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Meet Winnie :)
My Singer 66
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Date: 3/1/10 3:46 AM

She needs some TLC. She needs a LOT of TLC. We are bonding as I learn how to best give it to her. :)

Winnie2

Poor Thing
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Date: 3/1/10 7:02 AM

Oh wow Jilly---Tell me what she needs to have done. (You know how I love to hear this stuff!) I wish I knew how to work on SM.

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Date: 3/1/10 7:14 AM

BTW---My camera isn't working and I want pictures of the hand crank to put with the review I planned to write over the weekend--so it will have to wait until I get a new camera. If I would quit buying sewing related stuff maybe I could afford one! My daughter had it in her back pocket while she rode on the Harley all the way from OKC up into Canada and back--with a side trip through NYC--so I think that might have something to do with the camera giving up! Anyway--I would love to hear about your project. How is the wiring? When you take it apart how are you going to remember where everything goes to put it back together correctly? Take pictures along the way? That's what I always thought I would do anyway.

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Date: 3/1/10 10:01 AM

Looks like easy fixin'! Nice machine. If it's anything like my 66, you'll love the stitching. It's purty.

Have fun!
Al

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Date: 3/1/10 11:00 AM

I am taking some pics along the way, but files and links from the Yahoo Vintage Singer Forum have been my lifeboat - great stuff!

So far, so good, except that danged elusive missing screw :(. I need some other parts, (new felt in the bobbin area, bobbin winder tire) & hopefully I'll be able to get a replacement screw easily at one of the SM shops.

I'm just hoping that nothing got worn because of the lack of maintenance. The 94 year old woman who has used it for the past 15 years apparently used it a LOT....and never put a drop of oil in it. It sounds like it.

But it's in good hands now, and is presenting a golden opportunity to learn and bond!

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Date: 3/1/10 11:53 AM

Quote: JillyBe
I'm just hoping that nothing got worn because of the lack of maintenance. The 94 year old woman who has used it for the past 15 years apparently used it a LOT....and never put a drop of oil in it. It sounds like it.



But it's in good hands now, and is presenting a golden opportunity to learn and bond!

Scary, isn't it? I wonder if she had a car, and if it was treated to the same sort of maintenance?

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Date: 3/1/10 2:05 PM

So you found a new baby!

If you recall the Lincoln SM thread, I said I picked up a Singer Friday... paid $35..guess what it is?? A Singer 66 in the cabinet, born on 4/1/1930! So we both have new to us 66's now!!

I'll post a pic of my new baby tonight, hopefully. I haven't had time to play with it yet, or to start that Vintaholic thread yet.

Yeah for us!!
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Date: 3/1/10 7:05 PM

soso, how cool is that?

I missed being able to get to the repair stores for parts today - 30 minutes late at one store, an hour late at another - good heavens the hours these guys keep!!! One is open from noon to 2 Mon-Sat. Can I have a job like that????

So I can't start putting it back together until I get the parts tomorrow, but the GREAT news is I got it all oiled today & she is positively PURRING! No more frightening bare metal grinding & clacking - I am SO relieved!

The woman I bought it from has a Featherweight - I promised I would call her when I had an update, and I am going to make her PROMISE me that she oils her baby!

BTW, Winnie cost me a whopping $20 - now that it looks like she'll be OK, I'm feeling pretty darned happy about it

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Date: 6/20/13 10:58 AM

Do you still have Winnie? I just got a 1923 Singer 66; I'm having a new motor put on it. I'd love to hear of Winnie's exploits :)

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