What Model Singer Sewing Machine You Own/Owned?
How you obtained the machine? (gift, bought new, etc)
Bought used from an antique/used merchandise store
Approximate age of the machine
Approximate price paid for this machine?
$75-$90 (don't remember exactly--several years ago now)
What type of sewing you did/do with this machine?
Crafts (leather, canvas) and clothing repair.
What is your satisfaction level with this machine?
I still need to get some opinions before I invest too much money and/or effort with this machine. It needs a thorough cleaning, but it does run (although I wouldn't run it long before cleaning and oiling).
It appears to be a well designed, heavy duty home machine for about 90% of a person's needs. I have a Slantomatic 301a I've been using for several years--it's a beautiful machine, but was not built for heavier fabrics and materials
- Generally, the older mechanical machines in a number of product categories were built to endure.
- Metal quality in older machines much superior to plastic found on nearly all new machines.
- I was a computer programmer before becoming disabled, and I won't belittle the functionality of a computerized machine. However, we all know that computer hardware and software has a built in obsolescence.