It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
All Singers have a serial number that you can look up to determine their manufacture date. I was surprised to learn that this lovely lady was made in 1904. She either belonged to my maternal grandmother or her sister; at some unfortunate time the machines got switched. My grandparents married in 1925 and didn't have much money; I'm sure this machine was bought used regardless of who it belonged to. If this was my grandmother's, then it is the machine I learned to sew on since my grandmother gave me my first lessons.
The top of the cabinet has been abused by some thoughtless relative that put a can of paint on top of it, but I keep it covered with a quilted table runner. The belt for the treadle is broken, but if it was fixed this machine would still sew. The light still comes on when you plug it in!