Oh My Stars!!!! Betty Crocker would be soooo very proud of me if she could see my collection of "Suzie Homemaker Mixers"!!!!!
I must admit, I do have a wee bit of an addiction for vintage mixers, irons, hats, aprons, Lucite grape clusters, sewing machines...well nearly anything 1950's - 60's.....
I have 15 mixers on display and #16 is a 1960's Sunbeam mixer that is my daily user. All but one of the machines still work like champs. Even the 2 that are 1928 machines run but because of their age I don't run them. I love the fact that they are all "Made in the USA" and all metal as opposed to the imported plastic ones that manufactures sell us. Lets face it, back then things were built to last for awhile unlike today's "Planned Obsolesce".
I also have, yes,,, another New-Old sewing machine...this one is unlike my others, as it has an after market hand crank..I am guessing that it was bought for a farm wife who didn't have access to electricity readlly so the hand crank was added. Can you imagian cranking with your right hand and only your left hand available to manuver the fabric? And what if you are 'left' handed???
This machine is made by Western Electric-'Ma Bell'...they made a few washers & sewing machines in the mid 1920's but their primary target was telephones....They are also no longer around. I think they died out in the mid 1980's if memory serves me correct.
Anyways, got to get back to dusting off this machine & trying to find a place to put it! Oh My! I am running out of nooks -n-cranys to put all my collectibles!