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  1. ydnar6, I have no idea what these panels were used for originally, but they are very beautiful. That blue-green color is probably ordinary oxidation, because brass is a copper alloy: https://www...
  2. Oops, I neglected to supply the link for the snippet: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mss00429
  3. Benthere, Cool in a weird kind of way. };-) Reading the label, your particular item would be no older than 1933. The backstory on this product is very interesting. It has its origins as a linime...
  4. rhondalorraine, BTW, while you can't truly expand the pages of the 1935 yearbook at that e-yearbook dot com site without either an account or a purchase, I can see your grandmother's name on page 33, ...
  5. Gonavy, Cool. :-) rhondalorraine, I realize that this isn't quite as good as the 1937 yearbook, but e-yearbook dot com has the 1935 edition: https://www.e-yearbook.com/sp/eybb?school=102357&year...
  6. This catalog seems more likely, as it's from 1906/1907: https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.ShebChair1906 It has a lot of rockers in it, but I haven't looked at...
  7. BOBR, Beautiful chair. :-) Jlog369, That worked well enough to read the label: PHOENIX CHAIR CO. Sheboygan, Wis No. Unfortunately, they seem to have failed to stamp in the mo...
  8. VioletOrange, You're welcome. :-) Those few books were very interesting. I can't recall all of the details, but one researcher approached a small group of very young (not even teenagers yet) Rom...
  9. Snake transport?: https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Hebius&species=beddomei
  10. BTW, that seated woman showing a lot of decolletage would be 'accurate,' in that Roma culture doesn't regard upper body nudity for a woman as anything offensive or dangerous.
  11. VioletOrange, Fascinating. Especially the description of the medium (starched burlap). I'm inclined to think the subject matter is a product of the artist's imagination, however. A long time ...
  12. jscott0363, A brindle boxer, no less. <3
  13. Gippsgirl, You're welcome. :-) I'm actually not an expert. That would be the people behind all the websites I linked. I'm just an old Internet surfer who's developed a not altogether explicable fas...
  14. Finally, your cabinet needs some tender loving care. Here is some advice: http://ismacs.net/sewing_machine_articles/a_tricky_woodwork_restoration.html
  15. With regard to that candle wax reference: is it literally a candle, or is it some kind of stick or container of wax? Wax is sold in sewing stores to this day. e.g.: https://www.joann.com/realeathe...
  16. Illustratedmumslf, The front of the cabinet looks the same as the back? That IS unusual for there to be no center drawer, or even a mock center drawer. One thing I noticed in the added picture is t...
  17. Retired blogger Sid comes through with some attachment identifications: https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/2011-07-28_104.jpg *snip* From top to bottom and left to...
  18. Ah, the beautiful face plate is 28K - Vine + 2 Corner Dots.
  19. Or the No. 71 Cabinet?: http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/71_cab.html
  20. Illustratedmumslf, Thanks for adding that full length picture of the sewing machine, and cabinet, but it's actually the back side, so I'm still guessing. Are you sure it's not No. 72 Cabinet?: h...
  21. Incidentally, I just ran across what to me is a juicy tidbit: *snip* The Clydebank Factory was a key player in the sewing machine industry on a global scale. At its production peak in 1913 the f...
  22. Illustratedmumslf, You're very welcome. :-) I'm so glad that you were monitoring your post or your email, and saw that somebody finally gave you some information about your vintage family sewing ma...
  23. Hi again, Ickdadt. :-) I don't know if you followed through on your model 66, but something I should have mentioned in my last response is that some people find that back-clamping presser foot trou...
  24. Hi, Illustratedmumslf. :-) I'm so sorry that I missed seeing your post until now. Hopefully, you'll see my tardy response. FYI, I don't use Facebook myself. How wonderful that you have a sewing ...
  25. ho2cultcha, Stop finding stuff that tempts me. };-) There are companion pieces: https://www.replacements.com/china-tiffany-tiffany-toys/c/271289 https://www.therealreal.com/products/home/kids...
  26. Gippsgirl, I revisited that permalink for the number of work days in the period, and found that while it works fine on my hybrid, it didn't on my so-called smartphone. If you try it yourself, and g...
  27. Hi again, Rebeccamercado. :-) I did a bit more research. First of all, I found a couple of references to the location of the serial number, but one of them is a Google Docs link that I don't really...
