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What is My Sewing Machine Worth?

3130 
Salvage Machine from a Garage Sale 
Old Industrial Sewing Machine Worth 
1036 Singer 
Athena 2000 
Singer Touch & Sew Model 603 
Singer 348 
Riccar Super Stretch 
Quantum XL100 
Singer Slant-O-Matic 
How Old Is It? 
Serial Number G9913133 
Kenmore Value 
Do You Have Any Info On.... 
Brother Deluxe? 
603 
Singer Model 66 
Quilting Machine 
Janome Memory Craft 
1957 Viking Model 21 
Riccar Super Stretch 
603 
Singer 6423 Worth? 
Singer RFJ 
Belvedere Precision Deluxe CBI 
White Portable Sewing Machine 
Somger Stylist 
Grandfather's Old Singer 
Baby Lock 2100 
ULT 2001 
Bernina RECORD 
Kenmore 71 
Pfaff 1475CD 
1967-1968 Singer 
1952 Singer Electric Model 206 
Blindstitch 
Should I Bother Trying to Sell My Machine on eBay? 
Old Singer 
My Machine Was Destroyed in a Fire 
Singer Worth? 
Baby Lock 2100 
I Found a Singer 457 in the Trash.... 
Champion 
Who Made My Machine?? 
Should I Repair or Junk My Singer 413 
Very Heavy Singer- 
Singer 2000 
Singer 15-88 
What Kind of Machine is This? 
Regency Sewing Machine Manufacturer 
Featherweight 221? 
Viking 6030 
When Was My Machine Manufactured? 
Baycrest Manual 
How Much Should I Offer my Mom? 
Can You Tell Me About.... 
Montgomery Ward Sewing Machine Value 
Singer 1036 
What is My Bernina Worth? 
When Was My Machine Produced? 
Singer Blue Book Value? 
Is My Machine Worth $100.00? 
Singer Industrial 241-12 
Brother PC 6500 
Should I Sell It or Keep It To Use?? 
Necchi Lydia 3 Manual 
Approximate Value? 
What Year Was My Machine Produced? 
Brother Charger 651 
Sears Kenmore 148.231 
Singer 750 
What is a Reasonable Cost for Repairing a Machine? 
Stitchmaster Model 660z 
How Old Is My Machine & Who Made It? 
The Worth of My Singer 3130 Is....... 
Is My Singer 758 Worth Putting This Much $$ Into? 
Dressmaker Machine 
Old White Machine 
Old White Pedal Sewing Machine 
Singer 31-15 
Is This A Good Price to Fix My Singer Featherweight? 
Viking 6030 
Brother VX-1100 
Inherited Machine 
Singer 750 
Info On My Machine 
Worth Fixing? 
Value of my 99k 
Worth of a Singer 6233? 
Singer 401A 
Touch & Sew 630 
Is This a Good Deal? 
16-260 Lewis Blind Stitch 
Value of a Kenmore? 
Should I Sell My Singer? 
Necchi 544- 
How Old Is My Singer? 
Should I Bother Selling My Machine? 
Singer 185J 
Mother's Old Machine 




Question3130 
Hello! I wanted to know if you could tell me how much my sewing machine is worth? It is a Singer Merritt 3130.

Thank you
10/2/2006
AnswerYour machine is worth about $25.00 if it is in good condition.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSalvage Machine from a Garage Sale 
I bought a Singer 603 at a garage sale with the table and all the parts (cams etc.) for $5.00

Should I try to sell it? What could I get for it? What should I do?

Fran
10/2/2006
AnswerDear Fran,

That is up to you. You could sell that machine for around $50.00, but that is about all you would get for it. It really is up to you. That machine was top of the line back in the early 60's.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionOld Industrial Sewing Machine Worth 
I have a gold industrial singer machine 241-12 set in table top in good working condition can you tell me anything about it and what it might be worth?

10/2/2006
Answer
Your machine is worth around $300.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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Question1036 Singer 
I recently purchased a Singer Creative Touch 1036 machine. Can you tell me what year it was manufactured?

Thanks!

John
10/2/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine was purchased from 1979-1982.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionAthena 2000 
I would like to know what this machine is worth? It is in the original desk and folds down.Where would find an instructional magazine for this machine?

8/22/2006
AnswerDear J. Young,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $58.75.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Touch & Sew Model 603 
Helo,
I aquired a Singer Touch and Sew Model 603 that is in the wooden cabinet (which is in perfect condition) and has every accesory and the original manual. I would like to sell this and was hoping that you could give me an idea of how much I should ask for it.

Thanks for your help!
Amy


8/22/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $14.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 348 
Not sure exactly what year it was made. Its "mint green", good condition, I also have a cabinet for it. Trying to sell it but not sure what a fair price would be as I can't seem to find one like it.

Can you help?

8/21/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $15.00.


Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionRiccar Super Stretch 
My machine has no model # , only "Riccar Super Stretch" is printed on it. Can you tell me how old it is and it's worth? Where can I find a instruction manual for it? I've searched everywhere on the internet for..
8/21/2006
AnswerSentimental value only. To obtain a book, I would need the model number of the machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionQuantum XL100 
I have a Singer Quantum XL 100 and a friend wants to buy it and I don't know what it is worth. I don't want to over charge and it is not worth anything to me sitting in the closet.

