I didn’t have a Husqvarna in my collection, and I Have heard such good things about them ----so when I got a message back on a machine I had inquired about weeks ago as still being available, and would I like to come and see it ---I grabbed my purse and off I went!
So much for not coming home with any machines during the trip to Pennsylvania – turns out this one was waiting for me near home :c)
This is before they were called “Viking/Husqvarna” and as you can see, it was made in Sweden, and sold through Canadian distributors in Montreal.
This baby had a long way to go before ending up in North Carolina!
Here she is! She needs a Nordic Princess name, don’t you think?
I haven’t looked up the serial number, but by the case, the matte finish, the chrome and body style, I’m guessing 1950s.
She weighs half a ton, all sold metal. She takes a regular class 15 bobbin and bobbin case which are present, and you can tell by the badge plate at the top of this post that she takes a standard 15X1 needle. These are GREAT features since I don’t like to have to search for specialty needles and expensive parts..I want her up and ready to sew!
She needs a new belt – we will take care of that shortly ---but probably not until after Alaska #1 and Alaska #2 with Collaboration Celebration in between.
I also took 5 minutes while the laundry was drying in between today’s other errands to take care of THIS thanks to parts that arrived in the mail while I was gone:
Thread guides make a difference!
Ugly Betty is now sewing perfectly!! YAY BETTY!!!
I am off to run to Fedex, the bank, the post office and fill the car with gas ---I’ll come home and start packing the trunk show and luggage for Alaska. If I make good use of my time we may be having Quilt-Cam tonight – check back at 6pm eastern and I’ll let you know for sure, and don’t hang me if it doesn’t work out that way, I’m really trying to get it all done…