Dating old sewing machine
There is a long propounded myth that the Singer Company can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines.
The date is given as a "birthdate", however, is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.
Check it out my reclaimed sewing machine table project. I was amazed that although the base was rusty, the bolts came off so easily. I was set out to use this absolutely gorgeous piece of reclaimed beech barn wood.
If you follow me on social media, you would know I scored this antique treadle sewing machine off of Craigslist. For today’s purposes, I needed to remove the drawers and their brackets, but don’t worry, I’ve repurposed them in our bathroom remodel (go see! There were four brackets, but only 3 drawers, in case you didn’t notice, or I may have just left them on the table. The treadle on this thing humms right along as if there wasn’t a single spot of rust. After a good scrubbing, next came one of my favorite tools, my Dremel. This big old beech beauty came from our barn wood heaven we talked about, and also used in our custom wood projects. Originating from the early 1900’s and is 16.5″ wide AND is actually 1″ thick.
John's, Quebec, Canada With the exception of motor voltage, belt drive, and some minor cosmetic differences, all 221 models remained fundamentally the same from 1933 through the 1960's. You can refer to the ※ The dates provided cannot be guaranteed, of course, but are probably as good as we will ever find.
Some of the fine details are officially inconclusive (serial numbers were either misrecorded, applied to the wrong batch or the records were lost/destroyed with the old factories).
I bought my husband this planer a few years back, but he knew I was secretly hoping to use it too – he knows me all too well.
The idea is you want to open up the grain so the stain can get down into the wood. I’m very pleased with the rustic feel this reclaimed sewing machine table displays. The rust, the character of the wood…all so perfect.I can’t believe we’ve flown through another month already and my favorite time is here – Themed Furniture Makeover Day!! My schedule has been kickin’ my rear lately and I could use a small project.