Sewing Machine of 3 Generations

First it was BCL Photography, then Creakingbones, their posts simply triggered an inspiration … and that feeling just kept growing, prompting me to put up this post.

I have and still am using a Singer Sewing Machine once owned by my grandmother. It was left to my mum when she got married and used to her late years. I took over upon her passing and have used it to sew countless items. It has gone from Indonesia to Singapore and now is stationed in the US. If only this sewing machine could speak …

“Born in 1937 … ”  Did you know you can look up the year when each Singer Sewing Machine was made? More of that later.

All threaded & ready to be used.

All threaded & ready to be used.

The back ~ with the press lever up.

The back ~ with the press lever up.

The foot-pedal in solid black iron.

The foot-pedal in solid black iron.

The wheel and casing, all original and intact.

The wheel and casing, all original and intact.

View from the outer side

View from the outer side

The bobbin in its case, threaded through and the 'feed dogs' (metal ridges).

The bobbin in its case (threaded) and the ‘feed dogs’ (metal ridges).

The bobbin from the underside.

The bobbin from the underside.

I even brought the original accessory box and all items that survived the years.

A box of many treasures.

A box of many treasures.

The Singer Badge

The Singer Badge beneath the tension dial.

In case any reader has an old Singer Sewing Machine, you can check its date of manufacture by looking beneath the Badge. If left unmodified, you will find a model/serial number tag there.

Model no. tag

Serial no. tag

Then refer to the International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society‘s site.

To round it all … I’m posting a color photo to show its rich old brown color and the worn areas. Ah yes, if this machine could speak, telling me about all those miles and miles of stitches sewn, I’d get me stories that can fill my blog for years!!

My good old sewing machine which still works wonders.

My good old sewing machine which still works wonders.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Sewing Machine of 3 Generations

  1. My Mom had a Singer Sewing Machine, it looked just like that…not sure where it is now, but I did sew on it as a kid. Wow what memories that brought back!! Thanks for sharing…

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