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    Old 07-18-2015, 04:25 PM
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    ......two machine work table.



    We were out and about today I and didn't find much sewing stuff but I did find a really great instruction book put out by Singer.
    The book is about 5" X 8" or so with a Singer green cover.
    Copyright 1923, 24,26, 27, and 28, revised, April 1928.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]525497[/ATTACH]
    On the inside page it says:
    Machine Sewing

    A TREATISE

    ON THE CARE AND USE OF

    FAMILY SEWING MACHINES

    AND

    THEIR ATTACHMENTS

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    SPECIALLY PREPARED

    FOR TEACHERS OF HOME ECONOMICS

    *

    Price $1.00
    (Gratis to Teachers of Home Economics)



    PUBLISHED BY
    SINGER SEWING MACHINE CO., INC.
    SINGER BUILDING, NEW YORK




    Inside there is nine chapters, 158 pages covering the use, maintenance and adjustments of the Family Sewing Machines. 66, 15, 115,
    Also Covered is the stitch formation in 127 as well as the above machines and the Model 24.

    Extensive instructions with very clear photos are included for all the normal accessories.

    The first parts of the book are mainly treadle related. But the last part is about maintenance of the electric motor machines. Including a very detailed section on the 101.

    So I'm going to spend some time studying this book for more knowledge of the vintage machines I like so much.

    If you can find this book it's well worth the effort and cost to buy it.

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    At a church sale we found a double Singer sewing machine work table.
    It was about 4' X 5' with openings on each left corner for a sewing machine. The wiring looked to me to 50s to 60s vintage.
    On each left side was hinge for a lift up work extension. Both missing. The knee controller was still in both machine wells.
    One machine well was open with the cover missing, the other one was closed and had a key lock. No key either.
    I've never seen one like it in person or pictures.
    The table was blond and in very good shape. It had a Formica top on it (or whatever the material used then was called) and that was in great shape too.
    Their original price was $100.00 but we were there at the last hours so they had added a "Make Offer" sticker. My wife and I wanted it, but at this time with a 10'X20' storage locker to empty and get back here still to go we just could not do it.

    I didn't have my camera with me to take a pic of it.

    Sigh .........
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    Old 07-18-2015, 07:12 PM
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    I HAVE WANTED THAT BOOK FOR YEARS! And they're going at a hefty premium online. Fantastic find!
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    Old 07-18-2015, 08:10 PM
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    Joe, You really lucked out....that's a very rare book! Check Amazon for current prices.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 03:40 AM
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    That is a neat book, and now you have to watch for the student edition to go with it!. I love what it says about use of electricity in the homes.

    I love all the pictures showing machines that plug into light sockets - I'm still looking for one with that setup!
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    I found that book at a goodwill last year for a dollar. it is a very neat book. mine is a later edition 1948 with 184 pages. Inside copy written Teacher's copy and gives teachers name of Miss E. Dickerson. Contains lots of good info on use of attachments.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 06:21 AM
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    Mine is copywrite 1925, says Third Printing (but no info on edition).

    Joe, what does your say?

    Watson58 - what printing is yours? Does it have any notation about edition? I'd expect by 1948 there would be enough changes that they'd have a new edition out.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 07:03 AM
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    Cathy,

    Mine just shows the copyright dates and the revised edition as I posted above. No mention of which edition. It's possible the first and last pages, usually the blank ones are missing.

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    Originally Posted by Macybaby
    That is a neat book, and now you have to watch for the student edition to go with it!. I love what it says about use of electricity in the homes.

    I love all the pictures showing machines that plug into light sockets - I'm still looking for one with that setup!
    I have not seen this book, but I doubt you will find a machine that is set up to plug into light sockets. In the early days of electricity in homes there was no such thing as an outlet. Electricity was for lighting. People went to the local hardware store and bought an outlet that screwed into a light socket. We still had a few laying around when I was a kid, and my electrician says that they are still available to buy.
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    Old 07-19-2015, 08:31 AM
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    Joe great find on that book!
    Macybaby just keep looking. I've been looking for one of those too. I want mine for out in my shop for a light duty motor for a woodworking tool or small grinder. I'll have to install a light socket too, my shop uses fluorescent lights. Just keep going through boxes of random hardware. One will turn up.
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    You find the best things when you're out and about, Joe! Nice fiind! Congrats and enjoy!
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