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Thread: sewing sailors

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    sewing sailors

    My husband sent me this-he's retired Navy and I sew, so the email header was 'when our hobbies collide'.

    Anybody want to take a WAG at which model these are?
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    oh, I love the picture!! Hope someone is able to identify the machine.

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    Just guessing- Singer 31

    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...1-15-Pic-1.jpg

    I think it is an industrial machne. I think it is a singer 31 because of the wooden table it is on.
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    Too funny! My db is retired Navy. When he heard I was R & R old treadles he gave me some ribbing. But then he goes on to say that all the ships he worked on had 'old Singers' right up until the mid 80's.

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    Now that is what I call a story picture. I Love it!!!
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    Great picture, you gotta love them singers.
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    I like those machines - I want a light like that.
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    Nice photo. I bet those guys forgot all that sewing knowledge when they got home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whigrose View Post
    Too funny! My db is retired Navy. When he heard I was R & R old treadles he gave me some ribbing. But then he goes on to say that all the ships he worked on had 'old Singers' right up until the mid 80's.

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    A lot of ships still do-less to go wrong at sea, and easier to fix themselves. The sail loft at the Pearl Harbor shipyard still has 'big black Singers' too. I've never been in, but Hubby was in an out of that shop during his last tour in the yards there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Nice photo. I bet those guys forgot all that sewing knowledge when they got home.
    And going home was where they were going; the caption (that I forgot to include) was that these guys were sewing on discharge emblems at the end of WWII.
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    Might be Singer 68, think that was the number. Friend of mine has one setting in her basement, selling it. I have yet to run it and see how it goes. Been trying to do research on it for her. Called a belt sewer.
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