28 November 2012


Singer's 160th anniversary. Printed plastic doth not a replica make, and for rather less money you can get a sturdy old Singer - like the one I learned to sew on, which looked rather like this -
It was electric, with a knee lever, and it stitched in only one direction (forward). We had various feet and a buttonhole attachment, but oh how I longed for a machine that did zigzag!

The machine was an 18th birthday present to my aunt, in the early 1930s. It came to Canada with here, and she left it when she returned to Germany. We used it and used it and didn't wear it out. Seems it was a Singer 99.

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