A Groovy Singer Genie

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A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby Shellymoon on Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:21 pm

I picked this up for $22 at an estate sale Saturday. It makes me smile every time I look at it.
I wanted an older, sturdy, purely mechanical machine and I figure, hey, if I get one that looks this cool, why not.
It's a Singer Genie machine, made in about 1972 according to my quick research on the 'net. It was made in Canada according to the tag on the bottom.
It sews beautifully and is steady and quiet. I was amazed because the thing weighs a ton. I figured it would make my table shimmy and shake, but it is wonderful.
It needs a tuneup and the thread spool holder on top needs repaired. (When you pull it up, it comes all the way off. It works, but I'm afraid I'll lose it!)
It will go to the sewing machine doctor this weekend for a once-over and then have a permanent home in my sewing room. Even hubby and daughter like little genie. DD said she is "groovy."
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:46 pm

Shelley, I had one like that a few years ago and sold it to a friend for $39 what I had into it. She in turn sold it to her next door neighbor. Now, I wish I had kept the Genie because it was so cute. Of course, I couldn't lift it easily which is why I sold it in the first place. May you have many years of fun with your little Genie.
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby Upholsteress on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:09 pm

What a cute little machine!!! :)
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby DorothyL on Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:27 am

Your daughter is right, It is groovey!
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby Sew-Classic on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:05 am

The Singer Genie's are cute with their retro flower power design!

They do have a few plastic gears that are close to the end of their expected life span unless theyve already been replaced (not cheap). Most folks use them and enojoy them up until the gears give way to age.
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby StitchNTime on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:57 am

Good for you! I hope it serves you well. I love a good find.
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:50 am

Shellymoon wrote:It was made in Canada according to the tag on the bottom.

:applause: :applause: :applause:
May you have many years of sewing pleasure!!!
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby bridesmom on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:58 pm

It's adorable. Love the groovey flowers!!
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby maps/marj on Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:16 am

ahhh, i love old machines like that, my old singer had it's last hurah about 3 years ago
but, it had a very long life and did me proud of all the sewing it had done, i got a
replacement for it at a flea market that i keep white thread in for quick fixes while
my newer one is being used for other projects. thanks for the pic, i've never seen a
"groovey" looking one like that. and yes my old singer had plastic gears also, thats what
made it retire, and now just looks pretty in my sewing room, i just couldn't get rid
of a old friend that has served me so well for so long!!!
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Re: A Groovy Singer Genie

New postby Shellymoon on Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:27 pm

Oh no! Sew-classic! I was hoping to avoid plastic gears. Oh well.
I took it to the shop for a tuneup and they called today--it's ready so I'll see what he says.

Can you tell me where to get a manual and maybe the attachments for it?
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