Reconstructed Singer machine (restaurant interiour)

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Erwin Woenckhaus on September 23, 2007

Very nice idea, Ainars... who did it?


©Würmer on September 23, 2007

Erwin, I suspect you understood "recently built look-alike copies" whereas I expect that what we see here are "refurbished/reused original Singer sewing machines used in restaurant as tables" -- clever interior decoration, but rather uncomfortable for customers (and their legs)... ;-)

Ainars M -2 on September 24, 2007

Thanks Mr. E. and Mr.B. for Your visits and for comments! :)

This photos are from my Saturday trip around my country side. (There will follow more uploads, today or tomorrow..) :)

If about this Singer machines/tables? Are this genuine and refurbished ones or just look alikes? - I believe this particular ones are genuine for two reasons. 1) this restaurant are at country where restaurants designers often have used 'relative cheap, available and otherwise throw out materials' rather order or repeat crude iron legs in expensive designer workshops. 2) second reason. - in that restaurant I seen only two tables like this. Why keep in style only two tables, where are full order for seven tables in total? (this restaurant are not new, I passed by many times in last years, but never stop before for meals). Rest 5 tables are ordinary wood plates with wood legs. :)

Do You now than most of Singer machines in Tzar Russia was manufactured in St. Peterburg?

My mom still has one machine in working condition, as heritage from my grandma. As I said, moms machine are still working and can sew, despite are approx. 100 years old (I meant age of that Singer machine and not my mom!) :D

(My mom are in age ~80! and still feel good and can work in her garden or feed her dog!) :)

Cheers , ainars.

Erwin Woenckhaus on September 24, 2007

Hello Bartowian, I understood what I sawed... as you may know, I do furniture, so just by looking the table I knew it was refurbished. ;)

Ha, ha, ha... thanks a lot for your detailed explanation, "mister A.".


©Würmer on September 24, 2007

Ainars, I was thinking of you when I happened to turn on the TV this weekend and found myself watching a program about Estonia on "Phoenix". Regarding these sewing machines, I actually used my antique one, it was in perfect working condition (for all I knew) and was perfectly looking, needed no restoration, no spots of paint, had 2 golden ironwork phoenixes that "loved" the suns rays falling on it, to contrast the black iron parts...

Daniela Brocca on September 25, 2007

Hi Ainars,very interesting this shot.I remember the old Singer of my grandma (dead in '94 at 88).It was all black with painted flowers.I will ask my father (80 like your mom) if he knows where it is gone. bartowian,interesting secrets do you have.In Italy we said matto come un cavallo,Mad like a horse....

cheers Daniela

Daniela Brocca on September 26, 2007

Want to hide your secrets,eh?bartowian Only between you guys... I was in Camogli on Saturday and Sunday and Monday in Domodossola where my father lives. ciao ciao Danie (this is new).

©Würmer on October 10, 2007

@Ainars do correct the title: "machine" and "Oldtimer" means "veteran" or "old man" and sometimes is used to refer to "vintage cars". but never to furniture. I suggest using the tag "antique" which is an "old, collectible item"

Ainars M -2 on October 11, 2007

Hi, mr.B. thanks for spotting my mistypes! (Corrected! :) And also thank You for correctinge me on wrong usages of oldtimer tag. I feel with my intuition than this tag are not right choice for my single rarity. I used it only because I draw equal sign between meanings "old times" and "oldtimer".

I will mark now this pict with tag antique because, I have noted there yesterday - I have photos of Singer machine from Brugge too. :)

Meanwhile, I got Your email and looking forwards to get free time for me and write some answer! :-}

- a.

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  • Uploaded on September 23, 2007
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    by Ainars M -2
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H7
    • Taken on 2007/09/22 12:40:16
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