1919 SINGER # 66 REDEYE TREADLE HEAD SEWING MACHINE

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 31,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
NOTE: The wooden base in which this machine is sitting is NOT included in the sale.
Lookee Do you have a nice old Singer treadle cabinet with perhaps a beat up old Singer in it? is a chance to change out the machine to one that is a real nice looker with pretty nice decals. It is not perfect but it has been around since being commissioned for manufacture on January 2, 1919 at Elizabethport, New Jersey so a few minor dings and t can be excused. This is the popular Redeye decal you have seen many times before but this one is in nice condition. Being a treadle head only, t is, of course, no motor or foot control.
is the good part. I have completely cleaned, oiled and tested this machine. It is ready to go right out of the box but it does need a cabinet to be installed in (such as an old treadle). I can supply a reproduction hand crank if that is how you wish to operate the machine but that would be in a separate sale. It uses standard 15x1 needles and class 66 drop in bobbins - both available everyw T is no manual with the machine but I can email the winning bidder either a pdf file of a manual or refer you to a website w you can download one.
In the interest of fairness, I must tell you that this is an early model 66 so it has the rear clamping attachment point. These attachments can be found on ebay from time to time but may take some looking. A few years later, Singer changed the attachment point over to the side mounts and those are readily available all over the net. TAKE NOTE" The rear clamping presser bar can be exchanged for a side mount type if you have or can locate an old model 66 Singer that is being parted out. It is a very simple procedure. The machine IS equipped with a rear clamping straight stitch foot so you will be able to do a great deal of sewing with it as it is now.
The presser foot lifting handle is functional but has had the bright metal worn off of it (after 89 years, that is not unexpected). I am reasonably sure I have a replacement and, if so, I will send it along for you to replace. Best time to do this would be when replacing the presser bar since it has to be removed to replace the handle. But keep in mind that none of these suggested changes are necessary to use this machine - only food for thought.
Being a collector myself, I know how you hate to sweat out auctions and are disappointed when you are sniped out at the end by some automated bidder. So to make it easy, I am making this a Buy-It-Now sale. That takes all the mystery out of it. If you want it and can afford it, just hit the Buy-It-Now icon and it's yours (at least after you pay for it!). Keep in mind the machine is thoroughly cleaned, lubricated and tested so that saves you a lot of wasting time. Thanks for looking at my sale and I hope you are the lucky winner.
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