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it's an amazing way to "display" a sewing machine THAT old- I have been blessed with two that are both a, let's say, TAD more UPDATED- but i have an old Singer crank machine and i like the idea of paying homage to it versus storing it or selling it.good one.

12 LONG Pages Of Vintage Sewing Machine Fixes! Need Help Figuring Out Why Your Thread Is Breaking or Why Your Needle Is Breaking or Pretty Much Any Other Issue...The Answer Is Here! (Warning, A Pop Up Appears On This Page, Just Close It At The Top Of The Page If You Don't Have A Block)

(A bit of sewing history) Commonly used in the Victorian home, this third hand clamps to a table while the beak holds the fabric to be sewn. Depressing the tail releases the beak enabling the fabric to be repositioned or removed. Before the invention of the sewing machine, clothing, sheets, and other household items were sewn by hand, this handy little clamp was often used for hemming.

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60 Ideas To Recycle Your Old Sewing Machines • Page 3 of 3