i piece on a vintage singer that my grandfather gave my grandmother for one single digit anniversary. it has served me well, but there are some parts that are wearing out and, very sadly, cannot be replaced.
i have been searching high and low (craigs list) for the last couple years hoping to come across the same model. my research showed that the machine i have, Model 15-91 was a top-of-the-line model with a low production run....
well, the other day i got bored and decided to surf craigs list to see if any were on the market. they are getting hard to find as today's quilters are realizing what a good machine the 15-91 is and getting one for themselves. (plastic machines just can't hold a candle to a good vintage singer.)
it has the fancy scroll etching on the face plate that the feather weights have!
it was like digging thru a sewing time capsule.
i have dreams of making something 4th of July-ish with that tiny red and blue rick rack.
the big one will be something special!
i found the paper work from her purchase!!
she paid $229.50 for it on January 16th, 1950!
a vintage band-aid tin that is full of pins, and a wooden needle case that still has the three needles in it (for 20cents!) i paid almost $4 for five the other day :)
now i have a 'new' machine to join the supporting cast in my studio.