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February 19, 2011 / Zoe

S is for Singer.

Isn’t she lovely? The best Op Shop find I’ve had in a good while, the tag said $60, but the boy was looking at it and the old ladies love to give him a discount! So they gave it to us for $15! It has a hard case too, and it seems to work perfectly, although it doesn’t have a needle so I’m just basing that on the fact that it goes up and down when you press the pedal. I’m not really sure how old she is, maybe 1970’s? Any ideas? Anyway, regardless of age, she’s beautiful. Prepare yourself for some sewing machine porn, we’re getting up close and personal…

 

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  1. Ruth / Mar 2 2011 8:56 am

    That is a great buy! It definately looks like 60’s -70’s I’m sure you will get lots of good use out of it. Sometimes the old machines are better than the new electronic ones we have today. Be sure to let us know how it goes.I have a good machine and a serger, but I may start looking at others in the thrift stores, it never hurts to have a spare.

  2. lifeslightlyused / Feb 24 2011 12:45 pm

    Thats the machine my Mum had!!

  3. DeAnna / Feb 22 2011 10:03 pm

    Definitely from the 60’s – had one just like her or similar to. In 1963 my mother had a new Singer and our house burnt to the ground – we lost everything. Soon after my father bought my mother a new Singer similar to this one. Enjoy her.

    • Zoe / Feb 24 2011 12:20 pm

      Thanks for the info! I will enjoy her, once I work out how to wind the bobbin, haha!

  4. MaryAnn / Feb 21 2011 10:31 pm

    That is a great find! And it sounds like your boy has some sweet bargaining skills *wink* I wish you could have seen the sewing machine I sold at a yard sale this summer. It was my mom’s old machine, circa 1970’s & it was bubble gum pink with orange accents. A real beauty to look at but it had some major operational problems. Hopefully the new owner got her tuned up.

    • Zoe / Feb 22 2011 8:35 pm

      Oh wow, pink and orange would be gorgeous, I wish I could have had it too!

  5. studiomme / Feb 20 2011 10:42 pm

    She IS gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what you pump out on it. Sometimes the oldest machines are the best. You just have to put up with their quirks.

  6. ironyonhighheels / Feb 20 2011 4:32 pm

    Suddenly I found myself researching the internet LOL I wanted to know for sure when your model was built. Because it looks a bit newer than the one I am having which is a Pfaff probably from the 60’s.
    But unfortunately it wasn’t possible. I could only see that it must be about the time you already guessed to begin with.
    I found one that was built in a cabinet sold with all extra parts – still for 120 euro. Another freestanding version went for 95 Euro. So you made a fantastic deal.

    • Zoe / Feb 20 2011 4:41 pm

      Yes, google was most unhelpful! I think it’s been a long running model or something. It was such a great deal, we didn’t even haggle or anything, we were just standing there and the lady came up and said she’d make it 15!

  7. PuNk rAwK pUrL / Feb 20 2011 2:14 am

    this is awesome! I love the up close & personal shots. DId you figure out what year it is yet? I bet if you google the model you can find it.

    • Zoe / Feb 20 2011 4:39 pm

      Google was not my friend, I couldn’t find anything about when it was made!

  8. Katie / Feb 20 2011 12:14 am

    I love the vintage S with the sewing lady behind! Matt must have looked way cute, $15 for a $60 tag?! 😀

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