Monday, May 13, 2013

Singer AF308467

Basement Find
Look what was sitting in my basement...
Singer No.
Anyone know anything about this model of the Singer?  I am going to contact the company with this manufacturing code (I think it was built in 1940) to find out more...

- rebecca lynne

7 comments:

Dora, the Quilter said...

Looks like a Singer 99 (a 3/4 size 66).
Great for piecing.
Too small for standard size tables--most came as portables to my knowledge (or at least the 3/4 size tables are hard to find).
Cindy Peters of stitchesintime sells wooden bases for them [as well as full size machines].
Also can be converted to hand crank fairly easily (although you'd also need to purchase the slotted wheel to replace your solid one.
Most likely it's in need of oil. (You might want to try Tri-flow, which contains Teflon; I get mine in 2 oz bottles from the bike repair shop.)
Have *fun*!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Your machine was commissioned August 22, 1939.

Jeneta said...

Oh I wish I had a basement...

Jacque said...

Drool....how come I can't find awesome stuff like that in MY basement? LOL

Ann said...

What do you mean it was sitting in your basement?? This is your answer to FMQ. I know many people.who.have hunted down old singers to use for FMQ be aide of the bigger harp! The picture looks like a bigger harp, but if its only a 3/4 maybe not.
Either way its an awesome find.

Archie the wonder dog said...

If I had a basement I know for a fact I'd find huge spiders and damp, not a sewing machine!!

Stephanie C. said...

Wait, this was just hanging out in your basement? Like from the previous owners? All I found in my basement when we moved in was some dried up old paint cans!