So first Erin at Sew at Home Mummy was showing off her new/old toy. Then Melissa. And don’t forget Christine.
While perusing Kijiji one day, I saw a old machine for sale. Even for the measly price of $25 however, it was a 100 km (60 miles) round trip. But when my husband the next day suggested a drive to that area, I knew that machine was fated to be mine.
I was excited by the accessories. It smelled a bit musty, but the cabinet is in good shape for a gal of 64. I cleaned her up, digging years of lint from under the bobbin and feed dogs, and oiling her as directed in the original manual which was included.
I was eager to start using her, but when I plugged her in I could smell something burning. I then realized that the wiring to the light was melted.
I decided not to risk reusing the motor with potentially damaged wiring, so I ordered a new one off eBay. I hand cranked her through a few stitches and she’s going fine, but I need to pick up some wire for the light before I get her running.
From the serial number, she’s a 99k which is the 3/4 size of the Singer 66. I’m looking forward to using her for piecing and eventually teaching my daughter to sew.
Linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles (hosted this week by Handmade by Mary Emmens) and Let’s Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts