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Today I’ve been spotting some beautiful vintage sewing machines in our CRAFT flickr pool. This one is a vintage 1966 Morse Super Dial sewing machine posted up by Cidell. Link.

Whiterotary

From abmatic, “My grandmother’s White Rotary from 1913 that she had converted to an electric. Still runs like a champ but boy is this thing noisy. It sounds like a train which is not a good feature for someone who likes to craft into the wee hours. I have put this machine aside in favor of the oh-so-much younger and quieter 1951 Singer 301 but it is still entirely functional and pretty neat looking. I’m pretty sure the thing is indescrtuctable and I would guess that it weighs more than 40lbs. Im in such awe that it still runs so well I plan on throwing this machine a 100 year birthday party when the time comes.Link.

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Also from Abmatic, “This is a fabulous sewing machine and I really enjoy working with it. It only does a straight stitch so I sprung for some attachments (zig-zag, buttonhole and walking foot) on ebay and the machine has proved worthy of any job i throw at it. The machine runs with gears instead of a belt which is supposed to make it slightly more powerful. I have yet to find a project that is beyond the capability of this machine. I also love the simplicity and duribility of these old machines and the thought that I can figure out what is wrong with it on my own with a little work. It folds up and fits in a carying case like the Singer Featherweight but the 301s cost a lot less, usually in the $200 ballpark (and mine was free!).Link.

Keep the great photos coming gang! I love looking at everyone’s sewing machine. Post the up to the CRAFT Flickr Pool – Link.