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Need help finding a part for Singer 201!

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Here's a Singer 201 I picked up off Craigslist.  In the picture it is all disassembled and ready to get a good cleaning.  I rewired the motor and put it all back together and it runs great!  I put a new light bulb in and it wouldn't work.  I took the light fixture completely apart and discovered the problem.
The metal prong/contact/terminal thing is missing on one side.  This is the part that touches the bottom of the lightbulb - and depresses (spring loaded) when the light bulb is put in.

Here's a picture showing how the terminal thing is soldered to the wire.
The plastic socket is also broken.  Someone must have been yanking on the lightbulb to get it out or something!

So my questions is.. where on earth can I find a replacement metal prong/terminal to solder onto the wire??  What is it called??  And the plastic socket?  I'm hoping to just get these 2 pieces as I don't want to buy an old wire from another machine that I have to re-thread through this machine.

Thank you!!

UPDATE 2/23/2013
I was able to find a light cord/socket replacement.
 This picture shows the light cord off an old machine.
Here you can see I used my soldering iron to take off one of the terminals which I used to solder onto the broken one on my machine.  You can see in the background the light works now!  Couldn't be more pleased! 
5 comments on "Need help finding a part for Singer 201!"
  1. I think I may have a light. Go to mysewingmachineobsession.blogspt.com and email me through the contact me link. I am not home now but I seem to remember buying one a while back. I don't think that you will find the individual part. N

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  2. If Elizabeth doesn't have it, let me know. I was digging through the parts closet yesterday morning and grouped all the lights together, foot controllers, sorted bobbins, etc. to figure out what I have. In 2009 I bought out a Sewing Center in Hearne, TX when the OSMG passed away.

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    1. Hi Allison! Thank you for responding! I'll let you know what Elizabeth finds :)

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  3. Well lucky you!! I am going home on Sunday I will let you know

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I'm anxious to hear if you have the parts! :)

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