Great find! Enjoy it.
Great find! Enjoy it.
Awesome machine. Thanks for posting. Great job bargaining.
Welcome to the addicting world of vintage.....I got thrown in the pond just by reading the posts on this page!! I love these old machines....they are so sexy!
Wow!! What a great deal! I just priced a Singer in a cool cabinet that has several red eyes on it.....totally restored and working for $699!!!!! Then there was another Singer in a cabinet for $299!!! And the third one was $499 - not a Singer.... All were just totally maintained!!! Huge difference on price!! Have fun! I don't have room but if I did I would have to have one!
Really nice!!! There is nothing like vintage machines!!!!
Minnehaha is a fictional Native American woman documented in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. She is the lover of the titular protagonist Hiawatha. The name is often incorrectly said to mean "laughing water", though in reality it translates to "waterfall" or "rapid water" in Dakota. She is the subject of the poem, and later song, cantata, and painting, The Death of Minnehaha.
It's also the name of a town here in Minnesota. There's also Minnehaha park, Minnehaha Falls, Minnehaha Ave...etc. (Lots of American Indian influence in the town names around here...I live in Mahtomedi) I thought maybe it was a branded machine with a local connection...maybe Montgomery Wards answer to Sears. I really can't find a definitive answer to who made the machine, where, when. If the last patent date listed is 1904, can we determine she was made on or around that date?
I have a Stylist from 1975 that I used for many, many years. I had such nostalgic feelings for it that I couldn't bear to get rid of it. I still have it and I also started collection vintage machines almost 3 yrs ago. It won't be long before you find yourself with another beauty...heh heh heh....we are all enablers on here BTW!! :D
Oh, I've been listening. I can't find it, but I'll keep looking...er...listening. One good thing, working on the old machines has made me less nervous about looking inside and figuring out how they work. My bobbin winder on my main machine stopped working today...opened it up, looked inside and figured it out. FUN!