Friday, June 24, 2011

Lily Inspiration: Found Vintage Viking Sewing Machine

On my way home the other day, I spied an abandoned sewing machine next to a dumpster. Feeling optimistic I ventured closer and found this amazing vintage sewing machine. It needs a good cleaning, some electrical repair and a couple new parts, but I plan on restoring it and seeing what it can do. In two-tone grey with all metal parts and red accents I think it is unique and beautiful. I have never even seen a machine like this before, so I am thrilled to add it to my collection (it's only my second vintage sewing machine find, but in my books more than one equals a collection).

Exposed wires where a plug should be

It might be a Viking, or maybe it isn't?

This grill reminds me of the front of a classic car

All metal gears are forever


glenda said...

Nice score Aiko!

Aiko said...

Thanks Glenda, I can't wait until she's all tuned up