Thursday, July 2, 2020

I Am Now Part of Attilia's Antiques in Santa Cruz, CA

I became part of Attilia's Antiques in Santa Cruz, CA.  Over the weekend I set my space up to sell my upcycled vintage garments, hand dyed scarves and accessories, vintage fabrics, lace, textiles, and much more.

Today I will feature two vintage sewing machines I have for sale in the shop.  If you wanted to purchase to have them shipped I am guessing the cost would be around $65.00 for shipping?

One is a beautiful and rare aqua colored New Home portable machine and the other is a Singer 99 model portable.  Both are called portable because they came with a carry case but they are super heavy!

The New Home is probably a late 1950's I really don't know.  It comes with the carry case and seems to be in good shape except the electric cord is frayed.   

In 1860, William Barker and Andrew J. Clark began producing the "New England Single Thread Hand Sewing Machine" in Orange, Massachusetts. Over the next 20 years, the New England machine and the "Home Shuttle" were their two most significant products. In 1882, the company reformed under the name New Home (a combination of the labels New England and Home Shuttle), and it continued to operate under that name for the better part of a century. In 1960, ninety-three years after Barker and Clark first collaborated, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, Japan.
For a more in-depth article on the early history of the company, visit The International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society and access the piece called “The Men Behind New Home”.

I am selling it cheaply because it will need some maintenance to get to working order (although I think it will run fine once the cord is fixed).  It would also make a lovely prop for a sewing or clothing business.  $35.00

The other machine is a Singer 99 model circa 1956.  It is in working order but could probably use a little maintenance.  It comes with the original box of accessories and a manual, although the manual is not the same model number.  I think it is a similar machine so the manual works for this one?  No carry case.  It sits on a homemade wooden base which works but you'd probably want to install it in a cabinet or buy a case for it.  They seem to come up on eBay.

I am asking $85.00 for this one but would consider offers.

If you live or visit the Santa Cruz area please stop by the shop.  There are lots of other vendors with treasures!  2630 Soquel Dr.  or visit FaceBook page