Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CHARLIE BROWN POCKET DOLL 1966

Charlie Brown is an unsung American Anti-Hero.

I especially like the 1950's Peanuts more than the modern 70's and up..
This little guy I just couldn't pass up. He's from a series called Pocket Dolls from the mid 1960's. I think they had 4-5 all together.

His shirt is red and not the familiar yellow we're used to.

He reminds me a little bit of Lee's, Buddy Lee. Which I'd love to have one of those too.

If you're a Peanuts fan, this is a cool item to have. You just can't help but smile.

I admit dolls are not a normal guy thing, but his guy likes this little guy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

SINGER 500 A SLANT-O-MATIC ROCKETEER SEWING MACHINE

So if you remember the shirt I made with my old White Sewing machine, I decided I needed something newer.... and here it is... A Singer 500A Slant-O-Matic, nicknamed the "Rocketeer!"
I actually was going to go with a 401A Singer, as I thought I'd never find a 500A. Then a few days ago... I found it.

She's a beauty isn't she? All metal, gear driven, built in cams... it's awesome!

This one is a one owner... from the lady who bought it new when she was in High School in what looks like 1963, though she told me '57, but the serial number says '63.

The top opens up and you can put cams in it, plus look at all those stitches you can do with just the machine!

It's so 50's...

Takes a 66 bobbin which lays flat. I've never had one like this before.

That's why they call it a Slant-O-Matic.. see how the needle is slanted.

Plus, it's my first machine with reverse! Now the best part is I got it all for free! I stopped at a thrift store and asked if they had any sewing machines... the lady there said no, but she was throwing her old one away that night and if I showed up at her curb, I could have it... I didn't know what she had till I got home and opened up the case.. I couldn't believe it... It just needs a new bobbin tire and wire spring to make it 100% and I'll getting those this week...

It was a good week last week I've got to say...


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