In 1999 I joined the Treadle On list for people powered sewing machine users. It was a lively group and is still going.
OSMG was often mentioned, Old Sewing Machine Guy. We treasured every one of them.
This was just before Christmas in 2009 when I visited Budd’s Sewing Center and my favorite OSMGs. Roy and Budd were a wealth of information. Roy would get a twinkle in his eye when he explained something about a sewing machine. He was eager to show me all the drawers of old parts in back shop. I asked lots of questions. Budd was full of stories of the sewing machine conventions and experiences he had. Together they had over 100 years in the industry.
I miss the calls, “Donna, you better come down and see the beautiful sewing machine we just got it.”