I went to my Bee last night and my friend Faye asked is I wanted an old sewing machine (well, YEAH). She wasn’t sure what it was. We went up stairs and opened the case. I saw right away that it was a Singer. Not only a Singer, but a 1955 Singer Model 99K. I sewed on that model for over 20 years before succumbing to computerized sewing. Research says it was made in Clydebank, Scotland, but the machine shows Made in Canada. I brought her home last night, and this morning I oiled and cleaned her, got her all adjusted. She sews beautifully!
I know I’m repeating myself, but below is the rest of my Vintage Sewing Machine Obsession:
1924 Singer Hand-crank
1939 Singer 221 Featherweight
1953 Singer 301a Slant Needle. This machine reminds of a locomotive.
1953 Singer 15-91. This machine has really beautiful stitches, perhaps because the tension is on the front plate and offers a straight line from the thread spool to the needle.
1958 Singer 404 Slant Needle
1961 Singer 503a. I need to play with this machine, it has many cams for decorative stitches.
1969 Singer 237 Fashion Mate. I learned to sew on a machine like this in high school.
Davis New Victory Treadle
Davis Vertical Feed Treadle
Free Westinghouse class 15. I bought this because it has Statue of Liberty decals on it! I call her Libby.