Meet my new friend!
A Singer 201k hand crank sewing machine! A snip at £19.80 from a local antique and collectables centre.
The outside of the machine is worn but not in really bad condition but the inside of the machine looks pretty new considering it is 56 years old, rather like me really!
It's serial number dates it as August 1958, made in Scotland.
Someone has stenciled 'BEC' on the bed of the machine. This was presumably one of its' owners and someone has had a go at trying to remove it and not been successful so I am going to call it 'Bec'.
I have wanted a hand crank machine for quite a while. I am very cross with myself for letting my Mum get rid of her Singer 99 hand crank machine which was in fantastic condition - I learnt to sew on that machine. I really would like a black Singer 201 or 99 but as this machine sews well I am very happy to have this for now until I am successful in obtaining just what I really want.