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    Senior Member qwkslver's Avatar
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    My husband's uncle was in the navy. He made extra money fixing clothes, doing alterations, etc.

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    Good pic.
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    They both look like Singer 31-15 machines to me. It was a very popular machine for the Navy, as well as the other branches of the service during the mid-40s.

    I’ve seen photos of other military machines that were similar, but built into a heavy wood box for portability. The box looked sturdy enough to drop by parachute without hurting the machine. I’m not sure that they ever did that, but it looked possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Nice photo. I bet those guys forgot all that sewing knowledge when they got home.
    My dad was Navy around that time. He learned to sew while he was in and never forgot it. My mother sewed garments, but my dad did mending, sewed draperies and lots of other utilitarian projects.

    I think I'll share that photo with my dad... maybe it will bring back memories!

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    I want one !!!

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    Not a 15. The tension is on the front and it looks like a drop in 66 bobbin. Did ya'll notice the motor under the table? Definitely an industrial setup.
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    Thank you for sharing. My husband is retired Navy as well and he is going to appreciate this!

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    so fun..my dad is retired Navy. First he was FLeet Navy and he sewed on board ships, then he went to Viet Nam and he sewed where ever they found a machine, then he retired, and now has a Juki industrial like the Singers in the pix.
    THose machines in the pix were made for the garment industry! Thanks for sharing!

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    Those are some handsome swabbies and boatswain, but my eye is on the terrific lighting on the machine. (My DH was Navy too.)

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    That picture is a classic! Thanks for sharing it.

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