Sunday, July 19, 2009

Eye Spy ...


singercow
Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

something that I should use. My old singer sewing machine which does work but I have no idea how to use it lol The manual is huge and it does weigh a ton so doesn't make for ease of transport. (the machine weighs a ton, not the manual, even though you could probably knock someone out with the manual, or at the very least give them really bad papercuts :p)

Its pretty old, made in 1939. This is a handy little page to find out the dates of any machines you have.

I just love all the detail on the metal plate on the side/front, and the fact that it still works after such a long time really does say a lot for the brand.

more eye spy here and this weeks theme was chosen by The Bird Bath

13 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Oooh - its lovely. The old Singers are so beautiful. My mum has one of almost the same vintage - I wonder if yours has a knee rather than foot pedal? Good luck with getting it going.

I have been having a bit of a laugh at the manual and the papercuts - sounds dangerous!

Bird Bath said...

that is a handsome looking machine...full of old world charm and design. Hope you do learn how to use it!

Paulette said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one that has the machine and doesn't know how to use it!
Your blog is looking great! Love the new colours.
The fox gloves are looking real good!

Serena said...

it's beautiful!

Tweed Delights said...

Oh Wow! It's gorgeous - lucky you :) You could always just sit and look at it if you don't get round to using it :D

Kerry said...

Lovely machine, something to admire from the past. I wish I had one!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Reminds me of my mums sewing machine which she had when I was very young. I used to sew little dolls cloths with it. Those were the days.

BumbleVee said...

If I had one that pretty I would just display it and look at it too.... it's great!

Tizzalicious said...

I saw one just like this at a flea market once, and it was cheap too...but for some dumb reason I didn't buy it :(

Jennifer Rose said...

Liesl- its a foot pedal. hmm that reminds me I have no idea where I put it lol yeah have to find that first lol

I hope I do learn to Bird Bath :)

Paulette- thanks :D I think I am going to have a room full of machines I don't know how to use lol

Serena- :) saw another old singer today and had to refrain from buying it to add to my collection. they just looks so nice all together

alison- its being used as a hat rack right now lol

Kerry- they are not that much money. lots were made so they are not that hard to find. sometimes hard to find one in working order but they are so pretty that doesn't really matter sometimes :)

Shashi- I think that why I like the old machines. I have lots of memories of my mom's friends sewing on them :)

BumbleVee- Pain to dust tho ;)

Jennifer Rose said...

Tizz- :( maybe you will see one again soon :)

Michelle Eaton said...

I just saw this exact antique sewing machine when I was in the city the other day. A clothing store was using it as part of their window display.

I love the look of old sewing machines. Imagine all the things they have made over the years.

Jennifer Rose said...

Michelle that is what I love about them, the history of what they have helped make and where they came from :)