I guess that best describes me, as well as my new (old) Kohler hand crank sewing machine.
This rusty and crusty and extremely dusty old machine was my latest vintage find ($7.50) at the "boeldag" in Bathmen. I have yet to find a legible serial number so I can find out more info about it, but I will share my photos.
She has been well-worn and unfortunately abused. But with a little ( tooth) brushing, q-tipping, and oiling, my hub got her running. She was frozen in time! Now she works! And I have almost gotten all her pressure points adjusted.
This may be the clue to her age.
Even a ruler.
But all the important parts are now oiled and functioning.