I found this "Stradivaro 30 Deluxe" at an Estate Sale one day a few blocks from my house and as always I head for the bedrooms (that's where most sewing rooms are setup), and sure enough there were piles and piles of material, patterns, half made quilts...etc. etc. But, the two things that caught my eye was the old 'wood ironing board' and a 'very dirty' white plastic sewing machine case hiding under a couple of boxes. Yipppy!! - Yahoo!! - Hit the jackpot with at least the ironing board. :-)
Now outside, I had already seen a few treadle ? machines that were being sold off, but none looked like they worked. (I already have two now, and both need parts - oops). Anyways, I peaked inside and saw this dirty but oh so beautiful sewing machine....(I'm trying to make this short...but it's not working):?.....I asked to see if it sews and the ladies there where more than happy to show me that it did. So I bought it ($12.50) and of course the ironing board...plus a few other goodies....all to the aprox. amount of $25.00. OK, So, The ladies who sold me this machine did not know anything about it other than that it did sew. So? Does anyone here know anything about it? It's age? It's origin? (Actually I think I saw it say Japan - somewhere). Maybe where I might find attachments? Or if generic attachments might work?
Thank you for all your help. I've been enjoying the newsletter for months now - starting back in 4/07 - and today was the day to jump in, join in, and learn some good stuff. :-)
Ok, well thanks for reading the long 'subject matter' and I hope someone has 'seen' this machine before.
Stradivaro 30 Deluxe