I TOTALLY did NOT see this while junkin’ yesterday. My hubby was kneeling on the floor messing with ‘something’. I thought he was looking at BIG stereo speakers and wondering, ‘Why?’ I went to see what he was doing, and he said, ‘I guess you didn’t see this?’
Well, I knew it was a sewing machine, but what? Obviously, the case is in pretty poor shape. The veneer is peeling off the base. The top is in better shape, but DULL, and some veneer is lifting, but not damaged like the bottom. It COULD be glued and shined up?
I decided it was worth taking home for the $10 price tag when I found it was a Singer 99, which is a 3/4 size version of the Singer 66 (also Redeye style). It had the electrical ‘works’ under the metal plate on the right side, and a motor attached. It also had a light. The wiring was FRIGHTENING! There was NO WAY I was going to even plug it in. I like my house. I don’t want to burn it down. There was also one other problem. It did not have the knee bar, which came with this model, so without putting a whole ‘nother motor, and converting it to a ‘foot pedal’ version, this machine was worthless for electrical use. I had another idea in mind though.
I stripped off the motor and light, and planned on just trashing the case.
Here she is, (before) DUCT TAPE removed, and DIRTY. (Why would anyone put duct tape on the bed of a machine with decals?) It has no pressure foot, and it is missing the slide plate. You might ALSO notice, that it is an OLDER version, as it has no Backtack (reverse), and the stitch length is regulated by the knob just above the metal Singer emblem. Research showed she was born in 1923.
Stay tuned! This baby has a brighter future!