I'm in love. I saw this beautiful pink vintage sewing machine on eBay and I couldn't resist. It's steel and chrome and about 40 lbs. The seller says it runs great but I'm going to take it to a shop to be checked before I plug it in. The plug is very vintage and very sketchy-looking to me. It was a bit dirty when it arrived so hopefully the shop can help me get some of the grime off of it.
I can't find much information about these old machines. This model is from the mid-50s I think. The color is a bit more vibrant in person. It was made by the same manufacturer who created a line of cars. It's even stamped "Toyota" on the bottom. I understand men and vintage cars a little bit more now. This beauty was built to last, but is also beautiful to look at. If it were a car it probably would have huge fins.
Like an old car, the parts are easy to come by and everything is
accessible if one wants to tinker around and do repairs. As fun as that
sounds, I'm going to take it to someone who works with vintage machines
all the time.
I always said I would never be one of those people who has extra sewing
machines around the house. I'm also the one who tells my kids to "never
say never." *sigh* Don't tell anybody, but this is sewing machine number 4 for me.