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Tradewinds March 2015 Web Final

March 2015

libertyhealthshare.org/clcooke Phone # : 252-202-8680 Auction of the STUFF STORE Have Restaurant Equipment, Tools, Toolboxes, Counter-Top, Show Cases, Old Candy Machines,and LOTS more Don’t get caught out in the cold this winter. Call in for a free battery check, no appointment necessary. Our thorough testing includes checking the charging system, voltage output, charging rate of the battery and available cold cranking amps will indicate whether a battery failure is imminent or not. Your car battery is the only power source used for getting your car started and faulty batteries are one of the main reasons for breakdown calls. Industry sources say that one in ten vehicle batteries are poised to fail and a sudden drop in temperature will be sure to kill that weak battery. 24 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Woman sewing with a Singer sewing machine, ca. 1918 Image courtesy of the US Library of Congress VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS The Museum of the Albemarle opens its newest exhibit focusing on the month of March as Women’s History Month. Since 1987, the United States has observed this month to celebrate the contributions that women have made to culture, history, and society. Currently on display are sewing machines and dress forms used in the Albemarle region. On September 10, 1846, the patent for the sewing machine was issued to Elias Howe Jr., and thus began a revolution in the clothing and manufacturing industry. Featured in this exhibit are sewing machines dating from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. Several sewing machines can be viewed including a Model 66K, produced by the Singer Manufacturing Company. It was a heavy-duty domestic sewing machine considered as an engineering masterpiece able to make a near-perfect stitch. One of the most expensive machines on the market, costing a month’s or two months’ wage, the Lotus Flower/Egyptian (Green) decal pattern ran from 1907 to 1920. Also on display is a circa 1876-1887 Wheeler and Wilson model. Nathaniel Wheeler and Allen B. Wilson established the Wheeler and Wilson Company in Watertown, Connecticut, in 1852. The No. 8 machine was designed for family use and light manufacturing. A Kenmore Deluxe Automatic zigzag machine, manufactured by Singer for Sears, Roebuck and Company is also on exhibit. The device, dating from the late 1960s-early 1970s was one of the last mechanical sewing machines that Sears offered. Dress forms were invented to make ready-to-wear clothing sizing simpler, and personal dress forms were adjusted to an individual for quick custom tailoring. The Ellanam (L&M) adjustable dress form chosen for display could be adjusted to custom-fit any woman’s shape and size and was heavily advertised to housewives in the early 1900s. Written by Melissa Turmel, Collections Assistant, and Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle Heart of Art Production is looking for all actors and non-actors for an upcoming summer production. We need praise dancers, male and female ages 5 yr and older. For more information please call 252-455-7305 or 252-312-4582. Experience not required! NGI-TRANSPLANTS produces greenhouse-grown organic vegetable transplants and flowers. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, bell peppers, watermelons, okra and several varieties of flowers. Transplants are also prepared per customer demand of any crop. Plants are 3-5 inches tall in 18- count trays for $10 per tray, or in 24-count trays for $12 per tray. Flowers can also be available in 6” pots for $3 each. Large contract orders are also available. Order online at https://www. NGI-TRANSPLANTS.COM Contacts Phone: 252-331-0358 / 252 334 7000 Fax: 252-331-2117 Email: info@ngi-transplants.com facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds March 2015 25