It wasn’t even New Years!
It was just after Christmas before leaving for Texas --- and I had the guy hold off on the shipping until I was home from this trip.
But who can resist a machine that has “Best Built” as his badge --- and “Deluxe Streamliner” as his model??
“Not I!” said the Machine Addict!
And I can justify it because my birthday falls next week!
He surely IS built, isn’t he?
I fell in love with the two-toned-ness of his paint job. The shine of his chrome ----
And the late 1950s of his diamond shaped stitch length dial!
Of course, the red reverse button “R” just begs you to push it and see, doesn’t it?
Still, I have made a decision I hope I can live with. This machine was ordered before the other blue broken machine arrived not functioning. What a disaster that was! And the broken one still sits on the floor of my studio because I haven’t yet decided if it is worth seeing if it is fixable ((I’m afraid my sewing machine guy will just laugh me out of his shop….it’s like adopting a one legged dog!)) or just tossing it to the curb ---*SIGH*
Even after that fiasco was refunded…..I knew this one was still already ordered and paid for and I have worried and worried about how it would be packed.
I’m not 100% happy.
The machine was sent with no padding inside the case…and the machine moved around all through shipping. One hinge that holds the machine to the base is broken away from the wood, the wood broken with it. The thread spool pin is broken.
The “OTHER” side – also broken.
The good part is ---The motor runs! ((Oh yes, at least this machine HAS a motor…AND a foot pedal! LOL!))
The light works!
It’s pretty sticky, so I quickly dropped some oil where oil should go and it is just sitting for right now. I don’t have time to work on it further until later.
There is no bobbin case, but it’s a pretty generic class 15, so I shouldn’t have a hard time gleaning one from one of the other machines around here.
It needs a belt.
And a whole lot of TLC!
Wish me luck---I’ll let you know how it goes!