A couple weeks ago I posted that I had won a Featherwieght on eBay. Well, she arrived Monday! She had a pretty scary trip however (the seller did a terrible job of packing her ) and she arrived a little scratched and even with a dent in her drip pan.
But, she is such a sweet littlre thing, we decided we just could not stand the thought of sending her back to someone who cared so little.
Her name is Little Bit (my mid-arm quilter is Big Girl). And, after spending a couple hours at the spa Monday night, she is much more relaxed and has started to settle in.
She was conceived in 1957, and is actually in very good condition. The scratches are mostly superfical. The only true damage is the dent in the drip pan. The man used an old shoe box and an empty cereal box as packing material. And, put NO packing material in the actual case. The attachments, foot control, thread spools, metal box, keys etc just banged around inside the case while in transit. Including one of the screws that had attached the metal box to the side of the case. and that is what got lodged under the machine and caused the damage to the drip pan. I was so angry. I did get a great deal, $152. But, the shipping was pretty high at $35 and to have them do such a shoddy job on the packing was disappointing. I contacted the seller and he was so rude (and even offensive). I know it takes all kinds to make a world..but dang couldn't we leave out just a few of the haters?
I have one concern about the machine. There is what appears to be some white, paint over-spray on part of the bed extension and on the foot control. I am going to have to figure out how to get it off. Any hints or guidance would be appreciated.
I spent a couple hours Monday night cleaning her. She was amazingly clean. There was a funny ticking sound in the bobbin area and it looked like there was some thread caught in it. So, I took that appart and cleaned it, no more ticking!! And then, I was having issues trying to set the upper thread tension, so I took that appart as well, and the tension is now perfect!! (first time I did either of those things--a little scary, but turned out fine.)
Here are some pictures.