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I haven't had a chance to compare a 99 to a 192K side-by-side. CMC -- Edited on 7/1/10 PM -- Thanks for a wonderful write up CM. They are heavy, but they're great little machines (just a very basic version of the 99, hence the term Spartan).If it were me and I didn't have 2 99s already, I'd go back and get it.I bought it to go with a set of vintage Singer attachments (I wanted the adjustable hemmer foot), but none of the attachments fit on my modern machines.Most vintage low-shank attachments will work with the Spartan. If the thing weren't so darn heavy, I might be tempted to go back and get it.Still, it worked when I brought it home, but I did clean it up and oiled it and adjusted the tension, and it was ready to go.* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on Pattern

We emptied the house recently as we decided to sell it and it was left behind. The needle goes up and down very slowly and then stops.

I'm not up on the vintage machines, but follow along on this site, with those who are. You can download free PDFs of manuals for both the 99 and 192 through this Singer webpage.

This little wonder was sitting "backwards" on the table and I went to pick it up to turn it around. I have one I bought for that's seen quite a bit of use in its life so far.

The Singer New Family machine was introduced in America c1863 and in Great Britain it seems to have become available c1866.

The New Family machine would later become known as the Singer 12 and was manufactured in enormous numbers with production eventually ending with a small batch of 100 machines being commissioned in 1902.

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