Checked out her details and looks like she's a 15K from 1910. I had no idea when it was manufactured or its model number. I took a closer look at it, and it looks like the moving parts are still oiled yet a bit dirty with a tad bit of surface rust and the underside of the machine looked good too. Other machines I've had, 1963 Singer portable, still have but doubt it works, a 1966? Hello Just cleaning out our 87 year old dads home and we found my grandmothers old singer,, now we cant open the box as it looks like it needs some kinda key on the side. The treadle provided with 27-series machines has a negative : one complete down-up motion produces exactly four stitches.
It was put up for sale when the store closed after the chain went bankrupt. My mom, who's 92 and still going strong, bought it the year my brother was born and now it's come to roost in my home. Just need to polish up all the plates. It was manufactured in 1937 in Clydebank Scotland. Most of the time we use them as tables but occasionally we still sew on one.
There are at least a couple other portables around the attic and neither my husband nor I have any idea where they came from. The tension adjustment is by way of a screw on the face plate. Check to see what drives the machine as it may be Belt-Driven or Gear-Driven. Congratulations, you have a Singer Model 306 or one of its variations such as the 306W. Just got my 99k back from being fixed and have found out she was made in 1949 in Clydebank. They had the wires backwards so it was an easy fix. I learned to sew on it and my grandmother made my sister and me dozens of dresses on it.
Most Singer machines have One Large Slide Plate so we now have to focus on the Faceplate. The chief point of interest in the machine is undoubtedly the means employed in transferring the motion from the main shaft to the underneath parts, an arrangement as ingenious and effective as any device ever introduced into stitching mechanism. It is positioned to intercept the treadle belt as it passes back down into the cabinet. Also can you give me a value on it? Also came with a buttonholer not sure it actually attaches to this model. The 27 and the 127 were full-size versions of the Singer 28 and later model 128 which were three-quarter size. I've lugged around for 30yrs a machine.
Mine has a spoked handwheel like the treadle models, so I believe it started out life in a treadle table and was converted to electric at some point. It was popular in its time, and some of them remain. Thank you very much Ann for the page, mine was my grandmothers and has been sat at my parents until I had a big enough place for my sewing so I am now cleaning her up as per your link in a post above and familiarising myself with all the bits and bobs, I too struggled with identifying the model until I found this page. If you don't have a complete serial number: Here are some other identifying methods: If you have part of the number you can check the year of your machine on the , just follow directions depending on whether your machine has a 2, 1 or 0 letter prefix. Thanks so much for this information. December 30th I bought what I assumed was an old singer sewing machine and took it to be cleaned etc.
In his design Whitehill retained the White machine's dimensions and most aspects of its exterior; his contribution mainly consists of the new interior. December 11th The machine in the picture is exactly, precisely the machine I inherited from my grandmother! Of course, once you get your old lady working again you'll be giving her a new name and identity and I hope she is with you for many years to come. Wondering if there might be a market to sell it and what I can expect to get from it. Does your machine have a small chrome colored wheel on the very front-right corner of the base? The Case of this machine is shown on the 8863824 2238024 A very nice condition example of the New Family machine which dates to 1889. Look at the pictures below to confirm your machine's identity. I really appreciate your providing those links so that I could determine the model number because I'm trying to buy a missing part.
There are other websites where you might be able to compare with a picture. My 1907, treadle-operated Singer sewing machine. The cabinet is in good condition, just some wear and tear, but not much that a good clean and oiling can't perk up! Anyone know anything or interested? Do you have any favorite resources for identifying antique machines and replacing parts? Congratulations, you have a Singer Model 101. They made a lot of them though so a key shouldn't be hard, thankfully someone has tied the key to my case though! So my sewing machine has ended up about 30 miles from where she started. Now determine your machine's size.
Besides being a significantly larger machine than the Singer 12 the Singer 13 has an extra inspection plate on the bed which makes it easy to identify. I confess I prefer the non computerized machines i don't create decorative embroideriy and the lack of plastic components. I tried calling over to Mrs Snell awhile back but she was in not so good shape and a grandson got on phone and didn't even act like he was intested nor did he know anything about this particular maachine. But the machine still folds out and in nicely. My granddaughter is learning to sew on it. Congratulations, you have a Singer Model 127 or 128. Consequently there are extant shuttles which have no stamped part number and which bear the features of both the 8301 and 54504.
Inherited from my mother, who received it as a gift from my father bought second-hand shortly after they were married in 1948. I recommend because they are more consistent in terms of size and quality than other needles. As there were many clones of the add-on motor, so also were there many clones of the Singerlight. The Final Product This is what the Singer 15 looks like all cleaned up and with its new hand crank! It is worn in the usual places and the japanning is chipped in places. Serial G3591045, now if i did it right she is model 127, only 20 000 of her was made, date is april 22nd 1914, Note; st-Johns, don't know what it means but that is what i found on her.