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Thread: What model is this machine?

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    Senior Member Whigrose's Avatar
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    What model is this machine?

    Would someone please tell me what model this Singer machine is please? Is it a general straight stitch machine?

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    It looks like my Singer modle 12.

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    Enlarging the photo doesn't help much, but it doesn't appear to have the narrow slide plate to the front of the machine like a model 13 does, so I'd agree that it's a New Family 12....if I understand the research correctly, made from the 1860's to the 80's...(don't quote me on that!)
    It is a straight stitch, transverse shuttle machine. (I'll post a link) It takes a boat shuttle, and if I'm not mistaken an odd needle.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrating_shuttle

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    Well, dh and I are off for a road trip :-) I'll be sure to fill you in on the gorey details. Finally connected with the man selling it and says 'it's missing a part on the top by the hand wheel'. Hm. He kept saying it would make a good 'parts' machine.

    Time will tell. Unless the iron is in terrible shape we'll most likely take it and at the very least convert it to -gasp- a table. But I ain't throwing me hat in the ring jest yet. :-)

    Should have details around 7:00 pm -EST.

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    she beautiful and interesting. Cant wait to hear about her tonight.

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    An hour to go.

    ~tap....tap...tap...~
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    Update to 'What model Singer is this?" She's home

    Oookaaay. Here goes.

    YES! She is home <bg> She's fairly dirty and will take some time cleaning her up but the good news is the shuttle is there and there are two bobbins one of the drawers. No guarantee they go to this machine though. Don't know if there is one in the shuttle yet and may not get that far tonight. I'm pretty beat. (Sorry, I've been up since 2:20 this morning.)

    She is adorable. Decaling is still evident but then again I can't figure out what model she is for me to get a look at another machine to compare. Her table is definately shot, beyond shot actually, but the cover and the drawers are very salvagable. <yeah me!> Um, hubber... :-)

    Regardless of the photos, she really doesn't have heavy rust. I'm guessing her wheel will clean up pretty decent.

    If anyone, hint, hint, could help me identify this model I would be appreciative.

    The bobbin winder - hm, not sure if it is completely intact or not. I think it might be. Surely new rubber is on the shopping list.

    Can't quite figure out how to date her - this is how her numbers read - 616865 space, just space, not like something is missing, then 504865. Last patent date on her slide plate is Oct 9, 1855. Oh, and the center slide plate was found by dh in one of the drawers. Sweet!

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    So I think I'm getting there - correct me if I'm wrong. As you thought Charlee and KatFish, she IS a model 12, New Family. Her decaling is the 'Star' ornamentation.

    Thanks to NB, I read for the machines that have two sets of numbers to use the first for dating, which would put her circa 1871

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    She's beautiful!! Go easy on the cleaning, lots of patience and lots of sewing machine oil! I know how crusty she looks, but please don't take the shortcuts of using a stronger cleaner...I suspect you have a LOT more decal there than shows!!

    Isn't NB a WONDERFUL resource?
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    Great find. Can hardly wait to see what she looks like all spiffed up. Does the machine turn? Get a healthy drink of new oil.

    I hope the table can be saved. The tops are solid wood I believe. So you could have a replacment made using the old one for a model. Or ask Glenn, he seems to be able to save anything wood.
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    quilt addict,

    You'll have to take my word on this one, or I could post pics. The table is beyond repair. Even Glenn with his magic most likely could not save this one. If he could he could most likely walk on water, too. <g>

    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Great find. ... I hope the table can be saved. The tops are solid wood I believe. So you could have a replacment made using the old one for a model. Or ask Glenn, he seems to be able to save anything wood.
    Maybe I'll toss in a pic or two later of the table.

    I do believe the machine itself is going to test me - I'm suspecting it might have a couple of issues but I need to see what I can find out on some other sites before I go into a nose dive. Still have me hat on me head yet, not throwing it in.

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    Go ahead...pics of the table, please? Not that we don't trust you....not at all....we just wanna see!!

    Keep that hat on your head!! I have faith that you and the spousal unit will get that machine working!
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    Okay, here's pics of the table, Linny's progress and my current company (they all get to 'hang out' in my sewing room by turns. My computer is in my sr.).

    Because Charlee wants ALL the details :-) Here ya go. One end is missing the trim piece, truly no biggie since one could be made. The trim along the back is splitting. Basicially the entire extension's veneer is lifting and some one the table.

    Mind you, no part of the table has been touched yet. It sits as we brought it in last night.

    So, opinions please?

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    Need Glenn or Laura to see it, but I'd say it can be salvaged! I'd sure try anyway!

    The machine is looking GREAT!
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    Quote So I think I'm getting there - correct me if I'm wrong. As you thought Charlee and KatFish, she IS a model 12, New Family. Her decaling is the 'Star' ornamentation.

    Thanks to NB, I read for the machines that have two sets of numbers to use the first for dating, which would put her circa 1871

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    Wow! That is quite a find! Can't wait to see her after she is all cleaned up. Be sure to post before and after pictures.

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