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    Old 11-26-2011, 12:12 PM
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    I just discovered a older singer in a fairly nice cabinet in a thrift type store for $25 I do not know the name of the machine but the serial number is AK174140 the paper in one of drawers said 15k80 does anyone know anything about a machine like this is it a good buy
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    Old 11-26-2011, 01:28 PM
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    absolutely a good buy...the singer 15s were not much bigger than a featherweight but are much heavier and totally little workhorses...
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    Old 11-26-2011, 02:01 PM
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    anytime I could get an older SInger for $25, working, I would jump on it!!
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    Old 11-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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    I think a 15 for $25 is a good buy. The serial number for the one you saw makes it a 1951 model. If you do get it, I would check the wiring over very carefully before plugging it in. The wiring on these is sometimes deteriorated.


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    Old 11-26-2011, 04:59 PM
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    You should be able to get many years of good sewing with a 15k as a partner. Good Luck!
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    Jump on it!!
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    Old 11-26-2011, 06:35 PM
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    for that price, I'd take it.
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    Old 11-26-2011, 06:49 PM
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    It would already be sewing at my house by now. I have one and I love her.
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    Old 11-26-2011, 09:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by ptquilts
    anytime I could get an older SInger for $25, working, I would jump on it!!
    Oops...in 1985 you could have had my 1980 Singer for free...I would have paid you to take it. After over 10 trips to the sewing machine repair shop, I prayed that it would be stolen from my car....now that I look back, it was a rather strange way of dealing with this problem, when there were so many dumpsters around.....I took a hammer to it in frustration....when I "traded it in" the dealer politely stated, "I'll use it for parts...." ....bet he utilized the dumpster behind his shop....

    If your machine is pre-1980 it is probably wonderful....but the '80's...forgetaboutit....
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    Old 11-26-2011, 09:26 PM
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    Good find. Got 4 singers myself.
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