There were a couple 'house clearance' type sellers and the chance for the grown-ups to rummage.
Under the feet of one such seller I spotted a wooden case but no-one could get it open; so, because the key was missing, for five whole British pounds, yep £5, I took my chances on it not containing a breeze-block and some tin cans. Poor hubby hauled it round the remainder of the fair, I was just grinning like a ninny!
So home soon after, and out with my trusty screwdriver...
Have you guessed yet?
So so so excited, look what I found...
(**Warning lots of gratuitous photos to follow!**)
Isn't it beautiful!?
From the look of the thread, it probably hasn't been used or opened for at least 25 years, it needs a bit of a dust, but much of it, like the stunning bullet-like shuttle and tiny brass bobbins, look like new.
From the Accessories box and a quick bit of googling the serial number Y9856655, this is a 1935 28K made in Kilbowie, Clydebank, Glasgow. One of 15,000 shipped out on 10th May.
I have downloaded an instruction manual, and look forward to playing at some point; the handle turns like a dream! Told you I had something cool to show you!