Part of History...antique Singer sewing machine


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ijnek

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this is the side plate and the sewing board of an antique singer sewing machine...
the brand is Singer...

it's not a common sight at homes nowadays...

 

Rendell

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Nice and powerful image to me ... brought back memories of childhood, use to step on the paddle and play with the metal wheels...
 

cks2k2

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I have one at home, but lost the decorative thingy. In the old days it was common to give a sewing machine to a girl that's getting married so she can sew clothes for her hubby/kids.
 

mattroxy

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Nice and powerful image to me ... brought back memories of childhood, use to step on the paddle and play with the metal wheels...
My late mom used to sew my torn pants with one of those.... :(
 

Rendell

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I'm not yet married hor :nono:
It belongs to my parents......
Anyway I am currently thinking of buying an electric sewing machine. :angel:
It's cool to be able to make your own dresses. :thumbsup:
Sadly, some girls don't even know how to fix a button. :)
 

jimmygoo

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i have 2 of those at home. first one was part of the dowry for my mom, other was when she bought it off a garang-guni man who was about to scrap it.
 

Rendell

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i have 2 of those at home. first one was part of the dowry for my mom, other was when she bought it off a garang-guni man who was about to scrap it.
I think it cost a boom last time ... like buying a small car.
 

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It's cool to be able to make your own dresses. :thumbsup:
Sadly, some girls don't even know how to fix a button. :)
Yeap, I wanna (try to) make my own clothes, model in my own clothes and take photos of my self-made clothes with my dslr. Three-in-one. :bsmilie:

Nowadays, it is not like a 'requirement' for girls to sew or cook, unlike my mother's time. But I think it is good to know the basics. At least when the time comes for us to be mothers, we will not be so helpless and relying on foreign maids. ;p
 

ijnek

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lol...i like it when my pics stir up some forgotten memories :D

tat's what i hope my pics will do, stir up emotion...

my grandma still has 1, but i'm not sure if it's still workin as it has been kept for ages...
alas, i still remember the late nites she keep to make the clothes for us when i was a kid...abt 20yrs ago...
 

Dream Merchant

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WOOT! WOOT!

I used to SIT on the paddle and rock like crazy!

Then kenar caught and PIAK PIAK PIAK! :sweat:

Hmm ... for those with the old old decorative machines, can I photograph it on day? Would love to shoot it using B&W film! :heart:

Please PM me if you will allow me to soot your Singer.
 

cks2k2

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Mine still works though it will sometime go crazy.
Used to have a lot of these old school equipment in my grandma's house: sewing machine, coal-powered iron (to iron clothes), old Shanghai-style tin cans etc but now mostly thrown away.
 

limwhow

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Nostalgic!
Reminiscent of those days when my late-Grandmother used to be 'tak-tak-tak'-ing at her Singer, while I sit watching black and white cartoon on the boxy Sierra TV set.
Hmmm. I must be getting younger...
 

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the sewing machine can be turned upside down for storage right? it's a desk for my fan now. hmm.
 

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