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Can anyone identify this old Singer
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Date: 7/16/13 2:52 PM

My aunt has had this machine for a few years and showed it to me yesterday. I've never seen this kind of bobbin and I found online that it's a shuttle bobbin, but not much else. I don't know the model number, how old it is, nothing. Anyone know anything about this or can refer me to something online?
They bought it at a public sale and we'd like some information about it, namely if it's worth fixing. The motor seems to work fine. I threaded it and tried to sew but the thread in the bobbin could be 50 years old for all I know and I had no idea how to get it out of its case and wind it.
Thanks!
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Date: 7/16/13 3:09 PM

Singer 128-3. SN tells your machine was made in 1952. Free manual is here http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals
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Date: 7/16/13 8:30 PM

What a great machine! I've worked on a few, and I know your sewing machine shop can get one type of shuttle from Brewer, but it doesn't fit ALL of the shuttle machines.

It makes me think about how smart someone was to figure out the whole sewing machine concept.

Enjoy your machine!

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Annette -- Sewing Machine Mechanic
Bernina 230, Bernina 800DL serger, Kenmore (60 lbs), Singer Treaddle 1901, White serger, Mercury MO111 industrial, shell-stitch machine, plus several to fix and sell or use for parts.

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Date: 7/17/13 7:03 AM

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Singer 128-3. SN tells your machine was made in 1952. Free manual is here http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals

Thanks a million!
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In reply to a.rose.sews

Date: 7/17/13 7:05 AM

I felt the same way. My first thought when I saw that shuttle moving back and forth was who on earth designed this thing?!
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Date: 7/17/13 9:40 AM

It's a great machine. I just got a hand crank one that was manufactured in the 1890's. Here's a link to a Wikipedia article on this category of machines. You can still get the bobbins online.

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