I'm going to clean her up, re-glue the loose bits, loosen up the works
and put her into working condition. I also have to put new wheels on
her, her wooden wheels rotted away. I've saved repair notes from the
wefixit yahoo group. I am still so excited, almost singing that song,
and it is a Redeye 66. Would you believe I have three 99s?
Bonnie, in Middletown, VA
>Bonnie, if you ever care - do you know that it is possible for the
>delamination (is that even a word?) to be repaired? Before Katrina, we had
>a neighbor who repaired antiques. Now she builds houses. Anyhow. I never
>got to watch her do it but she had a source for gorgeous thin sheets of all
>kinds of wood laminate to remove and replace damaged surfaces. I just enjoy
>my old Singer cabinet as is; just thought you'd like to know for one day. >Polly
>>> We took a little trip yesterday. Drove to the home of my ex and picked
>>> up my Grandmother's treadle sewing machine. My Son carried it out to
>>> the car. I hadn't seen it in 20 years and could not remember who made >>> it, etc.
>>> The cabinet is sort of rough, some delamination and I thought that one
>>> of the drawers was missing. It's not. It is a Singer #2 for treadles,
>>> 5 drawers, no embossing or scroll work.
>>> It's a Singer red eye! The decals are in fantastic shape. What a great
>>> surprise. I'm so excited. There is no manual but I can get one, the
>>> little box with all the feet is with it, and they are bright and
>>> shiny. I have to wait to start cleaning it, to many other things
>>> scheduled for today. Serial Number is G321878, made in 1910,
>>> Elizabethport, NJ. I didn't see a model number, I'll have to do more >>> research.
>> Looking at the Singer list, that serial number belongs to a Singer 27
>> built in or just after March 16th 1910. But I thought the redeye decals
>> only went on 66's...
>> If it looks like this, it's a 66: >
>> If it looks like this, it's a 27: >
>>> I was surprised that my ex didn't even stick his head out the door to
>>> say hello. I know he isn't well, dialysis 3 times a week, and has been
>>> in the hospital several times, he's 74.
>> Maybe he wasn't well yesterday. Poor chap. Dialysis is no joke at any >> age.
>> Enjoy your lovely machine, whatever model it turns out to be. Machines of
>> that age don't have the model number on them.
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