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Thursday, October 04, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! The One Left Behind!

This afternoon after lunch I took some time to wander a new to me antique mall.

I spotted a familiar bentwood case and got closer to inspect it.

After raising the cover I discovered a machine I had never seen before. It looks like a three-quarter sized machine that's been motorized. There is no belt the motor bushing that's right up against the handwheel to turn the handwheel to sew.

It can't be treadles as is because there is no grill for the belt so that would need a new piece.

However it might be a great candidate for a handcrank!

I've never seen details like this or this brand and I'm greatly intrigued thinking I need to go back and get it!

But for now, my sanity kicks in and tells me enough is enough. For now, anyway.

20 comments:

Christine said...

Pretty Art Deco decals. Is it as clean as it looks?

sewnsew said...

a beauty, gave my MIL one like it years ago

AddieNCE said...

A real lovely machine... and such a find! Oh, perhaps one day you will open a sewing machine museum to justify even more purchases ;) This lovely machine would probably love to be adopted by you...

Debbie Lou said...

Interesting! Looks like a fun piece!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Ooooh...it's pretty! Where did you go?
(but gurl...you might need an intervention!! LOL!!!)

Debra said...

lol, you can't save them all, Hasselhof ;-)

Faye said...

I think I will check this model out on ISMACS site. http://www.ismacs.net The International Sewing Machine Collector's Society. Hmmmm, maybe you are already a charter member???? lol
Good looking machine.
Faye in Maine

Valerie said...

oh, man. I have been shopping, too. My daughter in another state has been searching for a vintage machine capable of zig zag stitches. She's particularly fond of the Rocketeer. Of course, this means I am seeing some I'd like, too. Since I am under-employed (under-earning!) right now, I really can't justify buying one no matter how good the deal, but man of man am I tempted. There are some beauties around, aren't there? Guess I'll just love the one(s) I'm with!!

Terri said...

Girl...you are a sewing machine magnet! I CLEARLY don't know where to look!

Karen said...

Why not? It is unusual. And if the price is right, go for it.

Muddling Through said...

I've never heard of that brand, but it is pretty.

Nann said...

I note that you omitted a photo of the Plaza's price tag.

If you bought her you could call it Eloise, after the little girl who lived at the Plaza. (In the books by Kay Thompson.)

Valerie said...

Great idea!

Mimi said...

The Plaza has beautiful Art Deco decals.... so she can not lie about her age.

Mary said...

Another beauty. Did you write down the Serial # so you could look up and see how old it is and where she was made? If not Yes, Definitely go back and see if it is still there. After posting someone might have beat you to it. How much was it?

JaneB said...

After watching you hand crank your Singer, I can see why they electrified these when they could. She is a beauty. It would be fun to see her restored, but I get it about leaving her behind. So many machines, so little . . . space?

JaneB said...

Best name for sure. Love this idea!

Karen in Kentucky said...

Guess what, Karen?

My maiden name is Karen Newman!!!! AND my cousin Greg Newman married a Karen as well.

Karen Newman Stephen Pollard who lives in Kentucky

Angie said...

I've never heard of this machine, but it sure is a beauty! I hope you buy it and restore the shine and the wood base is beautiful too.

sally said...

That's a sweet one. I wonder though, if you make it a handcrank, would the bentwood case still fit over it afterwards??