Around 2009 a dear friend, the one that got me into quilting, gave me one of her two antique sewing machines, for me... to keep.
It has lived in storage for already four years. This time around we have enough space for it to be displayed. It turns out that base on the serial number, this treadle sewing machine is dated way back to 1919. It was made in Elizabeth, NJ in the first large Singer factory for mass production.
If this info is correct, that makes this sewing machine 94 years old. With such an old age, I can't helped but wonder about all the places this sewing machine has being to, and how many owners it already has belong to. For sure it has already being in three different countries with us!
Who did this sewing machine belong to? Was it a sewing machine for working or for leisure? How much did the first owner paid for it? I wonder if it ever was used for the making of quilts...
If this machine could talk, I'd be all ears.
There's a good chance we can put this baby to work again. The belt and the lid to the bobbin are missing.
I feel lucky and forever grateful for owning such a treasure.
More info about it here.