Olivetti MS-25 of sewing machines, when what I needed was a Studio 44, if you know what I mean.
So we left Bern without a sewing machine, but I was satisfied with my sightings. There was a Bernina somewhere on this shelf (bottom right, large green suitcase):
But, what do we have here, next to the sewing machines? Lots of typewriters! Indeed, I have noticed many thrift stores keep them close together. There wasn't anything on the shelves that I felt like photographing closely; all of them are fairly common: Hermes Ambassador, plastic Hermes 3000, Hermes Standard 4, a couple of electrics. Also a Lettera 35 just out of the frame, I think.
Another desk displayed an Orga Privat:
And a Remington Noiseless Standard:
In another store we sighted this fluorescent orange electric Facit:
And that was it for the Bern sightings. I didn't purchase any machines, but the nice thing about sewing is that one can always find useful odds and ends in any thrift store, so my trip wasn't wasted - I came home with a few lengths of fabric to play with.