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Singer Sewing Machines181 of 366Vintage Singer sewing machine built in 1960'sBaby Singer
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Today while out cruising, I went against something I am not about, "dumpster-diving". I saw this beauty sitting curbside next to piles of bagged rubbish. I wasn't expecting much other than the cast iron legs being unbroken & top complete to possibly make into a repurposed makeshift table of sorts. So as I made a quick U-Turn and parked along the street where this beauty was standing. A sudden quick peak turned into a heart-stopper right away....the Singer sewing machine was still inside, attached, intact, & fully-functional. The wood drawers were also complete & undamaged. Not to mention the drawer locks, iron drawer clasps & all screws. No lie, lifting this piece was not a light pick-up & drive away piece. Especially with the sewing machine inside, (very very top-heavy). Anyhow, after a thorough look-over & wiping down, this wonderful antique Singer foot-pedaled was completely operational. To the exception of a broken needle and the leather belt/cord missing. But all-in-all, today's "dumpster dive" find made my day! =)


    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Great tom61375!!! Its a wonderfull Singer!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks for rescuing it Tom!
      Even if you never use the machine I think the cabinets themselves are fantastic.
      Needles for these are available on the web as are belts. As a patch up job I remember my Nana using a stocking tied up to drive the machine from the treadle!
    3. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you & Thank you Virginia.vintage! =)
    4. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you & Thank you racer4four for info & a part of your being. =)
      I most definitely plan to use. But for now a bit of TLC will get this beauty back to her prime! =)
    5. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85! =)
    6. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect! =)
    7. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you geo26e! =)
    8. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68! =)
    9. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you lundy! =)
    10. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you Phil! =)
    11. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you hickadily1! =)
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Anyone who threw this away was insane. I have made some good buys but nothing this good.
    13. JueBoo, 4 years ago
      Cannot believe this was left by a dumpster !!!! I agree with fortapache ..insane to throw this away
    14. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you & Thank fortapache! =)
    15. tom61375, 4 years ago
      Thank you & Thank you JueBoo! =)
    16. Bernadette Bernadette, 4 years ago
      Nice find. Singer model 15 with Pheasant decals. Where did you find information about the date Tom? What is her serial number? I would expect a machine from 1887 to be a fiddle base.

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