I really don't know how old her machine was. I know she had it before I was born. My older cousin remembered it too. It probably got sold after my grandfather died and she went into a senior home.. That cousin who is now deceased handled the sale of her property. There was some excellent things. I was young and just didn't know about the sale. Now I would have loved to buy some things.
Singer invented the time payment plan. Pay a little each month and own a sewing machine. I have sewing machines with a reprocessed sticker on the bottom.Funny what survives generations. Mom used one of the spool holders all her life, when sewing. Love to know where it went.
75 to 100 dollars? Demorest's company sold machines and pitched them as a way for young women to become independent, sewing for a living. It's a great thought but boy, how could most of them afford it?
Mine looks very similar to this one! Your actual machine is far more ornate, however.
Nice one. Egypt archology was big news so Singer picked the decals for popularity and an air of something exotic.
The bullet AKA shuttle bobbin holder is available from ebay. Be sure to get a model 27 because they changed with the similar model 127 came out. Check the serial number model number to make sure my memory is good.I have my great-grandmother's Singer machine with 4 drawer cabinet. It still works, I'm simply missing the bullet bobbin. Her daughter, my Aunt Mae, had it motorized in the 1930's because she was left with little movement of her lower half after a battle with polio.
It is such an interesting piece to have in my home. I leave it closed up and place other pieces left to me by family on it or over it on shelves. It serves as my home's Family Memory wall centerpiece!
I looked up the serial number about 2 weeks ago and if I remember correctly hers was manufactured in 1911.
This is a great thread, everyone!
I always describe it a looking like a Confederate naval torpedo.My mother always called it the bullet bobbin. I'm glad I know its true name, now...and that I can actually find one. Thank you!!
I am still amazed at watching one work.
I have that same machine, which belonged to my grandmother. Yours looks like it was refinished, though. Mine isn't as shiny.