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    Posted 12 years ago

    Pam-and-J.…
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    The Singer model 66 is a "Classic". This particular full-sized 66-6 was sold at the "Century of Progress" World's Fair held in Chicago in 1933 & again in 1934. Singer had a booth in the "Electrical Building" where they demonstrated their electrically powered machines. Those customers that purchased and or ordered a machine at the fair received their machines with this "Special" badge. The fair was held during the heart of the "Great Depression". Because this was at a trying time for most Americans, these "Badged" machines are very very "Rare".
    (see the additional listings for the "221 Featherweight" (introduced at the Fair) and the "Model 99", also with this rare badge.
    Thanks,
    Pam & J.C. Elliott

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    1. Dottie Dottie, 12 years ago
      I have the same machine,never knew it was that old.Mine does not have the badge but it has a brass plate that says Singer and it still works beautifully.Where did you find yours?I received mine from a freecycler,it came complete with a walnut cabinet that has a matching stool.You are very fortunate to have one that was actually sold at the Fair,
    2. cis2you cis2you, 12 years ago
      my favorite sewing machines! I have two featherweights bought at estate sales in Iowa. They are the best.
    3. WYQuilt WYQuilt, 12 years ago
      Wow! Nice Collection you have there! Congratulations!
    4. Pre-64, 12 years ago
      This the 1st Singer 66 I've seen..Thanks for showing it..
    5. Nancy Salisbury, 12 years ago
      The Singer class 66 machines are very common . However not with the Chicago Worlds Fair badge . I have a large collection of class 66 Singer machines . They are very nice machines . I have one 66 that is called a Redeye or Redhead number one with back clamping feet in mint condition that sews so smooth and quite . But then it is a treadle machine . I love it so much that I have it in my livingroom set up just because I love looking at it .
    6. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 11 years ago
      Thanks everyone for you comments...It too is a very hard-to-find edition of the Singer 66!
      J.C.

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