IT is in great shape.Where can I go to find the value?
Thanks Ann
8/16/2006
AnswerDear Ann,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $775.00. That is of course, depending on the condition of the machine and is wholesale cost.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Slant-O-Matic 
Hello! I have a restored, working Slant-O-Matic 401 sewing machine and refinished cabinet - I'm interested in selling it, can you tell me where I
can find current value pricing on something like this?

Thanks

Cheryl

8/16/2006
AnswerDear Cheryl,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $28.00/sal.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionHow Old Is It? 
Dear Sew Vac Doctor,
I have a Singer sewing machine that has been in my basement since I bought my house almost 15 years ago. The serial number is G0218183. How old is this machine, and is it worth anything?


8/16/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine was manufactured between 1909-1910.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSerial Number G9913133 
I have an old Singer Sewing Machine with a serial number of G9913133. Do you know how old the machine is and what it is worth?

Thanks,
Susan

8/16/2006
AnswerDear Susan,

According to the sewing machine blue book and the serial number of your machine, your machine was manufactured between 1909 and 1910. The blue book does not however, tell the value of the machine without the model number.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore Value 
I have a Kenmore model #92 in a desk case from the 60's. Can you tell me if it has any dollar value.

Thanks
Denise

8/4/2006
AnswerDear Denise,

Sentimental value only.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionDo You Have Any Info On.... 
Hello,

I was just given my grandmother's old sewing machine. I am trying to find out info about it and hopefully a manual too. The only name on it is Modern. I think it is from the 1970 era. It is made in Japan.

Can you Help?
renee
8/4/2006
AnswerDear Renee,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother Deluxe? 
I was wondering what a Brother Deluxe Precision machine is worth? It has a carring case, foot petal and old style electical cord. It also says "sycro-matic" on it and it is light turquoise with silver decrotive scroll work on the end and back. Thank you for any info you can give me.
Michelle

8/4/2006
AnswerDear Michelle,

Sentimental value.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question603 
I have a singer , model #603 ,with the maple cabnet,instruction manuel, and a button hole machine.... with case.....ect.....all working and all original.

It is dated 1963,........can you give me a "ballpark" idea what it is worth..?
it was left to me by my mom, 4 years ago,....I am moving, and I am thinking of selling it.

thank you gordon

7/26/2006
AnswerDear Gordon,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $14.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Model 66 
I have a 1905 singer model 66 in working condition, how much is it worth?

thank you, cheryl
7/26/2006
AnswerDear Cheryl,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth antique or slavage- which means sentimental value or finding someone on eBay who wants it.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionQuilting Machine 
My name is John and my mother passed away in February, she was an avid quilter. We're trying to find the blue book value of her long arm quilter. it is a NOLTINGS Long arm quilter, my father said these numbers were on it 501 SNS24.
I tried to find the value but couldn't find it anywhere, Can you help? If you need more information. please let me know.


7/26/2006
AnswerDear John,

There is no blue book value for industrial quilting machines. Sorry.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionJanome Memory Craft 
Would you please give me the blue book price of my Janome 10000 (Memory Craft). I have updated it to the 10001 version. Thank you for your prompt response to my request.

Diane

7/25/2006
AnswerDear Diane,

Your machine is too new to be found in the sewing machine blue book. Sorry.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question1957 Viking Model 21 
I found a 1957 Viking Husqvarna free arm model 21 sewing machine in mint condition complete with case and all the little tools that are listed in the instruction book that is also with the machine and i want to konw how much this machine is worth. Thank you.
7/25/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine bluebook your machine is worth $19.50 wholesale.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionRiccar Super Stretch 
I need to know the worth of my sewing machine.
It is a Riccar Super Steach, Mode #1010

Serial # 10901

Thanks ,
Margie

7/24/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $28.50.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question603 
i have a singer , model #603 ,with the maple cabnet,instruction manuel, and a button hole machine.... with case.....ect.....all working and all origanl.
it is dated 1963,........can you give me a "ballpark" idea what it is worth..?
it was left to me by my mom, 4 years ago,....i am moving, and i am thinking of selling it.
thank you gordon


7/21/2006
AnswerDear Gordon,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $14.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 6423 Worth? 
I have a chance to purchase a 1996 Singer model # 6423. The only thing wrong with it is the needle can't be moved to the left or right. The zig zag stitch & all the other stitches work fine. What is it worth & where can I purchase a owners manual? If I purchase it I would have it professionally cleaned & oiled.

Thank You
Elmira
7/21/2006
AnswerDear Elmira,

The 6423 does not have an independent feature that moves the needle left or right- other than the zig zag. There is no feature for needle position on that machine. Manuals for that machine are available on www.sewingandvac.com for $16.95 + shipping.

According to the sewing machine blue book, the 6423 is worth $126.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger RFJ 
I recently came in to ownership of a Singer RFJ 12-8 machine (catalog #). It is the size of a Featherweight but I can find no information about this model. Seems to work good but does need the plate over the bobbin. Of course does it have any value?

Thank you for your help.

