So yesterday i went to my favorite antique shop, because they were hosting an outdoor sale from local folks in the area. sewing machine there wasn't much... although if your in the market for a feather weight that was the place to be. but i already have one, so i wasn't interested in one and nor was it in the budget to spend 250+ on a new machine. So after browsing around outside. (i picked up a wall mirror that had my favorite artist Alphonse Mucha designed on it) i went inside the store and did a quick browse through... more feather weights. but outside in the outdoor warehouse there was a broken touch and sew and lurking in the shadow's was a singer box. my mother saw it. Note she had cataract surgery a few days prior and was complaining about not being able to see... yet here she was pointing out the box to me. "Did you see this?" I had not and went back to look. i finally got someone to retrieve it for me because it was kind of on a back table that had things in front of it. I didnt know what it was. it uses a long bobbin, and has what i assume is referred to as the shuttle? (the bullet shaped item.) The box however was brittle and falling apart. i used this to haggle the price on it and ended up getting my asking price of 45... originally they wanted 65 (which i know 45 is probably still high to some folks in some areas, but where im at its a pretty good deal because old sewing machines tend to go for a lot.)
I saw it had a motor and instantly thought of the hand crank that now i was aware would not work on my 66. what i didnt notice is that the machine is smaller then my 66 and thus will not fit in the box made for the 66! Go me for adding to my collection without research and without solving my prior problem of wanting a hand crank and the machine intended for it didnt work. I did however put the hand crank on the 128 and it seems to work just fine!
(The 66 on my new sewing area! it all folds up to hide all the fabric.)
(Any idea what this is? she also came with no cables so i had no qualm installing the hand crank. :P )
(The hand crank where the motor was... i removed the motor because it was so dirty i wasnt certain if it would work at all.)
(Hand crank installed! she turns super well!)
So the box and cover are really brittle... is there a way to fix it. Also i have no idea how a long bobbin works? advice on this? It had 3 bobbins, the "shuttle"... so i think all the pieces are there. I just didnt want to leave her behind. I've named her Shadow since she was lurking in the shadows of the store! and i will leave you with a picture of the "warzone" mess were i was fixing and cleaning them up. the 128 cleaned up really well. im impressed!