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Dorian
#253 Posted : Monday, October 2, 2017 9:19:09 AM(UTC)
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What a fabulous find Patti!!

Keep a smile in your heart :) Dorian
cv quilter
#254 Posted : Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:10:25 AM(UTC)
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Anybody know anything about a Singer Futura Model 900?  

Sharon
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cv quilter
#255 Posted : Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:36:05 AM(UTC)
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I forgot to mention that my Singer 15-90 just came back from being cleaned and tuned up, feed dogs repaired (they all of a sudden decided to stay down...a gear inside slipped) and she runs like a champ.  Now to figure out where to put her and work on refinishing the cabinet.  

Sharon
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LaDawn
#256 Posted : Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:03:22 PM(UTC)
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Last week, I bought a Singer 27 Sphinx. For $20. The guy I bought it from said he didn't know if it was capable of being refurbished or not. The cabinet is in bad shape, and the machine didn't look too much better. But I figured for $20, if I ruined it while trying to restore it, it was no big loss, right? Once I got it home and really liked at it, the machine is really not in bad shape. There is very little rust, nothing is frozen, and not there's not even much "gunk" that I can see. The decals are worn off or silvered, but that shouldn't affect the sewing! So, now I've spent about $70 in supplies to fix her up, and another $20 something for a new treadle belt and a shuttle and bobbins. Hopefully this week I will have some time to work on her.

I also bought an Emdeco machine in a beautiful cabinet for another $20. Looks like it was rarely, if ever, used. Unfortunately, it had no attachments of any kind and only has a zipper foot.

My husband knew I was going to buy the singer because we'd talked about me learning to refurbish them. But he didn't know about the other one. When he saw it he asked why I bought it. I said, "$20!" dance I have hard time passing up deals like that. That's why I've forbidden myself from even looking at any more old machines!

I'll try and post some photos in my "sewing room" gallery.
cv quilter
#257 Posted : Monday, October 30, 2017 8:55:33 AM(UTC)
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I looked at your Gallery, LaDawn.  That Emdeco is in a really nice cabinet.  I have never heard of that brand before.  You do have a lot of restoration to do on the Singer.  How will you finish it when you have gotten the rust off.  Not sure but you may be able to get new decals for it from someone online.  Did it come with a manual of any sort?  You can probably get a manual online, too.

Sharon
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LaDawn
#258 Posted : Monday, November 6, 2017 3:07:40 PM(UTC)
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Sharon, I've been reading LOTS about how to refurbish or restore old machines! Thank goodness for the internet! I never would have had the courage to take on a project like this without all the help from online sources. 

It came with absolutely nothing, not even drawers in the cabinet. I have found a manual online, plus all the supplies needed to make her run again. I have decided against "restoring" her and instead will "refurbish" her (I didn't know there was a difference until I started researching it!) I did find decals for her, but they are $50, and you have to completely refinish the machine before you put them on. I will just clean her up and enjoy her 'wrinkles.' She earned them! 

I had to buy a new shuttle and bobbins, too. They are coming from China, so I'm not sure when I will get them, but I'm not in a big rush because I  don't have much time to work on her with Christmas coming up!  But I go in and pet her nearly every day...

cv quilter
#259 Posted : Monday, November 6, 2017 6:12:13 PM(UTC)
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LaDawn, I seem to remember a site where I saw a vintage machine that had a "wrinkle" finish to it.  Might be that this is what you have.  Love these old machines....maybe because I am "old".

Sharon
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LaDawn
#260 Posted : Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:32:25 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cv quilter Go to Quoted Post

LaDawn, I seem to remember a site where I saw a vintage machine that had a "wrinkle" finish to it.  Might be that this is what you have.  Love these old machines....maybe because I am "old".

Oh, I just meant that she's earned all her flaws and worn/silver decals. Kind of like I've earned all my gray and wrinkles!

dogsbody
#261 Posted : Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:19:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cv quilter Go to Quoted Post

Anybody know anything about a Singer Futura Model 900?  

