I ended up with an older sewing machine, that I picked up at a garage sale, because I though the cabinet was cute – sort of retro forties/fifties and quite cleverly designed…. Well, the cabinet has basically disintegrated, and the wood smells mildewy, so I figure it’s a loss. However, the machine is stamped “made in occupied Japan”. It currently doesn’t run (needs cleaning and new belts) I know how to clean a machine and replace the belts – but is it even worth my effort to restore it?
I’m quite happy with my modern Viking for all of my regular sewing – would probably sell this one, or just keep it for leather/heavy fabric work if I did bother to keep it. Otherwise, to the trash heap it goes!
What would you do?