A random selection of post about travel, and tinkering with mechanical machines. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, manufactured in English speaking parts of the world, but also kayaks and sewing machines. So here you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.
When I tell people I'm looking at old Sewing machines, they always tell me I should go for the Singers. So I did have a look at the Singers too and the one I like most is the second version of the good old Singer 201. The later alloy version like this one manufactured in 1956. Two tone Brown-ish. Yes this is another really nice machine. You could say the Singer 201 is the Morris Minor of sewing machines: simple, strong and they were produced for a long time: from 1928 to 1963. But they were not cheap when they came on the market. If you bought one of these it was a serious investment. More affordable sewing machines came later, with the Japanese copies and Zig-Zags. This one only stitches straight stitches.
No hand cranking. Here you see the factory electric motor.
This one needed some oil too, but after a while it ran smoothly.
Complete with the case and user manual. In colour!