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The Singer sewing machine dates from 1851 when Isaac Merritt Singer with his friend Edward Clark who was a New York lawyer started this company. The company has always done very well and is head quartered in Tennessee near Nashville.
By 1876 these machines sold 262,316 models in one year which was really good for a company back then.
During WWII Singer got into the war effort and made some weapons and parts. The most famous is the pistols which sell for quite a bit now as collector’s items and can go as high as eighty thousand for one at a auction.
This photo shows an ornate machine, which is in a museum in San Juan Capistrano. This picture reminds of my grandmother's machine. The one she had wasn't as ornate but the setting with the old fashioned wallpaper behind it reminds me so much of her.
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My grandmother kept hers in a sewing room upstairs and I enjoyed watching her use it while pumping the pedal to make it go. The wallpaper is the kind she had up there on her walls and this gives me such a nostalgic feeling. I wish I could back in time and just sit there watching her.
This sewing machine (photo above) is closer to what my grandmother had. The thread handing out reminds of my sewing class. The thread was always a problem and the bobbin had to have thread in it and kept from getting jammed. Many times I would just break the thread off and start over. It could be very frustrating at times.
My sewing projects didn't turn out as nice as some of the other girls in my class but they worked even if the stitches were a little crooked. My biggest project was sewing a long dress. It was a light blue and covered with small flowers and I think it turned out nicely. I wish I still had it today.
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