I was over at Fleamasters today, and a man had an old Singer, and was intersted in selling it to me for $150. uh, no. I picked up the cord, no longer attached to the machine. He said, "Oh, that's the old cord. This one is okay, it runs fine." Uh, no. I am sure you all know what black licorice twists look like. Imagine a long long twist, left out in the sun and sand for about 100 years, and then a rat got to gnaw on it for a few months. That is about what this cord looked like. On the best part of it.
There's just this little voice in me that says.....if this is how the cord looks, what the heck happened to the rest of the machine? No....I don't think so, not even for $50, much less $150. He said, the machine is from 1914. Yeah, I have seen older machines in a lot better condition.