Look what Builder Bob found for me…….another vintage sewing machine! After my scare when I thought my 15-91 Singer quit working, we started looking on Ebay and then Craig’s List for sewing machines.
He found this on Craig’s list and asked if it was like mine. I could tell it wasn’t a 15-91 after looking at all the great blog info last weekend but it was a 15 so last night we drove to Clarence, IA to pick it up.
I didn’t realize it was in a cabinet so it was a good thing we took his truck. We also knew ahead of time that the connection had been cut off of the foot pedal.
The serial number is EF 061029 manufactured in the Kilbowie factory in Clydebak, Scotland in 1949.
After making sure the wheel would turn, I checked underneath and what excited to see that the feed dogs drop the same way as my 15-91. This machine needs some TLC before I run it.
Another thing I was really excited about was that there was a manual in the drawer! So I knew I had a 15K88…………….until I got home and read the manual……….which talks about a treadle machine. So I’m not sure what kind of 15 Singer it is but I hope I can find out.
Total cost of sewing machine – $30 for the machine, $30 for gas, $30 for dinner…..then the truck started vibrating on the way home….bad.
Builder Bob called to get it in the shop this morning as he had just had some front end work done and on his drive there the front left wheel came off his truck! Thank goodness he was driving slow and no one was coming towards him as it rolled down the other lane, hit a guard rail and flew up on the railroad track. He was able to pull over on the side and even rescue the wheel before a train came by……he said one did while he was waiting for the tow truck.
Wonder if this will go toward the cost of my new old vintage machine????
I also bought 2 on Ebay……I think we’re going to have to build on……
I plan on making a page on my sewing machines and also links to all the info I’ve been given and the ones I find. For right now I just want to thank Michelle and Dora for all their help and here are a couple quick links.
Michelle’s blog Life With Lou
Dora’s blog Dora Quilts
Dragon Poodle Studio
The Vintage Singer Sewing Machine Blog
Sew Classic Blog – Jenny also has a Shop and I have bought different parts from her before
Sewing Shop.com – Date your Singer sewing machine