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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vintage Sewing Machine


Coloradolady, at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com, "time out" is not over. Vintage Thingies Thursday has had an important link missing for a few weeks. Due to the hours and demands of her job, she will not be with us for a couple more weeks. She will be back soon.

This was my mother's old Singer sewing machine. She made all our cloths from feed or flour sacks on it. My sister has had it since her death. It has never been used since then, but well taken care of.

It only needs a new belt for foot pedal wheel and it would work perfectly.

As you can, my sister believes in keeping records of things. This is the original little instructions book that came with it.

Best of all, she has the original receipt when it was purchased in 1946. By today's standards that is a good price, but back then, it was a lot of money.

This machine will belong to our own Coloradolady when she has time to go get it. We want it to stay in the family.

34 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh LV Sweetie...
I love the sewing machine and the recipts and booklet mean it has been kept with such love. The wood and the machine both looks exquisite.

Your little Colorado Lady will be good to it for her lifetime too. How sweet to have something so precious amongst the family. A true treasure to behold. I thank you for sharing this piece of time with me this evening. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! I have my G-Mom-B's Singer and it still has all of the "peacocking" gold, etc. paint on it and works! Enjoy:@)

Angela said...

What a beautiful sewing maching! I just love it! What a real treasure that your mom used it and made your clothes on it and it is still in the family!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!
Angela

Tara Beaulieu said...

I love when sewing machines get passed down through the generations. It's a wonderful treasure that I know Suzanne will love! Happy VTT!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OH LV, dear friend I love this! I have one of these treadle machines in my sewing room! I could only wish I had all the original documents to go with it. Now I think I need to post about it too, it is so cute!
Come see the post I just did my sewing room here;
http://sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com/2010/08/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont.html

I would love for you to see it and my little room.
I have missed you and am so glad to stop by again.
Hugs dear friend, Terry
PS I'M DOING A GIVE AWAY I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO WIN SOMETHING!

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous sewing machine. Its nice that it has and will stay in your family. Love that you still have the original receipt :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Holy Cow, LV.... My mother used to have a Singer sewing machine almost like that one. Can't believe that it used to cost $115... Wooooo---that one would be worth TONS more than that now (as an antique). Glad you are keeping it in the family though.... Gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Debby said...

It's beautiful. I have one too, it belonged to my grandfather who was a tailor.

Olive Cooper said...

I am so glad you have this machine and the records. What an awesome family keepsake. hugs♥olive

Ruby said...

Lucky Suzanne! Thanks for sharing LV! I think your sister was smart to save that paper. Pretty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a special sewing machine,and then to have the original sales receipt,is even more unique.

Blessings,Ruth

Patti said...

I have my grandmother's old sewing machine. It was a workhorse! It's nice to see people caring for family treasures. Hugs, Patti

cats of wildcat woods said...

Great old sewing machine - my memere had something like it but it is gone now.

~Cheryl said...

Wowie! This looks like the one I learned to sew on! You had to sort of push the wheel to get it going. Oh, my.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your sewing machine! I have my grandmother's machine and it is a treasure. Thank you for sharing your treasure!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

marian said...

wow you've got a real treasure there..i love those old sewing machines too :) x

JEANNE said...

Good morning Meme, I adore your post this morning. My mom could be your mom. She sewed our clothes out of feed sacks too. My uncle owned the feed store and he would tell her when some pretty ones came in. You sure sparked a memory. I wonder what happened to that old machine. How awesome that you still have this one. I am only 11 years younger than you. Smile. I wore feed sacks too!!!

I do miss Suzanne. I hope her work load lightens up soon.
Love ya, Jeanne

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

How wonderful that you still have this treasure! It was obviously kept with love and fond memories. And how neat to see the receipt and book too!

♥Georgie♥ said...

LV that is a priceless family jewel how sweet that it will be going to colorado lady!

High Heeled Life said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful item in the family that can be treasured and enjoyed by future generations.

It has been lovingly cared for with the booklet and receipt still part of the grouping. It would be wonderful to create a memory box frame to hold these items and perhaps a little inspiration note for the previous care taker t the next!!! Hugs.. HHL

Crafty Housewife said...

That is indeed a very neat thing to have in the family! I absolutely love it!

Sandy said...

Oh my, what a wonderful machine and I cant believe the price for the year it was first purchased.. and, your sister still has the original paper work..
I wanted to thank you for your visit today and for your sweet words on my chair... have a great week!
Sandy

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Dear LV is did not realize you and Colorada Lady were sisters. How I enjoy you. I lost my only sister at 32. This is the most endearing post to me. My mom had one just like this. and yes, she made our clothes with feed sacks. Everyone in our little town used the feed sacks. White for undies and bright colored for dresses and things. So enjoy your blog. Blessings
QMM

JEANNE said...

Hi Meme, I would love to see your Birds. Andrea makes lovely things and they have become collectible.

Thank you my dear friend.
Love, Jeanne

Miri said...

This is just a wonderful family heirloom! I just love that you have the book (very important!) and the receipt.

ewenique said...

Love the old sewing machine, but how precious that you still have the original receipt and the instruction book. Glad that you have plans to keep it int the family. Margaret

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh LV, so precious!!! How are you doing? Good, I hope!
Just wanted to send hugs your way,
Cindy
xox

Gale said...

That's a beautiful heirloom...so much history tied to it!

Stacey said...

I just love old sewing machines. And how neat that this one actually works! It's great that you're keeping it in the family:)

Anna said...

Such a gorgeous machine! Love that the booklet and receipt are still with it!

Cindy Adkins said...

I'm so glad you got to see the picture!
xox

George said...

My mother had a sewing machine like this. She got it from her mother and used it for several years before Dad got her a 'modern' sewing machine. I don't think she ever liked the new one as well as she liked the old one.

Beth said...

My mother has the exact same model. Nothing beats it for a good solid straight-stitch!

Ulla said...

Beautiful machine, and how lucky that the original documents are still there. Suzanne will cherish the machine. I know those machines have unbelievable stitch.