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I bought this sewing machine at a rummage sale. I just thought it was so cool and so simple. I am trying to find out the year and as much information I can so I can find parts for it. I would love to be able to sew with it. I would also like to know if anyone can tell me where to get parts for it? It has a knee pedal, a little hole above the knob where you can lock the drop down drawer and motor sounds real strong. It just needs a little TLC.

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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    What you have is a class 66 machine with a drop in bobbin . They are very good machines . If you give me the serial number I can give you the date it was made and where . It looks to be in fair shape and could use a good cleaning and oiling . However be careful how you go about doing that . You need to use a cleaner that does not have any adrasives in it or you will ruin the decals . It appears to be all there what parts are you needing ? Also do not use 3 in 1 oil on it as that gums up the workings over time . There are some internet groups you can join for free where people help each other fix their sewing machines . One of them is ------------ < wefixit , shade tree mechanics > . There are a lot of nice people there to help new ones with their machines . They can also tell you where to get whatever parts you are needing . If it is bobbins you need for this machine most sewing machine shops have the bobbins you will need . Just ask for class 66 bobbins .
  2. Tink54, 6 years ago
    This is the information I found on the machine. I don't really know anything about it.

    AD0606160 Motor #4832655
    Catalog B.U.7-E D.C. & 25 to 75 cycles
    100 - 110 volts 0.6 amps
    Underneath the machine it has letter and numbers impressed in the metal and I believe it says Simanco USA 32656

    Hope this helps.

    The cords need to be replaced. Whoever had it used an orange extension cord and attached it to the 3 prong plug. The plug is good but the cord is frayed. The cord around the motor is also frayed and the belt seems to be dry. Thank you for all the information of the other websites. I have nothing for the machine only the needle that came with it.
  3. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Tink54 : According to the Singer web site your machine is a class 66 made on April 1 , 1930 in Elizabethport , New Jersey .
  4. Tink54, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the information. I tried looking up singer sewing machines and finally found this site. I found a website that said these machines have no value because of all the new machines you can get for a good price that have a lot of features. Either way I like the look. Is the singer web site a site that anyone can use? Thank you for the tips on the oil and cleaning. I will look into the other sites so I can get help to fix it.
  5. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Tink54 : Of course a website that sells new sewing machines are going to say that the older machines have no value . That is a bunch of bull just to sell what some call the plastic wonders . A lot of the newer machines are made in other countries and they do not hold up . I know I have worked on several of them . Now the more expensive new machines that are up into the $1,000.00's may be a little better made , but the ones in the $100.00 - $200.00 range in my opinion are nothing but junk . The only reason that I might take one if given to me would be for some of the parts . Some of the newer machines do have a lot of features , but the more they have on them the more there is to go wrong . I can do just about anything on one of my 100 year old treadle machines that you can do on a new machines with all of those features . All you need are the right attachments for the treadle machines and I have them . I can make very nice button holes with the button hole attachment on my treadle . I also have an attachment to make ruffles . I can sew the ruffle to another piece of fabric as the ruffle is made . If I drop the feed dogs I can do free motion embroidery or quilting . About the only thing I can not do on the treadle is to backtack , but to me that is no problem . I just turn the work around and sew a few stitches the other way . Unlike the newer machines the older ones were made to last and they do . I can say with confidence that my 100 year old treadle will still be working in another 100 years . I can not say that about my newer embroidery machine . It is not brand new I bought it third hand from my daughter who bought it second hand . I know it will not last as long as my other machines . I thought I just had to have it , but now that I have played around with it a bit I wish I had never bought it . Give me an older machine any day !!!!!
    You should be able to use the Singer Web site . All I did was to google " dating a Singer sewing machine " and you should be able to find it . Althought it no longer seems to have all of the information that it once had .
  6. Bernadette Bernadette, 6 years ago
    when you say it needs parts, the only thing that appears to be missing is the power controller - it would have had a power lead and foot controller attached by a plug under the wheel. You should be able to pick up one of these online.
  7. Bernadette Bernadette, 6 years ago
    if you mean you want accessories/attachments, any of the attachment sets for a straight low shank side mount vintage singer would be suitable, they are the most common Singer attachment sets.
  8. Tink54, 6 years ago
    Thank you Nancy and Bernadette for your information and websites to contact. I am searching to find accessories/attachments for my machine. It's in good condition and I just want to clean it up, oil it and fix the cords on it because they are frayed. I don't want to ruin it in any way. I plan to get as many attachments/accessories for it as possible because it is going in my sewing room. I just refinished a vanity and they will be perfect for each other. As I mentioned before I only have the needle it came with. I had no idea there were so many attachments and things I could do with it and attachments I could find. I would love to find a manual for it if anyone knows where I could find one. By the way Nancy you said not to use 3 in one oil. What kind of oil do you recommend?
    Once again thank you both for your comments. This is my first time writing to someone on the internet and the experience has been great!
  9. Bernadette Bernadette, 6 years ago
    The Singer 66 uses standard 15x1 needles that are the most commonly sold type. The bobbins are also easily obtained - they usually are almost solid metal with a few small holes. The Singer website will have a free manual download
    Use regular household sewing machine oil.
    Most older vintage Singer attachments will fit this machine. The type that are often in a green cardboard box would be suitable. What you need is low, straight shank, side attaching accessories.

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