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Thread: Vintage Singer

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    Vintage Singer

    Last week I was in a quaint little shop and was looking at a sturdy but dusty and scratched table. When I got to looking at it I found it housed a vintage singer machine. I had to leave it for a few days as it would not fit in my car. Got it home finally and had my husband leave it outside so I could clean it. The machine had about half inch of dust. It all cleaned up very nicely and it runs great. Here are some pictures. I found the same machine on ebay in much worse shape, and with rust. They were asking 399. I scored mine for 30. Doing a happy dance.
    Oh it is a 1948 model 15
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    What a nice find!!!! Congrats on bringing it home and for the price!

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    What a find! That cabinet is beautiful. My Sarah is a 1941 15 and does all my quilting projects.
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    Love it! It is so nice. I would like to find one in a beautiful desk like that!

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    Love that cabinet also. Good score on both!
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    Great score!!!!

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    Very nice machine! I think my 15-90 is one of my favorites.

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    That's a very nice 15-91 you found. Check the wiring very carefully, as it is old. That series of Singer 15s are my favorite machines to sew on. Never have had even a hiccup from mine.

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    Red face thanks for info

    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    That's a very nice 15-91 you found. Check the wiring very carefully, as it is old. That series of Singer 15s are my favorite machines to sew on. Never have had even a hiccup from mine.

    Cathy
    Thanks Cathy, I do plan on doing some rewiring as the outer cover on the cord is very brittle.

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    Love it when that happens!

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    Very Nice.
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    Cleaned up great...you will love it.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Well, it DOES pay to shop around - I sure don't mind the dust on a pretty piece like that.

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