I definitely had the oldest machine there. It IS electric, but it's also quite old. I just asked for it when my mom got herself a new one. I don't think she inherited it from someone else, but I don't really know. Someone eventually decided, and started spreading the report that it had been my great-grandmother's machine. I didn't bother to dispute it. It totally works - I have attachments to do different kinds of edging and stuff (that's not even the right word, but it's the best I could come up with right now). I've had it for a couple of years and I was so excited to learn how to use it. I should say re-learn. I did sew together a patchwork quilt on it in high school, but that was AGES ago. :) I couldn't even remember how to thread it. Luckily, the teacher was very familiar with my dinosaur of a machine. Sister Hope (the teacher) is a sewing queen! She loves it and has been doing it for years.
I had help to modify the pattern to make it a kid-size apron: smaller and with a halter top tie around the neck to make it adjustable for different kid helpers. And here are my lovely children modeling my handiwork. Kid models are great. I'm going to have to make a second one probably. My kids both really like it, but they almost never help in the kitchen at the same time.