Debra, I hope you read this!
I just got a message from Mary at Mary’s Quilt Shop in Bedford and said they have found your “missing item!”
They are holding it for you or will mail it to you if you need them to.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 814-310-2278.
They don’t have an address or number for you, but said you stopped by because you read my blog every day and they hope you read this post too!
So that’s the LOST part of this post!
How about a FOUND PART?!
Yesterday while in MILLERSTOWN PA ((Don’t ask me why I called it Millersburg yesterday, there are a heck of a lot of burgs in PA!)) I spied this little round wooden case and I had to check it out:
I found the key tied to the top handle, put it into the lock, not sure of what model of machine I’d find inside or what kind of condition it might be in…..I lifted the lid, and:
Oh my goodness! This is a rare find for me! The first thing I see is that it has the “matte” or “godzilla crinkle" finish. Thinking it is a 99k --- I look a little closer. Look at the bobbin winder! Look at the bobbin cover area…it has a shuttle/bullet bobbin! This thing is really cool!
It's a 128!
I was also amazed at how black the bobbin cover slides are. Later this afternoon I found my way to the Featherweight booth here at the show and was telling them about it, and I wound up taking it up to their booth---
Here you can see a close up of the rough matte texture, and the dirty bobbin shuttle area!
I haven’t done the research on the serial number yet. The faceplate on the side is also as black as the bobbin cover slides:
I did some quick web research and this is what I found according to SingerSewingInfo.Co.UK:
During the period 1941 to 1953 Singer occasionally produced what are known as ‘Blackside’ models. Unlike the standard machines, many of the normally bright plated parts utilised a chemically blacked finish instead. This is thought to have been in response to shortages of nickel and chromium.
It is a characteristic of these machines that there seems to have been no hard and fast rule as to which ‘Blackside’ parts were fitted. Generally needle plates, bobbin covers and faceplates etc. would all be Blackside, but various knobs, levers, screws etc could be either bright or black. At the same time Singer also produced a range of accessories, tools etc and even bobbins that were blackside. Generally blackside components had the same Simanco part numbers as their bright plated counterparts.
I don’t have a manual for it – it’s been sitting a long time and runs pretty gunky, but the light lights up! I don’t have an electric shuttle bobbin machine, and there are not oodles of these around, so I’m happy to have found it!
Oh…and this is the fun part – it was marked $45.00, and the booth was 20% off, so I got it for $36.00. STEAL!
Tomorrow is Crazy Day ---full day Smith Mountain Morning workshop, with a luncheon lecture for 236 quilters – the largest luncheon lecture ever held so far at Quilt Odyssey! Holy Moly.
Happy Thursday Evening, Everyone!