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Saturday, June 19, 2010

New toy!

We did some yard sales this morning and managed to find a few things that we couldn't live without.  Splurged and spent a whole quarter on three rusty baking pans which will be perfect for use when I get back into doing some rusted fabric experiments.  Jack got a great heavy duty broom to sweep out the garage.  And then.....

.................... I SAW THIS!!...............

Five whole dollars, complete with carrying case.  And, wonder of wonders, it works perfectly!!  I don't NEED another sewing machine but oh how I WANTED it.  I was quite willing to walk away but Jack reached in his pocket and the rest is history.  Now it's mine, mine, all mine and I love it!  For a little machine it weighs a ton.  It even has the original manual with it, which is another bonus...printed in 1958.  There were no attachments with it, but I have some from an old machine my mother had so hopefully they might fit it. 

Did I get a treasure?

27 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You got a treasure from the retro look alone!
I am sure the old green box of Singer attachments will work; I used Mom's from a machine from the 40's on my Singer I had in the 70's. (and the attachments were better built than that machine!) Be interesting to see how it feels when you take it for a test drive!
YAY M.A.!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Yvonne said...

Very cool MA. I would love it even if it didn't work! Just like I love old typewriters sitting in my office, I love old sewing machines sitting in my sewing room. They just look cool! Even better that it works! You did good!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Yes you did get a treasure! At a bargain price, no less!!! Those old Singers just keep on tickin'.....Now what are you going to make on it? If they sold it to you for $5, then I think a good cleaning and oiling is in order.

Joyce said...

It is a treasure indeed. I couldn't have left it there either!

Dolores said...

What a lucky duck and such a nice hubby who understands - even if you didnt' need it.

arlee said...

OMG I am SURE that's the model i learned on, that my mom i think still has!!! Does it have the old cams?
What a deal/steal--i'd have fought you for that one :)

Kaite said...

does it have a name Mary Anne? it looks very clean and tidy, not wrecked at all...k.

Amber Leilani said...

i think my grandmother had a sewing machine like that...just looking at it brings back memories. what a great find-- congrats!

Doreen G said...

I would say any of the old Singer feet will fit it MA.
Unlike Berninas who change the foot shank style everytime they bring out a new machine-the Singers mostly have not changed.
It looks a dream and I bet it sews like a dream as well.

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful!

koralee said...

What a find!!!!! I adore it's lovely colour! You hit the treasure jack pot my friend with this one....have a blessed day. xox

Pam Kellogg said...

You did indeed MA! It's gorgeous, it's wonderful and it's fun and how nice of Jack to buy it for you! I love the color! My electric machine is old too. It was my grandma's. Late 50's/early 60's. Still sews like a dream! I use it for finishing. I use my treadle machine for piecing. It's so much fun to have more than 1 sewing machine!

Hugs!

dellaporta@cox.net said...

thank you for visiting...love old sewing machines.. glad we connected.

FredaB said...

You sure did get a bargain. Even if you just sit and look at it for $5.00 you willl feel like a million.

I know that the old machines actually make a better straight stitch then all the newer, computerized ones do. At least in my opinion. When I am doing only straight sewing I use my old featherweight built before the war (WW11).

Hugs

FredaB

Karen Burns said...

Love your flower photos! And WHAT A FIND at the sale -- lucky you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice note. Its fun.......

Anonymous said...

Bargain??? Do fat dogs flatulate? What a deal...lucky dog. I can hardly wait to see it!!
Mrs Noofy

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

YES you got a treasure ! I love the color too.

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a sweet machine...the year I was born too! I bet it sews like a charm!

Diane said...

You certainly did! And, it is my favorite color =)
Thanks for stopping by~
diane
www.rosajosies.com

Queen Bee said...

What a terrific find! I am jealous! It looks like it is in mint condition! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my site. I really appreciate it.
Queen Bee Studio

Kelee Katillac said...

What a beauty!!!!!!!!

Your home ec teacher would be envious once again!

Thanks so much for your fun comments!

So happy to meet you!

Oliver says"Hi!"

love, kelee

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What a beauty! From the color, right down to the size, she's first rate. A new machine is wonderful, but there's just something special about sewing on a machine with a past...

Best Wishes,
Kay

Gina E. said...

What a great find for $5! Mine is about two models after that, I think, and I love my Singer. Only does straight stitch and zig zag, but it's never let me down in the 50 years I've had it. Haven't changed the needle for a few years either...now that will bother a few people, I bet! All the experts say you should change a needle every 100 hours, or something. Well, I'm not counting hours, for goodness sake!

Jackie said...

Of course you couldn't leave it! Well done on the find.

luluslovlies said...

Hi What a great deal you found there, a great Hubby too! I see you are from Canada and I wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog,! Just wanted to let you know I'm a Canadian lover at heart as my Husband was from Canada and when he joined the US Navy at age 18 he was stationed in San Diego and we met a a party given by an older brother, of a friend of mine and I was 18 also, just out of High School and we crashed the party and he was there on a weekend furlough, we met and 6 months later were married and for 20 years until he passed away. He was the love of my life and if you get a chance to go back to visit my blog you can find him under a Memorial Day tribute. XOXO to another Canadian!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing! I know you will enjoy it! We are all so envious! ♥

Debora said...

Oh, what a great find!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment about my bears and mohair and work space. So glad you could stop by!

~Debora, New Avenue Crew