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Thread: If you've ever wondered where your vintage machine has been in it's life........

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    Senior Member Mom3's Avatar
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    If you've ever wondered where your vintage machine has been in it's life........

    then these photos may explain a lot!

    Click the links below and the click on the pictures and scroll around the picture:

    Chain stitching: http://www.shorpy.com/node/2504

    Dress shop 1919: http://www.shorpy.com/node/12634


    Singer's "On the Dock" 1903 (check the right side of the photo): http://www.shorpy.com/node/12046


    Singer machine in a migrant camp 1936: http://www.shorpy.com/node/13436


    Flood refugees & their Singer 1937: http://www.shorpy.com/node/14174


    Sewing class 1925: http://www.shorpy.com/node/5773


    Sewing Sailors 1896: http://www.shorpy.com/node/8152

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    Cool pictures! Thanks for posting them.
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    The Red Eye in that first picture was probably the most expensive and valuable possession that lady had.

    Joe

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    I enjoyed looking at these pictures. It did take me a while to spot the Singers on photo number 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlebearquiltingboard View Post
    I enjoyed looking at these pictures. It did take me a while to spot the Singers on photo number 3.
    I used the link to view full size to find the crates of Singers.

    The comments below the one of the kids makeing the Cambell clothes challenged the text with the picture about the place being dirty. It was not a dirty apartment. Also the photo was posed, they were all dressed up, one boy was even in a suit.
    Jean in MI

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    When you click on the links I provided you see a small sized version of the photo. Once on the linked page then click on the photo to enlarge it and then scroll around the photo. There are awesome details to be seen in the larger photos.

    Also, on the linked page there are comments below the photos that may give more info on the photo (scroll down).

    In photo #3, the Singer machines are crated up for shipment.

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    In the picture of the sewing class, there are some machines without a belt, right? How does that work? I really enjoyed looking at these pictures. Thanks for posting.

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    Great pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    In the picture of the sewing class, there are some machines without a belt, right? How does that work? I really enjoyed looking at these pictures. Thanks for posting.
    Not only did some of them not have belts, another one just had the belt off the hand wheel. Makes you go ... Hmmmmmmmm, don't it.

    Joe

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    Thanks for posting those!!! Loved looking at the pics.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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