The Singer model 66 was one of their most successful with a smooth, balanced action that was perfect as a hand-crank machine, in a treadle stand, or later with an electric motor. It had great features like the round bobbin that drops in from the top and a much-improved bobbin winder.
It's also a very strong machine that will sew denim, canvas, and garment leather as well as medium and lightweight material. It uses standard needles and standard class 66 bobbins, available anywhere sewing supplies are sold.
This is a machine that you can do all of your regular sewing on. Very intricate fashions were sewn on machines like this one long before the advent of zigzag and fancy stitch patterns. Sew in the peace and quiet of the gentle treadle hum without the electric intrusion of a motorized machine.
It has the original back-attached presser foot system and I'm pretty sure that we have a set of attachments to go with it. We'll update this posting when we confirm that we do.
This particular machine is in exceptionally good condition. The decals are nearly perfect and the action is like new. As is often found with this type of finish, there is some slight crazing as can be see in the photo of the back.
It's in a slightly newer (early 1930s) treadle stand that's in excellent condition as well, with fast, smooth action and sturdy drawers. A nice feature of this cabinet is the drawer stop on each one that prevents spilling all of your attachments and notions.
This beautiful Singer Lotus sewing machine has just come off the restoration bench here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration and it's running and sewing great.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.
So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the faceplate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.
We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.
Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.
After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.
We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.
Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:
If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
Read the details of our Lifetime Guarantee on our website.
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