Yesterday was a rainy day so I met a friend and we went poking through antique shops, I wanted to find some old sad irons. I did find some sad irons, but also found this.
Growing up our neighbor had an old treadle Singer sewing machine that I always loved. Now, I find I want one for myself. I can just hear my husband groan and think where the heck are you going to put it. I really don't know where I would put the machine, but that doesn't stop me from wanting one. I wish we had a bigger house.
Tom reads my blog regularly and I think when he reads this his eyes will be rolling back in his head. He should know by now not having a place to put something has never stopped me in the past from bringing things home.
In one of the shops we visited I found a vintage Princess (Davis) treadle sewing machine. The table needs TLC, but when I turned the wheel, the needle moved up and down. When I opened the drawer I found a box with bobbins and attachments. Unfortunately the manual was in tatters. There is a ruler decal on the top of the sewing table in front of the machine, and a slot to lock the machine cover down.
The price was marked $100, but they told me they would take $75. I would love to find a machine with the cabinet in really nice condition. I was told this machine came from a clean out of a house that was over 100 years old. I haven't had a chance to investigate anything about this machine ( how old it is and more about it).
I also found a black metal box (Rotary that was filled with attachments, but don't know if they could be used with the Princess machine priced at $15, but they would most likely take less). I'm really thinking I need a treadle machine and the head on this one is beautiful.
Oh by the way, here are the sad irons I brought home with me.
more sad irons to add to my collection. This is what I was looking for when we started our adventure yesterday when I spotted the sewing machine. I will strip the small painted iron on the right. The iron sizes are from left to right..8, 5, 3.
side view of a sad iron missing it's wooden handle
top view of the iron above.
I have one that my dad gave me years ago with it's wooden handle intact that had been his mother's, my grandmother's so that one is extra special to me. I love sad irons, but so glad I've never had to iron my clothes with one of them.