Singer Machine


My new DIL came to see me today and brought her SM that used to belong to
her Grandmother. We cleaned and oil it and on the sales recite when her
grandmother bought it is written 1924 Singer. It was a treadle and is now
in a portable case with a rounded wooden top. So I explained about getting
a hand crank for it. The machine sews forward only, and sews like a dream!
There were 5 bobbins and a box of attachments including a ruffler and zipper
foot. It is exactly like the treadle I used to make most of my high school
clothing. She said that her EX has the treadle base and she is going to ask
him to let her have it back.
Next week when she comes we are going to read over the pattern and cut out
her daughter some summer pajamas. Ha! Now I've started another person
sewing!
Barbara, Happy in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
It's contagious isn't it. If we all keep spreading this desire to sew, we'll have the whole world doing it. I can see the headlines now, "New syndrome, No known cure, seems to be a worldwide pandemic, teaching other people how to sew!" Juno
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Juno B
Thanks Juno. Over the past 4 years I have helped more than 10 ladies learn to sew, starting from scratch. And now, my DIL and her 9 yr old daughter! I see them once a week, and my new GD is starting by helping me organize my thread by color before helping pick out cloth from my stash to make her some summer clothes. Yep! I've got them hooked! Barbara in HOT SC
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Bobbie Sews More
What fun! Those old Singers cannot be beat. It's amazing how many of them are still going strong after so many years - but then they were made to last several lifetimes!
I have a Singer 99 that I converted to a handcrank due to bad wiring, and I just love it. It's ready to go whenever the power goes out :)
-Irene
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IMS
When I was a teen, it was difficult for me to change over to an electric machine because I have an ear sensitive problem. Ahhh, the treadle was so quiet! Mom had gotten me a Morse with a long bobbin for Christmas and we had to take it back the next day. I had to try out SMs to get a quiet one. Barbara
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Bobbie Sews More
Barbara, I ordered it from Glenn Williams. He doesn't have them listed on his site, but you can contact him here.
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I wanted an original Singer hand crank, not a reproduction, and he carries them.
Also you will need a 'spoked handwheel' as well (such as from an old treadle machine) as the crank needs to attach to a spoke. It won't connect to a solid handwheel. Hopet his makes sense. More info on converting can be found here:
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-Irene
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IMS

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