Last weekend, my luck changed. My neighbor Leo stopped by with a carload of sewing machines! He is cleaning out his parents' house. He was very excited because among the treasures was a "pump" one (Leo's terminology). I was hoping he meant a treadle.
|It is inside this heavy wooden cabinet. |
Fortunately there are wheels on the bottom.
|This is what we found when we flipped open the top.|
|It is a White Rotary made in the U.S.A.|
|This is the view from inside the cabinet.|
Next out of the car was a Kenmore machine with its case and original box as well as the manual and various attachments. It looks like it is in very good condition. I'm going to give this one to my friend Sue who teaches quilting at a shelter for women. She has a little classroom with several machines.
|The bottom dial is a little broken but hopefully can be fixed.|
|The manual. Check out the clothes they are wearing!|
The next item Leo pulled out of the trunk appeared to be an end table. I wasn't sure why he had brought it to me.
Finally, Leo pulled out a very tiny box. An original tiny box with a toy sewing machine inside it.
Leo didn't want any money for these items. In fact he was thrilled to give them to me. By sheer coincidence I had seen Leo in the park that morning when I was walking the Pugs. His dog Chip is friends with the Pugs. He said that he was spending the day cleaning out his parents' house and I told him I was interested if he found any sewing stuff. If I hadn't said that, Leo told me that he would have just put all of these things out for the trash, so he was happy that he had found them a new home with me.
Leo is an avid fisherman, so I bought some fish fabric this week and will make him some pillowcases as a thank you gift.
If you know anything more about any of these machines or have resources that you recommend (or cleaning ideas), please let me know.
Have a great day!
Pugs and kisses,