I love old hand-cranked sewing machines and the way they sing as they work. You can’t rush with an old Singer like this. This one was made in 1887 and is still going strong 129 years later. I’ve used hand-cranked machines with families before to make drawstring bags. Its lovely how children of all ages, boys and girls, like to give them a try. And you always hear family conversations about grannies or aunties using them.