New owner of Singer 128-23
I won a Singer 128-33 on the shopgoodwill site. I paid 9.99 for it. It should ship sometime later this week. I really wanted one of the featherweights that was on the site but I am not yet ready to pay $200 for one (although I know that is much cheaper than most dealers charge).
I don't know what kind of shape this will be in when I get it or what parts I may need. I will post pictures when it comes in.
I know my husband will be wondering about my sudden fascination with antique machines (I recently became the owner of a 1917 White Treadle machine).
Guess I am hooked.
Singer 128-23 Godzilla finish
She has arrived. It has the black slide plates. The machine is dusty and the belt is stiff. I have removed the motor and light from the machine. I will need a new power cord, since the existing one is frayed. The hand wheel turns freely and the needle bar goes up and down. So far so good. I took the machine out of the case in preparation for cleaning.
Unfortunately the bottom of the case is broken. I am wondering how to get the bottom of the case off. If I can get it off I will just have a new piece of wood cut and nail it to the frame. I will have to adjust the spacers underneath to make it level with the top of the frame.
The top of the case is faded and did not come with the key - so it doesn't latch.
I will need to purchase some more bobbins and a new shuttle (just for a spare).