So Saturday i went to a thrift store and found an old sewing machine tucked away in her carrying case for 5 dollars. when i lifted the lid, i found an old, musty Necchi 544 starring back at me. I had read the name pop up in several sewing groups and that these machines were a work horse. so for 5 bucks i couldnt leave her behind and took her home.
I spent a little while Saturday cleaning her, and today i took some serious time to look at her. She was missing her foot pedal which i thought would be easy to find (its not!) and then today when i finally opened her up without fear of breaking her i came face to face with a huge disappointment All of her cams are broken clean through!
im really bummed as i thought i had a good machine on my hands... but i dont believe these are cheap to replace. Right now im besides myself. (i never thought id be so upset over a machine. i guess this means im in deep with all these antique and vintage machines.) not certain what i will do with her now.