So i found this square sweetheart on the side of the road, not near any houses or people. AND it was about to rain. *gasp* seriously that thunderstorm lasted 3 hours. I suspect they didn't want it or didn't want to pay for repairs or something. Maybe she was forgotten. So i being the machine collector that i am nabbed it up with full intentions on getting her running and sending her on her way to a thrift store... *hangs head*
I've become attached to her. *sighs* So now I have a mystery machine.
First of all, there are dings on her, but someone painted it over with white paint. She's more cream. She had many problems, the least of which was that she was in need of a good oil. I had to re-time her hook because she was zigging but not zagging. So essentially all she did was stitch in a straight line.
Imagine my surprise when i opened her up, aside from the usual bit of dust bunnies in the corner her insides were like new. It took me about 2 hours to time her correctly (first time doing that) I noticed her first needle guide is broken, there's dings in her paint. BUT she's a busty gal with a 1.3 Amp motor! *nods* seriously she has get up and go. i was tempted to pull it and switch it with the sickly/weak motor (.7 amp) of my Singer Fashionmate. LOL Alas i didn't.
Once i got her going and threaded, I tested her buttons and gears and wow she's quickly becoming a favored machine. But i would love to know a bit more history about her. General stuff like who made her how old she is. I suspect mid 60's to early 80's based on the fact that like the Fashionmate she has a Plastic face. She has all metal gears. I found a similar machine named Elgin 4400f. This one is badged a Domestic 4400 made in Taiwan.
Imgur link: http://imgur.com/a/NQGfL for full album of pics.
Paint Dings covered in paint/white out?