This time last month, the only sewing machines I owned were a cheap Brother and a Juki TL2010Q(I gave away my early '90s singer zig-zag machine when I got the Juki). As of today, I have two treadle machines in cabinets (a Singer 66 and a 17), and a 201-2 in a cabinet with a stool that I picked up today for a very good price. Of course, I had already made arrangements to pick up a 15-90 with gorgeous decals intact in a bentwood case later this week, so that will make 4 new to me vintage machines in a month. I may need intervention. Almost (but not quite) wish I had found out more about vintage machines before I bought the Juki (which I have used a lot in the 8 months I have owned it). I bought it because it has metal gears and housing, and is a high speed, straight stitch machine for FMQing. Sound like any other machine I may have picked up? For what I paid for the Juki, I could buy 3 times as many old Singers as I have purchased already.
Two features that I adore on my Juki are the needle threader and automatic thread cutter (particularly when quilting) Are there similar needle threaders that can be added to any of the older Singer machines? My eyes would be be very grateful if that option exists.