40 years old, and one of those with plastic gears. They are either really good, or really bad. A workhorse without peer if its a good one.

cv quilter
#262 Posted : Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:36:44 AM(UTC)
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Thanks.   I passed on it...waited to long (craigs list)

Sharon
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erindipity
#263 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 2:06:06 AM(UTC)
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Hello all, long time no chat!  Things have been crazy around here...very little sewing but slowly getting back in my sewing room.   I picked up a vintage Singer treadle machine Thursday and for the life of me I cannot figure out what model/year it is!   I have been to a few different sites and it is confusing me more than ever...lol   Serial number is G8928069.  The decals are wearing off and the cabinet is in pretty good shape, it has the box of feet and needles with it.  It does need a belt.  I paid $30 for it and even if  cannot get the machine to work the cabinet is worth that.  He has another one exactly like it but it does not work and the wood is a little rough but said he will sell it to me for parts for $20. I am going back tomorrow to get it....the base will be reused for sure! :)  

So anyway, any help identifying the model/year of the machine would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. 

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gailb
#264 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 7:01:47 AM(UTC)
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Erin, this site has all the Singer serial number information! 

http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-g-series-serial-numbers.html

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Chelle
#265 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 9:58:54 AM(UTC)
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A few months ago DH and I picked up a couple older machines thinking I would find parts and woohoo have more machines.  I have decided though that I sorta have a lot going on and since I haven't attempted to get parts for them (bobbin cover, bobbins) I am going to let them go.  I just need to figure out how to let them go/where to let them go.  

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GloBug
#266 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:16:02 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: erindipity Go to Quoted Post

Hello all, long time no chat!  Things have been crazy around here...very little sewing but slowly getting back in my sewing room.   I picked up a vintage Singer treadle machine Thursday and for the life of me I cannot figure out what model/year it is!   I have been to a few different sites and it is confusing me more than ever...lol   Serial number is G8928069.  The decals are wearing off and the cabinet is in pretty good shape, it has the box of feet and needles with it.  It does need a belt.  I paid $30 for it and even if  cannot get the machine to work the cabinet is worth that.  He has another one exactly like it but it does not work and the wood is a little rough but said he will sell it to me for parts for $20. I am going back tomorrow to get it....the base will be reused for sure! :)  

So anyway, any help identifying the model/year of the machine would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. 

Hi Erin.  Using the website gailb provided, here's what I found:

G-8927601 - 8928100 is Model 81, Quantity Allotted was 500 and she was born August 24, 1921.

She's got pretty decals!

monalee
#267 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:22:20 AM(UTC)
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I picked up a featherweight machine, has the case, book and accessories, born 1953. I haven’t had time to use it yet but I will. Plan to take it as my travel machine. I may even pay to get it repainted a bright color later.
erindipity
#268 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 10:46:26 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GloBug Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: erindipity Go to Quoted Post

Hello all, long time no chat!  Things have been crazy around here...very little sewing but slowly getting back in my sewing room.   I picked up a vintage Singer treadle machine Thursday and for the life of me I cannot figure out what model/year it is!   I have been to a few different sites and it is confusing me more than ever...lol   Serial number is G8928069.  The decals are wearing off and the cabinet is in pretty good shape, it has the box of feet and needles with it.  It does need a belt.  I paid $30 for it and even if  cannot get the machine to work the cabinet is worth that.  He has another one exactly like it but it does not work and the wood is a little rough but said he will sell it to me for parts for $20. I am going back tomorrow to get it....the base will be reused for sure! :)  

So anyway, any help identifying the model/year of the machine would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. 

Hi Erin.  Using the website gailb provided, here's what I found:

G-8927601 - 8928100 is Model 81, Quantity Allotted was 500 and she was born August 24, 1921.

She's got pretty decals!

Thank you Glo. I had been to other sites checking and each one gave different info.  Was headed to the site Gail provided when you posted this.   With only 500 made and i will have two, I feel that I MUST make one good machine and cabinet from them.  

Thank you for the help! [/quote]

erindipity
#269 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 11:17:58 AM(UTC)
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Hmmm....so the link Gail gave it says  Model 27 born 12/30/1910  30,000 made.   But on same site i also find the info Glo gave.  SEE...this is why I am confused! haha

erindipity
#270 Posted : Friday, August 24, 2018 12:46:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: erindipity Go to Quoted Post

Hmmm....so the link Gail gave it says  Model 27 born 12/30/1910  30,000 made.   But on same site i also find the info Glo gave.  SEE...this is why I am confused! haha

 

My bad...I read it wrong. Glo is correct!  :/

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