I started thinking about who buys these old Singers from me, and why.
I'll start with the obvious: the Featherweights. I've lost track of how many of these I've sold, but it's not hard to see why. They are both useful AND collectible.
He was a repeat customer, having previously bought this 201 from me. He loved it so much he wanted another one like it.
These machines have different configurations (vertical/oscillating hook versus horizontal/rotary hook) but they are both fine machines, well suited to garment construction.
|Singer Stylist (not the actual one I sold)|
|Singer Automatic Zigzagger|
|Singer Automatic Buttonholer|
This is all in fun, and as long as I break even it's a sustainable hobby that also helps provide new homes to these great machines that have many more years of good service to give.