The ad showed a number of machines waiting patiently to be purchased by some as-yet unknown sewing machine aficionado. I'd priced each machine separately but then put a better price if someone wanted to take them all. Well, the nice person that showed up from Olympia didn't want many of the ones I'd pulled out but I did tell this person that I had more I wanted to get rid of. We rummaged through my stash and came up with ten nice machines.
The buyer was mainly focused on Singers, so six of the ten were that brand. Here are photos of them all:
Singer 403 portable
Singer 403 in a cabinet
Singer 401 in a cabinet
Singer 404 portable
Singer 15-91 in a cabinet with stool
Singer 185K portable
BelAir Bantam Aluminum portable
Pfaff 130 portable
Pfaff 30 portable
And finally, a Singer 500 parts machine (only photo I have of it, and it's looking a little bashful)
The herd is slowly dwindling, but I have much further to go before I get to where I'd like to be. Alas, I'm still at step 7 of Ed Lamoureux's "Sometimes You Gotta Let Go!", as he outlined in his blog:
Oh, and I just hope I'll get a tiny bit of credit for not purchasing any of the six or seven neat machines at the St Vinnie's we stopped at last week. I was especially eyeing a Husqvarna 6000-series (I think) with the two-speed gearbox, complete with many extra feet and eight of the Colormatic stitch cams, for a low, low price of but $25. I'm sure I could have even parted it out for a profit, as I'm sure the fancy foot pedal and cams are worth more than the purchase price. My reasonable side prevailed though, and I came home with none.