7/12/2006
AnswerI have never heard of that model Singer. I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBelvedere Precision Deluxe CBI 
I have my gandmothers sewing machine. It says it's a Belvedere Precision Delexe Model CBI. It's a portable. Made in Japan. I don't know what year it was made. Can you tell me it's worth?
Thank you

7/12/2006
AnswerSentimental value.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhite Portable Sewing Machine 
My mom has a Portable sewing machine, model 3355, made by White and was purchased in 1962. Is it worth anything?
Thank you Cheryl

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Cheryl,

Sentimental value.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSomger Stylist 
Dear Sew Vac Doctor,

I recently lost my Singer Stylist in a house fire, from the huge amount of water from the firefighters. The machine was purchased in 1978(a gift from my parents) and was a Stylist with zigzag, and internal 4-step buttonhole capacity, and a solid machine with a lot of metal. Also had some detail/decorative stitching internal capability, and blind hem stitch.
I think it was a 500 series, maybe 400 series.

I need to claim this on my insurance, and then buy a machine similar in
value. Do you
have any idea how much this machine would have been in 1978, and how much a
comparable machine would be today?

Thank you.

Nancy


7/12/2006
AnswerDear Nancy,

Without knowing the exact model number, there really is no way for me to determine. The 400 series machines go for $9.50-$19.00 and the 500 series machines go anywhere between $14.50-$42.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionGrandfather's Old Singer 
Gentlemen,
I have my grandfather's old Singer sewing machine that is electric and in a case. The Serial number is G4270421. Can you tell me how old this machine is and is it worth anything?

Thanks,
Sue


7/12/2006
AnswerDear Sue,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth sentimental value and was produced between 1916-1918.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionBaby Lock 2100 
Hello,

I have a Babylock 2100 that I purchased about 15 years ago, I've only used it once and now I need to sell it.

Do you know of any resale shops in the Dallas, Texas metroplex area, I've tried yard sales and only asked $100.00 and there were no takers. Please let me know

THANKS!!

7/12/2006
AnswerTry eBay. There may be someone out there that wants it for collection purposes, but you have to find them.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionULT 2001 
What is the "Blue Book" on a ULT 2001 ?
Thanks

Maren

7/12/2006
AnswerSorry, your sewing machine is too new and is not in our sewing machine blue book.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBernina RECORD 
I bought my mom a Bernina at a yard sale. I am trying to find out what it may be worth. I believe it is a 730 model. On the front is a gold medalion with "75 JHREGEGAUF" on it. Also printed on the front of the machine is "RECORD" . On the part of the head is written "70 Made in Switzerland". It is in a wooden cabinet. It came with a compartment tray, it looks like it attaches to the machine or cabinet in some way. We haven't figured it out yet. The tray had 11 additional sewing feet in it, several bobbins. Can you help me out?
Denise



7/12/2006
AnswerDear Denise,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $110.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore 71 
I 'm trying to find a way to put a value on my old machine. Can you help me its a Kenmore Model 71. Thanks Deb
Luv Deb


7/12/2006
AnswerDear Deb,

I suggest looking on eBay to see what the going rate is on your model machine. There very well may be people out there looking for your machine, it is just that you have to find them.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPfaff 1475CD 
I have a Pfaff Creative 1475 CD? It is a very good machine which has been very well taken care of and has rewarded me with many hours of carefree sewing. I just purchased an embroidery machine and would like to know what my old machine is worth. Should I hang on to it as a backup? Thank you.
7/12/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $624.50.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question1967-1968 Singer 
I am considering selling my machine at auction. It's is around 1967-1968 in good condition. What do you think my chances are?

Louyevna Love

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Louyevna,

Start the auction around $100.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question1952 Singer Electric Model 206 
Dear Sewvacdoctor,
We have a 1952 singer electric model 206K25. It fits into a nice wooded bottom and seems to have all of the parts and attachments. The original
owners manual is present although the first few pages are not in good condition. Could you give us a very rough estimate of what the machine
is worth.

Thanks,
Rich

7/10/2006
AnswerDear Rich,

According to the sewing machine blue book your machine is worth $11.50.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBlindstitch 
I have this machine and im trying to find out how old it is and how much it is worth if i was to sell it.

Again it is a us blindstitch machine model 88cd.
It is the machine the table the whole nine yards.

thanks dan

7/10/2006
AnswerDear Dan,

Your machine is worth around $150.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionShould I Bother Trying to Sell My Machine on eBay? 
hi
i bought an old machine butit has no book. it has nice woodencover, and a weird foot pedal.. also has a long bobbin shuttle so i have no clue how to wind it. do you have any idea if it is worth tryign to sell on ebay? i won't be able to use it since there is no book.. mary
6/29/2006
AnswerDear Mary,

I would start with $50.00 and see how high the bids get- it may have value to someone- you just have to look hard to find them.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionOld Singer 
Could you help me solve this mystery? The only numbers I could find on my mother's Singer sewing machine are AB296401 on the machine and this number on the wood cabinet 46696. Could you give me any information on it and what it would be worth? It is in mint condition with bobbins, etc.
Thank you
Vickie
6/29/2006
AnswerDear Vickie,

I would need to see a picture of the machine- the numbers that you have given me do not help. Send me a digital picture via email (copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself, because I am unable to open attachments) and I will see if I can determine which Singer model you have and from there, maybe determine if it has any worth.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionMy Machine Was Destroyed in a Fire 
Dear Sew Vac Doctor,

I recently lost my Singer Stylist in a house fire, from the huge amount of water from the firefighters. The machine was purchased in 1978 (a gift from my parents) and was a Stylist with zigzag, and internal 4-step buttonhole capacity, and a solid machine with a lot of metal. Also had some detail/decorative stitching internal capability, and blind hem stitch. I think it was a 500 series, maybe 400 series.

