Old White Universal Super ZigZag sewing machine from the mid-60's. In perfect working order--$20 at our local thrift store! I love the color of this one. Very retro.
This is the Sears Kenmore model 48 machine I picked up over the weekend in Alabama. The first picture is not the greatest portrayal of the machine's true color, which is a pale, icy purple metallic. This baby was manufactured in '63-64. We paid $12 for her. :) She runs great!
I am planning to use these in my home studio for teaching and/or sell them to students who can't afford new or expensive machines for a really low price. Out where I live, most people are not in a place to invest in a good quality new machine, and so many of the cheap machines are just that--cheap, and cheaply made. These older machines are excellent, sturdy, and hard workers, and you can pick them up for next to nothing. Plus, don't they just look awesome? :D
Do you own any vintage sewing machines that are close to your heart? Do you prefer your vintage machine to your modern one, or vice-versa?