I've been so excited learning about my new Handi Quilter Infinity 26 long arm machine, that I almost forgot to tell you about my other machine acquisition: a Singer 128 with La Vencedora decals. While I already have a Singer 128, I was drawn to this machine due to its beautiful intricate decals. I've seen other models of this machine before in other venues, but never have I seen one in such good condition and at such a great price!
This machine reminds me of my Singer 66 Red Eye, but it is a bit different. First, the Singer 128 is smaller than the Singer 66 – something you instantly notice when you see both machines together. The Singer 128 is about ¾ the size of the Singer 66 model.
The decals are also similar: they're both intricate and in gold, red and green colours, but on closer inspection you can definitely see the difference.
My Singer 66 has a drop-in bobbin, whereas the Singer 128 is a long bobbin or shuttle machine. The Red Eye model is non-electric and is in a treadle stand. The new (to me) Singer 128 is an electric model and is in a wooden base. So really these machines aren't that alike – other than they are both made by Singer and look gorgeous!
I haven't yet had time to clean the Singer 128, but am looking forward to seeing how this machine shines with a little TLC.
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