>>>>

Thursday, March 22, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Out Thrifting!

Wouldn't you love to know the history of this cool retro vintage baby in all her duo-toned tan splendor??

I'm guessing late 1960s to early 70s. Brand name? Keystone!

No room at my house for another machine but I love her sleek dials and lines! Only thing missing are fins!

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:58 PM EDT

    I really love the lines on this machine. You need to give it a home.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This machine is exactly like my first sewing machine. I won it in a contest and used it for several years. It weighed a ton, but sewed like a dream. I loaned it to my brother and never got it back. ;oD

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks hardly used in the picture. Poor homeless sewing machine. How much did they want for it?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sewing machines and puppies....can't bring them ALL home....

    ReplyDelete
  5. lambdebra4:56 PM EDT

    It's so pretty!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ohhh no... ads for chocolate filled twinkies on your blog? And devils-food donuts? I'm going to have to stop visiting so often if the ads are so tempting! You KNOW quilters and chocolate!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks just like an old Montgomery Ward machine.
    If it has all metal cams, it probably still runs well.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I was thinking it looks a lot like the old Kenmore I had in the late 60's. It was a hard worker!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I thought that too Laurie! Ugggg dials, talk about tension headaches!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, Bonnie. Where do you find these things? There's slim pickings for such stuff here in the Valley....maybe just not enough people. I'm sure if I traveled into Northern Virginia I might find stuff, but Guy has me on a "short leash" where it comes to vintage stuff; I have 2700 cookbooks that are on my list for "de-cluttering." Have a great weekend.....

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm looking at the overstuffed chair behind the machine to the right. Looks so comfy. That machine looks cool....also looks heavy...real metal and all that.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous10:25 PM EDT

    My Dump Machine is still humming along.Question is do I leave it in Florida for next winter or does it go back to Maine now that it has gone International on the web? suzanne from Maine

    ReplyDelete
  13. Jan in AR10:47 PM EDT

    I love those old workhorses and have one of my own - A 1959 Revere that my Dad bought for me at a railroad salvage auction. My first machine and I was so proud - still have it and still sews beautifully, tho now I usually use one of my newer computerized machines.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks like my mother's machine; hers was turquoise and white and the name on it was Fleeteood. She won it in a contest in about 1962 or 63. She sewed for the public. The sewing machine dealer told her it was made by Pfaff. It is certainly a workhorse! Yes, it still works. My mother replaced the motor and foot control several times. It originally had a knee control instead of a foot control.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous11:48 AM EDT

    Was all ready to ask you what fins were when my brain caught up with my eyes.... ha ha ha.

    ReplyDelete

Did you know that ad space on this blog provides for all of the free patterns and free mysteries and challenges at no cost to you?

Thank you for understanding the many hours that go into this blog every day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. :)