Here she is: my Singer 15. She was made in Italy in 1934.
She could be a 15-88, but I'm not sure.
I found her at a Dutch auction site. There were no extra feet, bobbins or attachments, but at least she had no missing parts. That was a relief, I must say, because she appeared to be in poor condition in the pictures the previous owner had taken.
But I wanted her anyway, because she has such a pretty faceplate.
She also has an intriguing tension unit, at least to me. When I bought this machine, it was the first time I saw one like that.
While testing the tension setting on a piece of fabric, the adjustment knob (not sure what it's called in English) accidently came off and the tension unit came apart.
I was in shock! Well, it wasn't hard to reassemble it, but I had no clue how to calibrate it. So I asked my regular repairman whether he was willing to work on a vintage sewing machine. He said yes, and off she went to the shop.
He took great care of her, I must say. Apart from a minor repair, he repositioned the take-up spring and calibrated the tension unit. And he serviced the entire machine. Maybe he thought I had missed an oiling spot, ;-).
Well, at least she got the full spa treatment, and her movement is ever so smoothly.
Maybe I'll have him check my Singer 127K as well. Just to make sure I haven't overlooked something.