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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 6-27-11 ~ The Beauty of a Singer

The Beauty of a Singer
As I was throwing my bags of garbage into the bin at the dumpsters today, I spied this very old Singer sewing machine sitting off to the side. It was not in working order, and I doubt it could ever be fixed to run again. Considering I already have 4 machines, I decided to photograph it instead of taking it home to collect dust. The beauty of the scroll work was what caught my eye.


"May your bobbin always be full!”
 ~Author Unknown

This post is linked with Macro Monday and The Creative Exchange.

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful! This work of art sure beats the heck out of plastic!

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  2. Oh how terribly sad that this was thrown into a dumpster, it is beautiful scroll work and looking at it just speaks of a history here, someone or maybe many peoples stories. Great capture.

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  3. oh, i bet one of your readers is going to be pleading with you to go get it for them!!!

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  4. Fabulous photo. I remember my Grandma's and my Mum's old Singer sewing machines. They really were works of art.

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  5. Very pretty. I love and appreciate old things like this. Your picture captured it perfectly. The colors are just right.

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  6. Lovely machine. Makes me itch to fix it up too! I learned originally on side treadle singer. Now I realize that I was learning on a piece of history that my grandpa onwed, but back then all I wanted was a modern machine.

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  7. That is wonderful workmanship! I'm impressed you managed to stop with just taking pictures! :-)

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  8. That is so cool! I would have taken it home even though you have some already. :)

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  9. I have always wanted one of these.

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  10. Fabulous tones in this image. What a wonderful old relic.

    Happy Macro Monday!

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  11. A beautiful piece, and a great picture :)

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  12. It is beautiful, who has not used one in our early days. I made my first dresses on such one.

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  13. Old machinery has really interesting details, nice find!

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  14. Now I feel even more guilty about throwing mine out last year, table and all.
    It was still in good working order, but I never used it.
    Didn't even take a close-up of it.
    I am doing the non-floral round today :-)

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  15. Oh my, If this were mine, I would not have thrown it out working or not. I just love old "stuff", and can only imagine the lady that used to use it, and just what she might have made for her family.
    B.

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  16. It's a lovely antique. I have a similar one.

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  17. I'm sure that some antique dealer would have loved it. You've captured such a beautiful feature!

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  18. Great perspective on this old machine...love how the black and white ages the image with the machine and how elegant it makes the machine look!

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  19. Beautiful, detailed shot! I could not have left it there, but I could benefit from just taking a photo and not dragging so much stuff home . . .

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  20. I agree, it is very beautiful. In those days they did know how to make machinery look good.

    thanks for the nice comment on the Krollilja. I am quite pleased with it myself. So, your comment was welcome. If you want to see the original you have to go to Bildverkstan. :)

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  21. I think you were very wise to take a photo and NOT the machine. :)

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  22. Wow, what fantastic artwork. That is just a true collectible. They don't make them like they used to :)

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  23. so...everyone else is posting flower close-ups. Of course, I just HAD to check yours out.
    This is so cool. My grandmother had one similar...it was indeed a work of art. Thanks for a nice trip down memory lane.
    David/Tropical Texana/ Houston :-)

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  24. It's a wonderful photograph depicting the great workmanship of days gone by!

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  25. You have some willpower! I would have been on that in a hot second! Great, detailed photo, Genie. They certainly do not make them like that anymore. :)

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  26. Oh, now that could collect dust in my house! Love the photo!

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  27. Oh my goodness, what a find Genie! I have one of these that I was able to get working, although it usually spends most of its time just being beautiful!! :-)

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  28. I, too, learned to sew on a singer treadle...though this looks like it has a motor...I could not have left it there, either.

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  29. They definitely don't make then that beautiful anymore. You are stronger than I, I would have to drag it home...

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  30. Stunning Macro. I love the detail.

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  31. I really can't believe someone would just throw that out.. Your photo of it look wonderful..

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  32. Isn't it beautiful. I remember the one my g'ma had when I was little.
    Great capture... maybe you should have taken it home, may be worth something one day. =)

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