Sunday, August 28, 2011

Isn't she beautiful!!!

E and I have been looking for the longest time for an antique Singer treadle sewing machine. We came across one up here in Canada and couldn't wait to pick it up. It is an F model and was manufactured sometime between 1910-1920. It is in wonderful shape and still works. I love the treadle machine and the beautiful oak desk/cabinetry it is housed in.

I love all of the detail on these machines, the cabinets and the beautiful wrought iron .

History of the Treadle Machine

Although sewing machines were invented in 1790 they were not mass produced until over sixty years later. In the 1850s Singer developed a machine where the needle moved in an up and down motion through the fabric rather than the side to side motion that had been used previously. The other difference was Singer's treadle design, a machine that was powered by a rocking motion of the seamstress's feet rather than hand cranked.
Singer machine used the same stitch that Elias Howe had patented in 1846. Howe sued Singer for patent infringement and won the case in 1854. Singer had to pay Howe patent royalties from each machine sold. Not only did Singer have to pay retroactively, but he had to pay Howe $1.15 per machine sold from that point on.

I hope you all of have a wonderful day, especially, my family, friends and everyone dealing with Hurricane Irene.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We have arrived!!

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that we arrived safety in Canada on Thursday. We had a marathon trip of over 30 hours (this includes a few naps on at the rest stops). E was amazing with the whole drive up. I did some driving, but, not much. Holly did really well too. She is loving the cooler air up here and we take her swimming in the lake across the street from us. She is making a lot of new friends (human and canine). We just got our phone and internet up and I can't wait to see what you all have been up too.

Our household goods will arrive on Friday. We can't wait!! The air mattress is not the best thing to sleep on and we can't wait to eat dinner at our table LOL

I hope you are all doing well and can't wait to catch up.

Hope you are having a great day.

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