I think there must be a land where orphan machines go waiting to be adopted by someone who will love them.
I just spent some time flipping through some folders of photos of machines, and each of them I’m sure has a story to tell.
These are not ones that have been adopted by me, but I found them interesting enough to catch on digital-film :c)
Why is THIS a misfit? Well someone didn’t know enough that this is the BACK side of the machine, they had the front side to the wall to display the BACK! LOL!
We find this all the time on Craigslist as well…..things like….MACHINE IN CABINET. MACHINE WORKING. But there is no picture of the machine, or description of the machine, just the cabinet.
I always get a huge chuckle out of those ads!
Front of Machine.
((Yes, I turned it around to display it better!))
I loved the decals. Loved the faceplate….what I didn’t love?
HOLY MOLY! $225.00!!
This machine is NOT rare, nor collectible other than the fact that it is what it is…..a 1950s singer clone made in Japan by the 1,000s. I wouldn’t pay more than $65.00 for this machine.
People make the misake that because it is black and has decals, and is old and heavy that it is worth as much as a featherweight. Nope. Not so!
Then there was this one:
Beautiful little 127…La Vincadora decals….it was also very high in price, and missing the knee bar that would make it run…see the little belly-button on the right hand side of the base? That’s where the knee bar goes. The wiring was SCARY. This machine is not worth $200.00 either.
This Wilcox & Gibbs was a cutie pie!
It is a motorized chain stitch machine, and the wiring is very circumspect….but what I loved the most was the shoe shaped foot pedal!
And the tag told the story:
Well documented…but if I had one, I’d rather it be a treadle.
Very pretty Standard in a cabinet.
Gosh, I love these decals on the pillar!
Doesn’t it look so Art-Deco?? Late teens, early 1920s I’m guessing.
Very interesting bobbin arrangement here!
None of my machines have that finger deal that hold the bobbin case in place.
I hope someone will snatch this one up --- but to tell you the truth I don’t remember WHICH place I saw it! But can you imagine all the house hold items and clothing this machine has seen in its day?
I just can’t get enough of seeing these beauties. They are works of art, and such a help to the women who owned them. I’ve slowed WAY down on collecting, but that doesn’t stop my interest in seeing them, touching them, giving their hand wheels a gentle loving turn….and dreaming!