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So...last night at Goodwill, a 206 in a #42 cabinet with the bench calls out to me. I was supposed to leave it there to languish? My heart wouldn't let me do it, so it came home with me. This one MIGHT, if I can't talk the spousal unit into doing it for me, be my first attempt at rewiring a machine. Pretty easy looking job, and I might not even ask him to help...especially since he's not thrilled that I bought it to begin with!
Not entirely pleased with the needle thing on it.. 206x13 needles look to be a bit spendy...might dump the machine for that reason alone and keep the cabinet which is in really good shape for my 201!
Those 206 machines are nice - buy 100 needles at a time and it's not so bad.
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
I'm going to give it a fair chance Miriam... I think I wanted the cabinet and bench more than I wanted the machine, but the machine isn't bad.
What's worth more than I paid for the machine/cabinet tho, was one of the attachments I found in the drawer! It's the "embroidery foot" designed for Featherweights....
It's funny...I never really liked the #42 cabs until I saw this one. They just seemed too....."modern" for me! Once I saw it in person tho, I fell in love with it!
I will most likely end up putting the embroidery attachment on ebay...haven't quite decided yet, and know it won't bring the price listed on that site, because that site seems to me to be a "bit spendy"... but I don't know that I'd ever actually use it!
My Singers: Model 12 (1883), VS2 fiddle Painted Red and Cream Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 fiddle Victorian (1891), Model 15 (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 66 Lotus (1922), 96K41 (1947), 96K49 (1952), 201k (1953), 206K11 (1950), 221 (1947), 222k (1959), 320k2, 401a, 401g, 411g, 498
Others: Necchi Supernova Ultra 2, Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Bernina Record 830, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260