On Sunday, Chas, Nattie, and I took a day trip to Astoria and Long Beach. It was nice to get out of town and bum around. The weather was clear, crisp, and perfect for a day trip. We window shopped, visited Jake the Alligator Man, and ate old people food (because that’s all they serve on the coast). It was a lot of fun!
Plus, I got to bring home an awesome treat!
In some little antique mall in Long Beach, Chas stumbled upon this really awesome, old sewing machine. It practically looks brand new, and all the parts inside it are pristine. Plus, all the buttons on it just look so cool.
And it’s pink!
It’s a Morse Push Button Zig Zag sewing machine. Model number TZ7. It’s all metal, and weighs about 1,236,785 pounds. I’ve been trying to find out more about this thing, but I’ve had little luck. What I did find out is that Morse sewing machines were made in Japan and distributed by Morse Distributing Corp. of New York. Morse sewing machines were actually made by the man who started the Toyota Car Company, which cleared up why the word “TOYOTA” is stamped into the bottom of my machine.
I’ve stumbled upon a few message board threads about Morse in my research. Everyone who uses a Morse machine loves it. These things are supposedly heavy-duty machines that last forever as long as you take care of them.
I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m excited to get it all set up. I decided it was worth $10 to order a 29-page copy of the original manual so I know how to operate it correctly and know what it’s capable of.
Did I mention it’s pink!? :)
You can see a gallery of other Morse sewing machines here, and if anyone knows any more information about Morse sewing machines, please drop me a line.