1949 Singer Model 15K Sewing Machine Vintage Quilter

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 24, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House


1949 Model 15 Singer Sewing Machine

The Classic Heavy Duty Dressmaker in Beautiful Condition!

One of Singer's most popular Household sewing machine models from the1930's until the mid-1950's when the zig zag models forced these classics into the closet. Many collectors believe that after these models, Singer never again built machines with such reliability and stamina. At any rate, you certainly could not buy a new machine as well built as this without spending thousands of dollars!

Serial Number EF015205 puts her manufacture at Singer's Great Clydesbank, Kilbowie Scotland manufacturing facility, commissioned as 1 of 100,000 for production beginning in March 4, of 1949. This model with the belted motor, might also have been sold as a model 15-90. The "K" stands for Kilbowie. It can be easily converted to operation by Crank or Treadle, with a change out to a Spoked style handwheel.

Of course these machines were designed for household sewing, but what these machines EXCEL at is QUILTING ! I've provided a small demonstration piece - to show you how wonderfully the Singer model 15 handle the process. I think you can see quickly how versatile these lovely machines are. This is my personal favorite of the Singer line for free motion quilting work.

The Feed dogs drop with the turn of a thumb screw found just under the front edge of the machine.

With Singer's dependable oscillating hook mechanism, these machines can of course handle every household sewing need - from duck, to denim to silk with ease.

This machine is in cosmetically excellent condition, with her decals almost entirely intact. T is some minor finish issues - a light crazing and some pitting or light corrosion to the chrome parts, which has been stabilized and polished for protection against future damage. T are plenty of pin scratches and scissors knicks and some very minor wear to the outer varnish layer on the bed of the machine - but she still holds a polish well. Give her an annual polish with your favorite auto polish and she'll look good for many more years. Note that the handwheel has hardly any knicks in it - this machine was gently, and lightly used.

Includes a Singer manual for the 15-90, though my serial number records indicate this was a model 15K. I can email you a .pdf version of it as well after your purchase - just let me know if you'd like that as well.

Check out all the pictures, and look closely at the free motion quilting sample I did with this machine (it will go to you with the machine). Soooo smooth. Nice large under arm harp space of 4" x 7" - plenty of room to work even a full size quilt!

This machine will ship with no problem, solidly packaged at 33 pounds, so scroll down to shipping calculator to figure your shipping cost via UPS or Fedex Ground to your US location - no handling charges are added to the eBay calculated UPS rates. If you can provide a business address, I might be able to shave off a few dollars from the total calculated below, which is for delivery to a residential address.

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's what you get:

Singer 15-91 Dressmaker Sewing Machine and original Singer Foot control (re-wired with new wiring).

The motor wiring is in good condition and has not been changed.

Xerox copy of Manual, and 5 size 15 bobbins. Machine Features:

Single needle straight stitching! Lighted work surface - note this is a modern replacement for a Singer light fixture Forward and Reverse stitching Darn/Free motion setting (feed dogs drop via thumb screw under the bed) Uses readily available drop in size 15 bobbins (4 total included) Infinite pressure foot and thread tension settings. Adjustable Stitch length NEW Bobbin Winder Rubber Ring Original Bobbin Case Several accessory feet including: Foot Hem...