I need to claim this on my insurance, and then buy a machine similar in value. Do you
have any idea how much this machine would have been in 1978, and how much a comparable machine would be today?

Thank you.

Nancy

6/29/2006
AnswerDear Nancy,

Without knowing the exact model number, there really is no way for me to determine. The 400 series machines go for $9.50-$19.00 and the 500 series machines go anywhere between $14.50-$42.00.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Worth? 
Gentlemen,
I have my grandfather's old Singer sewing machine that is electric and in a case. The Serial number is G4270421. Can you tell me how old this machine is and is it worth anything?

Thanks,
Sue


6/29/2006
AnswerDear Sue, according to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth sentimental value and was produced between 1916-1918.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBaby Lock 2100 
Hello,

I have a Babylock 2100 that I purchased about 15 years ago, I've only used it once and now I need to sell it. Do you know of any resale shops in the Dallas, Texas metroplex area, I've tried yard sales and only asked $100.00 and there were no takers. Please let
me know

THANKS!!


6/29/2006
AnswerTry eBay. There may be someone out there that wants it for collection purposes, but you have to find them.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionI Found a Singer 457 in the Trash.... 
Hi, I found a Singer 457 in the trash. I tried sewing with it and it broke a needle. I took it to a repair shop and the mechanic says he
will fix it for $69.00 plus the price for the gear and missing knobs. Is it worth fixing this machine or should I put it back into the trash? If I get the gear and knobs replaced and tension knob tightened, is there anything else likely to go wrong with it or will it be useable for the next 30 years? How old is this machine, by the
way? I'm guessing it's from the late 70's.

Thanks!
Tammi

4/4/2006
AnswerDear Tammi,

It sounds to me as if this repair is going to cost you around $100.00 with the parts. In my opinion, you could purchase a new machine for $200.00- and there is no telling if the repaired machine will run perfectly for the next 30 years.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionChampion 
Any value on this? Also have a very old Champion brand pedal machine in a pretty cabinet. It uses the spindle bobbins instead of the disc shaped ones. Thanks.
3/28/2006
AnswerSorry, I don't have any listings for that machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWho Made My Machine?? 
I have a machine called the american beauty can you tell who made it and where I can find parts such as presser feet, thank you

3/8/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionShould I Repair or Junk My Singer 413 
I have a Singer 413 Stylist sewing machine in need of repair. The gear is broke and needs to have timing done. The machine is about 30 years old. Is it worth fixing or should I forget it ?
3/7/2006
AnswerI would recommend getting it repaired. It is a good machine. I could do the job for you for $29.95 + the cost of parts + the cost of shipping. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionVery Heavy Singer- 
I have an old and Very heavy singer I think the model # is AG 895386 in the original sewing cabinet it came with. There isn't a power cord with it anymore. I'm not even sure it even still works I just bought it because it is old and I think a beautiful machine. But was wondering how old it really is.

Thanks Marla
2/16/2006
AnswerDear Marla,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine was produced in the years 1947-1948.

I can get you the power cord for your machine if you would like as well. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 2000 
I have a Singer Touchtronic 2000. Is this also known as an Athena? It does have an A infront of the serial number. How much is it worth and what yeat was it manufctured?
2/10/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $66.75 wholsale and was produced between 1978-1981.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 15-88 
Hi.

My mother has this old sawing machine and would like to sell it but we don't know how much its worth these days.

Its a "SINGER SAWING MACHINE" mod. 15-88, still in good working condition also has some sawing attachments and green instruction book.

Any input will be greatly appreciated .... thanks !!

Charlie.
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Charlie,

Your machine is worth $35.00 according to the sewing machine blue book.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat Kind of Machine is This? 
My sewing machine I got at a auction has the name Hauawaken written on the body. Can you tell me anything about this machine? The name is written very scripted, but I think this is the correct spelling.
2/10/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionRegency Sewing Machine Manufacturer 
Hello.

Perhaps you could help me. I inherited a Regency Deluxe Zigzag Sewing Machine, Model 710-BB. All I'm trying to do is figure out what company actually made this machine and why can't I find anything out on the web about it. My curiosity is killing me. No where in the manual or on the machine do I have any clues, except that on the motor is the following: Dyanmic Sewing Motor, Serial # 2506, Toyko, Japan. Does this perhaps mean that an American company had a joint-venture with a Japanese company to make their sewing machine?

Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jan
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Jan,

An American company purchased a bunch of machines from a Japanese manufacturer and slapped their name on it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionFeatherweight 221? 
I recently found a model 221 portable quilting machine. Is this machine valuable or not. Can not find any one in my area that knows any thing about it.

Thanks Bob
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Bob,

If it is in fact a Singer model 221 Featherweight, then yes, it is valuable. Depending on the condition, that machine is worth anywhere from $300.00-$600.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionViking 6030 
My sister in law just gave my daughter a Viking Husqavarna 6030. The machine smell like mold/mildew and some of the knobs are really tight. Is this machine worth getting cleaned and fixed and approx. how much is it worth?

