Sunday, May 31, 2009

Vintage Sewing Machines

More tinkering projects. I love vintage sewing machines and have acquired and restored a few. Several have found new homes via ebay, but these old machines are plentiful and cheap so I always seem to have a few of them around the house. They're easy to work on and it's so rewarding to restore a machine and bring it back to its fully functioning glory. They don't build them like this anymore. These old singers will be around long after I've departed from this planet.

The first picture is of a 15-91 and the second picture shows a 201-2. The 15-91 is my most recent machine restoration. I really need to get it together and start taking before pictures. Both of these machines were in rough shape, but the 15-91 was the worst. These particular machines, the 15-91 and 201-2, were manufactured in 1935 and 1953 respectively, so we're comparing a 74-year-old and 56-year-old. I guess I can forgive the old gal for needing some extra attention.

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