Thursday, April 12, 2012


Today it's yes, another sewing machine...

I actually bought two of these.. kind of a matching pair.
Singer Single Stitch 95-10.  One from 1926 and the other I think from 1936.
Has a great story behind them.   I got them from the son of a lady and her sister who bought them used in the 1950's to make wedding dresses...  I think they used them for a year or so and then just put them away.
A shot of the bobbin winder...
Here's the original clutch with the original GE motor.  The other one was upgraded in the 50's with a "newer" motor.

The things I love about these are one the machines, and two the desks they come with.
Accessory drawer on the one.
Check out that yard stick they put on the front... 
Phone "Chelsea"  2 -9  05...
Yes that cord makes me shiver also... I'll be rewiring it very soon.   I love these old machines and I've been waiting for an Industrial single stitch with some history for Early To Rise to get into bigger denim/canvas items....  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Today we're back in the saddle again...

I was at the thrift store this weekend and this pair just came out a bit me.
I love saddle shoes and although it's not the pair I've always wanted (navy blue with white leather in a size 11... hint, hint, hint)  they fit the bill.
Vintage Penny's Towncraft saddle shoes.  I'd guess from the late 70's early 80's.   Still made in the USA!
And saddle shoes have to have that red rubber sole....
I think these are timeless, goes with jeans or dressy pants...  They're super comfortable and stand out a bit from the crowd.... It's Vintage Gear for Guys!