I'm trying to buy a vintage sewing machine...the Necchi Supernova I am looking at tomorrow is a beautiful Italian machine (although I think some of their older models are even cooler...the Mira and the Nova in green paint), but I suspect the cabinet will it comes in will not work with my taste at all...they tend to be too ornate and antique looking.
I could always trash the cabinet and just use the machine on a table...but then I found this beautiful thing:
I can't believe that Singer actually made that, and made it at a time when they were still selling machines that look like that. I would be happy to use this as an end table when I don't need to sew something.
It also seems to be one of the only models they made that has this spring loaded support that pops out when you start lifting the fold-out top (all the other ones I see have droopy tables since they expect the hinges to support the load):
I wonder if they consulted with someone else on the design of this piece...
I bet it is going to be hard to find one of these. People tend not to list (or know) the model number when they are dumping stuff like that on craigslist/ebay, and most of the other designs are very unappealing.