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« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2010 09:09:07 AM »

i have that one too Smiley i just don't know how to use it. I'm scared I'd break it.
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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2010 05:43:15 AM »

oh, the memories this brings!!  this is what i learned to sew on when i was a kid!  i wish mom had never given it away.  what i wouldnt do to be working with it now....
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« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2010 04:28:56 AM »

Freaky coincidence, just yesterday i went to the "SINGER" shop to get a sewing machine and i saw these exact looking sewing machine for around RM400... and dad nearly got it for me as its the cheapest at store Tongue... I wanted the white one instead  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2010 02:33:24 PM »

I love it!! It looks the one my grandmother gave to my mother that's in our sewing machine. It's a 1911 Singer but we don't have a belt for it. Shame, because it's awesome and I would love to use it.
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« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2010 03:54:28 PM »

my grandpa gave each grandkid one and i got the "coffin top" a fiddle base also called a Singer Medium Machine.  It was manufactured in Glasgow, Scotland in 1873. i emailed the singer company and they told me that info because this one has no model number, they didnt put model numbers on them yet,, i would love to have it appraised.

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i wish the details were not worn and im afraid to redo it cause sometimes it'll make the value go down
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« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2011 06:10:58 PM »

I have one of these but mine isnt a singer. Mine is named honeymoon, it was my great grandmas on my dads side and the story gose it was bought as a wedding suprise. Sadly it was in my house when it burned down and the cabinet got a little damaged. But i have a magician of a dad, he completly dismantled, fixed cleaned and repainted it. The machine itself is still in perfect condition with all its decals, i even still have the original little key for the drawers. As for the belt, my dad learned this trick from the amish who shop at my grandparents shop, bailing twine or just any good thick twine or small light rope. Just dont make the knot to big. Mine runs like a top and i use it from time to time for fun but mostly i just have my serger sitting on top of it. 
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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2012 07:47:39 AM »

Years ago, when I was very young, My mother would use several strong rubber bands for a belt until she was able to get a new one.
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« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2012 04:58:24 AM »

Wow, takes me back. I too learnt to sew on my nan's singer sewing machine. I can still remember the joy of finishing my first peg bag!
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« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2012 05:06:04 AM »

Mine is a hand turned and I rescued it from the trash right in front of my door. Thank you neighbors!! It's in great condition, complete and with the original instruction booklet 'for the 127 and 128 series'. As I remember well from looking it up it's from 1915. It's mainly a decor piece now, but if I had more place I'd actually use it because I find my electric machine too fast sometimes and find it hard to control the speed on tiny works.

As a kid I had a 1930's (I think) electric machine. Problem was the rubber belt wore out, we had it replaced somehow, second one wore out as well. I still kept it for years but my boyfriend told me to let it go. Made me sad but it was useless. Now I've replaced it with an even older, but way better one.

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