I’m so excited, I feel like all my Christmas’s have come at once!
At the beginning of the week I saw an old Singer on Ebay with a start price of £15. There wasn’t much information, but the photo showed it in a cabinet and it looked promising and was only in Leeds so I bid £20 then forgot all about it.
Last night I received a message to say I’d ‘won’ it for only £18.
So tonight, armed with some muscle, aka The Husband, I headed off on the 8 mile journey to meet the new love of my life collect my new sewing machine.
It was love at first sight!
She was very heavy, but we managed and my hubby even drove steadily home (this is unusual, I usually have a stiff neck and feel sick even after a short journey! Only kidding darling if you read this!!).
We carried her into the front room. My newly decorated front room. Very dirty! But who cares!
Here she is:
Here’s the original oil can:
Original Accessories (I think!)
There’s everything there to go ahead and start sewing! It’s as if someone closed it up after a days sewing and then it just got forgotten about, or likely a newer shinier model came along. Maybe a Juki as there’s a Juki accessory box, and some other bits and pieces:
Here’s the contents of the swivelling shelf:
For now I’m just going to give it a good clean and keep everything where it is.
It was exciting to google the serial number and find out when it was ‘born’! 1938!! Crikey!
It really is in amazing condition. I can’t wait to get her cleaned up and see if she still sews. The treadle still works. I got it going straight away once I replaced the cord (not sure if that’s the right word for it).
If anyone has any tips or advice on restoring an old Singer I’d love to hear from you!