They just don't make 'em like they used to,...

My hubby came home with this the other day. 


I know!  That's what I said!!

I had to snap some pics before he could even clean it up. I love rust and dust macro shots!

It's 114 years old. Cobwebs and all.

They just don't make 'em like they used to anymore.

It had been 'upgraded' with a little motor and a light for working long hours, well into the night.

Yep. Motor still works.
So's everything else on it.
Needs a bit of WD40 here and there.

I finally let him wipe some of the dust and dirt away so he could check things out.

It's such a novelty because the parts actually, well,...they come apart, so  you can replace them with out having to throw the whole thing away, melt it down or recycle it.

Today's world seems mostly about
quantity vs. quality.

Faster and cheaper vs. tried and true.

Nope, they just don't make them like this anymore.

I think we're going to learn to sew on it.

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Timeless Quality!



  1. What a find! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Oh Wow Shel,
    That is an awesome old sewing machine. I am amazed at what your hubby paid for it and that it still works. Lucky you!

  3. How wonderful! And it so pretty too with all that gold patterning. Such a treasure..have fun with it!

    And I love all your photos. :)

  4. Oh it is a beauty...and an unbelievable bargain! Is it treadle or electric? I do hope you can get it/her going again and do sew on it. Beautiful shots.

  5. My grandmother had one of these!!!I sewed my finger to it!

  6. This is amazing Shel! I can't believe your husband scored this for $7.99!!! They definately don't make quality like this anymore. Even if you don't use it the machine would look beautiful on display. I do not know much about sewing machines but I would be surprised if there are any still made in the USA.

  7. Wow! What a fabulous find! I'm so glad you got some 'before' shots. Now, I can't wait to see the after once you get her all cleaned up and operating again.


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