Just thought folks might like to see my newest tradecard.
It is a Singer card from the early 1880's, I love the back with all of the info!
I was thinking that there were 538,608 Singers sold in 1880. I guess one slipped by me when I wasn’t looking.....
CD in Oklahoma
Cari, We also have threads for old Japanese machines here are some links - feel free to shoot some pics and post!
just for clones:
zig zag and other badged Japanese machines:
Badged Japanese machines with fancy stitches:
Thanks Miriam, I'm sure I'll be posting in all of them soon!
That pink one is awesome!
Domestic model 999M freearm zigzag. Bought it yesterday for the low, low price of $5.00 cash.
Evidently sold under several nameplates such as Nelco, Singer, Domestic, and White model 999 or 999someletter.
Made in Taiwan instead of Japan, but seems like a good 1980-ish machine, similar to my Kenmore 6 but has more stitches. Takes Singer low shank style attachments. Some of the factory attachments came with this but some are missing. I haven't popped the cover to see how much plastic, but a YouTube of the White version said only a couple plastic pieces.
Download the manual free from Singer support site. :-)
I was a kid in the '70s and my mother "antiqued" some old furniture that was already ugly and painted. Those kits came in that colonial type colors. These are what I remember, because I was with her at the store when she picked her colors: that green, a slate-ish blue, a brick red, a harvest gold, and something like a light-oak tan. You painted, then rubbed the antiquing glaze over it as the second step after the paint had dried.
fyi on the Domestic 999M cams --- "We are plastic, if you please. We are plastic, if you don't please. " haha
But the machine hasn't been used much at all, and I am sure I will get my $5 of use out of her. Has that white grease on the gears, too, doesn't it?