I love my Singer 507, it’s a good solid machine and I’ve had a lot of use from it since I acquired it in 2011.
Mr Singer is not however the only sewing machine in my life…
Last year my Great Uncle Henry gave me my late Aunt Mairnie’s machine. This was a very special gift for me because not only had it been Mairnie’s but it had originally belonged to my Great Grandmother Flora.
As you can see it’s not in perfect condition but I think it’s beautiful. It does work, I’ve oiled it and sewn with it however I can’t work out how to get the bobbin/shuttle case open.
I wonder does anyone know anything about these machines? I’d love to know how old it is and more about how it works…
The machine doesn’t have a name on it but Henry thought it was a German model called “Trojan” and I found one on ebay in far better condition which confirmed that. It also suggested it was circa 1920s.
- How to thread Singer 507 (sewkapow.wordpress.com)