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Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Myer Victor

I love my beautiful old Myer Victor. I got it a couple of years ago, not long after my 11 year old Husqvarna died and could not be revived. I bought it at a garage sale. I still have the tag attached to the handle on the case: “Good Working Order $20”.
Stupid me at the time went away to think about it. I always do that and when I go back to buy, the thing I want has gone. But not this time. It was still there. I paid the man my $20 and just as we were leaving his wife said, “Oh no you didn’t buy that heavy old thing did you?”. There was an air of guilt in her voice, like she didn’t want to pass the burden of it’s heaviness on to anyone else. She then proceeded to tell me about how her husband had given it to her as a wedding present 38 years ago, and how she could only use it when he was home ‘cos she couldn’t lift it onto the table. But I love it’s heaviness. It feels sturdy and solid – a bit like an old car. I love that I have a space in the corner of the dining room where I can leave it on the desk and not have to lift it up when I want to use it.
I love how the needle is not centred and sews on the left and I love how the needle is threaded from the side rather than from the front. I love this gorgeous green machine!
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22 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

And I love it too - is it wrong to love it for all the things you mentioned but more so for its beautiful colour?!!! I really love that colour. It looks so shiny and new. Just gorgeous. Hope you get many more years and creativity out of it.

Little Ted Canvas said...

It is gorgeous! The colour alone would have had me at first sight. I love the story behind it too, not to mention all your lovely creations...

Tracey said...

she is stunning, I love old machines!

CurlyPops said...

What a beauty! They certainly don't make them like that anymore.

Vic said...

Oh. My. That my dear is a thing of beauty, I adore it, it sounds so quirky & unique & simply perfect! Jealous does not even begin to describe it!

kirsty said...

'tis truly beautiful, no wonder you love it. have a wonderful sunday.

x

melissa said...

Those old girls are THE best and She looks like she has found a loving home! Happy Sewing!

Mogs Designs said...

What a beauty, I have an old singer and it weighs a ton but it just keeps on going.

Erica Louise said...

Beautiful, and so nice to hear a story history behind it. I love the colour

Mira Narnie said...

well done for not thinking twice and grabbing it straight away! She is a gem! Enjoy all her charms xx

laura said...

what a beast! love the colour!

Thea said...

It's brilliant and I bet it will last another 40 years too, unlike the new plastic ones.

Heidi said...

He is just beautiful I found one for $10.00 this summer a kind of green color and it runs like a top!!

karlyn Jackson said...

love it! I bought one in exactly the same colour, It is an older model and cost me $140. It does not sew that well. You have inspired me to get it serviced and into action.

clare said...

It is stunning, I am in Love with it too.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Love your "green machine"! And what a cool history it has.
I have an old 1935 bernina that my husband piced up for $5 at a op shop years ago... it still goes :)
Long live vintage machinery!

Lucy said...

This machine totally baffles me! For the life of me I cannot get it to do straight stitch. Any advice on what the various buttons do? The machine was donated to our Neighbourhood House, but we haven't been able to use it.

Jaime Ward said...

Hi there - this is a bit of a silly question but i just brought this beautiful baby in red, and there is no manual!!! and i cant find one anywhere!! could i trouble you to scan it or make a copy cos they are IMPOSSIBLE to find!!!! lol thanks so much jaimeandbrendan@gmail.com

Jackie Shipard said...

I have just got a Victor Supreme CZ-54. Was wondering if anyone know the history of this machine?

Tom Pearson said...

I have just bought one of the 574's from an op shop and it works beautifully. What I am hoping is, do you you have a manual with your machine and if you do can I get a copy.

JUDY STEWART said...

I have just bought one for my grandaughter its not working at the moment so will need seevice but I also would love a copy of the manual stewartjudy7@mail.com

JUDY STEWART said...

I have just bought one for my grandaughter its not working at the moment so will need seevice but I also would love a copy of the manual stewartjudy7@mail.com

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