11.28.2010

Vintage Singer Sewing Machine

             I am doing some research this morning on my Singer Portable Electric Sewing Machine 221-1.Would you believe my Hubby found it in the garbage several years ago. Question is do I keep this Vintage baby or sell ?
            I found out that these sewing machines were introduced at the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1933 and production ended in the mid 60's. These durable machines were made of cast aluminum. The majority of them manufactured were lacquered black. Slightly over 11 pounds, hence the name "Feather Weight." They only created straight stitches. My machine has the numbers 678-3A. So if I am doing my research correctly, my machine is a 1955 Centennial addition. It came with booklet, hard carrying case, all attachments included. Just need some thread! Now that's a question for you guys. Do I need Vintage wooden spooled thread? I don't think that should matter. Who knows? Let's see if I can get it up and running. I think I need to call my Mom for some advise.
           After the coat drive, I have more room in the spare closet. I think I'll move the sewing machine in there for now. I have loads of laundry to do today. Yuk!! So, bye for now. Laundry Land is where I'll be.
Happiness is clean clothes:)
                                        Hugs, Liz

          
       

1 comment:

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Love old sewing machines...I think you can use whatever thread, but then my mom is the sewing expert!!=)
Hollie