Vintage Sewing Machines!
I didn’t know I did, but it has been proven that I do.
Ever since I was given Ilona and Maria, I’ve been bitten by the “VSM bug”. (It’s all my Mom’s fault!!!) I’ve been browsing “for sale” sites on line and learning as much as I can about various Vintage Sewing Machines. So far, my favourite is the Singer 500, the “Rocketeer”.
The “Rocketeer”. The most unusual and complicated sewing machine I have ever seen!
The Rocketeer is a slant shank, steel gear driven sewing machine made between 1960 and 1963. It has a horizontal rotary hook (drop in class 66 bobbin) and besides doing a lock stitch, reverse, and zigzag, it has 25 built in stitches, 5 Special Disks (top hat cams) included, plus 12 more that can be purchased separately.
are ladies that need a lot of attention, but their company is so rewarding.
To start from the beginning, we are presently helping our parents move from a home they have been in for forty years to a seniors’ home. There is a lot to go through – some is moved with them, some is passed on to us, some is given to charity, recycled or discarded. It is a massive undertaking and I empathize with those who have to do the same.
The lovely thing about it all is the history. Objects seem to have no allure for me unless there is a story attached to them. We have come across this wonderful photo…