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« : June 09, 2010, 02:45:09 AM »

It had to be done. I couldn't resist the 90 quid price tag for the whole lot. Cheap as chips IMO. :)

The head is in good working order, new motor, but the top needs a bit of tender loving care. In fact, the table looks like my old table from the late 70's because the damage on the corner is where I used to stab my pricker/awl whilst machining. :) 

Singer 132K6 (cutting block not included) :)



Anyone else have one?

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« #1 : June 09, 2010, 07:44:02 PM »

Here's the old gal that I have
<img src="http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx168/timtheboatguy/060900_192900.jpg" border="0" alt="my old Singer"></a>

It is a 31-19, manufactured around 1930 I think.
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« #2 : June 09, 2010, 11:00:50 PM »



132K series is one of those tweener machines; not big enough to be big, not small enough to be small.  Not many applicitons come up that are best suited for this machine.

Machine is a step heavier in capicity of thread and material handeling than a standard walking foot many are acustomed to here.  Machine can sew a 346 thread, but the foot lift is not all that great (1/2" if I recall correctly from memory).

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« #3 : June 10, 2010, 02:52:22 AM »

My first machine was a k6 still got it , had it for 30 years still goes like a dream. Mine isn't as old as yours, I  learnt to sew on one just like that one. you definately got a bargain.
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« #4 : June 10, 2010, 09:38:34 AM »

I have one 1960's vintage ex Holden machine (General Motors), it has never broken down it sews anything I put through it, but it does not get the use that the Mitsubishi gets
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« #5 : June 12, 2010, 01:25:00 PM »

Here's the old gal that I have
<img src="http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx168/timtheboatguy/060900_192900.jpg" border="0" alt="my old Singer"></a>

It is a 31-19, manufactured around 1930 I think.

Nice one. Looks a lot like my 31k15. I have no idea how old it is though.

My first machine was a k6 still got it , had it for 30 years still goes like a dream. Mine isn't as old as yours, I  learnt to sew on one just like that one. you definately got a bargain.

Same here. I was 16 when I was taught how to use one.
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« #6 : June 13, 2010, 02:16:51 PM »

My first machine was a 31k20 with a rolling foot,circa 1929.I still have it, and I might still have the 31k16 . I've driven 15's and 19's. Nice machines.

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« #7 : June 19, 2010, 08:04:25 AM »


  Looks like it ought to be in a museum...
          No walking foot , no reverse and way too big and slow for stiching sunbrella.
  Mind you if you ever need to sew through 1/4 inch plywood that's the machine for it.
  I would say it likes fingers too !
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« #8 : June 19, 2010, 11:53:00 AM »


  Looks like it ought to be in a museum...
          No walking foot , no reverse and way too big and slow for stiching sunbrella.
  Mind you if you ever need to sew through 1/4 inch plywood that's the machine for it.
  I would say it likes fingers too !

Look again my friend, This baby was walking even before you were trying to crawl your way out of the womb with your tongue. :P

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« #9 : June 19, 2010, 12:21:04 PM »

I love old sewing machines.  I think they're really cool.  Without question thre have been "in roads" over the years, but that doesn't mean that "down and dirty", "bare bones" doesn't still deserve some recognition. 

Your on-line name offends me greatly.  As does your apparent lack of knowledge with respect to the topic at hand.  Clean up your act or just go away.
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« #10 : June 19, 2010, 01:55:38 PM »

I love the old machines too.   

(As for the offensive name.. I agree.   Report it to the moderator.. he can ban them till they come back with a decent  nickname).

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« #11 : June 19, 2010, 02:21:39 PM »

Over the years, I acquired a few old machines. I tinkered with them, got 'em running OK. But, when it came down to spending $100 or more for parts, I always lost interest. Still, if I stumbled up on my Grandmother's old 16-188, I'd probably buy it.
I've always wondered why there wasn't more interest among collectors for fully restored older machines. 
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« #12 : June 19, 2010, 03:59:48 PM »

Look, I'm no "weenie" when it comes to rolling with the usual stuff on sites like these.  I'm "cool" with all manner of stupid "-hit", but as a skirt-wearin' member of this forum I have a problem with "twat"  used at part of an "on-line" handle.  I can handle the word in a face-to-face social setting but it's not OK with me in this venue.

You may use that word in a face to face scenario, but if I'm not able to see your face, look into your eyes and judge for my self, use of "twat" will set me on edge.  It's basically offensive, you guys. 

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« #13 : June 19, 2010, 04:33:07 PM »

Context:

Noun   1.   twat - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool.

bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, jackass, zany, goose
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
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« #14 : June 19, 2010, 07:34:03 PM »

bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, jackass, zany, goose
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
Man, I'm all of those. No wonder the word flew right over my head!
Bobbin: I hope you didn't mis-interpret my meaning. If that word WAS meant in a vulgar way, it has no place here.
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