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Date: 12/26/13 2:40 PM

While watching the cartoon version of the Grinch last night, my sweetie said, "Hey, that looks like your sewing machine!" It does look remarkably like my Singer 201. Old Singer owners out there, what do you think?

Is this the Grinch and a Singer

grinch and a singer
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-- Edited on 12/26/13 3:18 PM --
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Date: 12/26/13 3:11 PM

I say "yes".

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Date: 12/26/13 3:21 PM

The dog treadling is cute and a good idea, but the artist must not really sew at all , because they left out a very important item, which would be way for the machine to even move and turn, since no belt and the rest of the treadle mechanism is missing in that sketch. But since it's a cartoon, I think the "idea" is all that counts.
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Date: 12/26/13 4:20 PM

I really appreciate that the Grinch is facing the sewing machine from the correct side and is guiding the fabric in a more-or-less appropriate way under the needle. That's not the case in some cartoons or films.

The cartoonists had apparently were familiar the use of sewing machines and had seen someone use a treadle -- though eliminated, ignored, or were ignorant about the belt/treadle mechanism.
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Date: 12/26/13 4:30 PM

I just love how the Grinch cuts out his fabric from the curtain - right over a fold in the fabric, no seam allowance. It is really cute. (I watched this Christmas Eve.)

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Date: 12/26/13 4:41 PM

Quote: Sewandwrite
I really appreciate that the Grinch is facing the sewing machine from the correct side ....


The artist had a 50/50 chance of getting that right.

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Date: 12/26/13 7:54 PM

That's my favourite part too! I hardly ever use my scissors anymore, I use my rotary cutter, but when I do I always think of that scene for some reason (I'm weird)
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Date: 12/26/13 9:19 PM

I think the treadle and belt mechanism might have not shown up as a mechanism if they included it. As it is, I agree that it's a Singer "70's Retro Flower" model.
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Date: 12/27/13 5:38 AM

We watch it every year on Christmsa Eve. I smiled all the way through making the costumes thinking- if only that easy! The creative side of me never noticed the missing parts- cartoons back then left much to the imagination.

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Date: 12/27/13 8:33 AM

I love the Grinch and watch every year. And this scene is priceless! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Health New Year everyone!

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