When he saw this in the alley near the library he couldn't resist. At first he thought it was just the cupboard and metal stand but when he lifted it, he realized there was more -- a machine folded down inside. I have no idea how he got it into our car by himself. It weighs a ton!
It's a Singer Class 27. (Sorry for the reflection.) It was made available in August, 1901, one of 38,499 others.
I can't exactly say that it works but all the parts move: the treadle treadles, the wheel and bobbin case turn, and the needle goes up and down. But I think it will take some loving care to get this machine back to sewing order, if that's even possible. (And I know nothing about repairing machines.)
It's too bad someone took the drawers, though I can understand wanting the drawers. They were probably lovely, even if dirty and dusty. I think the logo on the side is quite nice -- but , of course, it, too, needs some cleaning.
It doesn't make up for what was stolen but it was a fun surprise. It did help lift my spirits a little, though we're still feeling unsettled.
I hope you and the loved ones you cherish are safe.