for babies to sit on securely while being fed.
Now it is reduced to a low chair
with some add-ons on top and at the sides
to make it stronger
and now become as low as a laundry chair
sitting people young and old,
for it can support heavy weights.
Some parts are starting to decay
but it's still as useful as ever
and can be restored in time.
It was second-hand
and not known how old it was at that time.
It's still very functional these days
for repairing broken jeans and shirts
and used to create curtains, shoe socks and others
to be sold at a local store.
It's not electric
and operated only with feet using the pedal at the bottom.
Of the 4 drawers,
only 1 remains.
Given the year 1969,
this sewing machine is at least 46 years old
not counting the unknown years.
It can be 50 or older.
Tending the store has a lot to do
with sitting or standing for hours
and it gets boring at times
while waiting for customers to come by,
pedaling this sewing machine
can be very productive
and at the same time,
can be a kind of a getaway.