2/8/2006
AnswerYes, it is worth getting fixed. It is a good machine. Your machine is worth approximately $71.50 wholesale value according to the sewing machine blue book.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhen Was My Machine Manufactured? 
I have an old and Very heavy singer I think the model # is AG 895386 in the original sewing cabinet it came with. There isn't a power cord with it anymore. I'm not even sure it even still works I just bought it because it is old and I think a beautiful machine. But was wondering how old it really is.

Thanks Marla
2/2/2006
AnswerDear Marla,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine was produced in the years 1947-1948.

I can get you the power cord for your machine if you would like as well. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBaycrest Manual 
I have lost my manual for my sewing machine and I would like to know were to find one it is a Baycrest model r-450-k 115122 thanks
2/2/2006
AnswerSend me a picture of the machine and I will see what I can do.

Please do not send attachments, I am unable to open them. Please just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionHow Much Should I Offer my Mom? 
My mother has a Viking 6170 Series sewing machine. She is in bad health and wants to get rid of things to be able to move into a small home behind me. I have offered to buy it from her, but want to know what it is worth...Do not want to cheat her, she needs all the money she can get. She says the timing is off or something like that.

Thanks for your help

Beverly

2/2/2006
AnswerDear Beverly,

We believe that you should give your mother $1000.00 for the machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionCan You Tell Me About.... 
What happend with Baratto , Cornely and Titan Sewing Machine Manufacturers. ???

B.R.Oppermann
2/2/2006
AnswerI have never heard of any of those brand sewing machines.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionMontgomery Ward Sewing Machine Value 
My dad has a Montgomery Ward sewing machine model UGH-1335A that he said belonged to his mother. He kept it running for a very long time, and it is still in good condition. I estimate it should be from the 1940s. Might you have an idea of its value? I have checked many websites, incluf\ding ebay, and have had no luch finding anything like it.

Any help you could give would be apreciated.

Thanks,

Chuck
2/2/2006
AnswerDear Chuck,

I am sorry to say, but that machine is not worth really anything, however, sentimental value is priceless. Montgomery Wards never prduced any sewing machines, rather, they had other companies produce machines for them and slapped their name on it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 1036 
I recently purchased a Singer Creative Touch 1036 machine. Can you tell me what year it was manufactured?

Thanks!

Amanda

2/1/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, your machine was purchased from 1979-1982.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat is My Bernina Worth? 
I have a 6 year old Bernina patchwork 140, in excellent condition.

What is it worth?

Thank you, Buffy

AnswerDear Buffy,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $350.00 wholesale cost.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhen Was My Machine Produced? 
Can you please tell me when this model sewing machine was manufactured? I have no idea how old it is, but it works great!

AnswerYour machine was manufactured sometime prior to 1965.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Blue Book Value? 
Dear Sew Vac Doctor,
i tried to research the age of my Singer on the internet. the only useful site that came up is yours. do you mind looking up the age of my Singer? it's a portable electric, and its number is G0809730

thank you,
Caroline
AnswerDear Caroline,

Your machine was manufactured between 1909-1959.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionIs My Machine Worth $100.00? 
I am borrowing a Singer but it has no model number. It says Electronic Control under the word Singer on the machine. The instruction book is copyright 1994. My friend claims she bought it on
QVC a year ago and wants $100 for it.

It is a 5-stitch, 3-needle position. The zig-zag is "infinite" - can get any width and length. There are 5 decorative stitches including a blindstitch. No darning foot attachment so I cannot free-motion quilt, but it does claim to do a simple darning with a plastic thing put over the feeddogs.

So did QVC sell an old machine? Is it worth $100?
Thank you, Alice
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to answer that for you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Thanks for your response. I found the model number: 57825C. (I had assumed it was a serial no.) I found a picture online at
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8239305419


RE:
They sold for about $99-$100 retail. You could buy a machine brand new for $100.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger Industrial 241-12 
I have a gold industrial singer machine 241-12 set in table top in good working condition can you tell me anything about it and what it might be worth?

AnswerYour machine is worth around $300.00.

Sorry for the delay in responding. We were on vacation and failed to post the notice.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother PC 6500 
Can you tell me the value of my Brother pc 6500 that has been gently used?

Thanks,
Jackie
AnswerDear Jackie,

According to the sewing machine blue book, your machine is worth $786.00. This is the wholesale price based on the machine being in great condition.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionShould I Sell It or Keep It To Use?? 
I bought a Singer 603 at a garage sale with the table and all the parts (cams etc.) for $5.00

I took it to get cleaned up 35.00 and now should I sell it or keep it to use?

Darlene Mills

AnswerDear Darlene,

That is up to you. You could sell that machine for around $50.00, but that is about all you would get for it. It really is up to you. That machine was top of the line back in the early 60's.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNecchi Lydia 3 Manual 
I have an older Necchi Lydia 3 sewing machine, but do not have the instruction manual so do not know how to thread it correctly. Where can I find a threading guide?

Thanks
AnswerDear Pam,

I have the manual available for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionApproximate Value? 
What's the approximate value of a Wards Standard Round Bobbin Sewing Machine, Model 601410? Don't know the year, but it's in brand new condition.

