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Hi, everyone this is my first time posting on this thread. I thought you might like to see one of our older machines. I can't remember if we picked it up on the east coast or in Scotland. This is my husbands favorite.
I have used it when I needed to sew something for the girls and we lost power. I had one of my daughters slowly crank and I guided the fabric. I believe it was a dress.
We have not done any major cleaning except light soap and water to remove the dirt.
Thank you for opportunity to share.
Glenn...searched forever...sorry I couldn't find a manual for the Feldman. I'm thinking that Willcox and Gibbs also made a hat making machine so I think it would work practically the same since it is probably modeled from it.
The decals on your machine are beautiful!!
so there is a "Dita Von Teese" 1939 packard for sale on Ebay right now. I mention this because she collects cars from the era we collect sewing machines, and it appears for the same reason. Here is a quote from her that I feel is very well put.
"In the interview, Von Teese likens her vintage cars to her preference for other things from the past. “I like having old things around me because there’s a certain artfulness and craftsmanship that isn’t possible now,” she says. “There was a time when everything was made with a certain aesthetic for beauty and art, and there are a lot of modern things that that’s not important to the people designing them.”
"“You can’t be in a hurry when you drive these cars,” she says. “They’re meant to be driven and enjoyed.”
just substitute the words "sewing machine" for "car"
Thanks for the quote Steve, that is just how I feel about all of my vintage sewing machines. Much nicer than all the plastic ones today!!
I love the reaction I get when someone sews with a vintage sewing machine for the first time. I just sold a black 301 to a friend and she said that she was amazed how quiet it was and how well it sewed.
That Hexagon is very classy indeed!
I love the decals and chrome on your Hexagon, and they are in such good condition. I've never seen one like it.