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Jim/Steelsewing

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Going through the inventory today I realized I don't have a whole bunch of the green Singer boxes,
so I thought I'd go through them to see what's what and what goes where...

I was surprised to find that all the boxes have numbers (on the bottom) and even
more surprised to find almost nothing when searching the number.

There's two boxes with 48675
one with 232300
and another with 391654 (Nov 18, 1936) on the label.
also, a 121903 - which I believe may be a 201 box.

Needless to say it sure would be helpful to know which box goes with which machine model,
and what should or should not be, in each box.

So if you happen to have a box that you're sure matches the model,
or an online reference I haven't found... I'd love to know.

-thanks-


*The Singer 101 should have attachment box 120315 and there's a list of what should be in it: Ruffler 120290, attachment set 120285 comprising part numbers :- 287b, 25527b, 25537, 25538, 35931, 36583, 36594, 66628, 66649, 5 bobbins (32522), 6 needles)*

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The only box I have handy is for the 301 -160623. Have no idea what all originally came in it.

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I have seven boxes and  three have numbers on the bottom: 32658, 456360, 48675; I have no idea what machines they originally belonged.

Two boxes have numbers stamped on the side top lid: 121903, 160809; again no idea what machines they originally belonged.

The last two boxes are a bit longer in size. One has no numbers but is marked on the top cover (under the Singer letters) "Accessories for 99K Machine"; the other box has the number 160623 printed on the top side lid along with "For Class 301 Machines."

The boxes with the numbers on the bottom look older and the Singer font is different in style and color.




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1951- 128-23 crinkle, old style, lid end- nothing, bottom- E29635
1936, 15--87, end lid- nothing, bottom- 382618, date stamped 7-20-1936
1949, 201-2, end lid- 121903, bottom- E29635
1948, 66-16, end lid- 120807, bottom nothing
Xxxx, 66-16, no lid, bottom- E29xxx, covered with Singer tape
1955, 15-91, end lid- 160809, bottom- nothing

Perhaps the E29635 was the part number of the box? Over time, they realized they could skip that print process, save .0001 cent each.

Perhaps dealers ordered new stock of short shank attachment box sets every year, based on projected sales. Perhaps if the homemaker didn't want a certain attachment from the set, no problem, he grabbed a set off the shelf that didn't include that attachment.

It would be interesting to know how those machines were actually crated and shipped, and if the accessory box, or pedal, was in that vsm's specific box. Given the long run of button controllers, it may be those came in a separate box from the machine.

Were cabinets ordered separately, and vsm installed for purchase?

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I put together an Excel spreadsheet several years ago by going through the Singer parts manuals on their website. The attachment box numbers are shown in the parts manuals, along with the attachments and accessories that were included. I'm not able to access my computer that has the spreadsheet on it, but I might be able to pull it off another Yahoo group site and then post it here. I've found it to be really handy.

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Hopefully this works and the Excel spreadsheet is attached.

 
Attached Files
xls _Attachment Set Info.xls (25.00 KB, 20 views)

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Thank you Erika. I downloaded the file and hopefully I can find someone to open it and print it so I can take a peek!
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Jim, unfortunately, the spread sheet doesn't have the numbers you posted in the first post, nor does it list the 101 machine. And some of Chaly's are not on the spread sheet, either.

According to a couple of sources I have, the 301 attachment set 160623 came with
Felt Washer
Bobbin (4)
Binder
Edge Stitcher
Hemmer Foot
Gathering Foot
Hemmer Foot
Screwdriver (LG)
Screwdriver (SM)
Ruffler
Needles 14 (6)

If I remember correctly there are different numbers for some of the attachments, but gave the same items.

Janey



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If the 101 isn't listed, then there wasn't a parts chart for it on the Singer website, sorry. I got what I could get.

And, of course, you have to take into account the date of the parts manual and whether they changed what came with a machine at different points in time. The spreadsheet is only as accurate as the Singer website allowed me to be.
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Jim -- is there a reason you can't open an XLS spreadsheet?  If you don't have, or want, Office, you can use Libreoffice, which is free, and very high quality these days.  Just FYI.

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Where do you find the number for the cardboard boxes? I have 3 and can't see any number on them...

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Where do you find the number for the cardboard boxes? I have 3 and can't see any number on them...


The number on the 101 box was on one end, many of the others were on the bottom.

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Jim -- is there a reason you can't open an XLS spreadsheet?


I've never purchased a MS product. I'll find a way round.

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Thanks Jim, I will look closely
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I've never purchased a MS product. I'll find a way round.


Jim I'll second LibreOffice. I have it on my laptop.

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Great thread, I've often wondered about box #numbers. Thanks to everyone
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The only one I have with numbers on it is for my mother's 15-91. The best I can make out is 254?59. The missing number could possibly be a 3,5 or 9.

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Jim , have you looked at Sinegrsewinginfo.uk ? they have a list there of some attachments and numbers and boxes and numbers.

  John Stuart
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