When you see an OLD machine in decent shape and the price is VERY low, you have to move quickly.
In this case the seller had two replies in the first 30 minutes, me and a person who wanted to make "art" with it... The seller said that because i included the link to my collection online, she decided to sell it to me even though I was not first in line.
So, on Friday with Cathy's (Mizkaki) assistance we drove to the south bay and picked up this amazing machine.
This is my new $75 Singer Hemstitcher from the first year of it's production (1911 as best as I can tell)
Everything works but stiffly. I have cleaned the top half (3 hour obsession Friday night) and hopefully will get the underside cleaned up within the next day or so.
Even more so, I am hoping Cathy still wants it. It's cool, but outside of my collections "focus"
The Head as arrived: