Christine Armstrong Channels Movie Star Betty Hutton

Christine Armstrong's photo.
Christine Armstrong's photo.
Christine Armstrong's photo.

So this is what I have been up to the past few days. Much cleaning later, and the machine is operational and fully cleaned and sparkling. Great Grandma’s machine is ready to make quilts again. Also did a little research and found that the machine was manufactured on April 21, 1915 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and is one of 5000 made in total. It sports the wing decals that were only used from 1912 to 1920. The machine is a model 115 with the cabinet table no 2. I was able to find old original replacement parts so that the machine has all the attachments and screwdrivers it would have come with. I think she would be happy to see it cleaned up and being used over 100 years after she got it.

Ohhh, the sewing machine, the sewing machine
A girl’s best friend
If I didn’t having my sewing machine
I’d a-come to no good end
But a bobbin a bobbin and peddle a peddle
And wheel the wheel by day
So by night I feel so weary that I never get out to play.

From the film “The Perils Of Pauline” (1947)
Betty Hutton (with Joe Lilley & His Orch.) – 1947

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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