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    Show Me Your Vintage Machine!!!

    I'll start:

    This is Betty!




    A 1955 Singer 201-2 that I acquired last Summer. She's done lots of free motion work for me and I love sewing on her. Perfect straight stitch and very quiet.
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    That looks like the machine I started sewing on 32 years ago. My mom had one and I loved it. I actually got it after she passed away and unfortunately got rid. Man I wish I had that back now that I see you can free motion on it.

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      This is my only vintage machine. I just go it a few weeks ago. Haven't used it yet as it needs a belt, but I plan to get one and give it a whirl. It was built in 1911 so it's 100 years old!
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      When life throws you scraps, make a quilt! :icon_bigsmile:

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        I need to get mine in a place where a pic can be taken. I love my vintage machines and the goal is to get them ALL up and going.
        Sewing mends the soul.
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          Here is Mary--she was born in 1955 the same year as my DH. She's a 15-91 and I use her for FMQ--love it.


          Here is Shirley--she just came into the family a few weeks ago. She was born in 1936, the same year as my Mom. Haven't had a chance to play with her yet. She was out of time, but had her fixed and now she's purring like a kitten.
          Lisa

          "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands...." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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            Loving the pics so far! I'm quite jealous of your Featherweight Lisa!
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              I love the way you ladies have named your sewing machines!
              When life throws you scraps, make a quilt! :icon_bigsmile:

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                Love these pics! What great machines they are.
                Susan

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                  Wow! These "mature" machines are gorgeous. Pride in workmanship - something you don't find that often now-a-days.
                  ;)Nancy

                  I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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                    I have been wanting to show you guys this since I got home from MI. It belongs to my sister.She bought it from the women who sold her the house she lives in now.She gave her $100.00 for it. The book that came with it sais it was manufactured in 1894.Hard to believe it is still around. I wish my BIL had taken a picture of the cover that goes with it. It is beautiful.As is the cabinet(thats the cover sitting beside it).My sister has never used it but we checked it over real good and I tell ya I would love to have it. If this machine could talk don't you know it would have alot to tell.Ha Ha LOL
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                      I will take a picture of my Singer Featherweight I just bought at an auction sale. Born in 1948 with a centennial seal 1851-1951. Haven't got a name except "What a Beaut".
                      Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                        Oh, Rhonda. Why isn't your Sis using that? It is gorgeous. I have an 1892 Singer that I have reconditioned and she sews like a charm. I need to go take pictures of my machines and post for everyone. I love taking one that someone has decided isn't worth much and fixing it so it is a good working machine. Right now I have two (a Singer and an Ohio Farmer) that I need to be working on. My 1892 Singer isn't in the original cabinet though - in fact, I have it in a White cabinet now. Have to remedy that . . .
                        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                          I have a 1910 Singer made in Scotland, UK which I was given by my MIL. From what I can ascertain it had originally belonged to her grandmother in the England and was brought to Australia by her mother when they immigrated here after WWI. It has now been in the family for four generations, I'm hoping my daughter and grand daughter will value it as well. It is a hand turn model so sadly I will be unlikely to ever use it and it is in need of some tender loving care. Although it is in good condition physically and turns smoothly, it has sat unused for many years so I'm sure it will need some oil and cleaning...when I get the time. I will try to add a photo later, it really is a beautiful piece, the mechanism cover plates are intricately etched with a grapevine design and the gold design work on the machine is very elaborate.
                          Lynn

                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                            Awww You gurlz are ~SEW-LUCKY~ to have a piece of History
                            and be able to Use it..PRICESLESS!
                            It brings me childhood memories. My Aunt use to own one.

                            I wonder if that's how I got the Sewing Bug...Huummmm>
                            Anyhowwww.
                            A couple of days ago... My DS (dear son) takes me out to South Beach(Miami Beach)
                            for a night out.
                            On our way to the Movies (located in a popular Mall Hangout in SoBe)....

                            As we were walking on front of this Fashion Department Clothing Store”
                            My Mouth LITTERALY DRO...Well U get the pIcture (Noooo, not Dentures cause I don't have those ….YET!!
                            This is what I sawwwww…..

                            Okay Nowww... are you guys ready for what I'm about to SHOW YA!

                            ALRIGHTY THEN!....Please remain in your seats and Fasten Your Seat Belts(it's not gonna get Bumpy... It's just that I care bout you and don't want you to fall and Get Hurt)

                            ~Enjoy The View~





                            I COMPLETELY LOST! IT....
                            My DS had to Escort Me Out....
                            I Need ThErApppy After This!!!
                            Geeezzz.. Talk about Embarrassing YOUR KID!! in PUBLIC!!
                            Welll This was My Moment...and I Lost It!!

                            Gosh better not Leave my Sewing Room Anymore...It's Safe in There.

                            You Guysss Make the BEST THERAPISTS EVER!!

                            TTYL
                            :icon_popcorn:~When life throws you scraps make a quilt.~

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                              #15
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                              My friends here already know that I am crazy as can be - and I have some old (and some new) machines. More than I can use - although I do hop around on the ones that are up and ready all the time. Because there are so many I have put an album up - just click on my name and go to my profile to view. I accept any and all nasty comments about hoarding . . .
                              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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