I am a member of a Facebook local Buy Swap and Sell group.
A couple of weeks ago, an ad came up stating "Free to good home otherwise
it was going in the skip"! Well, I couldn't let that happen, could I!
The machine doesn't have a mark on it.
None of the gold has worn so I'm guessing it wasn't used very much.
There's a little bit of wear on the motor.
The cupboard has some damage on the top, the lid and door
but that adds to the charm of it.
The man told me it used to belong to his Auntie. It has sat out on his back porch for years and now he is moving, he wanted to get rid of it. Nobody in his family wanted it. He was so pleased that I was taking it as he really didn't want to throw it in the skip.
I've done a little research and these machines were made in Germany between 1930s and 1950s. I've worked out it is a post war model but that's all I've found out so far.
So, a lucky find for me!