The article mentions a framed photo we have of Jake, when he was two years old, trying to take his Mom's old sewing machine apart! This is the only photo we have of the machine and it's backwards. We asked Jake's Mom, but she had no recollection of the machine or the brand at all. We would love to add this machine to our collection :-). We did see one on eBay several years ago, but it went way above our price range to purchase it. Who knows, maybe we'll run across it at a yard sale someday :-).
|Jake at 2 years old already tinkering with old machines|
That article in the paper resulted in a number of calls about sewing machines that we may wish to purchase. Most of them were great machines, but did not fit into our collection. There were so many millions of machines made that there is just no way you can get them all. However, one phone call, from a gentleman in our own community resulted in this very fun addition as we focus on machines with Canadian connections. This little beauty is a Singer 99 with the 1939 Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto badge on it. We are in the process of servicing it and getting it running smoothly. I hope to sew something on it with a Canadian connection.
|Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, ON 1939|