Update: My machine has found a new home where she’ll be given TLC.
It’s hard to part with old friends, and this is the machine I learned to sew on, but the time has come to find it a new home. It, or rather she, is a 99-13 portable sewing machine, one of 10,000 made in 1930 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, AD093993, Motor #48-7053, Catalog B.U. 7-E.
She sews forward straight stitch only, and is operated with a knee control. She comes with a complete buttonhole attachment kit, a cord, and assorted other feet and attachmentts that may belong to it or another vintage Singer that belonged to my granny. The 99-13 is considered a portable 3/4 size machine and comes in a bentwood case, though it weighs in the neighborhood of 20 pounds. I had it serviced some years ago, and it still runs and the light works as of two weeks ago. Here’s a post that further describes this machine.
If you are willing to pick it up in Akron, Ohio, it can be yours for $20, with all accessories included. Prices online are all over the map, but I know this model isn’t as desirable as a featherweight. Sorry, but I think shipping costs would be too much to make that option worth anyone’s while.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or have questions.
Feel free to pass this offer along to anyone you know who might be interested. It might be just the thing for a Singer enthusiast. Thanks.
5 responses to “Vintage Singer 99-13 Sewing Machine On Offer”
I’m happy for 99-13 and you, Joanna, that your vintage machine has found a loving home. It’s a win for all involved.
Joanna, this brings back good memories of learning to sew on my Mom’s machine, full-sized, but like this one it had straight stitch only and had a knee control lever. It took me the longest time to adapt to a foot pedal! I’ll share the info with guild-mates and other friends. Good luck with “good-bye.”
I have kept some clothes my mother made on it, and I still like the knee control. I think I have found a buyer, but I will know more tomorrow.
I’m glad I don’t live near you because I sure as heck don’t need another machine! It’s pretty though and such a neat curved case. The last machine I bought for myself, for a couple hundred dollars, I turned around and donated to a school.
It seems so small after using my computerized machine, but it has a lovely stitch.