I know nothing about this sewing machine, except that it came with a manual, and on the machine, it said it was made in Japan for Pfaff. I googled for quite awhile and I found nothing.
I found it at a flea market in Indiana yesterday. It was dirty and it wouldn’t zigzag. I did all I could, but then I had to call in backup (Louie). I had it all apart, and he helped me find the ‘stuck’ part. He actually had to remove the part from the machine to work on it, but he got it unstuck.
It’s a cute little machine, and I can only guess that is was from the 70’s, about the time that Kenmore sold their little 3/4 machines, that had the flip up/down extension table….
…and the accessory lid that swung up and out to open access to the accessories.
…and they all work now.
The lid drops down over top of the machine, and there is an oval opening, where the handle, which is attached to the top of the machine fits. You just press down on one end of the handle, to pop up the other end, then you can grab the handle and carry it away.
Can you see the long oval handle in the middle? It used to be white, but an inch of so of the handle on one end had broken off. The piece was still there, so Louie glued it back on. It didn’t look very nice though, so he stuck a strip of black vinyl on the top surface. I think it looks pretty nice!
I haven’t decided whether I will keep it or donate it. Right now, I’m thinking about keeping it, especially because of the fold up extension, but who knows? I think the only reason someone was selling it, was because it wouldn’t zigzag and the cost to repair it was probably too much. I probably wouldn’t have spent the money either. I am glad though, that it didn’t go to the land fill or scrap yard.