My hubby found another machine yesterday for The Sewing Machine Project. I had actually walked past it, because it was in a cabinet, and the cabinet was marked very very LOW in price. How could there be a machine in there? Alas, there was!
I cleaned and oiled it. It does have some plastic parts, which I am not thrilled with, but I believe this machine was a lonely one. Usually machines that have plastic housings discolor and turn yellow over the years. I don’t think this one ever saw sunlight. It looks very nice and sews very well too. I searched for a long time for a free manual, and I did not find the exact model number, but the manual I did find is very close to the number, and the machine in the manual is identical to this machine, so I was very happy. I printed it out to go with the machine.
The threading was a bit odd for me. I have cleaned many machines, but I have never had one that threaded from the top, down through the tension discs, then threaded to the RIGHT through the takeup lever . Usually, the threading moves from the right to the left. I’m glad I found a manual. This one would have really stumped me. It sews well, and I wound a bobbin. This one will make someone a very nice machine.
Hope your weekend is wonderful.
Ps…Here’s a machine that did not fare sew well. It was unbelievably light, and full of plastic parts. The camstacks (two of them) have big splits in them, and I worked til the wee hours this morning trying to adjust the feed dogs so it would advance fabric. It never happened. I’m not complaining about the $5 I spent on it though, because it will be torn apart and I will replenish my ‘parts’ box. Foot controller alone is worth way more than $5.
Rest in peace BROTHER. I won’t be buying any more of your siblings unless they are ‘senior citizens’! (pre-1970)