AnswerAccording to the sewing machine blue book, that machine is worth $8.27 in new condition.

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SewVac Doctor



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QuestionWhat Year Was My Machine Produced? 
I have a Singer 1425, and was wondering if you knew what year it came out in?

Thank You in Advance,
Thad
AnswerDear Thad,

That machine was made in the years 1982-85.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBrother Charger 651 
hi there!

I have a brother charger #651 portable sewing machine, could you tell me it's worth, please..

thank you
Mandy
AnswerDear Mandy,

Sorry to say, that machine is not worth much. It has a blue book value of $5.65.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSears Kenmore 148.231 
Can you tell me the year that the Sears Kenmore sewing machine was built with the model number of 148.231 and serial number of 29398. Any light you can shed on this would be most appreciated.

Thank You,
Caroline
AnswerDear Caroline,

Since Kenmore never actually manufactured any sewing machines, I would need to see a picture of your machine to be able to determine which sewing machine company did, and from there I would be able to tell you what year (roughly) is made.

If you are going to send me a picture through e-mail, please do not send it as an attachment as I am unable to open them. Just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 750 
Dr.
Is the Model 750 Singer Portable a machine that is basically all metal? When did this portable first come on the market,and was it made in the USA ? Is this portable a for runner to the 750 Touch & Sew ? Was this a popular machine in its time? Would appreciate your help. Thanks

Don
AnswerDear Don,

The two machines that you are talking about are one in the same. It is 90% metal- all but the gears and the cosmetics. It was a very popular machine and it was made in the USA.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat is a Reasonable Cost for Repairing a Machine? 
My Viking Husqvarna 990 stopped working. I was sewing through denim and it lost power. A repairman says that it needs a new power pak(?) which is located under the right side of the machine where the power cord plugs into it. Another repairman I spoke with said that it would be very unusual for this part to go out. Itís hard to know who to trust and since this machine belonged to my deceased mother it has sentimental value but has also been a great machine. Any advice or help you can give me would be appreciated. I would be interested in knowing what is a reasonable cost for repairing a machine? Though I love this machine I donít want to spend more than a new machine would cost.

Thank you,
Lanette

AnswerDear Lanette,

The power pak that the mechanic is speaking of is known as a transformer. This box transforms AC power into DC power. I have had great success in taking the transformer apart and finding a fuse blown inside. This may or may not be the problem, but it is not unusual for a transformer to burn out. The cost of the transformers are about $125.00 complete and it is only one plug in and four screws to replace it. I would charge you about a $25.00 bench charge, if that is all the problem is. I hope this is enough information

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionStitchmaster Model 660z 
I have a stitchmaster model # 660z. Can you tell me how much it is worth?

Thank you
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionHow Old Is My Machine & Who Made It? 
Sew doctor
I cannot begin to tell you how I thank you for your response. Any way I got home and began to take pictures of this great old machine. Every thing underneath looks brand new, at least used very little. Here are a couple of pic's of the machine.
Thank you again very much
Jack
PS. Do you know the age and who made machine

AnswerDear Jack,

Looks like a 15 class Singer that was made in 30's or 40's. I have all of the parts and attachments for that machine available.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Sew Doctor
You had said you could send directions for threading the machine.
Also do you have the maintenance and repair Manuel for this machine, and what kind of attachments are available?
Again thanks
Jack

RE:
Dear Jack,

The instruction manual will give you a sense of maintenance on the machine.

If you go to www.sewingandvac.com and look at any of our attachments- the ones that have "low shank" in the description will all fit your machine. The instruction manual is $16.95. If you would like to order anything, or need any futher assistance, please call 1-800-544-5858.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionThe Worth of My Singer 3130 Is....... 
Hello! I wanted to know if you could tell me how much my sewing machine is worth? It is a Singer Merritt 3130.

Thank you,

aleah
AnswerDear Aleah,

Your machine is worth about $25.00 if it is in good condition.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionIs My Singer 758 Worth Putting This Much $$ Into? 
I have a Singer Touch and Sew II, Model 758, sewing machine. The bottom stitching is not tight; the stitches are inconsistent, and I have never been able to sew knits so they stretch well. I have taken it in to a service center and have been informed that I need new feed dogs, replacement of the cam stand, and an adjustment. The estimated cost is over $150. Is this a good enough machine to put that kind of money into it, and insure reliability, or should I look for a new basic machine? I sew all types of fabrics, but do more general sewing and repair now. For instance, I'm making valence using polyester material. What models would you recommend to investigate?
AnswerThat machine is not worth putting $150.00 towards a repair. I could repair your machine for $29.95 + the cost of shipping and the cost of parts.

If you only need the feed dogs, I have them for $14.95. If you need a cam stack gear, which I highly doubt, I have them for $14-$15.00.

Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDressmaker Machine 
I have a Dressmaker sewing machine that my mother gave me when I was a kid. Model 4725 serial 1603M. It is in the case that unlocks from the sides. It has the book and tools. Excellent condition that looks like it was never used. Perfect on everything. The peddle is also included. It is old and was wondering what you thought it was worth? I really need some money and was thinking of putting it on ebay but not sure of the starting price. Could you help me out with a price and I could also send you some pictures of it to look at. If you tilt it up you can see a opening under the machine that hides the book. It weighs about 40 pds. Thanks

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Debbie

AnswerDear Debbie,

Unfortunately, your machine is only worth about $35.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionOld White Machine 
We have an old White pedal sewing machine with scroll work on the drawers and it still works. Can you tell me if it is of any value ?

