When we went to Madison on June 9th to deliver a load of sewing machines to The Sewing Machine Project, we also went junkin’, OH Yes we did! This was probably the best deal of the day. $7 for this Necchi Heavy Duty sewing machine. This model was made in Taiwan, so not one of the models made in Italy. This one is probably a new model. It was already in a case, with manual and attachments.
I didn’t get around to cleaning it up and working on it until Sunday. To tell you the truth, it didn’t need much cleaning, and as far as oiling, someone was ahead of me on that one too. I think what happened, is, someone tried to get it to work for themselves, and gave up. Nothing was stuck, but there was a screw that was loose in the mechanism that allowed the feed dogs to raise above the needle plate. Because the screw was loose, no movement of fabric happened. I think they just gave up. Once we tightened the screw into the right position, the feed dogs worked like they should once again.
It did have a few other problems, I guess. The needle was SERIOUSLY bent, and the bobbin case, race, and shuttle race ring was completely out of the machine. I wonder if they didn’t get the bobbin case snapped in, and it fell out while trying to sew, bending the needle. I could see where frustration could happen.
I put in a new needle, adjusted the tension a bit, and that is about all we had to do. The machine sews strong and fast.
This machine is now ready to go BACK to Madison the next time we make a delivery.