Esmeralda Comes Home
June 27, 2012 by Rosewillow
This is Esmeralda. She is a beautiful green Singer 327K, serial number ET670062, with a registration date of July 31, 1962. She has just come home from the sewing machine hospital, where she was put right again after an extreme case of smokin’ hot foot pedal!
The official Singer serial number list shows this number as belonging to a 328K, but Esme is clearly marked “327K”. The K just means that she was manufactured at Singer’s Kilbowie factory in Clydebank, Scotland.
I do simple repairs and maintenance on my hand-crank and treadle machines, but electrical problems are beyond my skills. My sewing machine guy is brilliant — he rewired the original foot pedal and saved the vintage casing and electrical cord to keep Esme’s green and brown colour scheme intact.
The sewing machine man was even able to get a new green bobbin winder tyre!
Esme uses Class 66 bobbins, which are inexpensive and easy to find.
and she has a lovely storage case that clips on…
She has a new needle plate, too…
and now she’s just as pretty as the day she came out of the factory, and she sews just as well, too!