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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Handcranks and Treadles

The lady I bought my hand cranks from has quite a collection of machines, I didn't even get to see all of them!
 This one is a Princess circa 1885 with a fiddle shaped base and mother of pearl inlays.
 I love the case top!
 This one is a Singer 27K circa 1896
 Davis Manhattan Circa 1900
 Frister and Rossman "K" circa 1925
 I love the trademark with the pretty flowers!
 Another Frister and Rossman, this one has a Sphinx instead of flowers.

 Here is a Singer Treadle with more Egyptian decals.

 This one is pretty neat.  Jones made in England to commemorate the Queen.
 It says Queen Alexandra.
 Jones original hand crank "Eclipse" circa 1850
I think the next one is a toy sewing machine, you would not believe how heavy these machines are!
 Another Handcrank.
 Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine Company
 An original handcrank, but a "newer" model.  I want one of these!
 An Elna Junior.  Don't you love the color?
I don't know why they don't make pretty sewing machines anymore.  I would love a sewing machine with flowers or that is pink or green!
That's all for today, but don't forget to enter my giveaway for an easy to use My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software.  The deadline is October 29!


Angie said...

Oh my! I am wiping the drool off my keyboard!

Denise :) said...

Oh my gosh, these are some of the most *beautiful* machines!! I love the one with the red/rose colored spool of thread in it -- just gorgeous!!! :)

LV said...

You really took us back seeing all these various vintage machines. Most interesting. I did not know, even at my age, they made them like this.

Joyness Sparkles said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post!!! I too would love a beautiful sewing machine! Singer came out with a vintage style that is a limited edition, but I don't have the budget for it right now. Maybe I can get a used one off of Craigslist someday...

As far as the disappearance of pretty...beauty follows politics. Sad to say, but it does. When a government stifles creativity (such as invention), then all things follow. That is why most modern buildings look like prisons, why "abstract" art (I call it junk) is seen more than realism, and why today's clothing does not look much better than a burlap sack. My husband and I did a study on that and beauty started to disappear around the 40's gradually and then severely declined in the 60's-80's. Kids today have no idea what they are missing if they don't love history. :)

Darlene said...

I agree with you why don't they make pretty sew machines anymore. I have an antique singer my son found for me and it is one of my greatest treasures to display. Pretty collection of sew machines. take care, Darlene

Fifi @ AboutBloggingTime! said...

These are all beautiful machines!!

I would love to have a collection of these.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love sewing but I have never seen such a beautiful collection of antique sewing machines. Thank you for sharing this eye candy. Loved it. Awesome. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I'm a sucker for vintage machines, and these are certainly the creme de la creme! Just stunning! I wrote a post entitled 'a life not forgotten' about my grandmother and her sewing machine, which I am now the proud owner of. You're right about these machines being heavy. They are solidly built and made to last.

Thank you for the eye candy!!

Pam said...

Those are all gorgeous. Mine is probably ten years old and white and plastic. It wasn't even pretty when I bought it.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

Sarah Craig said...

These are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing! Whoop whoop!!

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