Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Singer 185 J ..........in Vintage Avocado!



LOOK at this  BEAUTY!!!!!

I've been sick lately - I think I had a really bad case of food poisoning ...but since they never tell you that is only a guess.....Now I am a germaphob. According to the Urban Dictionary that is
"Any person who is obsessed with cleanliness and defeating bacteria. These individuals will turn on faucets with their elbows and hand sanitize on an hourly basis"

Maybe I'm not bad (that sounds sick) but I am now a chronic hand-washer ....

And here is how I've cheered myself up: With a Singer 185 J ..................instead of flowers, shouldn't people give vintage sewing machines?


    This model was released in 1958, and is an updated version of the long-serving 99 series. The "J" designation means it was made in Canada; the British version is the 185K, and the US version the 185.     

 
 






This Singer portable straight-stitch sewing machine model 185J was manufactured in Canada, and still runs smoothly and quietly.  It includes the original tweed and brown carry case. The decals and glossy pale green paint and chrome are also in excellent condition. Solidly built of cast iron.

The light is fitted with its original lens, and has a working bulb.
Includes the original pedal.No presser feet but I can buy those on Ebay. I already ordered the singer buttonholer for low shank machines.
Said to rival the Featherweight 221 model in terms of quality. Perfect for quilters and anyone else who loves to sew, and a collectible in an attractive vintage colour. 
Specs:
Size: 3/4 Full size (12-1/2" base)
Motor: Singer BZK-5 (external with V belt)
Drive Belt: Simanco Part No. 196386 (15" - 38cm O.D)
Needle: 15X1 (Standard, flat to right)
Needle Threading: Left to right
Bobbin: Class 66
Work Light: Fitted to rear

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