Singer Model 95 10
And another post of marginal interest. Read on in amazement.
Here is the latest addition to my cluttered workshop. An eighty-year-old Singer sewing machine. My wife gave this to me with a promise to teach me to sew leather. The machine belonged to her grandmother who immigrated to New York from Puerto Rico. The only other information about her grandmother she was willing to share was that she was prone to hitting my wife on the head with a wooden spoon (must be a Puerto Rican thing) and that she loved to sew.
It’s a wonderful piece of jury rigged equipment. Originally a foot powered machine, at some point it was altered into a powerful electric workhorse by an unknown mechanical genius. The foot treadle is now used to control the speed and a metal lever hanging underneath is manipulated by the sewers knee to raise the sewing foot. Made of cast iron and mounted in a sturdy wooden table-top, the thing weighs a ton. A large electric motor gives this machine the power to pierce leather.
I’ve been searching the internet for some leather bike related DIY project; perhaps a saddle bag of some sort. I’m open to suggestions.
Thanks for reading, Jack