Thursday, September 4, 2014

Christmas in September

   You might remember my post in early August about the work on the Pink Atlas.  I also posted this project on Facebook and was contacted by an old friend and previous co-worker about a machine she had acquired at an auction.  She was bidding on a tablecloth and the auctioneer threw in a sewing machine trying to raise the bidding past $1.00.  No one else joined the bidding with the additional incentive and Debbie ended up with her tablecloth and an unwelcome 50 lb. boat anchor, she thought.  When she saw my post about my vintage machine, she saw her opportunity to get it out of her garage.  I said "yes", sight unseen.  We have spent the last two weeks, trying to find a day to get together, catch up on each other's lives, and switch the sewing machine from her car to mine.  Today was the day!

     She wouldn't take the $1.00, so I took her to lunch and gave her a hand-quilted doll quilt for her granddaughters.  Quite a bargain, I thought.  
Here's what she brought me.
A Singer 128

Crinkle finish, Centennial.


You probably noticed it is missing its slide plates, but has the bullet shuttle, a key to the case and some attachments.   The wiring is pretty dicey, but it runs and sews after some Liquid Wrench and sewing machine oil.  I'm in love!
    That's all for tonight.  I'm off to search the web for some black slide plates.

1 comment:

  1. I can see why you are in love with your new acquisition! What a fun addition to your life!


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