I met my wife downtown for lunch today (we had separate, appointments and projects to do), and next to where we met is a "thrift store" (a bit upscale, they have antiques too) and I said, "Well, we're right here, shall we take a quick look?"
OOOPS! About 15 feet inside, sat a Consew Model 18 sewing machine. Just the machine itself, but I do have a commercial sewing machine table & motor missing a head (a deal I got from someone who bought a storage locker--neither of us could figure out why no machine, but the table looked better than mine). A little rust on it, but in good shape. They wanted $100, I offered $80.
Good thing the car was just across the street, these puppies are heavy!
My "old" machine is a Singer, designed to sew large stuff together--it runs way too fast to do delicate work easily enough--and that's after changing pulleys to slow it down as much as possible, so this (after a lot of cleaning up) should be a big improvement.
I hope this isn't another hoarding sign. . . .
Wow! I am jealous. You are now able to make tops, side curtains and upholstery.
Um, that is if I'm talented enough!!! There's no way I'm going to be a third as good as Elizabeth! OTOH, if I sew it myself, maybe I can afford the interior in my '26 tudor and for my '16 Dodge Bros touring.
BTW, as I told Erik B., horns are optional on the Dodge--'cause the radiator says right on the front; "DODGE, BRO!"