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    Quote Originally Posted by harrell79cj5 View Post
    I got a New/Old thread injector today at Goodwill for $30! everything seems to work great on it! it needs to be cleaned really bad and probably oiled good too. It is a Singer Touch and Sew Deluxe Zig-Zag Model 645. Anybody know anything about this model?

    The other one I have been using is a Brother CE-5000PRW and it has been working fine, but this looked like a good deal for a better machine!?
    You gotta love Goodwill!

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    [QUOTE=ishmael;401402]I literally just got back from the antique shop down the block with this little nugget. I think I got terrific deal because I've seen them on ebay for much more than I paid. My problem now is I don't know whether I should keep it and use it or put it up and (hopefully) collect some profit. The only problem is that it has no book or accessories so I'll probably use it at least till I can fill out the package to make it a little more attractive to the ebay crowd.

    Anyways; waddya think?[QUOTE]

    I am by no means an expert on old Singer models. Have had them in family ever since I can remember. As far back as my Granny's treadle machine back in the early 50's.

    I can tell you this though. (IF) the machine you bought is in working order, and by that I mean you are able to thread it, fill the bobbin and sew a piece of material with a good tight stitch. Then using it is your best option. I say this because this machine is near indestructable. If you go on the internet and search, you will be able to find (pdf) files of the manual, servicing manual and parts manual. You can also find out exactly what date your machine was made and the allocation of that machine on that day. You can go to Ebay and search Singer 99 and find nearly any part you want.

    The main thing I want to stress to you is these old machines run on lubrication. Make sure you put light (I use white) grease on all the cams
    and roll points under the machine. Also there are numorous holes where a drop or two of lights oil (keyword) should be used periodically. Finally make sure if you decide to use the machine you keep it clean and free of lint in the sewing area of the walking feet, needle and bobbin and carrier.

    You can find needles, bobbins, bobbin carriers, bobbin winder rubbers or nearly anything listed on this section of EBAY.
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

    If you can sew, USE IT, dont stick it in the closet is my thoughts. Check out this blog site as well.
    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/11/...ne-review.aspx


    Just some trival info as a side note. Your machine was made at the Singer Elizabethport Factory in Elizabeth, NJ on October 21, 1955
    Last edited by Sunny's_Trike; 02-27-2011 at 09:55.

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    This is a Kenmore Model 48 my wife's granny gave me. It works like it did when it was new! It has a very strong motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    You gotta love Goodwill!

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    so entirely true...

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    Just got mine yesterday. Given to me because it wasn't being used. Was originally part of a bunch that were used for sewing classes. Its a Husqvarna Optima 610. I haven't read all the posts in here. Anybody else using one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundBear View Post
    My Thread injector is a Janome Threadbanger TB12. Ive only had it about a month but have run through two 600 yard spools of thread. So far it has done great.
    Can you give an update on the threadbanger? So far it's my current choice for my next machine, I'm getting ready to upgrade from the '61 Kenmore 48
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    I love my 1951 Necci Bu Mira. Old School all metal, and works like a dream!

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    Cool Beans Retro

    I came into a 1956 Singer 306 that needed just a little TLC... she's a beauty!
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    Yesterday I picked up a Singer heavy duty 4411 that was recommended from my local shop after I explained what I wanted to use it for now I need to learn to use it. Taking sewing classes with my girl so she can't say we don't do things together
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