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What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - Nov. 2020

Here at the Featherweight Shop we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we get in.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but we are sure there are others that very few have ever seen or heard of.  For the month of November 2020, here are some of our recent finds:

Here is an Indian Singer pocket mirror, likely from the early 1900s.


We are so excited to have this remarkable Italian perpetual calendar in our collection!

Another Italian item - from 1928, is an art embroidery instruction book.  We were fascinated by some of the book's color images from so many years ago.


Above is an employee achievement lapel pin.  Singer gave these out to the employees who worked for them for 5 years.


This was a fun find - a chart with all the individualized measurements that one would need for sewing a garment.  This one belonged to Roberta Billingsley of Boulder, CO.



Here is a tin Singer Red 'S' sign that appears to be made in Portugal, and features the Singer company name in Portuguese.  This sign is rather unique as the flange at the base allows it to stand on its own.


The Singer card sets are always fun!  Here is a complete set in a pretty sky blue type color.  Click Here to see if we have any of these playing card sets available for sale.



This would be the Italian equivalent of the Fashion Aids Leaflet in the USA.  'Moda' means 'Fashion' in Italian.


Above is a charming promotional card from the Southern Division of Singer in New Orleans.  It appears to be from not long after the Chicago Fire of 1871.  The Singer Manufacturing Co. was only 20 years old at the time.  


Here is a fine paperweight souvenir showing the Singer Building in NY.  


There are so many fun vintage Singer items here at the shop, and we are very excited to share our new finds with the Featherweight community.  Stay tuned for next month!