Latest work in progress...

I found this beauty at an antique store in LaCrosse on my crafting weekend with Melissa (one third of the Knitting Sandwich).

i love her

The cords need some attention....

poor cords


Her name is Ruby, and I adore her.  
She doesn't have a foot pedal.  She has a knee lever instead, but I don't know how to use it.

I love the big wheel.

so pretty


I'm particularly in love with the bobbin case shape.  It makes sewing look like a dangerous sport.

bobbin case

This work in progress is a beauty, don't you think?

Ruby

11 comments:

Tania said...

She IS a beauty. And sewing is a dangerous sport. They didn't disguise it back then...

lily boot said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! Her paintwork and gilt are in beautiful condition - and that wheel is amazing. Lucky you having a deadly bobbin case - definitely adds to the allure. Bet you can't wait to get the cord fixed :-)

piecemealquilts said...

Ruby is beautiful!

Claudia said...

I love her! I just bought a featherweight on ebay ... it hadn't even arrived yet. Is this an electric?

Sarah said...

I'm not even crazy for sewing machines and I think she's gorgeous too. And so shiny!

tusen said...

oh, she's such a beauty. I know you shouldn't ask such a question about a lady, but do you know how old she is?
The bobbin case is amazing, too. And I'm curious about the knee lever. I can't imagine how it might work, I definitely need to check it up.

Dragonfire said...

Knee levers work similarly to foot pedals. My mom's cabinet machine has one and that's what I learned on. As you sit at the desk or cabinet you use your knee to press the lever, which is mounted on the side, just like you would press the foot pedal. At least that's how hers worked. I'm hoping yours works the same way. Let me know if this helped out at all :D

By the way, she's in amazing condition!!

~*Jessica*~ said...

Ooooh She's purdy!

You can use this website to find out how old Ruby is by her Serial Number. http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

audreypawdrey said...

She is beautiful! I know you will have fun with that. The bobbin case is so cool!

amandajean said...

wow! i'd be scared of ruby. and not just because of the pointy bobbin case. what a great find, though!!

Why Not Sew? said...

she's a beauty! my old Pfaff has a knee lever also. It takes some getting used to. Love that bobbin case!

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