Now that I am a lady “of a certain age” who is rapidly approaching yet another decade birthday, I find that I more and more appreciate anything vintage that has proved both its worth and durability over time. This is one of my vintage sewing machines. She is a Singer 301 that I bought on E-Bay when I discovered my beloved Featherweight was missing after a cross-country move. I love this machine and she works like a dream. She dates to the early 1950s and gives me a very pretty straight stitch. For well over a year, she was my favorite machine to take to Sit N Sew days at the LQS. Eventually I found a good deal on a Featherweight at an estate sale. I now keep this 301 set up at our ranch house so I can continue work on projects without having to carry machines back and forth.