I bought a long arm quilting machine and frame from someone in Portsmouth, VA yesterday, and I did some pretty significant drooling over the many vintage machines she had. Wow, she had a beautiful New Home treadle with a coffin top on a fabulous table. It wasn't for sale, but it was wonderful seeing one is such fine condition.
I spotted a beautiful 201 for sale! The Singer 201 is in
wonderful condition. It's not in a table but the wiring was sound, and
the paint looked great. Look at the throat space! The 201 is supposed to be the quietest machine available. The Singer 201 is considered by most collectors to be the best machine Singer ever made. It is gear driven and has an internal motor,
which makes it very strong. It is also extremely quiet when sewing.
Once I get my long arm set up I'll be posting about that. We have to
finish the ceiling and walls with drywall before I can set it up.
Hopefully that will be finished this week.