How glamorous, maintenance!
I think my clobber has a little added something – I bought the brush in a yard sale (metal and bristle, very proper), and yesterday at Alameda my eye was caught over and over again by oil cans, the sort that make that lovely little doink-de-doink sound when you press the bottom. So I bought one, and now my sewing machines will be serviced in fine style. I clean and oil them regularly, sharpen the needles, check the leads etc.. It is worth it, and having the tools for the job is always a pleasure.