What is a sewing machine hoarder to do when he goes to an antique mall and sees this for 25 dollars?
Of course I had to buy it.
I already have 2 other Singer 66 machines but this one is a newer model. 1941 based on the serial number.
The wiring is shot so I didn’t even test the motor or light. The cabinet is painted and the paint is peeling. I didn’t mind that because I plan to put it in one of my treadle bases.
I took off the motor and light and then took off all the plates to clean and oil it.
Here is some of the lint I got out of the bobbin area and the feed dogs.
It really was not bad as old machines go. I got it cleaned and it is ready to put in the treadle tomorrow for a test run.
It takes class 66 bobbins, standard low shank presser feet and standard needles so I have everything I need.
I think I will sand and paint the cabinet….I almost left it at the store but didn’t have a screw driver to get the machine out of the cabinet. It turns out that the cabinet is not bad at all….just the paint is ugly and peeling. I have a few machines that I use corded and the cabinet will work for those.
I’ll let you know how it works soon