Foot pedal for old machine

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There is an old Singer for sale at a 2nd-hand shop near me, but it
doesn' have a foot pedal. Are foot pedals hard to get?  I'm in
Australia, and I don't want to order stuff from the US if I can help it,
because of shipping costs. I've only just started looking for older
machines and this is the first one I've found.

Jane


Re: Foot pedal for old machine
Jane VR wrote:

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You don't say how old it is, but if it is one of the old
ones with the motor separate from the machine, mounted
behind it, those are very easy to get.  You can even get
"generic" ones.

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No there should be no problem getting  a pedal.  Keep checking the
second hand stores, one of our has a bin full of foot pedals.  When I
get a dumpster or curb sider I usualy go there for the pedal and
accessories.  About 2$ a piece.  Also try your local independant
repair person.  I must have about 20 of these hanging in the shop so
if you are really stuck I can send.  I am in Canada.

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I like that idea! :)

It turns out that it has a knee lever not a foot pedal. The tension is
broken, however.  Amazingly (to me) I can see how it works, as it is
just a bolt, with two discs and a spring, and a nut you turn to tighten
or loosen it. So maybe the spring is dead.

I am wondering how to work out what model it is. It has EB424154 on a
plate at the front of the machine, and B.R.K.12 on the motor (and a
motor number).

Jane


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EB424154
That would be the model number

http://www.needlebar.com/sident/index.html
This is another good site to look at


Dee in Oz

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If it's a Singer, send that serial number to them and they will tell you
the model number and a bit about where and when it was made.  There are
some numbers for which a complete history is not available, but they
have most of them.
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Thanks (and to Kate, too). I looked around on the 'net and I'm pretty
sure it is a 99-13, made in Scotland around 1938. Cool! Also, the DBF
looked at the tension mechanism, and took all the pieces off and put
them back on a different order and now it works!!

*doing a little happy dance*

Jane


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