On Monday I bought this lovely old gal, a Singer 128-13, Vibrating Shuttle sewing machine. She came with a buttonhole attachment, box of various other really cool attachments, original manual, bent wood case (with key!) and a lovely little table. I’ve had to do some minor adjustments (mostly to fix tension issues that arose) but I don’t mind, because it helps me learn how to do simple repairs and adjustments which I need to know how to do anyway. I oiled her up nicely and though there is still one problem, with the bobbin winding unevenly, I’m sure I’ll be able to fix it, and in the mean time, she is getting a lot of use! I absolutely love this machine. One thing I haven’t been able to figure out is when she was made, other than a very vague sometime between 1948-1954 time range. Seems to be a common thing with Singers that were made here in Canada, I guess maybe the records weren’t as precise/complete/aren’t as available as those from say, the UK, etc. Not that it matters, I just love learning everything I can about these machines – researching is part of the fun! And my cat seems to like the sound of this sewing machine way more than my modern Janome, I think she thinks it’s a big cat purring. It puts her to sleep – when she isn’t sitting by the table, looking up at me and watching the machine with intense interest.
Speaking of my cat, she’s trying to get my attention, so I might post some more photos a little later on. I hope you enjoy these!