The early trademark of the New Home Company. For over years they have been producing sewing machines. Take your choice Sir! Initially producing the Gold Medal Sewing Machine. They also made the Bartlett Sewing Machines using various patents from other sewing machine manufacturers. The early Gold Medal sewing machines were stunning little chain stitch models and sold very well. Gold Medal Octagon sewing machines were cheaper than their main competitors but that came at a price, for instance they did not bother plating their bare metal, they just polished it.

~Life With Lou~: Pink Atlas Sewing Machine

I purchased this machine from a thrift store a couple of months ago. And although it came in what was probably the original cabinet, it was also a mess and looked like it had been dropped out of a truck. I took the out of that old wrecked cabinet and set it aside for rewiring. This cabinet originally housed an old Pfaff , but the machine never quite worked right and I got rid of it last year. I then fit tmy Singer W in this cabinet and sewed with it for almost a year. But, I decided to part with the W a few months ago which left this cabinet looking for a new partner.

He also has a nice White rotary treadle head, a Elna Grasshopper that other fwfs informed me about with the case that turns the machine into a flatbed. Now that is one strange looking machine, and it is the color of also works well he said.

Sat, 15 Jun The attachments you found were probably for a White or maybe a New Home, or one of the other Rotary machines. Greist made attachments for them as well. In fact, I’ve got a set in a little black box, waiting for me to bring home a White to attach them to! The way they attach is called “top-clamping. Terri Steve and Terri Carl terric neosoft. Thu, 13 Jun I got really lucky when the man said yes he had 3 or 4 old Singers among others he’d like to get rid of. To make a long story short, I went home with a model 66, BD converted in beautiful shape with the Sphinx design all over it.

I’d never seen one of these and I think its very different and pretty! It works great and didn’t even really need a deep cleaning. It sits in a portable base that when I lifted up gave me a big suprise.

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I was looking at the stuff hanging on the linen rack at Goodwill. Louie was looking at something, and when I looked at him, he smiled and raised his eyebrows at me. I went to see what he had. The color looks pretty pale, but I think that is because of the day light filling the kitchen. It really is a little pinker pink than it looks.

Oct 22,  · My Joan On TV tonight was a report about a U.S. study showing us that men didn’t like dating smarter women. Hope they didn’t spend too much money on that survey. My wife was several dozen points above me on the IQ scale and I loved her dearly for the 46 .

The Levow and Blodgett machine was not very practical. The circular “W movement of the shuttle took a twist out of the thread at every revolution. In place of the needle bar pushing a curved needle horizontally. I would have a straight needle and make it work up and down. Singer completed his invention: This machine had a straight eye-pointed needle and transverse shuttle, an overhanging arm.

Motion was communicated to the needle arm and shuttle by means of gears.

New Home Sewing Machine in Cabinet, circa late s

Ramon Casas Robert returned to his parents’ home in after completing his studies. Whilst at home he was asked to repair an old sewing machine, this gave him the opportunity to study the mechanism in which he became totally absorbed. He remembered he had friends who had a corset factory and paid them a visit. It is common belief that these friends may have also included an Aunt. He was astonished by the number of special industrial machines employed which had a cylindrical arm on which tubular pieces of fabric could be sewn.

His inventor’s mind quickly thought of the housewife and her need to repair trouser legs or sleeves; he realized that the dimensions of such a machine would need to be reduced.

Sure there was rustling, the occasional bird, and a grasshopper that hopped by, but for the most part, everything was still. I don’t do well with stillness. The minute I’m still, everything catches up to me: my actions, my conscience, my ability to reason.

It is one I have long been interested in, the Singer It is also called “the New Family” machine. This particular one was made in So tiny, so beautiful despite the condition. This was a sad case. Here is what it was like when I got it. The machine was very well used and then left where water got to it from what I can tell.

The rust was and is quite bad. Because of that, the machine has large areas where the paint is gone and some parts that are irreparably damaged. The good news is that it’s complete. It even has it’s bobbin. Singer 12’s are not super rare but still not common enough for parts to be easy to find.

Elon Musk

Quite a while ago, actually. The thought of it overwhelmed me, and I just did not put it high on the list of priorities. I’m not sure how many I will get shown, but I will start here. Some of them, I will have to dig out.

At age 17, in , Elon Musk moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University and avoid mandatory service in the South African military. He left in to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In , Musk began dating English actress Talulah Riley, and in , the couple married. In January , Musk announced that.

He has a younger brother, Kimbal born , and a younger sister, Tosca born Though Musk’s father insisted that Elon go to college in Pretoria , Musk became determined to move to the United States. As he states, “I remember thinking and seeing that America is where great things are possible, more than any other country in the world. He left in to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor’s degree in physics.

However, his move was timed perfectly with the Internet boom, and he dropped out of Stanford after just two days to become a part of it, launching his first company, Zip2 Corporation. Zip2 In , Musk and his brother, Kimbal , started Zip2 , a web software company, with money raised from a small group of angel investors.

~Life With Lou~: My GRAYBAR Sewing Machine

Naturally I asked why not, and was told that sewing machine oil was too thick. It would slow the machine down. So what, pray, was a person to use instead? Fortunately, the first Grasshopper I bought came home with the instruction book, albeit the German one, so I immediately looked to see what it had to say about lubricants. So my informant was right.

Aug 05,  · Sure there was rustling, the occasional bird, and a grasshopper that hopped by, but for the most part, everything was still. I don’t do well with stillness. The minute I’m still, everything catches up to me: my actions, my conscience, my ability to reason.

And some Singer machines are more saught-after than others! Here’s an article listing the Top 5 Best Vintage Singer Models , and many people who collect and sew with vintage Singer machines do love and seek out these particular models. See several photos and read even more here. If your sewing machine looks a lot like these machines but has an off brand name, chances are you have a generic or clone machine.

The overall condition of your machine is one of the biggest factors in estimating a value. Be sure to also look closely at the condition of the case or cabinet, including if it is still original to the machine and if it has been refinished or restored. No chips, scratches or dents, no wear or tear, no rust or dust, in top notch running order. Complete with no parts missing. May be missing some accessories or manual.

Usual wear and tear for a well used machine, pin scratches, some dings in finish, some rubbing off of decals, but machine should work. Some accessories missing or in non-working order, manual may be damaged or missing. Extensive damage to the finish like rubbed off decals, scratches from use, dings in the finish, possibly some surface rust.

Vintage Elna Grasshopper Sewing Machine