Peeps…. I was bad this weekend.
Let me explain:
I had to go into work on a Saturday to finish a project for Monday but afterwards I met up with Felix for drinks & a really late lunch at 5pm. After said lunch, right next door there was a resale shop I’ve never been in and we walked around for 3 minutes when Felix strongly urged me to come over to where he was standing.
This beauty was sitting right before me!
Isn’t it delicious?! Being good, I didn’t buy it since I really don’t need another sewing machine. Plus it was going for $75.
Between Saturday afternoon and Sunday *somehow* this decided to jump in my car and up to my apartment. heh
I didn’t even bother to try out the machine in the store since it was coming back with me regardless. I did make sure the handwheel worked though. :) A few pieces on the machine are stuck, but after some inspection I think they just need a good oiling/greasing and it’ll be in perfect working order.
What’s even better is that I was able to talk the guy who was ringing me up down to $50! Pretty good, no?!
The underside looks pretty good, no rusting or anything. After I oiled the machine a bit, I did try out the electricity and it works beautifully, aside from a few sticky levers, namely the stitch length and the ‘darning’ option. That’s about as far as my handy skills go and this machine will be heading to my local repair shop so that it can be fully restored to working condition.
The last thing is that I have absolutely no idea what model this sewing machine is! I scoured the internet today and the closet one I found was this one on ebay going for $170. But this machine doesn’t have the ‘darning’ and ‘silk’ option knob, and one of the knobs is a different color. Besides that it looks like a perfect match, same model but different options. Any thoughts?