Found in Pittsburgh: Singer Sewing Machine

Monday, November 23, 2009


Walking home from the grocery store, I saw this 1971 Singer Custom Zig-Zag Sewing Machine (Model 737) with a "free" sign on it, along with a little bag of related accessories (manual, various feet & throats, bobbins, etc). After adjusting the pressure dial, it seemed to actually work!

Now I just have to find somewhere to put this beast...

8 comments:

Kris said...

That's how I got my sewing machine several years ago. The machine was sitting at the end of a driveway on a sewing table, with a chair in front of it. I knocked on the door just to be sure it was free and she said her daughter never uses it so I could have it. It's a Singer from 1978 I think. It just needed a power cord / pedal but I was able to find that at the local sewvac, and the manual online.

h said...

Haha. Sewing machines from the streets. At least they work.

Shannon said...

This is an amazing find! Would love to see what you do with it!

edy said...

I have an exact one as your picture shows. I ihnerited it from my ex mother-in-law and used for 6 years now. Sadly, one of the gears under the bobin case broke... and the technician asked me to pay $150.... which I thougt was a rip off... Also he quickly offered to sell one of his sewing machines... of course... After a little research, the gear costs about $12, and there are a lot of videos online on how to change a gear. So I am going to fix it myself. I would buy a new one, but when I am reading those reviews... I am bombed... because the entire new technology is plastic... This old sewing machine has a very simple mechanism, it is heavy duty, and is pure metal where it needs to be. Good luck and hope we keep our old sewing machines alive for a long time.

h said...

Thanks for commenting, edy. I agree that the old machines are a lot sturdier. It's a shame so many appliances have gone the way of cheap plastic.

edy said...

Got the Singer fixed. I am so proud of myself. :-)

h said...

That's great news! It's good to know it's possible, and DIY too.

Unknown said...

Hi, I just get one sewing machine like the one you have, but I have problems making it work, so i wish you could help me sending me the manual or diving me some advices for its use. I can not thread the needle and bobbin. Please help

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