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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Singer 66 Review

Singer 66-1 Treadle
Singer 66-8
The Singer Class 66. One of my favorite classes of machines. Introduced around 1900, it was a best seller at the time, and one of the most expensive sewing machines on the market. A full size machine that features a drop in bobbin (meaning no need for a separate bobbin case), an oscillating Hook, uses class 66 Bobbins and your standard 15x1 Needle.

I currently own a 1917 66-1 Red Eye Treadle. A very popular model! Easy to thread and it sews like a dream! Makes a perfect stitch. It uses back mount presser feet and attachments. Of course with a treadle there is no reverse or zig zag capability, but nevertheless, a fine machine to sew with.

The Singer 66-8 is an electric model, with reverse, but of course is straight stitch only. This Model 66 is a heavy duty machine & has the capability to sew through various types of fabrics. It uses low shank presser feet and attachments. Again has the drop in bobbin which is a favorite feature of mine. This is a simple easy to use machine. These machines are also very easy to work on, and with a little care can continue to provide many years of faithful service. What a wonderful piece of history to pass on!

Singer came out with the Model 99, a smaller version of the 66. Then the 99 was updated & turned into the 185K.

I highly recommend a Singer 66. Parts for this model are readily available. With other versions of the Class 66 available, you can choose the one that’s right for you.

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