At estate sales, sewing machines are ubiquitous which reflects how central sewing machines were to the families of the past. Now days, few people even know how to fix a tear in a coat with needle and thread. Don't even ask if they know how to use a sewing machine. Sigh.
And, although old sewing machines are everywhere, and there are just too many to find a loving home, my heart still tore when I saw this.
This lovely vintage New Home sewing machine was unceremoniously discarded on the floor of a house with its treadle base ripped from it. The treadle base will either be scrapped for its metal or be converted into a table base.