Yesterday I purchased this lovely old girl at the Daylesford Market for all of $60. She was made in Clydebank in Scotland in 1949 and is still in excellent condition. ( The marks to the left of the gold Singer badge are reflections, not damage.) Someone has rewired her so she is safe to use, and sews a remarkably fine seam with incredibly even stitches with just a gentle hum – much more quietly than my classy Bernina. She came with the original green instruction books printed on oil paper, a box full of cumbersome chrome accessories that do clever things like make ruffles, pintucks and hems, as well as a timber extension table. All of this inside a lovely curved timber cover. Why – you might ask? Because it is just like the one on which I learnt to sew when I was about six or seven, and I have always wanted to have one in my collection of sewing machines……..I might even use her to make a quilt, just because it would be fun and back to basics.