Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look what I scored!

I came across this sweet Singer 66 Treadle Sewing Machine on Craig's List and fell in love. 

I have been wanting an antique sewing machine (partially for use and partially to match my decor, which is peppered with vintage and antique items).   I have, however, not been searching actively and just happened upon this ad. 

My sweet hubby jumped right on it and suggested that I call the owner and make him an offer.
Needless to say, my offer was accepted.  René sacrificed his afternoon to drive all the way out to Valley Center (aka The Boonies) to check it out for me.  He was impressed with it and loaded it up and brought it home to me.  (Reason #1,894,765 that I love this man.)

So, it is a Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Model No. 66. 

 By it's serial number, I found that it was manufactured on October 10, 1911.

The coolest thing is that the decal pattern is called Memphis Sphinx.   What do you think about that?  :)

The cabinet is in remarkable shape!   I adore the finishing work on the cabinet.

The decaling around the throat and the plate is worn, but that just shows this machine was well-loved. 

The detailing is exquisite! 

I have ordered a new leather belt for the treadle, and can't wait to put this beauty to work! 


Lana said...

I love it! I have a really old one too, it was my great grandmothers! i've never actually tried to use it tho. I'm ready to let it go on to someone else and looking for someone in my family to pass it too.

cute blog, I'm following!

Staci said...

Wow! It's beautiful! TFS!

Wingnut said...

That is a work of art!!! WOW!

Red said...

I have a very similar machine to yours, I found your entry via google while looking for other examples of the Sphinx Decals. Just thought I'd say hi, mine even has a close serial #, G2666086