Posted 6 years ago
I found this machine at a thrift store in San Francisco. My mother had two Singer treadle cabinets in our house while I was growing up (alas without the machines in them) and so, despite a thick layer of dust, I just had to stop and look when I walked by. I think it's absolutely beautiful, and the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition tag gave it so much more personality that it had to come home with me.
However, I don't know much about Singer machines. Searching online, it looks like maybe it's a Singer 66? I've also seen some Featherweight 221s online with this Golden Gate Expo tag, but I haven't seen any 66s. It has all of the plugs and the foot pedal, though I haven't tried plugging it in to test it yet. No needle, and it seems to be missing a small plate underneath the foot.
Any information anyone can provide would be amazing! Could the cabinet (which I also love!) have been an original, or would the machine have been added to it later? Is it in fact a 66? The serial number starts with AF463... which seems to match up with 1940. I love it, but if I can figure out how to ship it to Massachusetts it might just become a great Christmas present for my mother!