I learnt to sew on my Mum’s singer sewing machine that she bought when she was first married in 1961. She updated to a more modern machine in the 1980’s and we no longer have her old Singer. I recently spotted this Vintage Singer 99K Machine on Gumtree and it reminded me of my Mum’s machine. I love the sturdiness of Singers – cast iron and beautifully housed in a walnut case.
I looked up the serial number and this beauty was made in February 1951. The gold decals and intricate detailing on the machine is wonderful. This particular model is electric and is operated by a knee lever.
I was thrilled to discover that the machine is in perfect working order and even came equipped with the original accessories box. It was in the care of the daughter in law of the original owner and it has been very well loved and cared for over the years.
This gorgeous Singer 99K will take pride of place in my sewing room.
I love the little key to lock the cover in place.
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