Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Parker Brothers Salem, Massachusetts

Growing up I loved games and saved my weekly allowance to collect them all.  From Milton Bradley to Parker Brothers, if it was a game, it seemed like it was in our house.

The Parker Brothers company began in Salem, Massachusetts, just north of Boston.  The company was founded by George S. Parker in 1883.  In 1888, George's brother joined the company giving it it's new name, Parker Brothers.

Parker Brothers went on to create the most famous of all board games, Monopoly.  The company had a long, successful run creating beloved board games and puzzles.


The company is currently a subsidiary of the toy company, Hasbro, another New England company.







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Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Brothers
http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/parker-brothers-salem-mass/http://pgpedia.com/p/parker-brothers



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Pre WWII 1941 Model 221



Offered for sale is a wonderful 1941 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.  This model 221 dates to 1941, serial number: AG005881.  This is a rare blackside model, manufactured in July of '41.

The machine is in very good condition, with original case, several attachments and includes a 1955 manual.  The bakelite footpedal is icing on the cake!

I've attached a clip of me sewing with it, after a wee bit of oil, off she went, sewing perfect stitches without any adjustment from me.

These machines are national treasures, and I'm so pleased to have several to offer serious collectors and sewists.

Please visit my shop at duckwells.etsy.com or my website www.duckwells.com to see more of my vintage sewing items.




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