With SteveH posting about finally being able to cross off the machine at the top of his "most wanted" list, I got to thinking about what I'm still hoping to find.
My collecting has really slowed down, and I am at the point that soon it will have to be "one in/one out" even with both sides of the Shed to use.
But there are some I'd really love to find, and one surprises me that I've just not come across it yet, and that is an early style WW #9. I also want to get a #8 as that is the last machine I need to complete the collection of having machines for each of the aftermarket Shuttles and Needles that Boye sold in their display cases.
And recently I've been seriously considering getting a later Singer 12 hand crank. I want the model with the long bobbin winder finger. I believe this is found on the latest model 12's. Then I'll probably rehome the 1868 early model 12 I have - which will most likely end up with a guy that collects machines of that era. I do need a Singer 12 as it's the only machine that takes one of the Boye needles, but I think I'll be happier with a much later machine that what I currently have.