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My Singer model 27 circa 1901 with Pheasants

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Posted 6 years ago


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This almost pristine decorated machine seems to have been hand painted; was this the custom for this model and year?


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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    You have a " VERY NICE " Singer there . I love it . I do not believe the decoration is hand painted on this one . I am sure they are decals . I have one of these but no where near as nice as this . I have never seen a Pheasant machine this nice before . WOW !!!!
  2. royllsister, 6 years ago
    Thank you so much Nancy. I love it too! I will say that what prompted my question is that I can "feel" the painted surface. When I say "feel" it isn't quite as slick feeling as a decal so I am presuming it to be a painted design.
    I am posting a picture of the side of the cabinet to show more detail. This beauty is deserving of a cabinet like this which is equally as lovely as the machine itself.
    Thanks again,
  3. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Judy : I checked with the people on the Vintage Singer web site . The decorations on your machine are decals , not hand painted . Unless someone took it upon themselves to paint over the origional decals . That is also one beautiful cabinet !
  4. royllsister, 6 years ago
    Thank you VERY MUCH Nancy, I appreciate your help. Would it be typical that I could "feel" the design of the decal as if it were painted on? That is where my confusion began....nevertheless it is so beautiful and I love it. I am feeling my 99K and it also has a "feel" to it. Perhaps that is where I went awry with my thinking it was painted on the Pheasant.
    Anyway, I am leaving the Pheasant upright so that I can enjoy looking at it as well as the cabinet. I think I happened upon a real "find" here; anyway, thats my story and I'm sticking to it !! LOL
  5. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Judy : Yes you can feel the design of the decals with your hands because of its age . You will need to be very careful when you dust or clean it so as not to rub any of the color off . Also be very careful about putting any cleaning product on it . I would just wipe it down with a dry cloth . You could also wax it with a good auto wax to help protect it . Just use one without any thing abrasive in it . And yes you do have a real " find " . Take good care of it and it will be around for a very long time to come .

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