Meet Mr. Morse, the newest addition to my sewing studio!
Isn't he the prettiest shade of turquoise?
This was a Christmas gift from my sis-in-law who has EXCELLENT taste! The theme for our gift exchange this season was recycled/reused gifts, and can you believe she found Mr. Morse on sale in the local antique mall? It was meant to be!
I collect Singer vintage and antique machines, and have never heard of Morse before. I did a little research at The Needle Bar and the ISMACS sites, and discovered that this is a Japanese made machine, probably manufactured c.1950. I couldn't find any definitive dating information, but the style and color sure fit with a model from 1950. Word on the street is Morse are well made and long lasting machines that sew very well.
Look at this, Mr. Morse threads on the SIDE instead of the front. How funky is that? Don't ask me how to thread it, I'm waiting for the manual I special ordered to arrive before giving it a try. I also want to make sure I use the correct sized needles as well. Other than a little cleaning and oiling, he's in great shape, and I can't wait to give him a try!
Here's wishing all lots of happy sewing in the New Year!