Posted 2 years ago
I found this lovely lady on Craigslist - they were asking $50, but when I asked if it was still available - she said she'd take $40 for it - they just wanted it out of their house. It came with 4 bobbins, and a couple of extra feet, as well as the original key. She has a few minor water rings on the top, a chip missing out of the front pannel and a small sliver out of one of the handles. A few small pock marks and dings otherwise.
I'd love to know more about it, the only number I can find on it is on the front of the machine near the bobbin winder - it's 81589
The last patent date was 1900 and there was a news article in the drawer that makes me think it was purchased sometime around 1907 near Buffalo NY
I can't wait to get her cleaned up, a new belt and make her hum!