Monday, March 1, 2010

My Singer (K-series) Sewing Machine

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Unfortunately, I have discovered that there isn’t a lot of information out there on my old Singer sewing machine.

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What I do know is that it is a Singer K-series: K619639. These machines were manufactured in Elizabethport, NJ from 1902-1903. I haven’t had any luck finding replacement parts or a manual, but I haven’t given up on that. You never know what you might come across on eBay. 

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Even if we are unable to restore this sewing machine to good working condition, it is such a wonderful piece of history to have in our home. The kids and I have very much enjoyed ‘playing’ with it, and seeing the old treadle foot pedal propel the machine.

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I can’t imagine ever parting with it, and I am extremely grateful that my dear husband knows just how to make this girl happy.

5 comments:

Will and Mary Frances Stanford said...

I love it! Sooooo beautiful! I just complete my first sewing project, and this sweet Singer is such an inspiration. I love history, and I wish we could find out more about it! You'll have to keep me updated! Hope ya'll had a great weekend!

Berit said...

Gosh, I wish you'd found more about it, but thanks for sharing and PICTURES, too! :D

I wonder if it would be easier to find here in NJ....IdK; a gem like this is hard to find anywhere, I imagine.

ron said...

i have a K series machine. the head only, had it for at least 20 yrs. stored away, i forgot about it until i was cleaning things out of my basement. is in decent shape. needs a good cleaning.

Anonymous said...

if anyone is interested, email me ron635134@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This website tells you when yours was made and how many were made and when it was made. pretty much it just tells you how valuable it is. they lost all the documents to the k series through the war so that's why you can't find replacement parts
http://home.arcor.de/s.wuttke/singer_k.pdf