Last week Robert forwarded me an ad from Craig's List...an old Singer sewing machine in cabinet for sale, $40 or best offer. The picture just showed the cabinet, and the top is in rough shape. I got in touch with the guy, and yes he still had it. Yes, he would accept $25. So, I got Nolene to drive over with me to take a look.
Here's what I got. This doesn't show the top of the cabinet, but the machine is a beauty!
Someone had painted the cabinet, probably back in the 60's. I'd say it's a harvest gold paint color. (eyeroll) I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I've already started stripping the cabinet. We'll see how long that takes and how it comes out.
The sewing machine looks to be in good shape.
I found the serial number on the bottom, not on a tag in the front as I've seen on others. In looking up the number, it was manufactured in 1930!
I've got to do some more research, but I've not seen a machine with the little dial thing on the right front...possibly stitch length? And I don't see anything to backstitch or sew in reverse. If anyone has any thoughts or know the answers, feel free to speak up.