Yesterday, I was once again wasting time while waiting for the girls at dance. I decided to venture in to the Salvation Army and see if they had anything new. Low and behold the machine was still there. Not only that, but yellow tags were half off. You can probably guess where this is going. Yep, sure enough the tag was yellow. I am not a vintage sewing machine person, so I didn't know much about the machine.
I tested the needle, yep it went up and down. It had a foot control, and a bobbin case. Did I mention the ruffler? I asked if I could plug it in. Sure enough, the light came on and everything moved when I pressed the foot peddle. How could I leave it at the store? As there anyone else that can't stand to see a machine alone on the shelf? I always feel the desire to take it home, and hopefully find it a home where it will be used.
The only think I am lacking is a manual. I did lots of searching online, but didn't find another machine like this one.
I looked and looked for the model number. It wasn't until I couldn't get the bobbin to snap in that I found it. When I tipped the machine up, it said Model 98 Serial 5580. After I found a model number, I spent a bit of time searching on the internet for more clues. This must not have been a popular machine, because I didn't find any information.
A view of the back of the machine where I hoped to find more clues.
This machine is HEAVY!
I started by adjusting the bobbin tension. It is still a mystery to me how to correctly thread it, but I am now getting a beautiful stitch.
It doesn't adjust the speed, It doesn't tilt the thread. I can't tell that it adjusts anything.
I didn't have time to test the ruffler, but you can bet I will do this before I pass the machine on.
Are you curious what I paid for this machine? I will happily answer your question - $12.50.
What does this button at the top of the machine do? I would imagine it adjusts the pressure of the foot, but I am not certain.
Would love to hear if you have any information on this machine or one like it.