It is an old Singer sewing machine dating from 1925. It is hand cranked, so I am going to use it in the summer months to do my work outside in the garden!! - How cool is that?!! It will be lovely not to have to be stuck in my workroom all day. I missed a lot of the summer last year. No dragging an electrical extension lead outside for me! - I will be able to stitch where I please - can't wait!