales? We have friends that spend a lot of time looking at ads, setting a route up in their GPS, I just don't have quite that much energy! If I see yard sales around here close by I try to stop in, but I'm bad about pre-planning. I wonder how much I miss :roll:
    We do a search on Craigslist for yard/garage/estate sales here close, but we just enjoy the little hunting trips on Saturday morning. We live in a rural area so we just go and follow signs mostly -- most of my machines were found that way -- no pre plan just by accident.

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    Old 04-15-2011, 05:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Garage saling today brought these pretties. I don't know how they could get any more chrome on the Dressmaker, lol. Paid $10 each. Very seldom do I get one with cams.
    Wow Tommi, you got each of those for 10 bucks cams included! Geeze, I thought I got a good deal, but that is fantastic! They all look nice too!

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    Old 04-15-2011, 05:56 AM
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    Originally Posted by emmah
    Stopped in a neighboring town's Salvation Army where three nice condition older sewing machines were sitting in the back. I came home with this one because the color was pretty. The other two were Singers from 70's. ($15) It is branded Fiatelli --maybe after the car? Made in Japan with an American motor.
    That looks alot like the one I just got with a similar color! Wow, another 15 clone made in Japan -- those are the greatest machines! Very well made! Congratulations! I want to find one of those clones in red!

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    Old 04-15-2011, 06:02 AM
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    Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Billy can you tell me what type of bobbins this machine takes? Is this considered a "redeye"...It is dated 1910.
    Also confused since research tells me it's a 66 but booklet that came with the machine shows 99?
    Sharon already answered your question. You do have a beautiful Redeye Model 66. That machine looks to be in great shape. Wow, I thought the Redeye decals were started in about 1910 or later -- you must have one of the first Model 66 Redeyes if yours is a 1910 machine!

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    Old 04-15-2011, 06:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by Kitzone
    Greenini: Thank you for posting the pictures of the attachments. I was wondering what the differences was between a walking foot and a blind stitch attachment. Thanks for sharing.

    Tommie: Gotta love going on treasure hunts and coming home with some very nice finds :)

    Hobbykat: I think Billy had said at one point that all Redeyes were 66's. Beautiful machine. Are you going to keep it electric or convert it to a treadle?

    Emmah: I really like your new Fiatelli. Did she come with a manual by chance?

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    No Manual, but it is a clone of the 15 with a few very nice features added, like feed dog down, and a little view port for the stitch length number. I will just copy a singer 15 manual.
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    Old 04-15-2011, 07:12 AM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Originally Posted by emmah
    Stopped in a neighboring town's Salvation Army where three nice condition older sewing machines were sitting in the back. I came home with this one because the color was pretty. The other two were Singers from 70's. ($15) It is branded Fiatelli --maybe after the car? Made in Japan with an American motor.
    That looks alot like the one I just got with a similar color! Wow, another 15 clone made in Japan -- those are the greatest machines! Very well made! Congratulations! I want to find one of those clones in red!

    Nancy
    Nancy~ Just in case no one has mentioned this lately :) You are an enable first class! I have never seen a RED one and have added this to my wish list. lol. Planning on going to an auction this weekend maybe I'll see one.

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    Old 04-15-2011, 07:34 AM
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    Where can I get a Singer Model 15 manual?
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    Old 04-15-2011, 07:43 AM
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    Originally Posted by Foxflower
    Where can I get a Singer Model 15 manual?
    Here you go :-D http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/15k.pdf
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    Old 04-15-2011, 07:46 AM
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    Foxflower ~ you can buy them fairly resonably on eBay or if you would like a copy, there are several websites that offer copies for $10.00 - $15.00.

    Ismacs website has several that you can download for free: http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html
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