Have you heard of Morse sewing machines. I have this machine since 1970 and it sewed beautifully until today. Lol...no the fork did not stab it, the fork is on my fireplace front) For some reason when I was cleaning and oiling it, the feeder dogs stopped feeding my material when I tried to sew. I can't figure out why so (sigh) guess I'll have to send it to the repair shop. Sad me.