Yeah,yeah...I couldn't wait until Thrifty Thursday! So I made my own day!
On a whim I stopped by the Downtown Mission Thrift Store today. I sometimes find things there, but not usually. The only real find I've gotten was a quilt. But today, when I wasn't looking, I found something I've been wanting for a long time!
It's a Singer just like my grandmother had. She gave it to me when I was a teenager, but it was sold it in a garage sale. I've looked for one like it for a long time. Right now, it doesn't work. The treadle still turns...unlike many I've found...but it doesn't have a belt. It's been fitted with a Singer motor and light, but there's not a cord to plug in. Hopefully, I'll find one. Of course, the light cord is corroded and I'm sure the wiring would have to be replaced. I'm really not sure it's worth all the trouble to fix it, 'cause I probably wouldn't use it...I'm sure I wouldn't!
The cabinet is in really good shape and all original except for the knobs. But, I remember that my grandmother's had wooden knobs and some of those had split into, so I'm not surprised!
Oh! I got a really good deal on it, too! It was marked $100, but they took $80 for it. I think that's a good deal...I'm gonna have to research it!
I just wanted to share!
Update: After a bit of researching, I found out that my machine was issued in 1925...wow, at least something is older than me!