"Beaniekins" recently shared her "new" machine with the group. Thank you for sharing with us.
I also wanted one as a treddle sewing machine is what I learned to sew on when taking sewing for a Home Economics class. We also modeled our "outfits" at a spring style show. Even then (late 1950s and early 1960s) it was old, but it's what we had. My mother made many outfits on that machine, including dresses for my sister and I for school dances, proms, and even my wedding dress and the dress for my maid of honor. So when I saw this 1903 Singer at an auction, I had to have it. (My mother had, years ago, gotten rid of her treddle machine.) My son picked up a new belt for it at a store in Chicago that has supplies for antiques. It still works fine. This machine's cabinet is more ornate than my mother's.
Latest model Dec. 1903