There are many benefits to having an older machine, but there are also things you need to keep in mind before purchasing.
I will be focusing this article on machines 60 to 70 years old made around the 1950’s.
Ease of use: Since these machines do not have computer screens or a multitude of stitch functions, there’s not much to figure out.
Not only do people use them, but also there are many enthusiasts that consider them their primary machine.
Irene from Mushroom Villagers (she’s also our forum hostess! Stella is a Singer and after reading all about her we asked Irene to give us a little more information about purchasing older machines.
From Irene: Chances are, while bringing in your machine for service, you’ve seen old sewing machines in the back of the repair center.
Aside from these two small misgivings, I quite enjoyed Rachel Singer Gordon's book and would highly recommend it to anyone going, or thinking about going into the field of Library and Information Science.p.s.
- If anything, at least part of the worth of this book is in the appendix, where the author lists a good number of articles, books, and websites dealing with younger librarians and librarianship in general.