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September 02, 2004

New (to me) Sewing Machine

The past week and week end found us at the circus studio getting ready for a huge yard sale. In the end the circus director proclaimed, "That's the hardest I've ever worked for $500.00" It couldn't have been an exaggeration.

I don't know how to "do" a yard sale. The pricing, setting up, and taking down is horrible. Then, it just looks like a huge mess. I rooted through things and found nothing good. But at the check out, I was amazed by the beautiful things I saw coming through. How do people see through the mounds of nothing and find the pearls?

My oh so considerate 16 year old spotted this machine when it was first brought in. He scooped it for me!
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I have a 1929 Singer that was not electric. I assume this one is newer because it is electric. The plate on the base reads AA690272. The motor has CATALOG B.U. 7-E, motor number 4 52584. There is no light. It came with several hem attachments and a ruffler. It is missing the power cord but my electrician husband believes we can get around that. Anyone know how to find the manufacturing date for one of these machines?

Posted by Angi at September 2, 2004 10:19 AM


Angi, have you tried going to Singer's website? I am probably asking you a stupid question?:( Also, at the Library, they have the section on antiques with lots of info. That's where I look up prices for Avon thingies and my Depression Glass.:) I don't know if Singer puts out its own book, but Kovel's Antiques might have something. hugs...

Posted by: dee at September 9, 2004 08:56 PM