Singer Fashion Mate Model 237 M-A
We paid $5.00 for this machine at a flea market. Elizabeth wanted to take the motor off and use it as a bobbin winder for spinning, but Jim is holding onto the machine that still has a lot of life left in it.
The 237 sold new in mid-1960s for $88.00 with case and attachments. It is very heavy and very durable. Made in Monza, Italy. Serial number is ME308450.
We went through a time-period when we brought home every orphan machine we saw. Our storage space is now getting cramped, so we have become more selective in recent months regard our choices. Price does matter. We may still find room for any orphan if its price is less than $25.00. Here are a few examples of orphans we couldn't pass by.