Since I read that Lori got a new toy at an auction for cheap, i.e. a Singer 301, I thought I would let you all see my new toy. I picked this machine up on FreeCycle, which is an e-mail list people post unwanted items and you can ask to pick it up.
Its a Singer 185K, in green and cream. Sews like a charm. Very quiet, and is a straight stitch only machine. These machines were made from 1958 to about 1962. This machine was designed replace the 3/4 size Singer 99. Brand new this machine could be had for $119.50, or you could pay $12.00 down and $1.25 a week.. Today, that $119.50 is the same as paying $950.00 and $12.00 down would be equal to $95.00, and the $1.25 a week, would be same as paying $10.00 a week. So you were really paying for a quality machine that was made to last.