Welcome to the Quilting Board!
Yeah!! Congrats!!! Now we need to see a pic....
Unfortunately I can't post pictures on the net, but I can send you one. I'm just thrilled that I can really sew with the little machine. It does make just the cutest ticking sound, just like music to my ear now that I can actually sew with it. It took me a couple of stops to find the needles that I needed for it, and thanks to Cathy's help with what would work rather than getting the 12x1 needles, I can sew as much as I want with it. My hubby thought it would just be something to show and play with. Now I can really do something with it. Now I would like to see if I can find about how old it really is.
I find the act of hand cranking to be really relaxing, especially with the neat noise that the transverse shuttles and the vibrating shuttles make.
The German machines can be quite a bit more difficult to find information on. I still don't have an actual model name for my Winselmann. I'll be interested in hearing what you find out.
I FINALLY found the mark on the needle bar!!!!! I was looking at the bottom of the needle bar above where the needle goes, and just now decided to look at the part that sticks out the top of the machine and I found it there!!! Now I know where to look.
Good girl!! I'm glad you got it working, and that you found needles for it.