Ok, so I am up to 9 sewing machines, & 1 mini serger.... 2 of the sewing machines are new machines, 1 is my grandma's treadle, one is my mom's old Elna from the early 1960's and the rest are wonderful vintage finds. One of these days I will line them all up and do a "group photo".
My newest one, my hubby & I came across this weekend at an antique shop that we happened by (on our way to pick up another antique chair at a different shop) long story short, we found this lovely 1950's? all metal Singer in it's mid-century modern style cabnet that someone had painted that antiquy aztec 1970's gold-yuck!...My hubby stripped the seat which turned out to be Black Walnut and the sewing cabnet is Mahagony... SCORE!!!!! and the machine sews lovely! I am so excited.
I am not sure about the circle/ring thingy-maybe to hold spools of thresd?
Hubby says I have my "quota" of vintage machines...we'll see!