On the same antiquing trip where we found the pinking machine, we picked up another sewing machine.
Sitting under a table we spotted this bentwood case.
Turns out it is a Singer 128, sadly not hand crank. I don’t usually buy vintage electric machines, but this one was in pretty good shape. And the deal was sealed when we tipped the lid up and Guy spotted an oil can in the holder. (If you’ve been tolerating me long enough you know he likes to collect the oil cans.)
It’s in the upper right corner of this photo. The knee lever to run the machine was also in the case (no foot pedal). The price was right so it has a new home.
At some point Guy will replace the wiring. It turns out the serial number was pulled in December 1924, so while not technically an antique, it is not too far from it.