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NOTICE!!! I AM CLOSING THE SHOP FROM SEPT. 20TH UNTIL SEPT.28TH 2021. I WILL REOPEN ON THE 28TH.

 

BREAKING NEWS

Here is a new surprise for everyone, it is up for grabs @ $300.00

2 stage light. The original light can be used as a night light, the upper light for a desk lamp. enjoy. jj and yes it is a real featherweight.

 

 

 

 

 

We now have 2 featherweight classes set up for the fall in 2 different locations, those locations are:

#1 Cinnamon's quilt shop in Jacksonville, Fl. August 21st 2021. Call 904-374-0532 to register.

#2 Miss D's quilts in Palatka, Fl. October 30th. 2021. Call 386-385-5678 to register.

Class outline can be found on this web page under lectures and workshops.e now have 2 featherweight classes set up for the fall in 2 different locations. Here they are:

I am again opening up the featherweight maintenance classes at our shop.  After that i can hold classes for 2 to 4 persons at a time. Call 352-867-8035 for booking appointment.

 

Here is what our shop now looks like with the museum gone and the quilt machine in-service

 

Welcome!

The Old Sewing Machine Man services, repairs, reconditions, sells, and collects old and antique sewing machines. His specialty is the Singer Featherweight machines (model 221). He carries a full line of parts for them as well (see catalog). He also has and can get many, parts for other old, and antique sewing machines.  He does not work on machine computer issues, only mechanical machine issues, and doesn't work on sergers. He specializes in old sewing machines for repair & sale, & old sewing machine parts. He's located in Central Florida between Gainesville and Ocala. See map. He also has a small museum, check it out, He does ship parts if needed.

 


Please call (352) 867-8035 during normal business hours after 9am and before 4:30pm to make an appointment.

NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE!!!

Effectve May 1, 2018 machines not claimed, after the shop has finished with them, for longer that 30 days will begin to acrue a $10.00 a month storage charge attached to the service call bill. Machines left more than 90 days will be disposed of as abandoned property, by any means the propriertor chooses.

jjohnston2654@embarqmail.com

 

June 26, 2020 June,26, 2020 JunJune,26, 2020  You know, you try and treat people good, and offer them something to enjoy like my sewing machine museum, while i am repairing their sewing machine. They go into the museum to look at it and steal a $500.00 toy machine. Now no one will be able to see the museum with out me tagging along. This is a photo of a lillieputian, (not mine, just a photo of one.

 I NO LONGER DO RESTORATIONS ,BUT YOU CAN GO TO MY HELPFUL HINTS PAGE AND READ ABOUT RESTORATIONS TO GET SOME IMPUT.

 

 

 

 

 MY NEWEST ACQUISITION

This came in heavily damaged. The needle post was severly bent and the machine was froze up. It took me 4 days to straighten the needle post and another 2 to get the machine to turn. It still has some issues, but in time I will work those out. I started doing research and again ISMACS came to the rescue. It was in one or our quarterly issues. Turns out it is a glove sewing machine to sew the fingers closed on gloves. It also turns out that there are very few survivors of this machine as it was the first model. So without further ado here it is.

The needle plate is top of a long tube that has a very small circular needle inside.

The machine is a model 46K1. It was the very first Singer glove sewing machine to sew the fingers on gloves.

There are only a handfull known to have survived. It was made in the UK.

  

OUR NEWEST FIND FOR DEB'S QUILT COLLECTION!!!  It is from 1935 with an ice cream border.

This is a 1935 Dresden Plate quilt with a distinctive, yellow pattern , 4 pointed design in the center of each Dresden Plate, which is the same yellow pattern as in the ice cream cone border. This exact pattern and date was shown in one of our antique reference books. Lots of 30's feed sack materials in this one.

 
  I am down to only 5 featherweights left for sale at this time, and no time to go shopping, so if you have one you want to sell contact me!

 

 

 

 

  


 
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