A couple weekends ago, Louie and I went to Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to get away and to pick up a sewing machine I purchased on eBay. I finally got around to bringing her in from the garage tonight to work on her. I cleaned, de-linted, polished and oiled her, then did my test sew. I did make a few adjustments to the tension, but I wouldn’t have had to. She did not disappoint. I just love 3/4 size machines. They are just SEW cute!!! (I have two Spartans now .) If you have one, you know how sweet they are.
She was hard to photograph because she is just so SHINY!
This Spartan only sews a straight stitch. I think the zig zagging machines came later. The Spartan was an economy model machine, also made by Singer, which sold for less money at the same time that the Singer 185K machine (also 3/4 size) was being marketed. The Spartan has no light, while the 185 did. The Spartan also was mounted in a plastic base, with no lid, while the 185 had a lid.
This machine was born in 1958, shortly after I was born!