sewing machine


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.
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.
Bonnie, in Middletown, VA
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Bonnie Patterson
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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: >
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If it looks like this, it's a 27: >
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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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Kate XXXXXX
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
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Polly Esther
I'm so glad you got your grandma's machine back. That is wonderful. Treadles are neat anyway but to have one that has some meaning to you is really special. Make sure you don't go near the painted machine head with any alcohol or cleaner that has alcohol in it when you get to it. There isn't any reason that with some oil, lube and care it can't sew well for you. Taria
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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: > >>
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>> If it looks like this, it's a 27: > >>
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>> >>> >>> 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. >> -- >> Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls >> Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons >>
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