This week a friend is coming by to help me with a couple of antique and vintage sewing machines. I thought it would be a good idea to dust them off before she arrives. Two of thee hadn't been unpacked since we moved back from the UK 4 years ago! (these are in addition to my two featherweights but those are used all the time!)
The one above is part of a treadle. I don't have the table. Not sure if it is worth keeping or using it for parts. It was made in 1910. The decals are nice though the ones on the bed are worn. This machine was a workhorse.
This one is and hand crank 99K and was make in 1921. It came with a manual that includes how to put a motor on it. It has it's original wooden case with lock and key! (When I put this on the kitchen table to inspect it my husband said, "aren't you taking this Downton Abbey thing just a bit too far.....)
The last is also a 99K but this one has been motorized (though the manual that is has is for a hand-crank!) Between the two manuals I should be able to sort them out!
It was made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1955. It is wired for the UK...wondering if I should get a transformer and run it that way or get it rewired? If I remember correctly it ran ok....This has a case that looks a bit like an old suitcase. It is also made of wood and has a lock and key!
So it will be fun to tinker with these this week...I'd like to get the hand-crank one working! (which may only mean oiled and threaded as it seems to turn fine!)
BTW...have a visitor in today. Heard a cat-howl outside the door and the two bully cats from up the street had little Rapunzel, my neighbor's kitten, cornered. I ran them (the cats...not my neighbors) off then brought her inside for some treats and a nap...