I just received a 20 or so year-old broken Singer modle 6268, which
has electronically controlled pre-memorized stitches, on a panel with
lots of electric pushbuttons, and a buttonholer that measriures the
button to decide how big to make the hole.
Lots of questions but the first is, My friend doesn't have the foot
pedal, and I'd like to avoid spending 25 to 30 dollars for one in case
I never fix the thing or get it fixed. It's the foot pedal that uses
an air tube between the pedal and the machine, not a wire. Is there
a cheaper source than ebay? Is there a generic term that would
include things not made by Singer? Was this common enough that
sewing marchine repairmen might have one lying around left over from a
machine that was never repaired, or stolen? Or will a blood pressure
cuff squeeze bulb work, if I can find one of those?
I've wanted sometthing like this for 20 or more years -- I rember when
this came out (though not what year) -- but what surprises me is that
the machine has no name, just a number. 6268. Is that it's convict
number? I would think Singer would have given it some exotic name,
for advertising purposes, like Sewlara or Sewlaroid or Consewleum.
Did it have a nickname?
- posted 9 years ago