Meet Rosie – An Antique Singer Sewing Machine in a cabinet that was given to me. #AntiqueSingerSewingMachine #AntiqueSewingMachine
This Antique Singer Sewing Machine includes the sewing machine cabinet table and stool.
So I named this antique sewing machine because all of my other sewing machines are named. So I named it after a name from that era in the 1940s.
We believe this Antique Singer Sewing Machine is from 1946.
Speaking of naming your sewing machine, did you know that June 29th is Name Your Sewing Machine Day.
Rosie had all kinds of things inside it (drawer and the stool) which included: Old spools of thread, two pairs of pinking shears, a grommet tool, old hand fans, the original manual book, presser feet, bobbins, needles, a pattern and so much more. (Continue reading to learn why the name Rosie)
Since my two other Sewing Machines are guy names, The Masked Bandit & Brother Stitch, I needed a female name. Rosie was selected since she was an influencer of the 1940s and this sewing machine dates to the late 1940s.
I choose Rosie because of Rosie the Riveter, who was a media icon that was associated with female defense workers during World War II. Since the 1940s, Rosie the Riveter has stood as a symbol for women in the workforce and for women’s independence.
Who is Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon that represents the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom were previously homemakers. The character first appeared in a song called “Rosie the Riveter” written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb in 1942, which was then popularized in a poster by artist J. Howard Miller.
The poster features a woman wearing a red and white polka-dot bandana and blue coveralls, with the famous slogan “We Can Do It!” displayed above her. The image was used as a recruitment tool for women to join the war effort by taking on traditionally male-dominated jobs in factories and shipyards, and has since become an iconic symbol of female empowerment and patriotism.
The real-life “Rosies” worked in a wide range of industries, including aircraft factories, shipyards, and munitions plants, producing the essential supplies needed to support the war effort. Many of these women faced significant challenges and discrimination in the workplace, but their contributions helped to pave the way for greater gender equality and opportunities for women in the workforce.
This Antique Singer Sewing Machine was given to me by my mother-in-love and stepfather-in-love. They got it cheap they said at an estate sale for $10.
This Antique Singer Sewing Machine, Rosie is a Singer Electric Sewing Machine Model 15-90.
Some of the other stuff found
I found this in the drawer of the cabinet and inside the seat secret compartment.
Plus there was so much more! Even some pocket change!
I was told it works, well at least runs. I have not tested to see if it sews just yet. I might try it one day. But it is a cool piece.
I kept looking at these at local thrift shops to me, however most them are asking very high prices for them. They got one very cheap! Most weren’t as old as this one.
My stepfather-in-love also told me he oiled it too!
Rosie sews! She needs work the stitches aren’t tight and all. Might need some adjustments. Here is is 2023, she’s a 1946, 77 years old!
Do you have an antique sewing machine?
If you do tell us about it and where you got it in the comments below. Does it still sew and are you currently using it to sew?
This is a list of the upcoming events that Steve Sews will be at. If you know of one in the East Tennessee area, let me know.
November 4, 2023 – 9 am to 4 pm – Fall Expo at Rutledge Elementary School – Rutledge, TN.
Meet the staff and/or equipment for Steve Sews.
- Brother Stitch (Current Sewing Machine)
- Forge (Circuit)
- Lovees (Stuffed Animals)
- Mendi (My Wife’s Sewing Machine)
- Rosie (Antique Sewing Machine)
- Steve (Steve himself)
- The Masked Bandit (Steve’s older Sewing Machine)
- Van the T-Rex (Helper)
- Zee (Face Mask Model)
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