Couldn't remember exactly what year I purchased her, but a little research revealed the Singer Diana 560 Electronic was first sold in 1975, and was one of the first electronic machines that Singer produced. I do remember that my daughter was in grade school at the time of purchase. I'm not sure if I knew exactly what I was buying, I just knew that I wanted a new sewing machine, and that I wanted to buy it MYSELF.
I don't remember how much I paid for it. That's funny because I always remember exactly how much I pay for everything. I do remember that I had to order her, and that delivery was delayed for three months because of some dock strike down in New York City.
Use to pull some all nighter's making my Daughter's school clothes on her. By the time Alondra (DD) reached 11th grade, Diana had starting acting a little funny. When I took her in for a checkup I was told that the cost of repairs would far outweigh her worth so I just bought another machine. But, I vowed that she would always have a home with me - because I loved her.
I had been gifted two vintage cabinet machines that I procrastinated getting fixed. Recently I finally got up enough energy to remove both from their cabinets to take them in for repair.
|WHITE 660-9733 complete with attachments|
|SINGER TOUCH & SEW complete with cams|
Aren't they beautiful! My repairman, Mr. Baggette got them clean, shiny and purring like kittens. I LOVE THAT MAN. Think I'll get a picture of him to show him off on my blog. Since he did such a fantastic job with these, I thought I'd ask him about fixing Diana - and he did!!!, for only $63.00. Mind you, he's the one that told me years ago that Diana wasn't worth fixing - go figure???
I checked Diane's current value and found that she would sell for for $89 to $100. I would never sell her; she's priceless!
Guess you can tell that not much sewing has been going on here. Sewing slump always seems to follow vacation for some unknown reason. I have got to get my motor revved up and get some more summer things sewn...