This Singer 99K came into our possession when Ant’s Father died, it belonged to his Mother; but had not been used for decades (literally in excess of 30 years). It was a piece of decoration for us and gradually deteriorated further from lack of use (did I mention we live in the dustiest house in Australia??? The full vacuums and dustpans bear testament to the losing battle I wage every day).
I don’t know what happened in my brain the other evening, but I just thought that maybe it would be so hard after all…I consulted blogs and YouTube and before I knew it I was on my way.
It is a handcrank machine manufactured in 1957, so it is younger than it looks. My guess is that my MIL bought it because the electricity may have been unreliable in Kenya where they were living.
Sometimes it was downright disgusting, but I kept my eyes on the prize…