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My Sewing Machine Obsession

Sewing Machine Obsession
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:

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1924 Singer Hand-crank
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1939 Singer 221 Featherweight
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1953 Singer 301a Slant Needle. This machine reminds of a locomotive.
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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.
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1958 Singer 404 Slant Needle
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1961 Singer 503a. I need to play with this machine, it has many cams for decorative stitches.
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1969 Singer 237 Fashion Mate. I learned to sew on a machine like this in high school.
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Davis New Victory Treadle
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Davis Vertical Feed Treadle
Free Westinghouse Sewiwng Machine
Free Westinghouse class 15. I bought this because it has Statue of Liberty decals on it! I call her Libby.

Below is my Idle Hour, another class 15. I absolutely love the colors of this machine. This is the heaviest machine I own, sews great. It reminds me of Vintage Buick!
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