Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 30 October 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I love the beautiful gold trim. The cord on the right attaches to a foot treadle that "posers" the machine.

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Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

excellent .....I remember many many yers ago when I was ayoung

30 Oct 2013 5:15pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

Love the attention to aesthetics in the old machine..!

30 Oct 2013 7:18pm

@Steyn: Yes, and come back Friday for a contrast.

Wim van der Meij from Zutphen, Netherlands

They really were wonderful machines with great decorations. And they worked fine as well!

30 Oct 2013 7:39pm

Mahnoor Saghir from Alexandria, United States

bought back memories of old times.. when my mother used the Singer sewing machine and now... she uses the electronic one :))
amazing shot filled with memories bringing smiles on our faces ! :'))
i wonder where you bumped into this one ?? they are not used by people anymore not that much atleast

30 Oct 2013 8:41pm

@Mahnoor Saghir: This was on the farm museum located on Washington Island, in Door County, Wisconsin. Here is a link to their site:

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the machine . I saw one at home when I was a child !

30 Oct 2013 8:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love how so much detail was put into these old machines. The decoration is just beautiful. I have a singer and it works but it sure is nothing to look at! Beautiful image!

30 Oct 2013 9:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a classic!!

31 Oct 2013 12:04am

John Maslowski from United States

Excellent shot Harry, brings back memories of my grandmother who owned and worked with these sewing machines.

31 Oct 2013 12:22am

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent image of an iconic "machine"! my mother had one like it ... ;-)

31 Oct 2013 5:54pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

est-ce un hasard que je tombe sur cette machine à coudre,j'adore tellement la vieille singer que je regrette d'avoir vendu celle de ma belle-mère,car la mienne que j'ai acheté récemment est partie en réparation...

31 Oct 2013 6:14pm

@L'angevine: Since this one was in a farm museum, the coincidence can be of no benefit ti you.