Pina, thanks so much for sharing. The video was really interesting.
I think the machine is very pretty. That being said, I wouldn't buy a machine for "pretty", any more than I'd buy a machine just because it's old and I wouldn't not buy a machine simply because it has plastic parts. My machines are bought for a purpose, not for their appearance. Not saying anything negative about people who collect pretty - we all have different motivations for our interest in sewing machines.
um, I buy machines that are pretty, and have no intention of ever using them (a green elna, very heavy, I'm sure it will NEVER work, a toy antique sewing machine...I never seen one before and it was half price at an antique store...and an adventure buying one from a , ahem drug dealer and car thief. He stole four hundred dollars worth of stuff from our car, DH got it back without getting killed. He said it was his grandma's, who knows? He lured us from the Good Will, LOL, but it was an adventure). Just a note, if we thought he stole it, we would not have bought it. How come thieves are so friendly...and smoke?
I also buy machines to USE, those are usually from the dealer though, and new.
And Pina, It never did go on sale, did it?
I was trying to find that sewing machine proto type that I saw a long time ago...it was wooden, not sure if it was supposed to work, or just for a contest, but I couldn't find it. I DID find a FOLDABLE (?) sewing machine http://www.ecouterre.com/for-diyers-on-the-move-a-compact-sewing-machine-that-folds-flat/richard-burrow-foldable-sewing-machine-3/?extend=1
That's definitely a weird one.
Did her's ever go on the market?