Saturday, March 27, 2010
Kate McKenzie :-)
This a very special Singer model 12 which is absolutely covered in Mother of Pearl Inlay and Gold decals.
Everywhere you look there are decals and inlay even around the edge of the bed. If you enlarge the photos you will see that even the plates have designs etched onto them.
I do see where George Ross McKenzie was one of Singers Presidents in 1882. Maybe? The Kate McKenzie name is a name which seems to have been lost in history. If anyone has any theories or documented information of the Kate McKenzie,the owners of this machine as well as many sewing machine enthusiasts would be thrilled to hear.
Even the flywheel and treadle plate are covered in decals.
This Gorgeous Machine is a Singer 12K. In the Centre of the Bed are the words Kate McKenzie 1879. The Mother of Pearl is absolutely Stunning and her decals are rich and glorious. Every part of her is heavily decaled as you can see. Her Walnut Veneer is stunning. She is a truly Stunning machine and like I said a privilege to see in real life.
Cheers Rob and Lynne