|Couldn't wait to get the lid off!|
andi knows a bit about sewing machines... after leaving school my 1st job was as a sewing machine mechanic. After woking on modern machines I discovered the limits on longevity due to ever larger amounts of plastic being employed. This gives the machine a shorter life span and for the price we accept it... Like most things these days... not built to last and often not repairable as the manufacturer doesn't carry all the parts after 5-10 years. Hmmm.. I'm sounding like an old fuddy duddy (boy! that sent the spell checker into a spin) It's a bit true though. I feel things like vacuum cleaners, cars and sewing machines should last longer, unlike toasters and kettles.
|Wow! It looks brand new...|
Back to the surprise purchase (unseen). The sewing machine was a famous turn of the century (1902-1903) Singer Model 15 . Wow!! Morgie was in Sewing Nirvana!
|The Replica Model 15 (left) and an original Model 28|
|Replica with plastic knobs and latch (left)|
|Back cover detail|