Friday, 10 June 2011

I Have Such a Fab Fella!!

Look what he bought me!!!!! :D
Its a Singer 1934 Treadle Sewing machine, made in Clydesbank Scotland. and threaded in the machine was a spool of black cotton from the Irish Cotton Company, Westport, which I believe was in business from 1936 to c 1970 (I'm open to correction on this). It needs a good clean and a good oil but it's a gorgeous piece of machinery, very like what my granny and great grandmother used in their home.






7 comments:

  1. Swoon!! I'm so jealous, would love one of these! Lucky you :-)

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  2. you'd better be GOOD to him cause alot of us are ready to TAKE him away!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the craftsmanship of the older machines.

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  4. Oh...we were just talking about my grandmother and her treadle sewing machine yesterday! And wondering what happened to it...can remember it going flat out when I was a young girl...

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  5. Minha mãe tinha uma dessas e lamento muito que tenha sido vendida antes de eu começar a fazer patchwork...
    Fantástica essa máquina!

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  6. Love your new boyfriend! I've just picked up a Singer 201K 1949 portable electric with knee shifter in it's lovely carry dome wooden case with all its bits!! It sews so beautifully - I'm in love! If you want to know more about your machine, just go to the singer site and you will find where you can search the Reg number. Mine was built October 11th, 1949 in Scotland.
    I also have another 201K treadle which belonged to my mother-in-law but I haven't used it as yet.

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  7. Lovely machine! You lucky girl!

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