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What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - Sept. 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 new series of blog posts will be bringing our collection out for all to see what new items we get in every month.  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 September, 2020, here are our most recent finds:

 A Singer Yardstick:

"The teacher in your Singer Sewing Center will help you with your sewing - free!"

Some items like this yardstick were likely not made BY Singer, but rather made FOR Singer.  We do have one of these unique items that we have just added to the "Collector's Corner" of the shop - Click Here.

A 1 quart Singer Oil Jug:


Likely given out to Singer shops to fill smaller oil bottles, not many of these jugs remain, as they were probably thrown away once empty.  Click Here to see if we have any of these original 1 quart jugs in stock.

 

 Singer Centennial Pen:

 
This ink pen celebrates Singer's 100th anniversary in 1951.  Inside is a floating Singer sewing machine figurine.
 
An invitation to the Singer Centenary dinner:


Held at the Corner House on Coventry St. in London, the Singer Centenary dinner must have been quite the celebration.

Postcard of the Singer Factory in St Jean:

Here is an uncommon post card showing the Singer factory in Canada where some Featherweights would later be assembled in the 1960s.

Height Comparison Postcard of the Singer Building:

A fun postcard from Singer showing the massive size and height of the Singer building in New York.

A Singer Service and Sewing Lesson Coupon Booklet:

These coupon booklets were often given out with Singer's machines in the 1930s and 1940s.  This one came with a 1939 Featherweight and it appears that very few coupons were redeemed.  This coupon in the front offered a course in Clothing or Home Decorations.  

Singer Hand Needles Booklet

 

 This uncommon booklet contains several hand needles made in England.

Singer Centennial Playing Cards:

One swell souvenir from Singer was playing cards. These are unique in the fact that they feature Singer's Centennial design on the outside of the box.

Singer Coin Bank:

These coin banks were given out so the customer could save for a payment or deposit on a machine.  What magnificent marketing Singer did!  They came in various earth tone colors, and this one even has the original key!

Singer Sewing Library Display:

Here is an original display rack that would have been used to hold Singer's little instructional booklets that were just 25¢ in the 1950s.  There were a couple different styles of these display racks, and this one would have been mounted on a metal stand instead of hanging from a wall.

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 each month.  Stay tuned for next month!