Vintage Machines

Well this weekend I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.  Get the Serial #’s off two vintage Singer’s I have.

One of them was my Aunt’s and I know she made some beautiful things with it.  I even have a few of the cobbler aprons that she made with it.  Aunt Anna's Singer (Copy)   Isn’t it beautiful!

The light is not attached but I found a small pill bottle in the front pocket door of the machine cabinet marked  “screws for light” by my Aunt.  I couldn’t find any information about this machine from the serial # search on Singer’s sight so I e-mailed them and they got back to me.  It seems that this machine was manufactured in 1943 in Wittenberge, Germany.  I can’t find a model # on the machine so they said that if I send them a picture of the machine, they will help me find a manual for it.

Here is a machine I got from someone whose mom no longer sewed and nobody in the family wanted the machine.  😦   So, of course, I gave it a home.  Model 15 Singer  This one I was able to find on Singer’s website and it seems it was manufactured in 1952 here in the U.S.

And here is my Grandmother’s White sewing machine.Grandma's sewing machine  I have used this machine in the past when I was in High School.    This one is harder to find out info on.  There is no serial # on it to use in a search.

All three of these machines need to get serviced before they can be used so 2016 will be the year I will take each of them in for some TLC and get them humming again.  Since their power cords are obviously very old, I will not plug them in myself and try them out but will leave that to the professional with more knowledge than I have.  I can’t wait to get to these beauties back into working order so they can do what they were intended to do.

But in the meantime, I will use my Featherweight which was born in September 1949 — one month before me.  My Featherweight in cabinet  Her name is Emma.  She sews with the most perfect little stitch.  In fact,  I have been using her for a few projects this past week.

20151030_080312   A cute little Patchwork Pumpkin wallhanging for above my desk at work.  I also made a full tablerunner from this pattern too.  I still need to take a picture of that.

While I also love my newer model sewing machines,  these vintage machines just are just amazing to work on.  They are workhorses and made to last and soon I will have these three making wonderful things again.

Bye for now.  Have a great week.