I had this magnificent old Singer forever. So long that I don’t even remember where it came from. I think I found it in the basement of the house I bought 20 years ago, but i can’t be certain. The house is long sold and forgotten, but I kept the sewing machine – what an amazing piece of design! They literally don’t make them like this any more.
This particular Singer numbered G9848954 – Model 127 “vibrating shuttle”(long bobbin) – was built in USA between 1921 and 1923 according to the records meticulously kept by Singer Manufacturing Co. Probably closer to the end of the range judging by its number. The machine still works, but I have a new contemporary electric Singer for what little sewing I do these days. This one is to admire and paint. A piece of history.
6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) oil on gessobord panel.