I say you can never have too many sewing machines.
Meet my new Singer 301, the mocha colored big sister to my black Featherweight. I had already spied this 301 on Craigslist before getting down here. I emailed her before leaving and she still had it available. We picked it up on Wednesday morning. I’m in love. Hopefully I can show what I’ve been working on before leaving Florida on Sunday. For now I’m going to keep it at my parent’s place.
The case smelled like the Playboy club in the mid 60s. REEKED of smoke. It was so bad we drove it home with the windows open. It’s currently full of kitty litter and sitting outside full time. After two days it smells much better! We’re now working on the mildew smell.
I bought this one while visiting my parents in Florida. The woman I purchased it from has well over a dozen machines of her own, mostly treadles. She tried to leave the case outside to air out and it didn’t help. Here she is at the County Fair giving a demonstration on one of her treadles.
This Minnesota machine was made for the Sears Roebuck company. You can see the company’s name on the base. Beautiful.
I also got my first chance to try a hand crank machine. This is one I would definitely buy if I had the chance.
I’d like to tell you I’m all done buying sewing machines. But, I’m not. LOL. That, a grasshopper by Elna, a white Featherweight, Singer Genie and a pink Necchi are all on my list to accquire some day.
Click to enlarge some photos of her other machines from the Fair:
So far, Florida has been great. My dad and I hit the County Fair and Youth Livestock Show.
I may have also sucked down a big plate of fried green tomatoes. I’ve tried to make them at home once. But, these were fantastic.
I’d go back to the fair for more if I didn’t have to pay parking and the admission fee. Oh, who am I kidding. I still may go back for more.