Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
Since the pictures of the old Singer sewing machine (see Lilo And Stitches) struck a chord with so many of my readers, I'm posting a few more from the series. I was fascinated to see how many comments and emails I received from people who said that they remembered their own mothers and grandmothers using a faithful old Singer sewing machine.
In this shot above, does anyone know what the green object is? I don't have a clue, and I'm hoping you can help.
And if you look carefully at this image (above), you'll see a makeshift pulley attached to the wheel. Look to the right of the frame and you'll see what I mean. Instead of using a treadle, the man who was using the Singer told me that it had been modified to run off an electric motor.
Finally, I thought I'd leave you with an example (above) of some of the work the man was producing. Pretty intricate, don't you think?