I've had my Kenmore for almost 31 years; it was a high school graduation gift from my parents and probably the best gift I have ever received.
The machine has been oiled and cleaned 'regularly' and I have had no problems with it, but I thought it could do with a once-over every 30 years or so.
I must admit to feeling a pang when I walked out the door. It has been with me almost every place I have lived and it feels odd not to have it around.
An addict always has to have a back-up plan. In my case, it was a Singer 318K I found at a garage sale last summer.
It came in what I think was it's original carry case, plus an old toiletries case, both smelling slightly musty.
I was puzzled to find two power supply cords in the cosmetic case.
The green one proved to have a patch job, a scary thing in electrical stuff, so I used the black one.
A box of all sorts of attachments. I have yet to figure out if they all belong with this machine.
I downloaded the users manual and I tried it out by sewing it a cover. Recycling at its finest -I used the a leg from these trousers when I turned them into shorts.