Chloe commented on me getting the Peter Pan machine for $20 and said it doesn't get better than that...
but it does!
Several times a year our council has a cleanup and people put their junk out on the footpath for collection.
Daughter loves walking around checking out the piles of discards, but I always had reservations about going through someone's rubbish - dates back to my childhood when I went to "town" (Sydney) with my mother and she would delight in looking in the skips in the laneways behind the factories - I would huddle so embarrassed in the corner hoping no one would see us.
So one cleanup day, daughter said "knowing how you feel about going through the junk, I don't suppose you want to know about the old sewing machine in the next street"
we hi-tailed around there in record time, but I made her get out of the car and do the picking up,
(will have to work on getting over my delicate sensibilities)
The machine is a Singer model no 66 made in 1906