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    Green Singer sewing machine

    I just couldn't leave her there, in the store, in her case, unloved and obviously abandoned.

    Without a second thought, I carried her to the cashier with a 20% off coupon, and home she came. I plugged her in, light came on and she hums. She's been neglected and need a bath (good cleaning) and grooming (oiling). Her case has a moldy smell, which I will treat, but in the meantime it is airing outside in the fresh air. A winter project, as I don't really need another machine right now.

    I still need to research her lineage-- Singer made in Canada, but there is no obviously number plate as all machines usually have. She looks 1950-1960s, but who knows. I love her color and it is in very good condition.

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    If it's smaller than the standard vintage models but larger than a Featherweight it looks like it may be a 185 or 285. Don't know until you look underneath ... and that's where the serial number will be, too. Here's a reference link.

    Fun machine that takes standard needles. Free manuals are available online. Congratulations!

    https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/185 (cut & paste)

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      #3
      Originally posted by Judy, USMC View Post
      If it's smaller than the standard vintage models but larger than a Featherweight it looks like it may be a 185 or 285. Don't know until you look underneath ... and that's where the serial number will be, too. Here's a reference link.

      Fun machine that takes standard needles. Free manuals are available online. Congratulations!

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/185 (cut & paste)
      Looks like a 185 which was produced in England. I have one; she is lovely and sews beautifully. Came in a cabinet, but that needs refinishing. Enjoy!
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        #4
        Enjoy your new machine. No doubt she will be loved in her new home.
        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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          #5
          Thanks Judy -- I found the number etched under the machine. It does say on the top that it is made in Canada, but who knows. So I will have some fun tonight doing some research.

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          • Judy, USMC
            Judy, USMC commented
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            Sent you a message!

          #6
          She's beautiful

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            #7
            I remember seeing one like that or similar. My dad sold Singer sewing machines when I was growing up.

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              #8
              Thank you for rescuing such a great little machine. Let us know what you learn about it- research is part of the fun of old machines.
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                #9
                Congratulations on a great find!
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                  #10
                  Hi Suzanne, Nice find! If it was made in Canada it is a 185J between 1958 and 1963 (the 285K was made in England- Kilbowie)
                  It was the successor to the 99. I had one just like it, it was my very first vsm. Unfortunately I just lost it and several others in the Bobcat fire here in So Cal. It's a fun little machine and a workhorse much like the 99.
                  Kim

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                  • Claire Hallman
                    Claire Hallman commented
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                    So sorry those terrible fires have caused you losses. They have been devastating.

                  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
                    SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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                    I'm so sorry that you lost your machine. So much devastation, and it can take years to rebuild and replace what you lost. Sending hugs your way.

                  #11
                  Not sure I'm posting in the right place, but thank you for the kind words. Our home completely burned to the ground. We weretwere able to get the 5 P's out: People, Pets/Livestock, Pictures, Papers/hardrives, and Prescriptions. And 2 handcranks and my Featherweight. So many irreplaceable heirlooms left behind... Not to mention about 20 vintage sewing machines. It's been a horrible two weeks, but we have been uplifted and humbled by the outpouring of support from friends and neighbors. We are staying with neighbor-friends for now. It's just one day at a time - every day so much to do and handle. Trying to get our goats back to our place, fencing put up, etc. Overwhelming at times but we just keep plugging on - it's all we can do. We have State Farm insurance and they have been fantastic so far.
                  back on topic, Singer made cabinets for their 3/4 sized machines and if you keep an eye out you might be able to find one. They usually have a 99 in them, but if there's no machine in the cabinet just get the seller to measure the distance between the hinges.

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                  • chelea
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                    My heart goes out to you. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to lose so much. Thank the good Lord you and your animals are safe.
                    Last edited by chelea; October 3, 2020, 12:20 PM.

                  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
                    SuzanneOrleansOntario commented
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                    I am so sorry to hear of your devastating losses. I cannot even begin to imagine how you must feel. I am happy to hear that you managed to save some items, but years of collecting and family heirlooms cannot be replaced. I am sending you best wishes of courage and perseverance as you rebuild your lives. Hugs from across the miles.

                  • 201 Treadler
                    201 Treadler commented
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                    So sorry to hear your devastating news, am so pleased you got out, sending virtual hugs to you and family.
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