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" 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: )

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!


  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!

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

  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 :-)

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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

  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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