A month or so back, I went to my favorite thrift store. The one where I have been so lucky to find all the vintage patterns. There I saw more vintage patterns and lo and behold, an old machine. I remembered another old machine I had seen there that I had had to pass up, an old Singer. I had just bought my Emerald 118 a week before AND my parents were with me. It was such a deal, but only I knew that. Well, this machine I saw a month or so ago, was an odd one and $30. I saw it, my eyes lit up and and I placed in my cart. It had many feet, the manual, bobbins and everything was so carefully put together. This machine I had just seen in a Twitter post from someone I follow, but I could not find who. I cannot find much info on it. Some information makes it seem like this was a kind of scam, but other people online vouch for it lasting for years and years. I am still learning the machine. I do not like to review a machine til I have worked on it about a year, but from what I can tell, it is a nice one. I really like the stitch quality, the backstitch quality, and it runs really smooth. It is called a Tailor Professional 834 and I think these were sold in hotels around the East Coast. I have seen them on ebay. It seems to be a sister of the Singer Stylist 834. They were both made in Poland, I believe in the 70s so it is not the all metal mega machine, but it is still good…I think. I will tell you in a year!
What it has shown me was this: Never pass up an old Singer ever again! I had not thought about that old Singer from a year ago until I got this and now I am like, Darn it!!! However, I always had a feeling I would happen along an old machine and so I did. I just realize that vintage is the way to go for me it seems. It just reminds me of my mom so much. I will happen along an old Singer again one day, I am sure. Although my schedule in the summer makes it super difficult for me to go thrifting, especially at my favorite thrift store, at least it is something to look forward to. It is when you are not looking that things are found!
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