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Thread: Vintage Singer

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    While out "thrifting" today, I ran across this little cutie. It didn't come with any attachments, manual or the foot pedal, appears to be missing the tension knob, and the original cords are frayed and taped. There was, however, a needle and a bobbin with royal blue thread in the machine. I found, sitting next to the machine, a wooden cover which was damaged around the handle. F8366172 is the number engraved on the plate on the bed of the machine. After reading everyone's comments on the board for the past few days, I was inspired to try to salvage her. Does anyone know anything about this machine?

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    Its really pretty!

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    Lostn51 - Billy is our resident sewing machine expert! Post this in the virtual section and he can help you out!

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    There are several on the board who work with older machines ... there is a vintage machine thread on the board somewhere ...


    Go here and it will point you to the other thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41636-1.htm

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    cute, contact lostn51 and he can help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Lostn51 - Billy is our resident sewing machine expert! Post this in the virtual section and he can help you out!
    Thanks....I'll try to figure out how to do that! I'm still learning how to navigate this system.

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    Looks like a 99k made in 1918. You can look it up on the Singer site. http://www.singerco.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Lostn51 - Billy is our resident sewing machine expert! Post this in the virtual section and he can help you out!
    Boy I love the confidence you guys have in me!!

    You do have a Singer 99 and it did not come with a foot pedal it has a kneebar that is used for the operation of the machine. Look in the lid of the case and see if there is one there if not I have one here that is in my parts store.

    You have a really nice machine and it will clean up very nicely and you will love using it. It uses the class 66 bobbins the you can find at any fabric store but JoAnns (sound right BFW?).

    If you need the kneebar and the cord for the machine I have them just PM me and we can work up a price. The cord is brand new and with the correct ends.

    Billy

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    Thanks for the help everyone. If I read it correctly, the Singer site lists this machine as a 99K, manufactured from January - June 1918. Looks like 50,000 were made in Scotland. I feel like I'm researching a family tree with all of this research! I hope I can obtain parts and get her working! She's a little rusty.

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    She's a beauty!!! Congratulations :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee
    Thanks for the help everyone. If I read it correctly, the Singer site lists this machine as a 99K, manufactured from January - June 1918. Looks like 50,000 were made in Scotland. I feel like I'm researching a family tree with all of this research! I hope I can obtain parts and get her working! She's a little rusty.
    Use Billy's tutes to clean/fix her up--she's gonna be a beauty again!

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    I have one like this. It doesn't use a foot pedal; instead there should be a metal kneebar for it stored inside the cover. The bar is supposed to be pushed into that round opening to the right side of the bottom of the cabinet.

    The kneebars are hard to find (edit -- unless you are on this board!); however, if you don't have a rod, you can re-jig the machine to become a hand crank. For the hand crank you need to have a wheel that has openings in it. We bought a kit for this that included the right kind of wheel. My dd *loved* using it as a hand crank when she was younger (especially since she is left-handed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee
    While out "thrifting" today, I ran across this little cutie. It didn't come with any attachments, manual or the foot pedal, appears to be missing the tension knob, and the original cords are frayed and taped. There was, however, a needle and a bobbin with royal blue thread in the machine. I found, sitting next to the machine, a wooden cover which was damaged around the handle. F8366172 is the number engraved on the plate on the bed of the machine. After reading everyone's comments on the board for the past few days, I was inspired to try to salvage her. Does anyone know anything about this machine?
    OH!! She's Beautiful!! :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    If you go to www.singer.com they can tell you about the machine. If you have the model and serial number - it's somewhere on that machine - they can tell you the date it was made.

    There are also several sites that give estimates on value. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks, again, everyone for taking the time to offer such kind words and help. I'm enjoying the research and trying to follow up on all of your suggestions.

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    Beautiful old machine, I have one similar if not exactly like it. Replace the cord first so that you don't get electricuted.


    Billie: we have confidence in you because you're the best! Always ready to come to our aid. You're our very own Lone Ranger!

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    Beautiful! Looks very much like one that I have that was passed down to me from my mother-in-law. I can't compare because mine is at our cabin, and I use it there often. It dosen't have a foot peddle. There is a knee thing that fits into the little hole in the front right hand corner of the cabinate. The knee thing fits into the upper case when stored. Sure hope your's isn't missing that part!!! It sew's beautifully. I'm sure you will love it.

    Whoops, I went back and read other posts. You got lots of info that is better than mine! Have a wonderful day playing with your new "toy"

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    Oh my, she is beautiful. Hope you can get her running.

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    You have a 1918 Singer Model 99k. Based on your model number, I can tell you that it was built in what was then Singer's largest factory, in Kilbowie, Scotland. Although it is a somewhat rare machine, there are still quite a few in existence. In good condition, it is valued at roughly $300. In fair condition $200. In poor condition $100. I hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions, etc. about it, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

    Have a great day!
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    Correction to my previous reply. I was going from memory... after researching just a bit, it is a 1918 model, but it was produced in Clydebank, Scotland, not Kilbowie... that was the 1920 model I was thinking of....

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    Quote Originally Posted by major
    You have a 1918 Singer Model 99k. Based on your model number, I can tell you that it was built in what was then Singer's largest factory, in Kilbowie, Scotland. Although it is a somewhat rare machine, there are still quite a few in existence. In good condition, it is valued at roughly $300. In fair condition $200. In poor condition $100. I hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions, etc. about it, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

    Have a great day!
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    Those prices seem kinda skewered and a little high to me and I deal in vintage machines. But depending on the area your in and condition the prices will always vary.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Beautiful old machine, I have one similar if not exactly like it. Replace the cord first so that you don't get electricuted.


    Billie: we have confidence in you because you're the best! Always ready to come to our aid. You're our very own Lone Ranger!
    :lol: Hi Ho Silver and Away!! :lol:

    Billy

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