Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell >
  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

  • Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

    Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 PM
      #6521  
    Super Member
     
    Crossstitcher's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: West Virginia
    Posts: 1,049
    Default

    Sometimes I wish these old machines could tell us a story. Your machine just came close to telling you about it's self. But, some of them I wonder how many people owned them and were they really taken care of. Also what a hard ship it might have been for the owner to buy them because back in the day money was really tight. Somewhere I have a picture of a family posing in the front yard of an old soddy house around 1880's and sitting beside them was an old singer sewing machine which shows what they thought about them back then to include it in the family portrait. Probably was the most valuable thing they had besides a cow and a horse. I'll have to find the picture and post it.
    Crossstitcher is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 PM
      #6522  
    Banned
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Bikini Bottom
    Posts: 5,652
    Default

    Jade that is some interesting history indeed!! I can not wait to see what the photos look like when you get them developed.

    But I was bopping around on CL and guess what I get to bring home tomorrow.........

    Billy
    Attached Thumbnails attachment-121261.jpe   attachment-121262.jpe  
    Lostn51 is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:33 PM
      #6523  
    Banned
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Bikini Bottom
    Posts: 5,652
    Default

    Okay anyone in the Buffalo NY area you need to jump on this one FAST!! It needs work but it a high dollar piece once it is refinished and running.

    Ebay #180582103980

    Billy
    Lostn51 is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:34 PM
      #6524  
    Super Member
     
    featherweight's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Westminster, Co
    Posts: 2,675
    Default

    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Jade that is some interesting history indeed!! I can not wait to see what the photos look like when you get them developed.

    But I was bopping around on CL and guess what I get to bring home tomorrow.........

    Billy
    Very cool! Congratulations on new baby!!
    featherweight is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:46 PM
      #6525  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by Deara
    Love the quilts used as your Avatar. Billy, Sharon W., & Featherweight.

    Happy sewing,
    Sandi
    I agree, and I love the bed Billy has his quilt on -- it looks like a vintage bed too!

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:52 PM
      #6526  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Jade that is some interesting history indeed!! I can not wait to see what the photos look like when you get them developed.

    But I was bopping around on CL and guess what I get to bring home tomorrow.........

    Billy
    Wow Billy what kind of machine and how old is it?

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 06:54 PM
      #6527  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Billy this is so exciting I found some treasures in a secret drawer of my white sewing machine!!! Today I picked up my new treadle and was looking though all the drawers when I found it has 2 secret drawers!! I opened the first one and didn't see anything then I opened the second one and Oh my goodness!! It had 6 negatives from 1900's and an old Social security card from a gentleman and from the same man his withdrawl card from 1918 from an electrical union in Washington state!! The photos are from a logging camp one of them shows 3 men with the very long saws and a downed tree the others are from the camp itself!!! I am so excited to see these there were also 2 obituarys from what we think were friends of the owners one lady was married in 1884 and moved to Tacoma Wa this machine was definatly from my state what an amazing story to tell. I also found 4 old needles not used for my machine!!!! I will send pictures once we get the negatives developed!
    This is fasinating! You should keep everything you found in this machine, with the machine for the future treasurer hunters!

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 07:02 PM
      #6528  
    Super Member
     
    BoJangles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Rescue, California
    Posts: 4,585
    Default

    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny

    You really need to try it--you won't want to go back to an electric for piecing.
    Miz Johnny, I am going to try piecing on a treadle. . . . well sort of piecing. I took a "Finish your Block of the Month" class today and this looks like the perfect project to complete on a treadle. I usually finish all my BOM quilts, but I have two that somehow didn't get done. This class breaks the blocks down into workable sections, which would be easy to do on the treadle. I am going to give it a go and get a couple UFO's done on a treadle . . . . . maybe not before Christmas, but as soon as Christmas is over!

    I love my treadles! I also am in love with my newest edition to this family - my 1960 503a Slant-O-Matic! I got it all cleaned up today and found that it has one cam - so I sewed with her! She runs perfect!

    Nancy
    BoJangles is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 07:19 PM
      #6529  
    Banned
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Bikini Bottom
    Posts: 5,652
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Originally Posted by Deara
    Love the quilts used as your Avatar. Billy, Sharon W., & Featherweight.

    Happy sewing,
    Sandi
    I agree, and I love the bed Billy has his quilt on -- it looks like a vintage bed too!

    Nancy
    Far from vintage I bought it for my son when he was 8 years old. I loved the wrought iron and the rusted type of textured finish that is on it. You should see my daughters bedroom suit, it is a Paul Bunyan set and the mattress sits over 36" off of the floor and you have two sets of steps to get into the bed with. The head and foot boards weigh over 150 lbs each! Heck the post of them are 10" in diameter and the finials are at least 14" in diameter. The damn thing is King size and HUGE!!

    Of Course she wants Daddy to make her a quilt for it........ :roll: :lol:

    Billy
    Lostn51 is offline  
    Old 11-07-2010, 07:22 PM
      #6530  
    Banned
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Bikini Bottom
    Posts: 5,652
    Default

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Wow Billy what kind of machine and how old is it?

    Nancy

    I believe it is a badged Wilcox and Gibbs and is from the 1870's to 1880's. Some one added the electric motor sometime in its life but I will put it in a treadle before its over with. In fact I think someone made the case for it too, but I will see when I bring it home and do some research on it. But the decals are near perfect for that machine!!

    Billy
    Lostn51 is offline  

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter