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ChattyKathy

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I just returned from a trip to SE Asia. We went to Vietnam and visited the location where the the Viet Cong had there extensive system of tunnels. This was in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City.

A section of the tunnels are now sort of a living museum. It was very interesting but in reality very horrific to see where so much brutal fighting took place. I was amazed to find in one tunnel a work room where Viet Cong uniforms and vests were made with a Singer 15 that had both electric and treadle capabilities.

I was pretty appaled with what I saw and very depressed. War is not pretty!!! I was happy later to go to uplifting happier places.

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Sorry I meant to start a new topic with the above post. But had a confusing time finding “category subject” and “new topic”... still feel like a novice.
Maybe Steve or someone can fix it for me please? Thanks!

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I did notice that whoever set up the SM demo used a fabric that had serger stitching and not straight stitching. Thus, I am presuming person who set up the Singer demo new nothing about sewing machines.
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Who ever set it up has a cordless electric foot pedal... Motorized treadle...

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The treadle says Singer, but the concave legs don't look like Singer's straight leg.  Maybe they found a Singer pedal and put on it to make it fancy.  The head is an HA clone.
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The treadle says Singer, but the concave legs don't look like Singer's straight leg.  Maybe they found a Singer pedal and put on it to make it fancy.  The head is an HA clone.

I also thought the machine didn't look like a Singer.

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Kathy, what a grim part of your vacation. I'm glad you were able to experience the lighter side of Vietnam, too.
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Note, I used vintage sewing machine in heading...I did not feel comfortable stating specific SM. Also, sewed fabric and “mixed” SM made me feel like person setting up the exhibit did not understand SMS. But still it was interesting and amazing/unexpected to see.

I guess I am learning a lot on VSS. I am always fascinated by the history of SMs!!!

Lori, my thoughts exactly.

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