Thank you
AnswerSorry, there were many of those machines produced and they were virtually indestructable. Therefore, not many of them are in the garbage right now so there is not much of a demand for it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionOld White Pedal Sewing Machine 
We have an old White pedal sewing machine with scroll work on the drawers and it still works . Can you tell me if it is of any value ? Thank you
AnswerSorry, there were many of those machines produced and they were virtually indestructable. Therefore, not many of them are in the garbage right now so there is not much of a demand for it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 31-15 
I have a Singer 31-15 sewing machine that is used reularly if not daily on a
'K' frame table. Can you give me an approximate value of it please?
Paul

AnswerDear Paul,

Your machine is worth about $150.00.

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SewVac Doctor



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QuestionIs This A Good Price to Fix My Singer Featherweight? 
Hello, I was reading with interest your website and hope you can shed some light on my problem. I have the above machine which stopped working. I took it to my local sewing repair shop, thinking it was the foot controller and was informed that the motor had gone out and they were going to charge me $300 to replace (not with a genuine Singer motor but a new replacement). I decided to hold off because I felt this was too much. Recently, I purchased a motor from E-Bay and this doesnít work either. My mother has the same machine and I took my controller and plugged it into her machine and hers didnít work. This leads me to believe that it might have been the controller all along and it sickens me to think that the repair shop might have been trying to mislead me. What do you think? Thank you for any advice you may have for me!




AnswerI cannot tell you without testing the machine myself. You could draw direct leads to the motor leads on the machine to test to see if it works. Sorry, I could not have been of more help.

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SewVac Doctor



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QuestionViking 6030 
How old is the Viking 6030 - We just found a brand new machine -- never used with all the accesorys - What do you think of this sewing machine


Ed
AnswerDear Ed,

That model Viking machine was manufactured from 1972-1974. That is a magnificent machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother VX-1100 
Hi, I am wondering if a used Brother VX-1100, in very good condition,
is worth $60? I have looked all over the internet and have only been
able to find out that they were sold around 1994. Thank you!!! Margaret

AnswerDear Margaret,

That sounds a bit high to me- the machine only retailed brand new for $99.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionInherited Machine 
Can you give me information on my inherited machine? It is a singer featherweight that says "AK436797" on the bottom. It was my grandmothers machine and I am thrilled to learn more about it. Looks as if the machine was serviced just prior to being stored, but I think the timing is off. (Thread doesn't catch to make stitches). Can you help?

Thank you,
Rhonda Nelson

AnswerDear Rhonda,

Your machine was produced in the 1940's or 50's and it is very unusual for those machines to go out of time. Check the needle to make sure that it is in the machine properly- with the flat side to the right of the machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionSinger 750 
Dear sew vac doctor,

I have a Singer golden touch and sew zig zag edition 750. Could you please tell me what it is worth?

Thank you,

stacyrs05

AnswerYour sewing machine is worth $25.00 according to my sewing machine blue book, which means for resale value, it is worth around $50.00- depending on the condition of it of course.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionInfo On My Machine 
De Luxe Precision Japanese model of a Singer 15.

I have recently aquired one of these types of sewing machines but can not find any info regarding the paticular make & model of the one that I have. Can you help me?

I have a De Luxe Precision Sewing Machine "Dressmaker Special". All I know regarding this machine is what the labels say. The actual machine is Japanese made but the motor on it is a Westinghouse and it is built into a wooden cabinet.

Please let me know if you could help? Maybe suggest where I could get more info or should I just take it to an antiques dealer and have them look at it?

Thank you,

Amanda

AnswerDear Amanda,

Since the labels are pinned on to your machine, that tells me that it is a model of machine that was mass produced by one company and then several other companies would pin thier name on it and sell as their own. Basically it is a homogenous model machine. Sorry I couldn't have been much more help.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionWorth Fixing? 
Viking 990 does not power up, even with new foot pedal and cord, any hope it's anything other than main board, if it is board is it worth fixing? Any idea of cost?

AnswerIt sounds like the transformer to me. A new transformer costs around $125.00. I could get you one, however, I would definately want to see the machine before hand to make sure that it is in fact the transformer. If you would like more information, please let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
ok, Thanks! Also, do you know the difference between a Husqvarna viking 990 and a 990s?

If the above machines do not have any problems is it necessary to have them serviced since they do not need to be oiled, I've never had my 990s serviced, I do keep it cleaned. I just purchased a used 990 for my daughter, I haven't discovered the difference between the two. How do I find a sewing machine blue book? i would like to know there value according to the blue book.

Thanks again

Karen

RE:
Dear Karen,

I can get you a sewing machine blue book for $24.95.

According to the blue book, the Viking 990S is worth $391.50. There is no listing for a Viking 990.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionValue of my 99k 
I would like to know the value of a Singer Sewing machine. Model 99K. It is about 60 years old and is a cabinet model.

