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How do i bob and bread on an Elgin 999 F


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  • Mark Nov 27, 2014

    Hi Debbie Ackerman, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    I can't tell what "bob and bread" means, do you mean thread a bobbin? Thanks, Mark


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Delia above is correct. Singer has many old White model machine Manuals on their website for free download. I haven't researched the company histories, but the White 999F looks EXACTLY like the Eglin 999F; so it should work fine for this machine. (I found one Elgin 999F in a thrift store, it beckoned me, and I bought--here's hoping it works OK) =) It is an OK scan on the Singer site...the right edge is messed up on most pages, but it is good enough to be serviceable. The direct link for download I found is:

The link to the manuals page is:

Just like the instructions say, try leaving the Letters out of the model number and the search seems to work well.

Be Blessed! Good Luck!

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Here ends the exhaustive information overload reply...for now.... =)

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