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Friday, June 26, 2009

1922 SINGER SEWING MACHINE

Isn't this AWESOME!!! I can't tell you how excited I was to find this. I paid $29.99 for it at a local second hand store. Can you imaging sewing with that crank arm? The case is curved oak with a handle for ease of carrying. I researched the serial number on it and found it was made in 1922. The picture isn't the greatest (sorry) but i used the camera on my cell phone to capture it. It has beautiful etched and scrolled artwork on the silver parts and gorgeous gold and red paint to boot. This will make a nice conversation piece in my "craft" room as I call it. I have been trying to collect some old thimbles, scissors, etc. to display in a shadow box that I will hang on the wall above the machine. I hope you are jealous with envy!!! (I know I would be if you bragging about it on your blog!).

4 comments:

Jan said...

Jolene, what a find! Yes, I am envious, but so glad you have it in your loving care!! Treasure it!

I just found your blog, love it, so will definitely be back to visit!

=Tamar said...

Be very careful cleaning it. Regular modern cleaning fluids will damage the decals. I've heard that baby oil is good to shine it up. Grumbacher artist oil has also been recommended.

stacybinnj said...

That is a GORGEOUS machine! Yes, I'm totally jealous. What a steal at that price...

rebecca said...

I'm not that old but I remember sewing on a machine somewhat similar to this at my Grandmother's house when I was a kid. Her's was an old one that was still hooked up to the treadle peddle with the belt. She still has the stand but don't know what ever happened to the machine. I think it was probably traded in for a modern machine and ultimately ended up at a second hand store. Take care of it for me Jolene. I am glad an old machine found it's way to a loving home.