Every once in a blue moon you come across something extremely rare.
This is a 1939 “crinkle finish” featherweight. Notice that there are NO decals….just 3 striated grooves at the front of the machine bed, and a black crinkle finished face plate – also with the 3 distinctive grooves.
There were very few of these made, and it was fun to spend a bit of time oohing and ahhing over her in class!
Contrary to popular speculation – crinkle finish featherweights were NOT made for the war effort. Singer made many models with the crinkle finish – 66’s and 99's and 128's…but the crinkle featherweight was more an object of fashion and the style of the day than function as far as the military was concerned.
Long view of the bed!
So fun to see!
I've had a couple of black side featherweights in class over the years…remember this one HERE? But this is the first time I've seen a crinkle, also known as Godzilla, face to face!
Yesterday’s class was Jamestown Landing ---always a great time. I love it when light bulbs go on when explaining things to students, and they soak up the hints and techniques like a thirsty sponge ---I love it when they are having a ball with the string piecing and when their half square triangles turn out perfect on the first try with the Easy Angle ruler ---
There were cheers all around as everyone held up their first completed blocks.
The variety of colors for the quilts was SO INSPIRING! Take a look at the slide show below to see what we got up to….Orange, Red, Purple, Green, Blue, Black, Brown, you name it……they were sewing with it!
Click the image below if you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device. You will be taken directly to the photo album. But believe me, it’s worth visiting these on the REAL computer big screen to really see what was going on!
|Jamestown Landing, Medford OR 2013|