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Identification help, white Singer

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Identification help, white Singer
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:37:06 AM »
Hello, can anyone help identify this machine so that I can find a manual. It's for an elderly friend.

I think the serial number is FC 401502 as one of the figures isn't clear it could be FC 4C or FC46.

Thanks
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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 11:10:17 AM »
Not sure, but it looks like a Stylist, close to 447, there's a 437, a 457,...  I can't find one exactly like yours. Is there any numbers to go by on the machine? Have you had the bottom metal plate off the machine?

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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 12:42:21 PM »
Thanks Arrow.

No numbers anywhere underneath, the bottom came off easily with two long bolts.

There are a couple of part numbers on the detachable parts, around the needle plate, but I guess these parts are interchangeable
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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 13:07:57 PM »
Arrow - you narrowed it down. Thank you!!

I think it could be a 449. Now to find a manual to know for sure. Is ther
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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 17:51:01 PM »
Are there horizontal rods turning under there or a drive belt? It's not a touch and sew, which might be just as well.

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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 18:06:14 PM »
I had some advice from Sandman collectibles who said the model number is just under the stitch level and if you zoom in, there it is! 449!

Any ideas on finding a manual?
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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 18:40:19 PM »
http://www.sewingonline.co.uk/instructions/singer449/  costs £4.95  :). If you need a PDF booklet printing, doxdirect are brilliant https://www.doxdirect.com:)
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Re: Identification help, white Singer
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2017, 21:48:08 PM »
Thanks SG!
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