Why am I posting this before I finish the timing series, you ask? Well, this is what distracted me from it, and put me behind. 🙂 I’m also feeling less technical than I need to in order to finish that article today, but wanted to present you something to read. It’s a terribly long post. I apologize for that, but I’m very happy with how it turned out, I think you might be pleased as well.
I traded emails with a lady who had posted in Kijiji that they were having an estate sale that included 4 sewing machines and a bona fide stash of fabric, patterns and other craft items.
As you may have guessed, I was most interested in the sewing machines. I found out that the machines were: 3 Singers, and a new Brother. I’d seen photos of 3 of the machines and knew I was only interested in one but not at the price they’d listed it at, and possibly the “unseen” one.
The interesting one that I’d seen was a Singer 401A. The photos showed it to be in fairly rough shape though, making the $100 asking price a little high. It had the usual grime on it from oiling, but the slide plate had “something” on it that was tan and white. Corrosion? Sewage accident?
Oh I couldn’t have been closer. Continue reading The difference a day makes