  28. Hi, Rebeccamercado. :-) I believe that what you have is a relatively rare animal, called the Singer model 101: https://www.sandman-collectibles.com/id-singer-machines.htm https://www.sandman-...
  29. Hi again, Gippsgirl. :-) I got my errands run, then took a nap, and must be feeling foolish, because I decided to do some math. First, a bit of background. I recently stumbled on an Excel tool c...
  30. Hi, Corissamarie333. :-) It's a beautiful lamp, but it can't hold a candle to that beautiful animal perched precariously on both a piece of furniture and a window sill, and peering intently out the...
  31. Hi, Gippsgirl. :-) It is indeed lovely. Your machine is actually a bit younger than 1920. Per the serial number tables at the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society website, serial ...
  32. Ickdadt, Yes, I thought that I'd read forty on that white sticker. Value is a sensitive subject here at CW S&T. We're not supposed to get into it. I'd say that it all depends on what you want to do...
  33. Ickdadt, You're welcome. :-) I have a tendency to go a bit overboard with these things. I'm not actually a vintage sewing machine expert, but they seem to have turned into a bit of a mania with me....
  34. Ickdadt, A small clarification. That 3.2 million figure I cited earlier was just for model 66 machines with G prefix serial numbers.
  35. MarleneCapeTown, You're welcome again. :-) Hey, I can't always remember how to use my own sewing machine. When I want to do something special, such as make a buttonhole, I'm like, "Um, how does tha...
  36. My poor brain apparently was too tired yesterday to come up with this simple technique for enhancing the readability of the serial number: Take a dark colored crayon and rub the tip over the charac...
  37. Ta da! Twins: *snip* Sep 19, 2012 Vintage Sewing Machine Parts - Stitch Pattern Cams When I bought the Empisal sewing machine, she (I've named her Iron Beauty) came with a retro container fill...
  38. Hi again, Ickdadt. :-) I'm about as rested as I'll ever be at my age. It looks like you either haven't looked at your post since my last comment, or haven't had a chance to work on the serial numbe...
  39. Here are some that look more like yours: *snip* Set of 30 vintage dressmaker deluxe zigzag sewing machine Decorative stitch cams / discs. These are numbered one through 30. *snip* https://...
  40. MarleneCapeTown, You're welcome. :-) Sewing machine cams didn't all look the same. It was probably a combination of evolution and brand. Here's a link about Singer cams: https://www.singersewing...
  41. MarleneCapeTown, Interesting. Possibly sewing machine cams?, e.g.: https://www.quiltingboard.com/attachments/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/419735d1371575217-cams-int.jpg https://www...
  42. Hi. Ickdadt. :-) I'm having a great deal of difficulty in reading the serial number on your machine. If you could find some dark (but easily removed) substance to rub into the serial number cart...
  43. Hi, dingbathero. :-) I'm glad you found this resource, too. Now I'm hoping you won't get discouraged and run off again before I tell you a few things about your machine. That seems to have happe...
  44. The Canadian patent listing, complete with a drawing: https://www.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/5486/summary.html?type=number_search&tabs1Index=tabs1_1
  45. Ah, those craft Canucks: (From an Google Book copy of the 1875 Canadian Patent Office Record, Volumes 3-4, translated by Google cut-and-paste and Translate, as is.) *snip* No 5486 Stove Pipe ...
  46. Hi, charmsomeone. Here is one dated '1879': *snip* 1879 Cast Iron Stove Pipe Shelf - Half Round Lettered Handy Stove Shelf - Pat 1879 ( above the letter N) Measures 19 3/4" wide x 10" deep Ha...
  47. HI again, markmil1. :-) I thought I'd try to find another example of a treadle-mounted Singer model 12, and found an '1884' vintage (with serial numbers 5074612 and 944612, I think it's more likely...
  48. I think this one is the closest to the image on the tin: *snip* Zodiac (1896) Zodiac was Mucha's first work under his contract with the printer Champenois and was originally designed as an in...
  49. Hi, markmil1. Your grandmother's sewing machine, huh? Very cool. :-) I believe that what you have is a pre-1900 Singer with two serial numbers. Yes, that did happen. Read British sewing machine exp...
  50. Ted_Straub, Beautiful. :-) Somebody else here at CW posted one of these with information about the artist: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/11676-1923-whitmans-sampler-candy-tin-with-ar ...
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