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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Machines...IN THE MAIL!!!
It's one thing when boxes of fabric show up on my doorstep and I do the happy dance of joy either finding ways to use it in charity quilts, or donate it to organizations in need!
But today....a box with fabric, cotton shirts, thread....and a VINTAGE SINGER arrived on my doorstep!!
Thank you so much Ila! You didn't include your email address, so I'm hoping you see my post here.
This machine is amazing. It looks like it was either a treadle that was motorized, or a very early motorized machine...it still has the shuttle bobbin! The shuttle is still there!
I did some research on the singer website. Her serial number is G8916262. This makes her a model #128 Singer, born on Aug 1, 1921. She was manufactured at the Elizabethport factory, in Elizabeth, NJ.
I can tell her decal work was gorgeous at one time! The fact that most of it is worn off is a sign of a good long life of hard use to me, and I love this about old machines. I would rather see a machine with pin scratches and scraped off decals, than one in mint condition any day because they have had a LIFE! They meant something to someone, just as my machines mean something to me. The more we use them, the more they have a place in our lives. Some machine that sat in a closet un-used just does not have a story, does it?
Thank you so much for trusting me with her, Ila! I am naming her after you :cD
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 3:24 PM