We’ve inherited a sewing machine from 1935.
It’s one of those that was built into a table. It’s kind of Rube-Goldbergy, but I oiled it (a bit too much, actually) and got it running. Now I just have to work out the bobbin problem (doesn’t seem to fit on the bobbin spindle) and then I can use it. I have my mom’s Singer from 1978, which is really good, but this one is incredibly sturdy. And FAST.