Let's have some fun: Name my Singer 66-16 Contest & Giveaway!7:30:00 AM
Good morning all, and happy Monday!
If you follow my blog, you've probably seen me blathering on about this "new" machine I acquired off of eBay for $20. I've fixed all of the electrical components up myself, and had fun doing it!
It's a 1941 Singer, model 66-16. This particular machine was made on December 16, 1941, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Singer 66 is a low-shank, oscillating hook machine with a class 66 bobbin. The bobbin case is a drop-in style and sits to the left of the needle and because of this, the needle sits sideways in the shaft - i.e., the eye of the needle faces left to right instead of front to back like most modern machines. So when I thread the needle, I thread it from the left to the right instead of front to back.
|an old Singer 66 Good Housekeeping advertisement|
image courtesy of http://singer66.blogspot.com/
The Singer 66 has come with some gorgeous decals over the years it was produced; and, those machines made in the U.K. had differing decals than those produced here in the U.S.
|U.K. version of a 66: Lotus decals|
|U.S. version Singer 66 "Red Eye"|
image courtesy of brooksboysonline.com
|I love the noseplate on this machine :)|
|the cabinet is in rough shape; I'll be refinishing it in June/July.|
So! Enough on the history lesson.
Let's have a bit of fun!
I need a name for her. She's so beautiful, she can't sit in the corner unnamed! And when the Fat Quarter Shop recently had a sale on their gift cards, I thought I'd pick one up for a future giveaway!
So! That future giveaway is here, now. :)
Wanna help name my machine?? Wanna chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop??
Here are the rules:
- Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter your name choice. You can log-in to the widget with a valid email address, you don't have to enter with a Facebook account.
- The contest will be open for 1 week.
- The winner will be determined by my hubby - he'll pick the best-suited name for my newest baby (it's only fair - I won out with the first two human kid's names, tee hee)
- If there are multiple entries of the same name and that same name is the one he chooses, the winner will be chosen from those entries by random number generator.
Thank you so much reading & playing, good luck and have fun!!
The facts about Singer 66's listed in this page were referenced from SewALot.com.