1st I needed an insole stitcher so I can take my men's sandals to the next level. What I really wanted was a lock-stitch machine but they are just too expensive. But then I was lucky that the "Lucky 7" shoe repair shop was selling out machines near by.
Petar was gracious to give me a demo on it. She's a big old piece of cast iron, may be 70 to 100 years old, I'm still looking for more in depth info on when they were manufactured. Probably weighs in around 300 lbs but the guys at Grosse Pointe Moving and Storage handled it well.