I went to my usual thrift store the other day and saw this. It's in terrible shape. But of course I bought it anyway for the great price of $29.99.
I love the decals, although some are completely rubbed off.
The reason I bought it was these great drawers. There was even the little sewing extras in one of them.
The veneer is falling apart. The cover is missing.But I love her anyway.I am going to call her Emsey (my great Grandmas name who made some of my quilts).She was born in 1872 so could very well have used a machine like this when she was a teen.
I called New Home and they will date your machine. This one is 1888. I was surprised that it was that old. I found an ad on the internet showing the modal. It originally was $60. I guess I got a bargain! For those of you with old Singer machines-they can date it to the exact day and place where your machine was made if you have the modal number.Here's a link to the website to date machines.
I have been doing some genealogy and sorting paperwork and income taxes(Yuck). I plan on doing some crafting this week. I find myself getting caught up in other things and not being creative. But it's time! I love seeing all of your craftiness and projects out there. You are inspiring me to get going! We've had wonderful weather here-I hope you all in the snow and blizzards get some warmer weather soon. Have a wonderful and crafty week!