Sunday, October 19, 2008

Post Auction Stuff

For $75, I bought what turns out to be an 1929 electrical Singer 3/4 size portable model 99 sewing machine, with attachments. I cleaned it up, threaded it using the 1947 instruction book that came with it, and it sews very nicely. Glen fixed the bent case locks for me, and the busted case needs a little interior support work, but I am very pleased. I was fussing with it yesterday, thinking of the woman who bought it new 90 years ago, and what a wonderful, beautiful thing it must have been for her to have.

I also finally broke down and bought a wooden J&P Coats display desk. It's a bit big for the sewing room, so I have to figure out what to do with it. Oh, and the Rit dye cabinet was really cheap; at the end of the auction there are good bargains as everyone has spent all their wad.

3 comments:

elinorina said...

Ooooh, I am having sewing gadget envy, big time. Your sewing machine is LOVELY... And the thread chest is gorgeous... Congratulations on a major score!

LouLou! said...

You scored some COOL stuff. I'm in awe of the JP Coats desk.

I remember when they sold the set for "For Richer, For Poorer" - the movie where Tim Allen and Kirsty Ally go Amish. Paul bought me the treadle sewing machine in an oak cabinet that was in the film. Deb sent me a belt for it and I have never used it because - well - I'm too uncoordinated to get it going. How sad is THAT?

The Singer works and everything? That ROCKS!

LouLou! said...

You scored some COOL stuff. I'm in awe of the JP Coats desk.

I remember when they sold the set for "For Richer, For Poorer" - the movie where Tim Allen and Kirsty Ally go Amish. Paul bought me the treadle sewing machine in an oak cabinet that was in the film. Deb sent me a belt for it and I have never used it because - well - I'm too uncoordinated to get it going. How sad is THAT?

The Singer works and everything? That ROCKS!