Friday, January 6, 2012
My Singer 600E
I've added another vintage Singer to the herd. This time it's a Singer 600E. One of the last good Singers, with metal gears. The seller only wanted $20 and the machine came with a case and lots of accessories. From what I understand the 600E is virtually the same as the 401 and 500A machines, except with the "Touch & Sew" feature. I already own a 500A Rocketeer so really didn't "need" this machine. What pushed me over the edge? It came with this monogramer. I figure that's worth $20 all by itself.
It also came with 4 (yes, 4) buttonholers (I will probably sell a couple of those), a bunch of those clear bobbins, various feet (some original and some after market), a complete cam set, a spare light, and this stuff.
2 different walking feet, a ruffler, and something I hadn't heard of before, a circular stitcher. I am really curious about that last item. Unfortunately there are no instructions for it, and I'm not sure I can figure it out on my own. I have the manuals for the buttonholers and monogramer but the seller could not locate the manual for the machine. However I was able to find a free PDF manual for the 600 on the Singer web site.
This same seller also has some Elna Supermatics for sale. I may just have to mix things up and add an Elna to my collection. We'll see. In the meantime, here is today's haul of bartered fabric. Look! Chickens!