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I'm kind of excited over my latest curbside find-it's a Singer sewing machine in a wood cabinet, and it works! I checked on Ebay, and I guess it's from the 60's, not really worth much. I need to find a source for the bobbin holder thingy, and the screw in pin thingy that you put the spool of thread on. Nevertheless, it works (or it seems to), and I felt a thrill thinking about some woman sitting at this machine, almost 40 years ago, making a dress for her little girl. I have a nice sewing machine, but I guess there's nothing wrong with having two, is there? You all have a great day!
-- Cathy in NY (email@example.com), April 18, 2001
Most Singer shops should have them. I have a non-electric 1902 model - they had the items I needed - IN STOCK!!! If they don't have it in stock, they can order them. Lots of folks are reconditioning older models these days. If there is no Singer shop in your area, try some of the bigger crafts or sewing stores. Jo Ann's is usually good about ordering stuff.
Sometimes the parts are completely interchangeable... If you have access to a newer maching, try it - then at least you have a part number!!
-- Sue Diederich (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 2001.
Shoot yeah, there's nothing wrong with having more than one. I have 4! One of my own (electric) bought new in 1972. One electric that was my mother's, although I was the only one that ever used it much. My granddad won it from Readers' Digest and gave it to her in the mid sixties. I have Mother's old treadle that I learned to sew on, and that she used most of the time, and then I have her mother's old treadle that was made sometime in the twenties. I think Mother's treadle was made in the '40's. Each machine has some useful thing that it does better than the others. And you never know, I may have to sew for the public someday. Although I'd rather dig ditches.
-- Green (email@example.com), April 19, 2001.
Ive just bought a 1925 Singer in lovely (working) condition,from a charity shop for £25. I think I may start collecting.
-- Richard Walker Norwich England (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 2004.
I HAVE MY GRANDMOTHER OLD SEWING MACHINE IT IS A SINGER .IT DON"T RUN BY POWER YOU USE YOUR FOOT TO MAKE IT WORK . IT DO NOT SER.NUMBER ON IT. I DO NOT HI OLD IT IS OR WHAT YEARS IT IS AND I NEED PARTS FOR IT. THANK YOU I NEED HELP
-- joyce a spruill (email@example.com), August 04, 2004.