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Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)

Roger

Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)
« on: December 02, 2018, 21:57:46 PM »
I have to say I’m very impressed with this machine I got it off Gumtree...

It has a UK motor and a completely cool plug.

It’s so smooth and quiet and very shiny, in terms of stitching it’s very neat and tidy and the stitches are beautiful.

It’s a git to thread tho! And the needle goes in flat side right, and it seems to take an old 66 bobbin.

This is a really lovely machine!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xogotb7ak5av4h5/AADpkR_Rphs97xwn7cFZ5Trha?dl=0
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 22:08:59 PM by Roger »
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

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Re: Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 18:10:31 PM »
I have a 99K with out the stitch length lever and a turn knob in stead. I'm sure you know; the Spartan is identical to the later 99, the difference is no fancy decals, there's no mount for the bracket holding the Singer lamp. I thought it just came with out the lamp, but someone told me there is no screw hole for the bracket at all on them. I guess some have been a bit inventive and added light to their Spartan. The bobbin winder is manually press down; in other words, no click in place or auto release. The pedal is smaller; and I don't think it came with a case either, just a minimal base. The internal parts are identical, so a smooth running very capable little straight stitcher. Some love them for their minimal base, but I lean towards my 99K, I like the gold decals, lamp and bent wood case. I think you have the original base. I don't know all the variations on this model, but the white plastic bases some come in are later replacements. There's something to the minimal stripped down look though.
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Roger

Re: Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 21:21:26 PM »
There’s no denying it’s minimal ‘spartan’ nature it’s a very lean featured machine, I thought it would be a cheap stitcher too, I hadn’t realised it was a stripped down 99.

There is no bracket or support on mine for a light, and the enamel is not as even as most of the domestic machines but not as uneven as the industrials.

Nice machine, I like the clean blackness of it. It’s a classy look.

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

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Re: Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 22:05:10 PM »
It looks like there might be a screw hole for a lamp on yours; the tiny backet for the 99 comes with the lamp. I shall have to take out my 99 and have a further look. It's a long time since the lamp was off.

Roger

Re: Singer 192K ‘Spartan’ (Rs)
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 18:30:25 PM »
I shall have to take a look! :)
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132