I actually purchased an old sewing machine at auction last week. It was thrown into a lot with some pieces that I wanted. I decided that, even though the machine was worthless, the drawers had some value. The machine was trash, so I disemboweled it out on my driveway. The drawers came out in two nice stacks, the end pieces are fancy cast iron, and I cut out the SINGER logo from the frame.
I going to bring the pieces into Gypsy Lea's for the October sale that started today. I have real business in St. Cloud, so its not a special trip. Maybe someone will be named Singer, or be a singer or maybe a sewing machine collector. We'll see if anything sells.
UPDATE: The 2 banks of drawers and the Singer piece all sold at Gypsy Lea's within the first day that they were there. Maybe I'll watch for guttable machines at auction.
I’m a guy who has somehow fallen into the shabby world. A shabby chic world of shabotaged furniture and foo foo accessories. My stuff tends to be outside of the cottage without much chic, shabby or otherwise. My things are the hogs in this world of roses. Thus the title: Hogs and Roses. (Please look at my 1st post "Why Hogs and Roses?")
I want to be Henny Youngman, when I grow up. Take my wife -- please!
I enjoyed 7 years of marital bliss (17 years of marriage). I have been divorced forever. Love my role as curmudgeon, comedian, sage and advisor.