Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Singer Spartan 192K

A couple weekends ago, Louie and I went to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to get away and to pick up a sewing machine I purchased on eBay.  I finally got around to bringing her in from the garage tonight to work on her. I cleaned, de-linted, polished and oiled her, then did my test sew. I did make a few adjustments to the tension, but I wouldn’t have had to. She did not disappoint. I just love 3/4 size machines. They are just SEW cute!!! (I have two Spartans now Rolling on the floor laughing.) If you have one, you know how sweet they are.

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She was hard to photograph because she is just so SHINY!

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This Spartan only sews a straight stitch. I think the zig zagging machines came later.  The Spartan was an economy model machine, also made by Singer, which sold for less money at the same time that the Singer 185K machine (also 3/4 size) was being marketed. The Spartan has no light, while the 185 did. The Spartan also was mounted in a plastic base, with no lid, while the 185 had a lid.

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This machine was born in 1958, shortly after I was born!

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Be blessed!

Smile Michelle

8 comments:

That corgi :) said...

That is cool that you have a machine from the year you were born Michelle! I am so amazed with your knowledge with them and your knowing how to oil them, etc!! Great hobby and interest to have!!

betty

Hazel said...

Just look at the shine on that machine, someone else must have loved it as much as you do .

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cool! Mine is a 1959 Spartan. I was sewing on it yesterday.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

She is a shiny one, isn't she? =D

Jeanna said...

Ever since you talked about your trip, I have been hoping you would show us your new Spartan - what a beautiful machine!!

Connie said...

What a beautiful machine! My 15-91 was "born" the same year I was, really makes it special.

susan said...

Gorgeous. I just got my first spartan today at an estate sale for a song. She was well cared for. Do you know if they are considered low shanks?

Marti said...

My husband bought a Spartan at a garage sale this weekend, and I had never heard of them. This one came in a case, but from my brief search tonight, it looks like that is not the original case. Are parts for these hard to find? I think this one needs a new belt.

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