December 21, 2016

Singer 66 (1914)

I can generally see thru the grime to determine if the machine can be saved and this one had an OK look to it.

I oiled it, plugged it in, and the level of quiet running is just amazing; smooth as silk!

I'll do a slow restore and am only disappointment that it has no reverse otherwise I would call it a keeper.


Finished the Restoration, had to buy the bobbin cover new, every one of these things is missing the bobbin cover, what - up?


I have the stand making down, they are not pretty but especially in this case because Singer didn't put the convenient 4 manufacturing posts underneath it really needs something to sit on. The base is attached with drops of silicone sealer in the corners and so is easy to remove.

I'm going to give it a try now that its ready!

4 comments:

  1. How to reverse sew on an old machine: stop with the needle down, turn your work around, sew in the opposite direction (reverse).

    How to end your seam instead of backtacking: reduce your stitch length to as low as it will go and make a few stitches.

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    1. Thanks, I've never tried the tiny stitch method

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  2. great restoration! I am working on a 1917 66 with a hand wheel. I love the base you built. Would you be willing to share your design for it?

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    1. Hi Indy, I got this question a couple of times so here is the answer in a post
      http://mivintagesewingmachines.blogspot.com/2017/08/diy-vintage-sewing-machine-base.html

      Good luck, Tom

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