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  Hi All ;
A friend recently picked up an old Singer industrial-grade machine
- industrial table - heavy steel base / thick wood top
- knee control to raise the foot
- walking foot
He wants to restore it to use for sail-boat sails or other such jobs.
 < and to rescue it from the scrap metal bin >
 I thought that someone here might have experience or web links
to share  -  much appreciated.
It has 3   count-em  3   serial / model  numbers  -  on plates
front & back  -  not sure which is which is which  ..  ?
  John T.




Re: olden Singer industrial
On 5/15/2015 2:52 PM, hubops wrote:
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The best site I know of for real industrial machines is  
http://www.cuttersexchange.com/

Admittedly, I do love their url.

You'll find the machine somewhere in those pages, and when you do, there  
will be information of use to your friend.
--  
Pogonip

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   Thanks for the reply.  From browsing google photos, I think that
the machine is  1930's  or 1940's  vintage.
  < I didn't see any like it on your web link >
    John T.




Re: olden Singer industrial
snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.com wrote:

:>>    Hi All ;
:>> A friend recently picked up an old Singer industrial-grade machine
:>> - industrial table - heavy steel base / thick wood top
:>> - knee control to raise the foot
:>> - walking foot
:>> He wants to restore it to use for sail-boat sails or other such jobs.
:>>   < and to rescue it from the scrap metal bin >
:>>   I thought that someone here might have experience or web links
:>> to share  -  much appreciated.
:>> It has 3   count-em  3   serial / model  numbers  -  on plates
:>> front & back  -  not sure which is which is which  ..  ?
:>>    John T.


:>The best site I know of for real industrial machines is  
:>http://www.cuttersexchange.com/
:>
:>Admittedly, I do love their url.
:>
:>You'll find the machine somewhere in those pages, and when you do, there  
:>will be information of use to your friend.


:   Thanks for the reply.  From browsing google photos, I think that
:the machine is  1930's  or 1940's  vintage.
:  < I didn't see any like it on your web link >

What's the model?  it would be on a plate on the left side of the
machine head.  Something like 111W105, for instance.  

--  
sig 64

Re: olden Singer industrial
On 18/05/2015 11:01 AM, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.com wrote:
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Did you check out the PDFs under the headings "Industrial Products" and  
then "Instruction manuals"?  I found instructions there for a very old  
industrial machine that I used to own in that lot - that machine of mine  
would have been from either the 30s or the 40s. I gave it to a neighbour  
for repairing Horse rugs when I decided I no longer needed it.


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   Ah - Hah  !  Found it now -  Much Thanks !
... my Firefox browser didn't pick up the script  
for the "Manuals"  link !   <plug-in missing ? >
  Internet Explorer worked ok.
   John T.



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The model number is on an oval tag made of brass on the upright part of the  
machine. That is a start.  From there I can tell you if it is suitable for  
the work you describe. Industrial machines are intended for one use, do it  
very well for long periods of time. Not all machines are created equal.
--  
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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   Thanks Ron  & others who replied.
I'll drop in & get the model number and do some more research.
Yahoo Groups  has a couple active groups for vintage Singer.
   John T.




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  Thanks  Ron  & everyone ;

That oval number is a bit difficult to read  ..   J6-41  ?

... the  - 41 is clear ;  6 seems right ;  J is a poor guess ..

 The cutters web site has a   " Class 16 "   that looks the same  ?

http://www.cuttersexchange.com/IPinstManuals/

.. the file is  " 16-133  Class 16 "  & includes model  16-141 ?  etc

   .. perhaps this is it  ..    dunno.

The back of the machine has  C3-1290  <?>  serial number ?

    John T.






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16-41 perhaps? Light duty walking foot machine,
--  
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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Re: olden Singer industrial
On Wed, 27 May 2015 12:52:20 -0400, "Ron Anderson"

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  Thanks Ron   -  I suspect that is correct  -
I just found this website  - link below - that has a  
brief description and even a photo.

http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/model-list/classes-1-99.html

   John T.



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