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It had smoothness that other sewing machine manufacturers could only dream about. The Singer 201K was cast iron in Black with a round neck body, also made with an Aluminium body which had a square neck.The Aluminium body machines were made in Black/Gold, Beige or Beige/Brown.Its manufacturing year was 1955 to 1964 The Singer 66K is the large version of the Singer 99K.Here the image shows a lovely 66K about 1920, originally may have been hand, electric or treadle operated.Its bobbin had to be inserted into a bobbin case, then the case was inserted into the machine vertically to the left of the needle.When threading the needle it had to be threaded from left to right.The slide plate (to access the bobbin) had a small oblong hole which aided whilst sliding the slide plate to the left to view the bobbin.This image shows even older antique Singer machines dating from way back to 1865 to 1870 with a fiddle type bed.
The Singer 201k was named the Rolls Royce of sewing machines because it was super smooth in operation thanks to the full rotary hook and precisely made carbon steel gears.
Unfortunately not many parts are available for machines of this age.
This one is a vintage Singer 12K sewing machine and was manufactured at the Singer plant in Glasgow, Scotland.
It was manufactured between 1907 to 1920 the early machines were only Black and Gold with no colour.
The 66K has a bed size of 14-1/2" so is much wider than the 99K The Singer 28K had what was called a vibrating shuttle or boat shuttle or bullet shuttle...
The machine in the image had a small type stitch length, later varieties had the stitch length lever protruding out from a large round numbered disc.