I acquired this machine because I felt sorry for it. It was being put by the curb by the mother of a friend who was downsizing.
I asked where she got it and she told me a neighbor was downsizing and she brought it in from the curb. It had been sitting in her shed for a while.
In my house it is the stand for my printer. At least it's a step up from the shed.
I tried to get a picture of the name of the machine but light was not good and the name was very scratched up. It looks like it could say Wheeler and Wilson.
I don't know what the top looks like as it is covered with contact paper.
This is the prettiest of the drawers. It contained what appears to be a ripped up manual.
The following pictures are what was in the remaing drawers. Love the price of the zipper and needles.
I will be downsizing in the next year and I hope to find it a home so I too don't have to leave it by the curb hoping for the best.
This is my feather weight. It was my moms and before that we believe it was my aunts, the original owner.
When my step dad tripped over it in the basement several years ago it was beginning to get moldy and he felt it would be much happier with me. It currently lives in my kitchen for when I want to sew down stairs.
A couple of years ago I was telling my cousin ( a non sewer) that when she tripped over her moms feather weight, be aware that they have become valuable so not to just toss it and if no one in her family wanted it I'd buy it from her. She looked at me like I had a couple of heads since she believed that her mom had given it to my mom. I like that version the best. When I sew on it it's like having a family event.
Beth, over at Love Laugh Quilt had this idea to have a linky party to share our sewing museum pieces. Stop in and see the amazing pieces of nostalgia.