Singer sewing machine

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  1. maison

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    on clearing out cupboards prior to (hopefully) moving house, I have found my Mother-in-Law's old Singer Sewing machine.

    It is a hand powered model Serial Number-: ED302988

    It is in pretty good condition.

    I wonder if @ScotJimland could offer any advice in this, please?(n)
     
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    Easy when you've been there before - following advice from @ScotJimland of course :D
     
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    I'll soon be redundant.. :LOL:


    @maison
    more meat to chew on

    it's a ..

    201K made in December 5 1944 at Kilbowie, Clydebank, Scotland.. there were 5,000 made that year.

    Highly sought after by people who want a really good sewing machine.. probably the best model made by Singer

    It is the model I bought to do work.. rather than collect dust.

    It sews like no other Singer, the neat row of stitches look like grains of rice laid neatly end to end..

    http://scotjimland.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/little-and-large.html

    Ones in good condition with accessories fetch decent money on eBay ..

    Read more here http://www.sewalot.com/singer_201k_sewalot.htm


    Keep it and use it.. they come in handy for all sorts of repairs and alterations (y)


    This is mine

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    Same one as my Grans old machine, Jim, but hers is in a tabletop, fold under frame, worked by a treadle.........And has cast flowers let into the frame. Lovely looking thing, has three draws as well. Must get the serial number for you, it now lives at No2 sons house in Wareham.
     
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    Can we stop this now please chaps. Jill hasn't bought another machine for several months and I don't want to encourage her :LOL:
     
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    That looks remarkably like the one my mum had. I'm not sure when she got it - probably around 1950. I don't ever remember a time when it wasn't there. I must ask my sister if she's got it - can't think were else it would have gone, unless sister-in-law has it.
     

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