Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fun find! 1931 electric Singer sewing machine with domed cover

I've been hunting for months for an old-time Singer sewing machine in really nice condition.

Yesterday, my DD and I went to "Buckstop Junction" http://www.buckstopjunction.org/shoppe.htm and found this beauty for $80...I was lucky and got it for $50!

What do you think?!?!?!

(April 15, 2011 FNSI Results found here:
http://rocknquilts.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-night-sew-in-results-for.html )






This particular machine was made in April 1931 in Elizabeth, New Jersey:


Thanks to Anne for letting me know!




The belt looks great, it needs a cleaning and I've got it in the shop to get the electrical cord replaced...
see the knee press?  
I thought this was just great!  Hope you like it, too...
I'll let you know in a future post how it works (or doesn't).  I'm crossing my fingers!



11 comments:

  1. SCORE!!! My hubby found a 40's edition that is built into a table and we are trying to decide to get it or not. LOVE the knee lift, I had no idea these old machines had them. Hope it works!

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  2. How fun is that! I hope it works for you!

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  3. I've got it in the shop and hopefully it can be returned to working order. It would certainly be fun to use or even just to view :-)

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  4. I tried to post a comment, but blogger rejected it. Anyway, your machine is a Singer model 99. It was commissioned in April of 1931. I am sure that a bit of servicing will get it running great! I have a 1918 model 99 that was rewired before I purchased it. The 99s are 3/4-sized versions of Singer's model 66.

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  5. Oh...what a wonderful machine, lucky you!

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  6. That looks like a real gem....hope it runs well for you.

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  7. I have three old machines, 2 Singer 301s and a Featherweight...and they are my favorites for precision piecing. I hope your new baby works for you.

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  8. What a beautiful 99. Don't you just love the scroll work on the end? I'm about to rewire a vintage machine myself. It's an off brand that I bought about 15 years ago and could never figure out how to thread. Now, I can thread it, so it's time to bring it up to par. I've got my fingers crossed and the wire should be here by this weekend. Lane

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  9. I have one of these from my grandmother. Love the knee control. Never slides around like the foot control. It has made a lot of clothes in its time.

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