Judi
AnswerDear Judi,

There is not much call for that model sewing machine. I'm sorry, but that machine does not have that much value- somewhere around $35.00-$50.00.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionWorth of a Singer 6233? 
Dear Sewvacdoctor:

My mother recently passed away and my dad would like to sell her sewing
machine, Singer Model 6233. Mom was a dressmaker and kept the machine
well maintained. She used it almost everyday since she bought it,
sometime around 1984-85 to our best recollection. We have a possible
buyer for the machine, but we don't know what it is worth today in the
good condition it is in. Can you advise us or send us in the right
direction to get the information we are looking for?

Thank you for your help.

Barbara

AnswerDear Barbara,

Your machine is worth $51.50 according to our sewing machine blue book. That is also assuming that it is in mint condition, however, remember that the blue book price is wholesale, so in your case, for resale, you would double the $51.50.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 401A 
I AM TRYING TO FIND THE VALUE OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S SEWING MACHINE MODEL 401A IT HAS A DESK TOP AND THE SEWING MACHINE LIFTS OUT FROM INSIDE THE DESKTOP . IT HAS 2 DRAWERS AND A STOOL . IT LOOKS LIKE A LITE ALMOND COLOR.
AnswerDepending on the condition of the machine only, anywhere between $50.00-$200.00. It really depends greatly on the condition of the machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionTouch & Sew 630 
I have a mint condition Singer Touch N Sew 630. Is is worth any money?

Thanks, Kim
AnswerDear Kim,

There is always a market out there. Try listing it on EBay.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionIs This a Good Deal? 
I recently purchased a MW Model 30 sewing machine in the wood cabinet at a garage sale for $30. The machine looks new and the cabinet has only water stains on the outside top. The inner cabinet that folds out is great. Did I get a good deal?


AnswerDear Monica,

Absolutely!

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SewVac Doctor



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Question16-260 Lewis Blind Stitch 
Do you know anything about a Lewis 16-260 industrial blind stitch sewing
machine? We cannot seem to figure how to use it. Is it worth trying to sell
and how much is it worth?

AnswerDear Bob,

Sorry, this machine is very old. You can probably get it to work for your own use, but it will not have any value if you try to sell it. Unfortunately, the manual for that machine is no longer available, however, it works like any other blindstitch so maybe you could contact your local sewing machine store and ask about a manual for a blindstitch to assist you with how it works.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionValue of a Kenmore? 
Hi,

I have a tabletop (it's in a wood desk that flips up) SEars Kenmore. It looks like the model number says 214. Any value? Thanks!
AnswerDear Nichole,

Unfortunately, no there is not much value in that machine. Sorry.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionShould I Sell My Singer? 
hi,
I'm just wondering if you could let me know if it is worth selling a 1956 singer 191 sewing machine with the manual and the original case. it is in working condition .

thanks, Effie
AnswerDear Effie,

I believe that the model that you are referring to is 1591, not a 191, and indeed it is worth it for you to sell it. You could probably get at least $100.00 for it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionNecchi 544- 
Sir I just purchased a necchi 544 ,looks good but just found out it does not feed the material thru. I adjusted the dial, the foot moves back and forth but it does not come up enough to grab the cloth. Is this a good machine or another piece of junk. please email me your input.

Thanks
manny


AnswerDear Manny,

That is a good machine. I would just take it to a repair shop and have it cleaned and serviced.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionHow Old Is My Singer? 
I have an old treadle singer sewing machine with a reg # G8123514 on it and want to know how old it is. Any ideas where I can find this information? Norma R.
AnswerDear Norma,

Your machine was manufactured in either 1919 or 1920. I have a blue book with a listing of all the machines and the manufacturing dates.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionShould I Bother Selling My Machine? 
I have a Singer Model 27, created in 1905. Do you think I should bother
selling it?

Thanks.

Melissa

AnswerDear Melissa,

According to my sewing machine blue book, that model machine is worth around $30.00. I would take a look on e-Bay to see what they are going for there- you might be able to get more.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionSinger 185J 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

I have a Singer model 185J. It is a small machine- it only does a straight stitch, forward and reverse. I have heard of small Singer machines that are worth a lot of money. Do I have a sewing machine that is worth a lot of money? If so, where can I sell it?

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Nora Phillips
AnswerDear Nora,

Your Singer model 185J is a wonderful machine, it sews well, and will give you years of service, but it is not the sought-after model 221 Singer Featherweight. Your machine is worth $20.00-$25.00 to a dealer who would re-sell it for about $60.00. I would look on e-Bay to get comparable prices for the machine. Keep in mind the condition of your machine.

Sorry to disappoint you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionMother's Old Machine 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

Recently my mother passed away and left me her beautiful black sewing machine with gold trim. The machine is well over 60 years old. My girlfriend has told me that old machines are worth a lot of money. Is this true? Where can I sell it?

Ms. Kate Benis
AnswerDear Ms. Benis:

Some old machines are worth money, but 90% are worth very little. You must understand that in the beginning part of this century, everyone had a sewing machine. Isaac Singer sold more sewing machines in 1920 than all of the sewing machine companies sold last year. Even though your sewing machine may be in perfect condition, it may not be worth that much. I would keep it for sentimental value. If you wish to sell it, I would first look on e-Bay for a similar model. If you want to send me the model number, I will also try to help you discover its worth.

Thanks,
SewVac Doctor

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new - less than a week old.