In the trunk of my car. Wonder how it got there?!
Just when I decided to part with my 1951 rotary sewing machine and replace it with a treadle machine, a treadle machine was listed on Craigslist. Sadly it was for sale in a town in Vt, an hour and a half away, that I had been in yesterday! Alas it was still meant to be.
I saw two pictures and only asked if the needle moves up and down. It does. So away I went.
Although a little dusty, it sews beautifully. All the parts move smoothly and I only have to replace the belt, which is under $10. It was made in 1910 and is known as the “Red Eye” because of its ornate decals.
It included lots of useful accessories; my favorite is this cute little oil can.
The best think is it only cost $50. Bring on the power outage!