Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Lightening struck the same place twice
Yesterday, I went into the Goodwill again. I was looking for a sewing machine cabinet for the Singer 201 that I picked up there for $9.75. Behind a couch, table, lamp, and chair...there was a cabinet! Upon inspection, I noticed it had a Singer head in it. Another BLACK Singer. The difference was that this one had all the presser feet, power cord, bobbins, button holer, etc. As best I can figure, it's from 1948, and it's a Singer 15-91. It also had a whole slew of wound bobbins! I kept thinking..."But I really don't want to spend $45 dollars on this. Hunnybunny will kill me!" But all the gadgets were compatible to the 201, and they were $10 bucks a piece on Ebay.
Then the manager walked out. She had seen me perusing this machine and said, "We've had this for 3 weeks and here it sits. I'm gonna mark it down."
"Down to what?" I asked, thinking it would be around 5 bucks or so.
"Consider it sold!"
Singer doesn't have any records for the serial number except that it was made in Canada around 1948. She cleaned up like a new penny with some shaving cream. I know, that sounds crazy, but it works on those old machines.